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  1. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    18 Mar '08 22:46 / 2 edits
    Can I get some advice on how to find myself playing in OTB tournaments, etc - I really want to do correspondence tournaments that award prizes as that is my specialty. Any direction to head? (First I have to improve )
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    18 Mar '08 22:47
    Originally posted by Ramned
    Can I get some advice on how to find myself playing in OTB tournaments, etc - I really want to do correspondence tournaments that award prizes as that is my specialty. Any direction to head? (First I have to improve )
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  3. Standard member elohiym chanan
    under construction
    19 Mar '08 00:13
    I wish there was a chess club where I live. The closest one is 50~ miles. Many years ago there was one in the town I lived, it was a hoot. I much prefer OTB play. Good luck finding one where you live!
  4. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    19 Mar '08 01:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Ramned
    Can I get some advice on how to find myself playing in OTB tournaments, etc
    Your profile states that you are in high school; play in or start a high school chess club. I have played in a few OTB tournaments - inconvenient to attend (at least where I am major cities an hour or more drive away) however fun if you attend with friends although by the end of the tournament tiresome and wishing for home cooking.

    In particular I enjoyed the scholastic tournaments.

    To improve study lots of games, in particular those games in the few systems that you wish to specialize.
  5. Standard member Evil Pawn 666
    Soul Taker
    20 Mar '08 12:28
    In OTB chess psychology is a mega dynamic, although it is usually very subtle and hides behind the guise offriendly competition. I cannot emphasise enough: " there is no such animal as F-R-I-E-N-D-L-Y chess. Nobody wants to be bested intellectually no matter how they may protest. It is an ego destroyer. In summation: never be fooled by the smiling face across the board.
  6. 20 Mar '08 12:31
    Originally posted by elohiym chanan
    I wish there was a chess club where I live. The closest one is 50~ miles. Many years ago there was one in the town I lived, it was a hoot. I much prefer OTB play. Good luck finding one where you live!
    Start one!