A few weeks ago I posted an article VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR A NEW “CHESS ENTERPRISE”
I don`t want to scare anyone but here is a link to an article which outlines the psychological challenge of playing real tournament chess.
A very first thing a player needs to understand before he goes to a chess tournament that it’s a huge challenge, both mentally and physically. A player who only played a semi-competitive game of chess with his friends, no clock and no real pressure don’t know what he is about to face in a real tournament.
Ecc 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.