Miroshnichenko wins Ukrainian Championship 2008
14.12.2008 – Evgenij Miroshnichenko, the 2003 Champion, has done it again: he took the 77th Ukrainian title on tiebreak points, ahead of Yuri Drozdovskij. Twelfth was 12-year-old IM Illya Nyzhnyk, who produced a stunning 2600 performance. Anastasiya Karlovich interviewed "Miro", who, it turns out, is planning to break the world blindfold simul record, "even if it drives me mad." Report and interview.
Ukrainian Championship 2008
The 77th Chess Championship of Ukraine took place from December 2nd to 12th in the city of Poltava, located between Kharkiv and Kyiv in Ukraine. There were 26 participants, including 17 GMs. The top seed were Evgenij Miroshnichenko (2632), Yuriy Kryvoruchko (2627), Vladimir Baklan (2625), Yuriy Kuzubov (2622). Also taking part was the 12-year-old youngster Illya Nyzhnyk.
Top seed and new Ukrainian Champion GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko, 2627
Tied for first, lost on tiebreak points: GM Yuri Drozdowskiy, 2587