Am I being a stargazer (or simply put, a fool) by attending international tournaments, or can I somehow improve my game to compete with players around the world?
whereas in the referred question, OP is asking:
I am a very poorly rated player, about 1100 on chess.com.
Am I too old to start chess?
I sometimes feel bad after a loss, especially if I lose against a lesser-rated player than me. Does anyone else get this feeling?
These two questions differ on two basic things:
- I am seeking to be better at real-life tournaments, whereas the other question as about getting better online.
- I already know how to play chess, and play it regularly, whereas the other question asks if it is too old to start chess.
These being stated, why is my question perceived as a duplicate of the referred question?