Place of Birth: Moscow, Russia
University: Ural State Mining University (RUS)
Sport: Chess Published 9 July 2019
How and why did you get involved in Chess?
At the age of three I saw my father and brother playing chess, and asked them to teach me. I really loved it, and my father and I trained a lot. My first successes came quite early and it became clear that chess will become a big part of my life.
What do you study, and how do you balance your study, training and competition?
I study Geology. I study when I don’t have competitions or training, and my teachers treat it with understanding.
Tell us about your experiences at the European Universities Championships 2017. Was it your first time at a EUSA event, and what did you enjoy the most?
It was my second participation at a EUSA event. I took part for the first time in 2015 in Armenia and I also won a gold medal. Every trip feels like a holiday. In 2017, the tournament was held in Spain and everything was perfect!
“Love what you do, constantly improve your results, enjoy the process and be happy!”
In 2019 the European Universities Chess Championships will take place in Budapest, Hungary. Do you hope to be there, and if so, how have your preparations been, and what do you hope to achieve?
Yes, I plan to participate. I have no special preparation for tournaments. I train on a schedule and my goal is to always show my best.
What is your message to European student-athletes like yourself?
Love what you do, constantly improve your results, enjoy the process and be happy!
EUSA would like to congratulate Daria for her success at the 2017 European Universities Championships and we hope to see her again very soon, at the European Universities Championships 2019!