Originally posted by ivan2908
it doesn't mean you have to play like pig
As usual, I tend to score worse against an 1200 than an 1600.
Are 1200 players better ?
Another good example; this was a obvious draw against weaker opponent because I wasn't paying attention to locked pawn structure. When I realized it is a draw I was so frustrated I ripped the position open, sacrificing my two pawns. I calculated that he can win but I knew that his single mistake would cost him a game and I was counting with it.
Counting on your opponent mistake it is very lazy and bad habit which is almost always severely punished...
Here's that game - it cost me 27 points:
I still lose a lot easier to an 1350 than to an 1600. Weird at first glance, but it is not strange at all. I play at 30% of my strength against weaker opponents and I can't help myself