The following letter on the chess news page ChessPro:
Translation: "I ask the forgiveness of my supporters, friends, collaeagues in arms, and numerous chess lovers, for the emotional interview. I was very upset after losing, but am not in any circumstances planning to give up chess! And I wish to contradict the reports on SMI regarding my departure from the game....
Yours with respect, Vassily Ivanchuk"
It is great to hear that GM Ivanchuk will still be playing chess.He is one of my favorite players,I have been blessed to talk with GM Ivanchuk when he was in Edmonton for the Canadian Open. I am sure we can all understand the feelings GM Ivanchuk had after his loss to Wesley So. Chess is a very difficult game to become proficient at, and when you study and practice very hard for a tournament, and your results in the tournament are not good, you certainly wonder if it is worth it to continue playing and participating in the game (or sport).