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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Pavel Eljanov
European Club Cup (2006), Fuegen AUT, rd 4, Oct-11
Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04)  ·  1-0

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Oct-12-06
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  tamar: The Immortal Rook Fianchetto Game

Oct-15-06
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  Mateo: Nice game but Ivanchuk missed a simplest win. Instead of 32.R6d5!?, 32.b5! Bxb5 33.Bxb5 Rxb5 34.Rxd7+ Ke6 35.Rc7 is an easy win. White won a pawn.
Oct-16-06  DCP23: <Mateo> <Nice game but Ivanchuk missed a simplest win>

You do not know Ivanchuk if you think he misses simpler wins, ever. He does not. There was once an interview with him after he won a game that got a brilliancy prize. A reporter asked him:

- Vassily, as beautiful as your winning combination was, apparently you missed a simpler win: [gives variation]

- No, I did not miss it.

- You didn't? How is that? That variation wins much quicker!

- True, but I was not in a hurry.

Oct-16-06  Sannder: <DCP23> Do you happen to know which game that was?
Oct-16-06
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  tamar: <- Vassily, as beautiful as your winning combination was, apparently you missed a simpler win: [gives variation]

- No, I did not miss it.

- You didn't? How is that? That variation wins much quicker!

- True, but I was not in a hurry.>

That is a great quote. His whole attitude and devotion to chess reminds me of another great eccentric-Rubinstein.

Oct-23-07  notyetagm: <DCP23: <Mateo> <Nice game but Ivanchuk missed a simplest win> You do not know Ivanchuk if you think he misses simpler wins, ever. He does not. There was once an interview with him after he won a game that got a brilliancy prize. A reporter asked him:

- Vassily, as beautiful as your winning combination was, apparently you missed a simpler win: [gives variation]

- No, I did not miss it.

- You didn't? How is that? That variation wins much quicker!

- True, but I was not in a hurry.>

Spoken like the true chess artist that he is: he picks the beautiful over the pedestrian when they both win.

Of course a patzer would be afraid of miscalculating the complicated beautiful win and play the simple solution. But those concerns are irrelevant to a genius like Ivanchuk.

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