This is my plan:
Play tournament games with time control of at least G/60.
Use the games from above to figure out an improvement strategy with the help of a coach. Study more and not play as much.
I am in the transition from Phase I to II, but since I enjoy playing so much its going to be hard to study instead of play. But if I want to improve that is what I have to do. I have started taking lessons from NM Pete Karagianis
I was planning on taking the coming w-end off, but that was before I saw the following tournament:
Aug. 19-20 34th Upper Peninsula Open
5SS, G/120. Bay College Cafeteria Center, 2001 N. Lincoln Rd, Escanaba MI. EF: $30 (19 and under $20), $5 more if after 8/12. $200 first pl. guar; other prizes based on entries. Trophy to top UP player and UP Jr. Reg: 9-9:30. Rds: 10-2:30-7, 10-2:30. Byes avail. Checks payable to LSCA c/o Robert John, 315 E Prospect St, Marquette MI 49855, 906-228-8126, email@example.com.
I have never played in MI and Escanaba seems like a really nice place.