Excellent mental and physical condition are the key to victory says new European champion Hoang Thanh Trang.
Hoang Thanh Trang is the first Hungarian female winner of the tournament. She arrived to the Tuesday's press conference with a white limo. Miklós Seszták the president of the Hungarian Chess Federation welcomed the new European champion. He called Hoang's performance in Belgrade spectacular. He also mentioned that in July the Hungarian girls team under the age of 18 also won European championship in Maribor, and the boy team under the age of 16 finished fourth.
Hoang said to journalists that she exercised regularly, so she was in excellent mental and physical shape before the European Championships. Boosted her performance by the fact that the last year she already qualified for the World Cup, so there was no psychological burden on her.
"I competed seven European championships, at the beginning everything has gone well, but in the end I could not successfully finish the game. Therefore, now I've leaned even more opening steps like before, and I exercised a lot because in chess physical fitness is very important. If we are not healthy, we can not bring out the full potential of ourselves "- said the 33-year-old European champion.
(MTI – mno.hu - hungarianambiance.com)