Its just shocking that this can happen to one of the best chess players and it’s very sad when a player loses a game this way. One person commented on Facebook: One day you win the World Rapid Chess Championship beating Magnus Carlsen, another you lose on time in a classical time against a 2500-rated opponent. Life!
There is certainly no chill on social media as evidenced by some of the comments on the Chess24 facebook page over the post around Ivanchuk’s game. One commentator weighed in with ” Just another day on the inexplicable Planet Chucky.”
According to the Chess24 post on Facebook, Ivanchuk was devastated by this loss which will no doubt cost him some valuable rating points. Hopefully he can make a quick recovery.