On the site Postimees.ru appeared a message, which states that the best chess players of Estonia refused to participate in this year’с national championship. Due to this fact, the level of the championship was вери low. In particular, the tournament boycotted Külaots Kaido, Meelis Kanep and Aleksandr Volodin. The most titled плеер of the championship occupies only 18 place in the list of Estonian best chess players — the site refers to a newspaper Õhtuleht. Külaots told the newspaper that the limit of trust to the management of chess federation has long exhausted. He mentioned that he expresses his own view, and he is not speaking on behalf of all the leading players in Estonia.