On February 9 we saw a one-gate play, when Engin Angry Turk Terzi mercilessly won Mindaugas The Bender Tarasaitis. Here we have Terzi's thoughts on this match. ()
Everyone is thinking that it was an easy victory for me but why all my upper body is sore, especially lats, back shoulders, and forearms? It was not easy as some thinks. Especially mentally, it was a very tough challenge. I dislike pulling against Mindaugas as he is smart and very technical. I had no clue about the outcome until we actually pulled. I was expecting more of a control with left hand and I sure didn't have the control as I thought I could have. So after the left hand match I was not confident but because of my right wrist and pronator being more solid than my left the result was in my favour. The truth is that I was not so far from winning at the Zloty Tur either. Some even thought that my third hit was a pin on first round meeting. Then I lost on fouls and had to pull a lot of matches at the B side to reach the final again and even the final match was not easy for Mindaugas.
Also at Zloty Tur in both qualification and final strap buckle was on my hand. In Istanbul again he stopped my hits at the rounds that buckle was on my hand. It was better for me when the buckle was on his hand.
I openly told Mindaugas where I will hit and what the possibilities are. I also told him about his chance to win with left hand is only to toproll my wrist. If I had chance to pull him again with one arm only I would choose right arm. Not saying that I would win but I felt better with right hand.
I would love to train with him like 2 hours at the table right and left. İt would be a great chess game.