Friday, January 26, 2007

Goals for tournament

I'm playing in a big tournament in NC this weekend, Land of the Sky. If last year's cross table is any indication, the U1200 section should have around 30 people! Five games, 60 minutes each. Not a ton of time, but enough to think a little.

My big goals:
1. Efficiently consider possible responses before I make a move, especially if I am attacking.
2. Consider pawn moves, both my own and my opponent's.
3. Keep my cool when under attack.
4. Play more aggressively: if I end up crashing and burning, we'll have some laughs about it later.
5. Don't get overconfident when I am winning. Don't waste time looking for the most brilliant or fastest win: find the easiest win.
6. Be social and have fun.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss competitive play. I need to figure out if anyone's holding tournaments in the Lafayette/Indianapolis area.

1/26/2007 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's to hoping that you have fun and play well! I look forward to hearing about your results. :)

1/26/2007 05:15:00 PM  
Blogger Sancho Pawnza said...

You'll have a blast!
It's an excellent tournament, and Asheville is beautiful.
Keep us posted.

1/26/2007 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had some big political wins in Asheville when I lived in NC years ago. Hope you do as well in chess!

1/26/2007 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that your "ducks in a row" for your tourney! Hope you have fun and the best of luck to you!

1/26/2007 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck! I'm curious what topics of your list will remain in the warzone:)

1/26/2007 08:10:00 PM  
Blogger Pale Morning Dun - Errant Knight de la Maza said...

Good luck BDK. We will be battling simultaneoulsy in separate states. Fight hard, and have fun.

1/26/2007 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Thanks for all the well-wishes! I'll give an update tomorrow sometime.

1/26/2007 09:42:00 PM  

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