Happy 50th birthday Vassily Ivanchuk

Happy 50th birthday Vassily Ivanchuk

4 times Olympic champion, 2007 Blitz and 2016 Rapid world champion, former world’s #2 Vassily Ivanchuk turns 50 today.

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

A leading player since 1988,[1] Ivanchuk was ranked No. 2 three times (July 1991, July 1992, October 2007). His erratic results have seen him drop as low as 30th in July 2009, but he returned 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, won the Melody Amber rapid in 1992, and he 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.

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.

Vassily Ivanchuk is new World Champion in Rapid Chess
| 2016

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Final Ranking after 15 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name FED RtgI Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 n w we w-we K rtg+/-
1 10
GM Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2771 11,0 2747 129,0 0,0 7 15 11 8,19 2,81 20 56,2
2 12
GM Grischuk Alexander RUS 2767 11,0 2740 128,5 0,0 7 15 11 8,23 2,77 20 55,4
3 1
GM Carlsen Magnus NOR 2906 11,0 2701 127,5 0,0 7 15 11 11,52 -0,52 20 -10,4
4 5
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2805 10,0 2738 130,5 0,0 8 15 10 9,00 1,00 20 20,0
5 13
GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2743 10,0 2724 122,5 0,0 7 15 10 8,11 1,89 20 37,8
6 3
GM Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS 2812 10,0 2713 125,5 0,0 8 15 10 9,65 0,35 20 7,0
7 62
GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2605 10,0 2669 112,0 0,0 8 15 10 6,67 3,33 20 66,6
8 51
GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2643 9,5 2758 125,5 0,0 7 15 9,5 5,77 3,73 20 74,6
9 11
GM Aronian Levon ARM 2770 9,5 2749 133,0 0,0 7 15 9,5 8,15 1,35 20 27,0
10 6
GM Dominguez Perez Leinier CUB 2803 9,5 2711 127,5 0,0 8 15 9,5 9,51 -0,01 20 -0,2

 

 

Garry Kasparov

Congrats to the Great Vassily on winning the World Rapid! He surprised me many times at the board; now he’s teaching a whole new generation.

 

http://chess-results.com/tnr255559.aspx?lan=1&art=9&fed=FRA&turdet=YES&flag=30&wi=984&snr=8 

[Event “World Rapid 2016”]
[Site “Doha QAT”]
[Date “2016.12.28”]
[Round “15.3”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Black “Melkumyan, Hrant”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A48”]
[WhiteElo “2747”]
[BlackElo “2633”]
[Annotator “Johannes Fischer”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2016.12.26”]
[EventType “rapid”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Be2 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. Bh2
Nbd7 9. c3 Re8 10. a4 a6 11. c4 Ne4 12. a5 bxa5 13. Rxa5 c5 14. Ra3 cxd4 15.
exd4 e5 16. Nc3 Nxc3 17. bxc3 Qc7 18. Re1 a5 19. c5 dxc5 20. Bb5 cxd4 21. cxd4
Rad8 22. Nxe5 Bxe5 23. dxe5 Qc5 24. Bxd7 Qxa3 25. e6 Qe7 26. exf7+ Qxf7 27.
Bxe8 Rxe8 28. Rxe8+ Qxe8 29. Qb3+ Qf7 30. Qb5 Qe6 31. Bf4 Qc6 32. Qg5 h6 $6 {
[#]Throughout the game White had put Black under pressure and in the difficult
queen endgame with opposite-colored bishops Black finally cracks.} ({Safer was
} 32… Kf7) 33. Qd8+ Kf7 34. f3 Qc5+ 35. Kh2 h5 $6 {Now it’s over.} 36. Bd6
Qc8 37. Qe7+ Kg8 38. Be5 1-0


16 March 2019, 19:11 GMT

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
62 ↓18 Ivanchuk 2676.8 −21.2 2686.0

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