Vassily Ivanchuk

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Vassily Mykhaylovych Ivanchuk, also transliterated as Vasyliy or Vasyl () (born March 18, 1969 in Kopychyntsi, Ukrainian SSR), is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.

Ivanchuk has been a leading player in the world since 1988, ranking as high as #2 on the official FIDE Elo rating list (July 1991, July 1992, October 2007)

He was the 2007–2008 World Blitz Chess champion., Chessbase, November 22, 2007He won the Amber blindfold and rapid chess championship in 1992 and 2010. Given his longevity among the world's elite, he is considered one of the greatest players to not become World Champion.

Early years

Ivanchuk was born in Kopychyntsi, Ukraine. He first achieved international notice by winning the 1988 New York Open with 7.5/9, ahead of a field of Grandmasters. He tied for first place in the 1988 World Junior Chess Championship at Adelaide, but lost the title on tiebreak to Joël Lautier., Chessmetrics He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1988, and entered the world top 10 the same year.

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