Satisfied with the overall performance, but also disappointed with today’s game. This is how the European chess championship ended for the national Beloslava Krasteva.
She told bTV that she still can’t believe how close the team is to the top and hopes her teammate Gergana Peycheva will hold on for a draw, which would provide our country with historic gold.
“It’s not the first time it happens to me. I already have experience with this thing – to lose in the last round when we lead by one point before the end. I’m angry because I play for the team, I play for Bulgaria, and I couldn’t show that , which I can,” began Krasteva.
“I was unlucky with the opening choice in this game and I was caught at the beginning, it got worse and there was no way to get out. It’s like I never played this game.”
“We’re not in a frenzy yet. Until the tournament is over, we’re trying to put emotions aside. I still can’t figure out exactly what’s going on.”
“What’s different about chess is that the tournaments are very long and it’s very important how you allocate your psyche and how you conserve your energy. I still have energy, but for the other girls the tournament is certainly more tiring and intense.”