"Chuky, you're a genius." Leading grandmasters have been heard to whisper these words, impressed with yet another brilliancy of Vassily Ivanchuk.
The Ukrainian wizard has finished first in all major tournaments in the world, at times with astonishing supremacy and always with deeply creative chess.
For this book Correspondence Grandmaster and chess author Nikolay Kalinichenko has selected 100 of Vassily Ivanchuk's best and most instructive games, explaining his moves and plans for club players. The games are taken from the period from 1985 to 2012.
The result is a fascinating and rewarding journey to "Planet Ivanchuk", the extraterrestrial location where the sphinx from Lvov is said to receive his best brainwaves.
Published 2013, softback, 317 pagesView sample pages