Suddenly I 'm an arbiter!
All I can see is these two have played each other 30+ times
since 2010. Most have gone to a positive result.
But that many games with the same player and after a while
you are bound to form some of friendship or rapport with an opponent.
and sometimes a player will feel he has swindled a win and agree a draw.
I know this because of some of the feedback I get from the blog where the
player says he allowed a stalemate or agreed a draw in a won position
because they had been offered a draw in the twin game they were losing.
I reply all I have is the bare score and no background.
I personally do not think sandbagging is a serious matter here.
There is no money at stake and I'm sure some do it to avoid
getting slaughtered if they have to enter a higher rated tournament.
The alternative is suddenly making yourself stronger and then
we get to murky ground of a player suddenly using a computer.
I'm not saying that is the case here. It's an RHP game where players,
who not quite so strong (no harm intended) are playing many games at
the same time and blunders are very frequent.
Also, as I said there is no background and these two have agreed
a draw before in a won position.
this position from the game in question is a draw no matter who has the move.
So I reckon it's a storm in tea cup and ignore it. If everyone
who threw a won game on here by mistake or even on purpose
and the game was looked at we would all be sandbaggers.
One could say I sandbagged when I offered an accepted draw in a won position
because I blundered my Queen and was disgusted with myself.
Final position. Black to play.