Evgeny Tomashevsky: Football helps me to win
Peter Svidler and Evgeny Tomashevsky visited the press-center after their game, which was won by Tomashevsky.
“Yesterday I managed to play football for the first time in a month and a half after my injury”, said Tomashevsky. “Baadur made me play. Unlike Tbilisi, I don’t have many chances to win the tournament, but in general football helps me play better. Unfortunately, I got injured before the World Team Championship, and without physical activity I don’t feel enough energy, which is one of the main reasons of my poor results.”
Peter Svidler shared his impressions from the rest day, when the participants planted trees near the Ugra Chess Academy.
“Considering the amount of chess we are playing in Khanty these days, it is not impossible that we will be checking on these trees regularly”, smiled Svidler.