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Thibault de Vassal (2009-11-27)
Ivanchuk may quite professional chess
What's wrong with Vassily Ivanchuk ? In his interview in Chessbase news, he says he may quit professional chess because of this match lost to an unknown player... Not only a match, a "crucial" match he said (like any other?), but it seems to me that there are a lot of things hidden behind the words. Maybe it's just time for him to change his life, at least I hope it is so simple.
End of the interview : "I only feel that the world has crashed down around me. Everyone is against me, and I don't see the way outů"
Thibault de Vassal (2009-11-30 23:11:38)
Finally, he may not... :)
Many reactions, and finally Vassily Ivanchuk said he was not ready to quit professional chess.
Good news :)
Iouri Basiliev (2009-12-06 00:39:11)
C'mon Thibault, he'll die before quite chess. He is chess.
Thibault de Vassal (2009-12-06 16:03:33)
Hi Iouri, well it happened to other well known players in the past... thinking about Valery Salov, Gata Kamsky, those who prefered Backgammon or Poker and so on... and it may happen even more often in the next years, times are quite discouraging for those who are not the very best, whatever the art or sport (or any other sector). I think he was sincere and as he said, he was not quiting chess, only the professional road. He may change his mind again IMO.
Daniel Parmet (2009-12-07 03:21:05)
He already did change his mind.
He did change his mind already. Who could blame him though? With the onset of the computer era, chess has lost of alot of its meaning to everyone.
Thibault de Vassal (2009-12-07 16:22:02)
He already did change his mind (?)
So you say he changed his mind again? Where did you read it?
Maybe he'll play Go (or Big Chess) :o)
Daniel Parmet (2009-12-07 17:47:02)
Thibault de Vassal (2009-12-07 21:42:08)
Oh ok, that's the link I posted before, I understood that he changed his mind again... Fortunately not.
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