Ivanchuk starts streaming

by ChessBase
2/4/2022 – Vasyl "Chucky" Ivanchuk is one of the most original of all top players, but for more than a year he has not played an official game. However, he is still enjoying chess and is now trying his hand at streaming. On his new YouTube channel "IvanchukChess" the former world's number two explains and analyses current games. | Photo: Lennart Ootes / World Rapid Championship 2016

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For decades, Ivanchuk (born March 18, 1969) has been one of the world's best players. In 2007 the Ukrainian was World Blitz Champion and number two in the world behind Anand. In 2016 Ivanchuk also won the World Rapid Championship and at the beginning of 2017 he had a rating of 2750 and was 25th in the world.

But since then he has steadily slipped a little. At the beginning of 2019 Ivanchuk, who is now 52 years old, fell below 2700, and he hasn't played an official tournament game since the beginning of 2020.

Now the Ukrainian has discovered the joys of streaming and shows and explains current games on YouTube.

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