Best wins of Ukrainians on Olympiad
As an Ukrainian I'm very impressed by performance of our national team in Khanty-Manssiysk. They took 1st place second time in their history (first time was in 2004) and the most pleasant is that they have got it absolutely deservedly! Congratulations and many thanks to them from all Ukrainians for so many great moments!
I don't want to talk about influence of this win for Ukrainian chess. We already have seen many times how all great achievements of our sportsman are being left without any attention from government and ministers. Ukrainian chess players used to this and that's why they never expect something special. But hope (a tiny) is still left... So, it's much better to speak about chess games.
I already have published a post about Ivanchuk's games. Right after that he made a draw-stop with Black vs. Kramnik. And then, unfortunately, he lost to Mamedyarov (I guess because of over desire to crush everyone), but right after that he played another brilliant game versus leader of the French team. And final round a technical draw vs. Gelfand. As a result, first place on the board 1 with excellent result - 8 points out of 10 and he is already 6th in the live rating - http://chess.liverating.org/ Personal congratulations to Ivanchuk!!! You are a real genius!!!
Below you can see results of all Ukrainian players:
Very soon I will try to post more games of our geroes! Some analyzes will be applied as well. But for now all the best to everyone! Ukraine is a champion!!!