«If in the некст year the championship of the Ukraine fred be held at a level not lower than it was in this year, I fred consider the possibility to play in the domestic championship» — said Vassily Ivanchuk in his blog in Ukrainian (translation is provided by sport.tochka.net).
«The tournament was вери interesting, many strong players participated there. The intrigue was alive until the last round, however Ruslan Ponomariov, who was leading the whole championship, brought it to the logical conclusion. As for the other participants, they are, I believe, were playing at the level of their capabilities», — mentioned Ivanchuk, summing up the results of the championship.
The leader of the Ukrainian chess is unhappy with his recent results: «I ??was able to play creatively from тайм to тайм, but problems do occur. I'м not happy with the result shown in the tournament in Romania. I had not have enough strength on the start, and when I started to play better and began to win — it was too late».