Vassily Ivanchuk, Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2015 Rapid, Day 1

Mar 7, 2015, 5:39 PM |

Vladimir Petrov (27.09.1907-26.08.1943) This superstrong Latvian GM beat Alekhine, Steiner, Keres and Tartakower. This is his photograph.

Do not confuse him with Aleksander Petrof, father of Petrov's Defense (Russian Defense: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6).

Vassily Ivanchuk, the most genius person lived and still living in this very planet Earth is having a good tournament with 4,5/5 score. Let's see what he played today.

Time Control: 14|5         Day: 07 March 2015

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

Round 5:

So today Ncb5 was good. 5th game is drawn with solid play by both sides. The others were about not forgiving blunders. I hope he'll win this rapid tourney.