Pro sounds not very humble. That is for others to judge. Just wanted to start with something catchy.
I am a top 4% player on lichess. Got a chess coach licence. Taught game theory for 8 years at an elite university. Won decently prestigiuous tourneys in chess and poker.
Yet have never finished a JWA skill tourney top 100.
I always enter top 50 or rather top 20 and stay there roughly the first 6 to 8 hours of tourney. Have beaten pretty much anyone with a big name. Then I more and more get creature mirrored and speed tie beaten.
Maybe I am lacking other qualities and using speed ties as an excuse… Am I?
Well playing 8 to 12 hours a day 6 days straight I am used from chess opens since aged 12. So endurance or focus problem not likely.
Never played the same opening in a tourney twice. So lack of adapting unlikely.
Am very bad beat resistant (taking low probability losses). Losing sharp game after a 5% loss unlikely.
Applying profound statistics throughout.
Having all that in my portfolio I as a European dare using speed tie rule as “excuse”.
Please fix speed ties to anything fair. What do North American residents and tourney winners have to gain? Bragging rights!