Originally posted by wittywonkaDoes your high school have a chess club? The best way to prepare for an OTB tourney is to play OTB games, preferable against players about your level or slightly better. Keep score and then analyze the games with a good player if possible or with an engine.
A couple of years ago, I was a pretty good player both on the board and on PTIG (~1800), but as you can tell I am no longer playing at that same level. In short, I signed up for a tournament the first week of April, and I was hoping for specific suggestions for how to improve to about that same level (or better) in that period of time. Please do keep in ...[text shortened]... etty crazy course load; I would imagine I could set aside something like thirty minutes a night.