Readiness for a tournament

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soheil_hooshdaran
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Readiness for a tournament

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:45 pm

Hello. How can it be decided if we are ready for a tournament?

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Re: Readiness for a tournament

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:24 pm

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
How can it be decided if we are ready for a tournament ?
If you feel you want to play in it, Play !

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Re: Readiness for a tournament

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:25 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:45 pm
How can it be decided if we are ready for a tournament?
Who are "we"? Players or organisers?

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Re: Readiness for a tournament

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:00 pm

I am a player, so by we, I mean we players.

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Re: Readiness for a tournament

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:01 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
How can it be decided if we are ready for a tournament ?
If you feel you want to play in it, Play !
I want to see if it is worth investing my time and money.

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Re: Readiness for a tournament

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:17 pm

This is a decision only you can make for yourself. Nobody on here can answer that for you.

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Re: Readiness for a tournament

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:50 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:17 pm
This is a decision only you can make for yourself. Nobody on here can answer that for you.
Any metric?

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Re: Readiness for a tournament

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:47 pm

My advice is to ensure you get rest from work. No preparation other than to get to venue early & take a walk to get circulation going.
At the board slow down & think problems through. I won my first tournament in 13 years a few months ago & then close to a prize at London Classic.
That is 8/9 until 8/10 (my first loss in 10 games).

Then again I average 1 tournament a year over 20 years.

It is what you can do analysing your games between tournaments.
Some of the old books for professionals were playing about fifty games a year & analyzing the rest of the time.

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