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  1. Ruy lopez Berlin defense
    A solid defense for black.
    2 games, 2001-2016

  2. Vassily Ivanchuk: Selected Games
    Selected Games and Tournament Information.

    GM Vassily Ivanchuk was born March 18, 1969, in Berejiany, Ukraine. His January 2011 FIDE rating 2764, number 9 in the world.

    <FIDE World Championship Knock Out Tournament:>

    Ivanchuk lost to Ruslan Ponomariov in the final match of the 2001 FIDE KO World Chess Championship (+0-2=5) in Moscow. For all the games see: amadeus's:Game Collection: 2001 - FIDE World Championship KO Tournament

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    His early tournament wins include Linares, ESP in 1989, 1991, and 1995. See suenteus po 147's :Game Collection: Linares 1989, suenteus po 147's Game Collection: Linares 1991 and suenteus po 147's :Game Collection: Linares 1995.

    Vassily placed second in the strong Reggio Emilia (Italy) 1990 tournament. His three wins are presented. For all games see suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Reggio Emilia 1989/90.

    At Tilburg 1990, Ivanchuk and Kamsky tied for first with 8.5/14. See suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Tilburg Interpolis 1990 for all the games.

    At the Reykjavik World Cup 1991, Ivanchuk and Karpov tied for first with an impressive 10.5/15, a point and a half over second place. See suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Reykjavik World Cup 1991 for all the games.

    The Novgorod Chess Tournament held in 1994 was a category XIX event. Vassily Ivanchuk (2695)tied the World Champion, Garry Kasparov (2810), for first with 7/10, with both going undefeated. Game Collection: Novgorod 1994

    He won the 58th Annual Hoogovens Chess Tournament in 1996. For all the games see suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1996.

    <Recent Tournaments:>

    The international chess festival, held at Montecatini Terme, Italy from July 28th to August 6th 2000, was attended by eight grandmasters in a category XVII event. Another superlative performance by Ivanchuk as he finished with +3 and undefeated. See suenteus po 147's collection for all the games: Game Collection: Montecatini Terme 2000.

    He was (+8-1=6) to win the 5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)/Vassily Ivanchuk.

    He dominated with a score of +7-0=5) in the Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2005)/Vassily Ivanchuk.

    Ivanchuk was runner up at the 7th European Individual Championship(2006) 7th European Individual Championship (2006)/Vassily Ivanchuk.

    He won The Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup 2007 with a score of (+6-1=2) Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2007)/Vassily Ivanchuk.

    He won with (+4-0=7) the tournament in Foros, UKR. See Aerosvit (2007)/Vassily Ivanchuk.

    He recently won both the M-Tel Masters, Sofia BUL (2008) with a dominant 8/10 score and a 2959 performance rating M-Tel Masters (2008)/Vassily Ivanchuk, and the Tal Memorial, Moscow RUS (2008) with 6/9, a point ahead of the field. Tal Memorial (2008)/Vassily Ivanchuk. After the Tal Memorial, Ivanchuk won the Blitz Tournament. See his games: Tal Memorial (Blitz) (2008)/Vassily Ivanchuk.

    In May 2009 Ivanchuk won the CEZ Trophy in Prague. The eight-game match in rapid chess, with the best Czech player David Navara was clinched with a score of 5.5-2.5 (+4-1=3): See the official site at: or Cez Trophy (2009) to replay the games.

    In June 2009 Vassily Ivanchuk won the King's Tournament in Bazna ROM with an undefeated performance 7/10 (+4-0=6). See his games at: Bazna Tournament (2009)/Vassily Ivanchuk.

    In August 2009 Vassily Ivanchuk won the FIDE Grans Prix Tournament played in Jermuk ARM with an undeated score of 8.5/13 (+4-0=9). See his games at: FIDE Jermuk Grand Prix (2009)/Vassily Ivanchuk and all the games at:

    In November 2009 Vassily placed equal second in the very strong Tal Memorial Tournament in Moscow with an undefeated score of (+2-0=7) .5 behind the winner. In the last round a win over Kramnik would have obtained first place outright but a draw gave the former World Champion the victory. See all Ivanchuk's games at: Tal Memorial (2009)/Vassily Ivanchuk.

    Vassily Ivanchuk has won the 2010 Capablanca Memorial Tournament in Havana Cuba with an undefeated score of 7/10 (+4-0=6). See his games at: Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2010)/Vassily Ivanchuk. Ivanchuk secured first place for the 4th time with a draw against Nepomniachtchi who finished second. Chessbase Report:

    Vassily Ivanchuk has won the 2011 Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament with an outstanding score of 9/10 (+8-0=2). Here are all his games: Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)/Vassily Ivanchuk Chessbase Final Report:

    Ivamchuk wins the 2016 Capablanca Memorial

    Official Site:

    Chessgames Crosstable: Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2016)

    Chessbase Reports:

    Chessbomb Games:

    <2016 World Rapid Championship Tournament, Doha, Qatar,> Ivanchuk wins

    World Rapid Championship (2016)


    He was (+6-0=6) in the 36th Olympiad (2004) 36th Olympiad (2004)/Vassily Ivanchuk

    Vassily leads the Ukraine Team to a gold metal at the 2010 Olympiad played in Khanty-Mansiysk RUS. He, also, picks up the Gold Metal on First Board with an outstanding performance. Results: See all his games: Chess Olympiad (2010)/Vassily Ivanchuk. Chess Olympiad, Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2010 Rd.7 picture: Round seven Article by Kavalek: Round ten feature:

    Game Collection: Ivanchuk at the Olympics


    The 38th Greek Team Championships took place in Peristeri 5th-11th July 2010. (7 Rounds). The team of P.S.PERISTERIOU took clear first helped by a huge 6/7 score by Vassily Ivanchuk on top board. Vassily beat Jon Ludvig Hammer (Norway in the last round when both were undefeated. See:


    Vassily at Amber 2011: Wins game of the day with win over Carlsen:

    The 9th Chess encounters Nationales and Internationales of Cap d'Agde (FRA) took place in October 2010 The top seeds Vasily Ivanchuk (2754) UKR and Hikaru Nakamura (2733) USA met in the final. Ivanchuk beat Nakamura 1.5-0.5 in the final which saw two King's Gambits. Game's in PGN: Chessbase Report with games in PGN:


    notyetagm's:Game Collection: IVANCHUK: CHESS GENIUS.

    larrewl's: Game Collection: Ivanchuk!

    KingG's: Game Collection: Vassily Ivanchuk's Best Games

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    CEZ Trophy: Bazna R10: Rd.3 at Biel SUI: FIDE Grand Prix Jermuk 2009

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    Vassily at the Russian Team Championship April 2011:

    Vassily Ivanchuk at the World Team Championships 2015:

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