Vassily Ivanchuk: "In Next Edition You Can Try to Invite Karpov and Kasparov"

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The impomptu interview with Vassily Ivanchuk was held yesterday. Ukrainian GM agreed to hold the masterclass after the incident that took place in Round 7. Namely Ivanchuk presented his games against Vladimir Malaniuk at the Soviet Championship in 1988. He also mentioned the most impressive players he has worked with noting Estonian GM Lembit Oll.

Vassily talked about the chess situation in Ukraine remembering Olympiads and the boards he played on. Accoding to Vassily "the matches need very special preparation." At this point Ukrainian announced that he will play the mini match against Anish Giri in Lyon. He also noted that Petrov Memorial which is scheduled to take place in Jurmala is more important for him than the Candidates. Vassily also told what is he doing when not playing chess mentioning the intellectual game "What? Where? When?" and playing drafts. He said he almost doesn't watch TV and prefers following big tennis or boxing ("if I'm in an aggressive mood") than football.

Ivanchuk demonstrated a fantastic memory in maths saying it's just his hobby and he never studied it professionally. Demonstrating how deep he goes into maths sometimes Vassily rememebred he has spent all night on solving some maths problem instead of preparing for the game against Anatoly Karpov in the tounament held in Las Palmas in 1996. Check out the video to know the result of that game as well as to find out how many languages GM Vassily Ivanchuk speaks.

[Event "Las Palmas"] [Site "Las Palmas"] [Date "1996.12.09"] [Round "1"] [White "Karpov, Anatoly"] [Black "Ivanchuk, Vassily"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E62"] [WhiteElo "2775"] [BlackElo "2730"] [PlyCount "122"] [EventDate "1996.12.08"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "10"] [EventCountry "ESP"] [EventCategory "21"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1997.04.01"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nc3 d6 6. Nf3 c6 7. O-O Qb6 8. c5 dxc5 9. Na4 Qb5 10. Nxc5 Na6 11. a4 Qb6 12. Nxa6 Qxa6 13. Re1 Rd8 14. Qb3 Be6 15. Qa3 Bd5 16. e3 Bf8 17. b4 e6 18. Qb2 Qb6 19. b5 Rac8 20. bxc6 Qxb2 21. Bxb2 Rxc6 22. Rec1 Rdc8 23. Ne5 Rc2 24. Bf1 Bb4 25. Rxc2 Rxc2 26. Ba3 Bc3 27. Bd3 Ra2 28. Rxa2 Bxa2 29. Bc4 Bb1 30. Bd3 Bxd3 31. Nxd3 Ne4 32. Nc5 Nd6 33. Kf1 b6 34. Nd3 Nc4 35. Be7 f5 36. Ke2 Kf7 37. Bg5 Ke8 38. Kd1 Kd7 39. Kc2 Ba5 40. f3 Bd2 41. Ne5+ Nxe5 42. dxe5 Be1 43. Kd3 Kc6 44. e4 h5 45. Bf4 Bb4 46. exf5 exf5 47. Bd2 Bc5 48. Be3 Be7 49. f4 a6 50. Kc4 b5+ 51. axb5+ axb5+ 52. Kd3 Kd5 53. Bc1 Bc5 54. Be3 Be7 55. Bc1 Bf8 56. Bd2 Ba3 57. Be3 Bb4 58. Bd2 Ba3 59. Be3 Bf8 60. Bd2 Kc6 61. Be3 Kd5 1/2-1/2


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