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Stress management in a chess tournament was addressed in this forum by Ritesh Singh Feb 1, 2018. The following is nearly verbatim from his comment. It can be captured in one word: Equanimity. Or, in other words, detachment with results. You should try to make yourself as unconcerned as possible with the result of your game / match / tournament. This is ...


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I would say figuring out under which conditions the anxiety kicks in can be an interesting challenge for you, which should help you figure a plan to deal with it. So: clock vs. no clock - really no difference? vs. friend and vs. stranger - any difference? OTB vs. online you say puzzles/tactics are not really a problem; how about competitive puzzle-solving ...


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