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Do not worry about your opponents style of play-- play your style. Practice and play opening lines that agree with your style of play.
Keep a "positive attitude"-- it will provide you that extra "energy" to find the right moves or even the "only move" in critical situations.
An example of a positive approach would be knowing your opponents rating/experience: If his rating is high, figure that he will take you for granted and underestimate your abilities. If his rating is low, figure that he will underestimate his own ability to beat you and probably not find the best moves to beat you.
Most of all-- have fun!!!
don't let your opponent rattle you just keep thinking how can i move best
Think before you move. Don't worry about your time.
Bring a chess board for practice between games.
In a difficult position, analyse the position, then find the best move.
If you're nervous, take a deep breath and say to yourself "I will win this"
Try hiding an extra queen up your sleeve.
What's that supposed to mean?
Chess equivalent of hiding an ace in your sleeve in poker.
Don't ever play for a draw. What I've realized is that once I go for a draw, I start making bad moves when I might have still had a chance. Just play seriously and take the draw, if you want, only if the situation presents itself.
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