[12:38 pm] 02 December, 2008

The results of the recent World Chess Olympiad in Dresden may be reviewed.

Leading chess player of Ukraine Vasili Ivanchuk refused to move on to a doping test after the 11th round. As a result, the renowned grosmeister may be disqualified for 2 years and Ukraine may lose the Gaprindashvili cup, which was given after the counting of the results of the Ukrainian men and women chess players.

Based on these results, Ukraine was in first place and Armenia came in second because the men’s team placed 1st, while the women placed 6th. If Ukraine is disqualified, Armenia will place first with the total of men’s and women’s results.

The president of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has personally made an announcement regarding the possible disqualification of Ukraine.

Source: http://www.a1plus.am/

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