In 2008 I joined the national team and played in the 1st World Sports Mind Games in Beijing, where I won three medals. It was the first competition of such sort, which is why many countries didn't participate (like the Russian men's team or Azerbaijan). But anyway, there were many good teams and players. Although our team was not the strongest possible, it included promising young players like Korobov, Drozdovskiy, Kryvoruchko, Kravtsiv (and me). We also had a Women's Team.
Ultimately, we scored 7 medals and it helped our national team to share 3rd-4th places in general standings (out of more than 100 countries) after China and Russia.
I took home 3 medals. One was won in conjunction with Tatiana Vasilevich. We were just 9th by rating but both of us played very well and we lost only to India in the semifinal. Another two medals were won with my teammates (silver – in rapid, where I scored 7.5 out of 8, and bronze – in blitz).
After that I slowly reduced the number of tournaments I played in. The reason was that my rating stuck around 2530 that was not enough to become a strong professional. At the same time I already achieved something that was enough for me: GM, the title of Ukrainian Champion, 4 medals of World competitions. So, I decided to move on in the direction of coaching and publishing.