100 Selected Games
by Nikolay Kalinichenko
New In Chess
'Chuky, you're a genius.' Leading grandmasters have been heard to whisper these words, impressed with yet another brilliancy from the Ukrainian wizard. Vassily Ivanchuk has finished first in all the 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 over 100 of Ivanchuk's best and most instructive games, explaining his moves and plans to club players.
Ivanchuk is known for his unusually broad opening repertoire. He literally plays almost anything. Whenever a new opening appears in a game, Kalinichenko presents a brief introduction to this opening, thereby providing a panoramic view of modern opening theory.
The result is a fascinating and rewarding journey to 'Planet Ivanchuk,' the extraterrestrial location from which the sphinx from Lvov is said to receive his best brainwaves.
About the book
This book was previously published under the same title by New In Chess, ISBN 978-90-5691-427-1. The original paperback has 317 pages. In the e+Books edition, you can play through all the material on the live board. Navigate the Contents by chapter. Games are indexed by player (White or Black) and opening.