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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    14 Jan '08 19:29
    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 ?

    Game 4493492
  2. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    14 Jan '08 19:38
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Are 1200 players better ?
    They're unpredictable.
  3. 14 Jan '08 19:54
    it means you play down to the level of your competition.
  4. 14 Jan '08 20:09
    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 ?

    Game 4493492
    First law of combat. Never underestimate your opponent.
  5. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    14 Jan '08 23:37
    Game 4477311

    I just won against very solid opponent without too much problems. But those 1200 are dangerous !
  6. 15 Jan '08 12:54
    Originally posted by Pocketaces
    it means you play down to the level of your competition.
    Well, that's one excuse if you happen to lose.
  7. 15 Jan '08 12:58 / 1 edit
    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 ?

    Game 4493492
    I thought you played this game rather lethargically but although your opponent was lower rated he/she did play a decent game. Got the good bishop out of the opening and spotted the sac too so kudos to him/her.
  8. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    15 Jan '08 19:30
    I actually played some games with him before I was always winning, so I gave him advice to move slower, think longer, blundercheck etc.

    After that he took me 28 points

    Fast learner !
  9. Standard member Tanuki
    Tonkatsu...yum
    15 Jan '08 20:05
    The best 1200 shockers come from the jerks who have highest rating of 1600-1700+. As per usual, I go in and underestimate the opponenet as stated before and then proceed to have me arse handed to me....:'(
  10. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    15 Jan '08 20:08
    Game 4445144

    Just finished a game that fits in nicely...

    No saying that an extremely focused 1500 player can't produce a perfect game of chess...

    I think his only error may have been accepting that draw... he may have been able to win that endgame.
  11. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    15 Jan '08 20:25
    Ah, you needed just 8 points to 2000
  12. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    15 Jan '08 20:27
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Ah, you needed just 8 points to 2000
    6

    I'll make it.. lots of won games.. no lost (well... actually, my traxler may have been refuted... I'm getting beat down the 'perfect' line )

    I did just start work on the ih8sens variation

    Check out the open invites
  13. 17 Jan '08 03:33
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    6

    I'll make it.. lots of won games.. no lost (well... actually, my traxler may have been refuted... I'm getting beat down the 'perfect' line )

    I did just start work on the ih8sens variation

    Check out the open invites
    now make it 20...oh wait actually make that infinite...never...
  14. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    17 Jan '08 03:34
    lmao.
  15. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    18 Jan '08 00:13
    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 ?

    Game 4493492
    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:

    Game 4493494


    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