In tournaments, my coaches have always told me to play my game.
To a beginner, that may sound a bit confusing though. What exactly does that mean?
Personally, I feel that this is contingent on the competitor being actually good at a handful of moves. Afterwards, you can try your hardest to score points or win by forcing the opponent only to face that part of your game (until the rest of your game strengthens).
If you are not excellent at a few moves, you can NOT "play your game" in a tournament.
In a Lloyd Irvin article I read online many years ago, they said that he makes all of his best guys drill positions/moves 3000 times before they can move on to the next one. Doesn't matter how long it takes, but they have to put in the reps. And when you watch videos of amazing competitors like Ryan Hall, Mike Fowler, JT Torres, etc, they all execute certain moves with black belt expertise (often times way before they actually were black belts)
So next time you are in training, remember how important drilling these moves are!
Here is a highlight of Pablo Popovitch, Abu Dhabi Champ!