Originally posted by @vanderveldeYes, there are many little things one can do to prepare. I never sent in an advanced entry, fearing that if I slept badly the night before, it would be a waste of money. Always made sure to get good exercise in the morning of the event, triple checked my carrying case that morning for books, equipment, food, drink, and always left my dwelling neat and clean as I hate coming home to a dirty house.
Most of you will say: "wtf, we are not GMs to think about it, if we play, we play for fun..."
But some avid amateurs take it seriously, to compete on an open. It's by the rule twice or trice a year, sometimes rather expensive, and if one invest also some preparations in it, it would be nonsense not to be careful of tournament daily routine.
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Variation of this at home ---> you can use DVD and show some horror with sound turned on.
Originally posted by @greenpawn34Don't you miss the face to face contact and those incredible butterflies.
Don't you miss the face to face contact and those incredible butterflies.
I'm back to playing league games (it's a disaster) I was too long away.
I'm trying to knock myself back into shape but I no longer have the talent
to force myself to study and study and study. But I'll stay at it.
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Originally posted by @mchill😀
* Getting blown off the board by some 16 year old whiz kid, then having to shake his hand, when I'd rather take a pick ax to the back of his skull.
* Losing a close game, then listening to my former opponent explain to his friends what a superstar he is because he won one game.
Originally posted by @greenpawn34Your continued dedication here has no doubt sharpened your skills and should put you in a good position to walk into a tournament hall as a relative unknown and leave with some newfound respect.
Yes all those things and more...I hate travelling to away league games.
I have one next year in Dunbar which is 30 miles away.
I'm planning to stay overnight in some hotel and make it into a wee holiday.
However one must stay with it, it keeps the game alive.
I hope at least you still get along to your local club, it's
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Tell them Paul's first band was 'The Quarrymen'.