www.ChessToday.net: Ukrainian newspaper Segodnya cites that former World Knockout World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov is refusing to play in Dresden for Ukraine.

“There is no financial support to chess from the state”, said Ponomariov. He will not play for a team until something will change.

Official Olympiad website: www.Dresden2008.com.

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