Q&A of Yuki Shigeno 2 dan
The question 1 this month
Because I am used to playing Go games on internet, when I participate in tournaments, I get so tense that I cannot play as well as usual.
What shall I do to reduce my tension? Also, what do you usually do to relieve your tension?
Anser of Yuki Shigeno 2dan
Playing Go games on the internet through a computer screen and playing Go games at tournaments facing actual people are the same Go games but you feel rather different. Also, by the numbers of people and lively atmosphere at the tournaments, I suppose there are many people who get tense.
For problems like this, the best thing to do is to get used to it but what else you can do is to change your point of view. Whatever circumstances of games you play, there is no difference in that you have opponents.
In case of playing games on the internet where you can't see your opponents directly or playing games in front of your opponents at tournaments, there should be no difference as you play games on Go boards.
Please try to face the Go board calmly as usual. I'm sure you will become calm.
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