Ivanchuk tie-breaks through to the fifth round of the World Chess Cup

Ivanchuk tie-breaks through to the fifth round of the World Chess Cup

The Ukrainian grandmaster will have a duel against Magnus Carlsen

Famous Ukrainian grandmaster Vasily Ivanchuk advanced to the fifth round of the World Chess Cup. In the sixth round, the Ukrainian defeated Vahap Sanal from Turkey in a tie-break – 3.5:2.5, after five draws in classical games.

In the previous round of the tournament, Ivanchuk won a tie-break against the Chinese Wei Yi – 1.5:0.5. In the fifth round of the World Cup, Vasily will face the ex-world champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen.

Let’s add that Shanal beat the Ukrainian grandmaster earlier Anton Korobov.

Another Ukrainian Ruslan Ponomarev in the fourth round lost to the Hungarian Ferenc Berkes.

Recall that 54-year-old Ivanchuk received a wild card for the World Cup. The Azerbaijan Chess Federation has sent an official invitation for the Ukrainian to participate. However, for a Ukrainian to leave the country, special permission from the Ministry of Sports was required.

Leading world grandmasters signed an open letter to the Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Vadim Gutzeit with a request to grant Ivanchuk the right to leave Ukraine for Azerbaijan. Later, Vasily received permission to leave Ukraine for the FIDE World Cup.

The FIDE World Cup takes place in Baku from 29 July to 25 August.

Source: Sportarena

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