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how to prepare for OTB tournie?


  • 15 months ago · Quote · #61

    zebraleg

    i play the center-counter or scandinavian against e4, but you need to know the lines b/c in the middle of the tournament i wouldn't suggest trying something brand new to you. i agree with a previous comment that you are better off going over why you lost in your regular opening (most played opening), but if you want some surprise there are many good options besides doubled king pawn openings or a sicilian. the french or caro or the center-counter are all good. but again, i know losing in a system you play a lot can be depressing and turn you off to playing it again in that tourney, but going over the game (very important! try to do so with all of your opponents, win or lose) should help you understand the system better and imo is the best way to learn. as much as we all want to win, if you go over the dragon game you lost, play it again and lose with it again, you'll really gain some insights into it. hope this helps.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #62

    ajttja

    thanks for the advice guys but it was too late. i beat my friend, but losed my other game.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #63

    johnyoudell

    In a Swiss there is a little bit of consolation in a loss - means an easier opponent next round. :)

     

    ("...but lost my other game." not "losed")

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #64

    ajttja

    i have three more games

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #65

    zebraleg

    may they all be good battles, with good lessons win or lose

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #66

    ajttja

    i scored the golden points!! the games went the following: game one, he was a strong player but didn't know the line he was playing very good so i beat him. the second was against the person at the top of the list at the time (not the FM) which i found an amazing counter compination and went up a pawn the the endgame  which i won (after that win everybody knew my name). the third game was going bad for me but i closed the position and the game was drawn in 23 moves without any peices have been taken. I ended up winning third place

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #67

    Doggy_Style

    Your final score was 5.5/8?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #68

    ajttja

    no, 6/9

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #69

    Doggy_Style

    ajttja wrote:

    no, 6/9

    Good score!

     

    So you came third overall or third of the novices?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #70

    ajttja

    third overall by points. I was tied with three other people but had more "progressive"(you get progressive by winning hard games and my how you won them. if you won a bunch of games by luck you wouldn't get much progressinve) probably because i beat that hard dude

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #71

    ajttja

    the hard dude is the guy who was at the top of the list but ended up second because i beat him.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #72

    Doggy_Style

    That's some achievement, well done.

     

    Did you get more than your entry fee back?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #73

    ajttja

    i got a pure bronze medal and a chess bag with a chess board already in it.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #74

    Doggy_Style

    ajttja wrote:

    i got a pure bronze medal and a chess bag with a chess board already in it.

    Better than a few dollars! and you didn't have to reproduce your "still happy, even though I lost" face, too often.

     

    Is there a tournament page or crosstable somewhere on the internet?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #75

    ajttja

    i think so but im not sure how to find it. There is a big page with tournament details for tournis all over the world and im not sure how to get to a spesific one.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #76

    Doggy_Style

    What is the name of the town, in which you played the tournament?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #77

    ajttja

    Lima, Peru

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #78

    waffllemaster

    Shadowknight911 wrote:

    what I'd like to know is how a 12 year old got a FM title and his rating is 1725?  I need to move to Peru, maybe my 1950 FIDE will get me an IM title.

    Yes, and he got it in 2011 it seems, when he was only 9... and his rating was 1783... seems very odd.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #79

    Doggy_Style


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