Ivanchuk still has his laptop

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In an interview for Chess-News Vassily Ivanchuk said that his laptop was not stolen, last Monday during the robbery in Sao Paulo.

Fortunately my laptop bag was between my feet and they simply didn’t notice it, clearly.

Ivanchuk added that nothing of high material value was stolen.

The most valuable thing for me was my chess set, not in terms of money but in terms of some sort of… I’ve used that chess set for many, many years. I’ve even got a wish: perhaps that chess set can somehow fall into the hands of an intelligent child, and thanks to some sort of magical properties it’ll help that child to become a famous chess player.

You can read the original interview here and an English translation here.

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