A wimp! A wimp!
My games are masterpieces created on a blank checkered canvas .
You would not shove a piece paper under Shakespear's and ask
him to write 3/4 plays a day.
We are talking games of class v good chess players.
Not a crowd of country hicks playing blitz in some American back water.
Every player has his pre tournament routine and when you find one
that works you stick to it.
The good nights sleep came from a GM (I won't name drop) in 1979/80
he was in Edinburgh and I had his compnay for a day.
I making myself a right pain by asking him this and that - mostly about openings.
Well you have to.
If you have a good player in your company, pick his brain, you will
He would shrug amd mutter, shrug and mutter. The way good players do
when being plagued by a player they don't rate.
"What's the best way to prepare for a tournament?" I asked.
"A good night's sleep."
...and with that he pulled the blankets over his head and ignored me for the
rest of the night. It was 3 am.