Ivanchuk, Vassily( chess-player)
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Biography Ivanchuk, Vassily
Born March 18, 1969 in Berezhany.
Grandmaster since 1988, Mr..
FIDE World Championship Finalist 2001/2002
Winner of international tournaments Debrecen (1988), Yerevan (1989), Biel (1989), Linares (1989, 1991, 1995), Munich (1994), Wijk aan Zee (1996), Belgrade (1997), Montecatini Terme ( 2000).
Professional rating of 1 March 2002. - 2660
FIDE rating of 1 January 2002. - 2717
Few modern chess awarded to them in vivo called 'genius'. Vassily Ivanchuk - a pleasant exception. Star of the young Ukrainian flared in the late eighties, when the chess world, tired of the endless battles of Karpov and Kasparov, was in anticipation of their new hero. To take a place of honor at Basil were all of the data: and an incredible talent and perseverance in the apprehension of chess wisdom. He was not a pure tactician, like most young talents, but combines all the best features of classical chess - the amazing erudition and ability to penetrate deeply into the secrets of the position, combined distant exact calculation with a purity of execution. On intuition, the more fantasy Ivanchuk goes without saying - how many times he 'discovered America' in a seemingly thorough study of the positions. Success came to Vasili almost immediately - in 20 years, he wins his first super-tournament in Linares, and two years later (1992) ibid ahead of all the chess elite, headed by the two 'A' ...
It would seem the ideal player to whom fate itself has a place on the throne. Ivanchuk - one of the few who allocates Kasparov in the nomination "Understanding Chess". But, unfortunately, Basil was, is and will be one big drawback - the nerves or to hell ... The higher the stakes, the less chance there is Ivanchuk. For the first time this 'disease' had manifested itself in 1991, when he was incredible in its upped lost in the quarter finals contenders Yusupov, and once again proved the three knock-out tournament FIDE. It is unlikely that in the normal tournament Basil lost to Seyravanu, Nisipeanu and Ehlvest. So he goes through life with a reputation as one of the most profound and subtle chess world, which, however, nothing really great does not win. Although who knows, maybe Ukrainian genius still be able to turn back time? It would Ivanchuk "broke the map" in late 2001 to the fourth championship of FIDE knock-out in Moscow. Beat Shovunova, Macheyu, Sutovskogo, E Tszyanchuanya and Lautier, and then his eternal enemy Ananda, he reached the final. Even after much of the tragic match with Ponomariov Vasily did not look crushed and promised to return. Would he make a new feat?