GM Vassily Ivanchuk Enjoyed Defeating Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik

Время публикации: 06.04.2013 18:57 | Последнее обновление: 06.04.2013 20:53

GM Vassily Ivanchuk got back to Lviv, Ukraine after the Candidates tournament and before the Russian League he's been looking forward to. Ukrainian GM gave a short interview to the local newspaper Vysoki Zamok.

He didn't sound upset, "That's not a tragedy! This was a tournament full of the strongest players of the world and it was a great pleasure to compete with them. I managed to defeat both winners which wasn't an easy job to do. They didn't make mistakes which sometimes take place even in the strongest players' games: I outplayed them at the board finding the strongest moves. The encounter against Carlsen lasted for more than 90 moves, the one against Kramnik was a bit shorter. The opponents tried to find the escape but the both failed to do so. Such victories bring a great pleasure. [...] This was a tournament in which only the first place was counted. Magnus became the winner, but I am the only one of those 8 players who managed to beat him 1.5-0.5."

Let us remind you, Ivanchuk will play for the Saratov Economist in the Russian team championship which starts tomorrow.


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