For the first time, our country is the absolute champion of the Old Continent
The European female chess champions landed on home soil. For the first time, our country is the absolute champion of the Old Continent.
The national team won last night the first place at the European Championship, which is being held in Budva, Montenegro. Nurgyul Salimova, Antoineta Stefanova, Victoria Radeva, Gergana Peycheva and Beloslava Krasteva secured gold by defeating Georgia in the final round of the championship.
The match yesterday started with a draw. A victory followed with the white pieces of Bulgaria, but Georgia equalized. In the last match, Gergana Peycheva won and brought the much-desired success to our country.
Nurgyul Salimova with individual gold at the European Chess Championship“I can’t believe it! We are the champions! The last few minutes were really tough because I won my game hours ago, but then the score was tied. The last game was Gerry’s. Things didn’t look too good, but we believe in her, we squeezed fingers crossed and she succeeded. I think this is the first time in 20 years that chess is so popular in Bulgaria. I am very happy that the response in the media is so positive,” said Antoineta Stefanova.
Hungry for success and full of energy: the Bulgarian women captured the attention of the European Chess Championship
“It was a very nervous game. But Gergana is a great fighter and today he proved it again,” said Petar Arnaudov, coach of the national team.