Correspondence grandmaster Nikolay Kalinichenko has picked one hundred games of his fellow countryman to explain the plans and moves of this original top player to a wider audience. The book Vassily Ivanchuk: Selected Games, published by New in Chess, has been divided chronologically into five chapters. Ivanchuk has finished first in all major tournaments in the world, at times with has selected of Vassily Ivanchuk's best and most instructive games. “Chuky, you're a genius.” Leading grandmasters have been heard to whisper these words, impressed with yet another brilliancy of Vassily Ivanchuk.
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He has won the Junior World Championship, the Blitz World Championship and reached the number two spot in the world rankings.
Vassily Ivanchuk: Selected Games
Four times he was a member of the team that won the Chess Olympiad, once also claiming the individual gold medal on first board. Publishedsoftback, pages Price: The inability to handle stress has been suggested and he himself has pointed at periods ivanchuk 100 selected games 'black moods' or 'psychological crises'.
Still, despite occasional erratic results, he has always maintained his position among the very best. In general I find the provided analysis quite dry.
The small introduction to the opening phase may give some deeper insights to those who are completely new in this field. For example, the game Ivanchuk-Gulko, Reykjavikwent 1.
Here's the full game with annotations, to give ivanchuk 100 selected games better impression: PGN string What strikes me more is the fact that the author rarely refers to any other sources, which explains why a bibliography has been excluded.
Since the author is a correspondence grandmaster, we might assume that he has carefully checked the variations with the computer.