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Alexander Grischuk vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Linares (2009)  ·  Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Variation (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Mar-02-09  abstraction: first!
Mar-02-09  Pawnage: Last! Go Ivanchuk, at the very least I hope he remains undefeated.
Mar-02-09
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  Stonehenge: Firstish!
Mar-02-09  gus inn: Almost first !
Mar-02-09  kasca: For your amusement 'en attendant les chuks'

'chuk' is an eastern European or Slavik suffix meaning 'son of'. Therefore 'Ivanchuk' is roughly 'Johnson'. Any ideas on 'Gris-chuk'?

Mar-02-09
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  whiteshark: almost 2L8
Mar-02-09  runkeldunk: Why on earth has noone written a book on Ivanchuk and his games. I am sure there would be many chess fans interested in reading such a book.
Mar-02-09  ontocaustic: does not everyone write books on ivanchuk or chess?
Mar-02-09  abstraction: < runkeldunk: Why on earth has noone written a book on Ivanchuk and his games. I am sure there would be many chess fans interested in reading such a book.> from a quick glance at amazon, there are a few out there (but some are out of print), eg., Vassily Ivanchuk: Chess Emperor (Chess Emperors) by Vassily Ivanchuk, Slobodan Ostojic, and Dobrila Nikolic 1996; Vasily Ivanchuk's Best Games (Cadogan Chess Books) by Eduard Gufeld 1998 But there doesn't seem to be anything recent or comprehensive ... an opportunity for an aspiring chess author

Mar-02-09
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  OneArmedScissor: It's because of what Kasparov said about him.
Mar-02-09  eightsquare: i hope a winner imerges from this game.i hate draws.
Mar-02-09
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  severus6: kasca: For your amusement 'en attendant les chuks'

'chuk' is an eastern European or Slavik suffix meaning 'son of'. Therefore 'Ivanchuk' is roughly 'Johnson'. Any ideas on 'Gris-chuk'?

maybe 'son of Greece' for Grischuk?

Mar-02-09  Billy Vaughan: One interesting aspect of this matchup is if Ivan wins, he switches spots with Gris on the live rating list.
Mar-02-09  eightsquare: <billy vaughan> why dont you start your chessforum.anyway,i am a fan of ivan too!!!!
Mar-02-09  kamalakanta: I'm rooting for Chuck! Both of them!
Mar-02-09
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  whiteshark: Is Onischuk roughly <Ben-Oni>?
Mar-02-09  hedgeh0g: Let the battle of the Chucks commence!

There can only be one Chucky!

Mar-02-09
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  Absentee: I was very surprised by Grischuk's performance. This should be an interesting game.
Mar-02-09
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  furrer: Yeah - only one chucky!
Its probably gonna be the most interesting game in the tournament - Ivanchuk will play for a win - no doubt!
Mar-02-09  mohitm: anyone for guessing the opening?
Mar-02-09  hormuspeston: Does the "chuk" part of Ivanchuk rhyme with "luck" or "book"? Further, is it I-vuhn or Ee-Vaan? Just curious!
Mar-02-09
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  parmetd: Go chucky!!!

I'm guessing chuckster is going for the KID if Cnuk goes for d4.

Mar-02-09
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  Jim Bartle: "There can only be one Chucky!"

Not such a big deal. It's just Child Play.

Mar-02-09
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  moronovich: <mohitm> A sicilian is not a bad guess.I guess :)
Mar-02-09  mohitm: but it will take guts to play e4 against chucky. IMO
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