Vassily Ivanchuk

Vassily Ivanchuk

Vasyl Mykhaylovych Ivanchuk, also transliterated as Vasyliy or Vasyl (Ukrainian: Василь Михайлович Іванчук; Russian: Васи́лий Михайлович Иванчу́к) (born March 18, 1969 in Kopychyntsi, Ukrainian SSR), is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.

Ivanchuk has been a leading player in the world since 1988, ranking as high as No. 2 on the official FIDE Elo rating list (July 1991, July 1992, October 2007) and No. 1 briefly on the unofficial live rating updates from September 10–12, 2008. Ivanchuk often has erratic results, dropping as low as 30th in July 2009 before returning to the top ten in the next list.

Ivanchuk was the 2007–2008 World Blitz Chess champion, and won the Amber blindfold and rapid chess championship in 1992 and 2010.

In 2011, by the decree of the President of Ukraine, Ivanchuk was awarded the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise IV degree.

Read more about Vassily IvanchukEarly Years, Reaches World Elite, Eccentric Character, Notable Tournament Victories, Team Chess Performances, Personal Life, Doping Test Controversy

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Paul Keres Memorial Tournament - Tallinn - Tallinn Rapid
1993 Jaan Ehlvest 1994 ... Viktor Korchnoi 1995 ... Lembit Oll 1996 ... Vassily Ivanchuk 1997 ... Viktor Gavrikov 1998 ... Suat Atalık Lembit Oll 1999 ... Viktor Gavrikov Tatiana Stepovaia 10 2000 ...
Tilburg Chess Tournament - 1994
... seeded players were Karpov (Elo rating 2780), Salov (2710), Ivanchuk (2695), Bareev (2695), Khalifman (2645), Epishin (2650), Timman (2635), and K. 0 Evgeny Bareev ½ Zurab Azmaiparashvili 1½ Valery Salov 1½ Vassily IvanchukVassily Ivanchuk 4 Alexander Khalifman 1½ Alexander Khalifman 2 ...
FIDE World Chess Championship 1999 - Results, Rounds 1-4 - Section 6
... First round Second round Third round Fourth round 6 Vassily Ivanchuk 38 ... Matthias Wahls 38 ... Matthias Wahls 1½ 74 Altin Cela ½ 6 Vassily Ivanchuk 22 ... Sergei Shipov 22 ... Sergei Shipov 2½ 54 Hannes Stefansson 1 ...
Vassily Ivanchuk - Doping Test Controversy
... Ivanchuk was playing on board 1 for Ukraine in the 2008 Chess Olympiad held in Dresden ... Ivanchuk was chosen to be tested for illegal substances in his system immediately after the last round ... In a major upset, the USA defeated Ukraine 3½ to ½ with Ivanchuk losing his game against GM Gata Kamsky, causing Ukraine to fall to fourth and miss out on a medal ...
Tilburg Chess Tournament - 1993
2½ Alexander Beliavsky 1½ Anatoly Karpov 2½ Alexei Shirov 1½ Vassily Ivanchuk 1½ Eduardas Rozentalis ½ Alexei Shirov 2 Evgeny Bareev 2 Evgeny Bareev 0 Ognjen Cvitan 0 Alexei Shirov 1½ Alexander Morozevich 1 ...