The purpose of the thematic tournaments is to learn so you can win at tournaments that count. Remember I said previously that I train Mark to use smaller tournaments to practice? So one tournament would be to practice sacks, another to test under development secondary weapons etc.
When you play all tournaments to win, you do not dare to experiment. That curbs your chess development. But there is a flaw even in that approach. Sometimes we cannot even test those weapons in normal tournaments because you need the cooperation of your opponents for that to happen.
And so I have brought thematic tournaments. The idea behind this is you get to practice the openings, the lines that you prepare in battle. So use the Ruy Lopez Tournament well. This is a training tournament. Test all the lines, the different ways to play Ruy Lopez.
I will circle different openings in other tournaments and so your lessons will be complete in time. Then use this knowledge to win the tournament that counts. Read up and I'll see you on the 23rd April.
All my best in your chess development.