– What are your emotions after the World Blitz Championship?
– Offensive. Because I played well, I was in the lead and…
– What was missing to win?
– Health. I have problems with this. I stupidly did not take it out because of “physical data”: although I cannot play sports, I can only walk.
Well, skip home with a dog. He is small because he is the youngest. And so that horse is used at home, playing ball. I’m waiting for the neighbors below to come to me for a showdown.
How do you support yourself in difficult times?
– I go to special therapy, they give a certain set of techniques, which helps me both with pain and with acceptance of myself and my emotions. In addition, a psychologist and a psychiatrist work with me. I have an anxious-depressive disorder on the background of lupus. And although sometimes they put me, sometimes they don’t make this diagnosis, I have been in pain for a long time. The last verdict was that it was possible to start treatment with the joints. Then they said: “Your case is so unusual.” Well, who would have doubted it!
The tournament was held from December 25 to 30 in Kazakhstan, where Gunina was ranked 19th.
Earlier, the chess player spoke about the preparations for the World Rapid and Blitz Championship.
Gunina spoke about preparations for the World Rapid and Blitz Championship – Soviet Sport (sovsport.ru)