Q&A with Chess Legend Vasyl Ivanchuk
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Q&A with Chess Legend Vasyl Ivanchuk

The one and only Vasyl Ivanchuk is one of the ten participants in the chess24 Legends of Chess that starts on Tuesday, and this Sunday we have an incredible treat in store – the chance to play Vasyl in Banter Blitz and then quiz him in a Questions and Answers session to follow. As a chess24 Premium member all you need to do is leave a question for Ivanchuk under this article and then tune into the show on Sunday 19th July from 18:00 CEST.




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  • Reports Apr 30, 2020 | 6:50 PM 16

    MCI Day 13: The Chess King's Gambit Fails?

    Magnus Carlsen playing the King's Gambit was one of his less outrageous opening choices as he lost his match against Ding Liren 3:1, but if, as Alexander Grischuk suggested, it was a ploy to avoid the same opponent in the semi-final...

  • Reports Apr 29, 2020 | 8:39 PM 4

    MCI 12: Fabi, Naka & Ding join Magnus in Final 4

    Fabiano Caruana needed just three games to end the Final 4 qualification hopes of Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, meaning he joins Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura and Ding Liren in the knockout battle for the $70,000 top prize. Nakamura ...

  • Reports Apr 28, 2020 | 6:28 PM 4

    MCI 11: Magnus makes Final 4 despite meltdown

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen began his Round 6 match against Ian Nepomniachtchi with an extraordinary blunder on move 7, later admitting, “I just completely blanked and couldn't remember what to do”. Spoiling a winning position ...

  • Reports Apr 27, 2020 | 8:39 PM 7

    MCI Day 10: Ding & Nakamura catch Carlsen

    Chinese no. 1 Ding Liren exploited some reckless decisions by Ian Nepomniachtchi to join the World Champion in the Magnus Carlsen Invitational lead. Hikaru Nakamura also joined the leaders, but he did it only after losing a hard-...

  • Reports Apr 26, 2020 | 9:02 PM 21

    MCI Day 9: Anish Giri takes down Magnus Carlsen

    Anish Giri has won his first match of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational against none other than World Champion Magnus Carlsen himself. After the 2.5:1.5 Round 5 win Anish commented, “I’m really, really happy, you cannot imagine – b...

  • Reports Apr 25, 2020 | 9:28 PM 15

    MCI Day 8: Anish Giri wins a game

    Anish Giri finally winning a game at his 15th attempt was the highlight of Day 8 of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational, but it was Chinese no. 1 Ding Liren who won the match in Armageddon. US Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura moved into 2...

  • Reports Apr 24, 2020 | 6:00 PM 17

    MCI Day 7: Carlsen cruises | Firouzja comeback falls short

    "So far this tournament is more like Magnus Carlsen Triumphant than Invitational," said Alexander Grischuk, as the World Champion scored a 4th match win in a row to solidify his place at the top of the table. Magnus missed wins in t...

  • Reports Apr 23, 2020 | 10:18 PM 14

    MCI Day 6: Ding Liren beats MVL in 16 moves

    Ding Liren is up to 3rd place in the Magnus Carlsen Invitational standings after a tense and well-played match came to an abrupt end in the sudden death game. “It’s farce, not Armageddon,” commented the watching Alexander Grischu...

  • Reports Apr 22, 2020 | 6:26 PM 143

    MCI Day 5: Carlsen leads as Firouzja suffers

    Magnus Carlsen took control of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational after defeating Fabiano Caruana 3:1 with powerful wins in the first two games. The other Round 3 match was mired in controversy after 16-year-old star Alireza Firouzj...

  • Reports Apr 21, 2020 | 8:00 PM 1

    MCI Day 4: Fabi & Nepo make Armageddon comebacks

    Fabiano Caruana goes into Wednesday’s clash with Magnus Carlsen with the world numbers 1 and 2 tied for 1st place, though that had seemed unlikely as Fabi trailed by a point going into the final rapid game of the day. Ding Liren ...

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