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Vassily Ivanchuk
Ukraine, 47
  • Classic 2751
  • Blitz 2768
  • Rapid 2827
  • World rank15
  • National rank2
  • Continent rank9

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Ivanchuk in Chess World

For about two weeks a year in winter, for close to 80 years, a small, seaside community in the Netherlands, has been the center of the chess universe.
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Sergey Karjakin won the title on tiebreaks over Magnus Carlsen because of a crucial last-round win and some good breaks.
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He earned the title on tie-break over Alexander Grischuk and Magnus Carslen.
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With a surge of 4.5 points on Day 2 of the competition, Ivanchuk is now the sole leader.
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Blitz and rapid chess evolved relatively recently, aided by developments in technology.
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Dec 15

Overmatched

A rising young star comes up against a living legend and finds he still has much to learn.
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The divisions in the chess world in the 1990s and early 2000s led to a perplexing and chaotic situation as a succession of players laid claim to a piece of the World Championship title.
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The second of our-two part series on the history of the Olympiads picks up in the late 1970s and continues through the last Olympiad, in Norway in 2014.
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The tournament finished Sunday and included most of China’s top players and a few elite foreign players.
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In the first half of the annual memorial tournament to the Third World Champion, Vassily Ivanchuk has dominated the competition.
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Though there were many great players in the Candidates in the 20 years after Bobby Fischer won the title in 1972, the competitions were dominated by the three K’s: Karpov, Korchnoi and Kasparov
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The quadrennial event concluded with its most unusual format: Basque chess.
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The top seed beat No. 2-seeded Ukraine in Round 4 behind a masterful performance by Peter Svidler.
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Worldchess’s columnist looks at whether quality necessarily has to suffer if games are speeded up.
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The championships brought together players from 50 countries. Spectators jammed the venue and hundreds of thousands of fans watched on the Internet. The game’s biggest star won another championship and then lost his temper, while another top player became the first three-time champion in fast chess.
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The team narrowly avoided defeat in the last round to clinch first. SOCAR, the top seed and 2014 champion, was second on tie-breakers. Nona, the top seed from Georgia, easily won the women’s title.
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