Happy 48th Birthday to Vassily Ivanchuk, who is the World Rapid Champion with a rating of 2827!

Happy 48th Birthday to Vassily Ivanchuk, who is the World Rapid Champion with a rating of 2827!

Vassily Mykhaylovych Ivanchuk, also transliterated as Vasyliy or Vasyl (Ukrainian: Василь Михайлович Іванчук; born March 18, 1969), is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and current World Rapid Chess Champion.

A leading player since 1988,[1] Ivanchuk was ranked No. 2 three times (July 1991, July 1992, October 2007).[2] His erratic results has seen him drop as low as 30th in July 2009[3] before returning to the top ten in the next list.

Ivanchuk has won Linares, Wijk aan Zee, Tal Memorial, Gibraltar Masters and M-Tel Masters titles. Ivanchuk was the 2007 World Blitz Chess champion,[5] won the Melody Amber rapid in 1992 and shared the combined event in 2010.

In 2011, by the decree of the President of Ukraine, Ivanchuk was awarded the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise IV degree.

In 2016, Ivanchuk won the World Rapid Chess Championship in Doha, Qatar by defeating the current World Champion Magnus Carlsen among many others



WORLD TOP Last update: 19 March 2017, 17:15 GMT 25 ↓1 Ivanchuk 2732.0 0.0 2827.0 2768.0


Ivanchuk in 2006
Full name Vasyl Mykhaylovych Ivanchuk
Country Soviet Union
Born March 18, 1969 (age 47)
Kopychyntsi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
FIDErating 2732 (March 2017)
Peak rating 2787 (October 2007


Vaszil Mihajlovics Ivancsuk (ukránul: Василь Михайлович Іванчук; Kopicsinci (Szovjetunió, Ternopili terület), 1969. március 18. –), oroszosan Vaszilij Mihajlovics Ivancsuk, angol írásmóddal Vassily Ivanchuk ukrán sakkozó, nemzetközi nagymester, négyszeres olimpiai bajnok, csapatban kétszeres világbajnok, egyéni Európa-bajnok (2004), világbajnoki döntős (2002), rapidsakk világbajnok (2016), villámsakk világbajnok (2007), junior sakk-Európa-bajnok (1987), a világ egyik legjobb sakkjátékosa.

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