Reports | October 06, 2011 11:03

Ivanchuk still has his laptop

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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RealityCheck's picture

Ivanchuks' reaction, his grandios humour, after the initial shock, are not only appreciated but, expected of a World Championship Candidate. No childs play here. The show goes on!! Thx Chuky.

Owen's picture

Gotta love Chuky...

gilles's picture

The guy is great.

Dr P Subhas's picture

Thats height of sportsman spirit - Ivanchuk is simply Great!, well done - and wish him the best

Janis Nisii's picture

It might be because I'm aging, but Chucky's statement about his wish that his beloved chess set ends up in the hands of a child, bringing him/her luck, moved me to tears... :)

Janis Nisii's picture

It might be because I'm aging, but Chucky's statement about his wish that his beloved chess set ends up in the hands of a child, bringing him/her luck, moved me to tears... :)

Chess Fan's picture

You are just human, a nice human being that you need to be proud about.
I loved this statement from Chucky too.

Chess Fan's picture

Thankfully, if Chucky's laptop was stolen, he may not be able to rely on his preparation and may needed to have played purely from his intuition and natural genius. Thanks to the laptop not being stolen, this tournament brings a little more parity in this tournament ;-)

noyb's picture

A true gentleman. Hopefully something nice will come of all this for him and his wife.

Mr Toad's picture

I posted about Ivanchuk in my blog:
http://celebratechess.blogspot.com/2011/10/chess-gods-part-2.html

I got his autograph too! My personal experience of the São Paulo leg of the Grand Slam is also covered at:
http://celebratechess.blogspot.com/2011/09/chess-gods-arrive-in-town-my-...

Rivail Martinez's picture

Eu vi esse grande jogador e ser humano jogar em São Paulo, eu sou Brasileiro, e me sinto muito envergonhado pelo que aconteceu ao Grande Chucky, infelizmente meu País em matéria de segurança continua sendo de terceiro mundo, em nome de todos os Brasileiros que jogam Xadrez, minhas sinceras desculpas A Ivanchuk.

redwhitechess's picture

I'll kill for Chucky's chessset, yes that was most regrettable thing to lost.

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