Originally posted by moonbus
I offer a plausible explanation for a blunder in one's very first game here: not a chess blunder, but inexperience with the GUI (a mis-click).
34 Wins (one on time): I guess he's at least as strong as Paul Leggett (a solid 1900 player here), so no surprise he mops up <1600 players, who comprise most of his victims.
EDIT: I got pummeled by Andantes Infe ...[text shortened]... -1800. He went on pummeling 1900s and is now engaging 2100s. I don't begrudge him the hard work.
I have some funny stories from my first year here. With the p1200 rating, no one with a higher rating would play me, so I won a bunch of games in a row simply because I could only get games against players with low ratings.
Gradually my rating rose until I started playing players as good or better than me, and then the loss column got bigger!
I lost a game against a 1300 player once- I think it was a King's Gambit. I was going to mate him in the middle of the board in less than 20 moves, but when I played the final mating move, I accidentally placed my queen one square short, and did not notice it until I submitted. I was angry and laughing at myself all at the same time.
I also lost a game against an 800 player. I was watching Monday Night Football with my wife and two bottles of a red wine I had wanted to try.
My opponent and I played the whole game that night, and I dropped pieces in the game like I had chess leprosy.
The next day another player on the site saw the game and asked me what happened. I was a little embarrassed that I had approached the game with such a slack attitude, and I quit mixing alcohol and RHP. Most of the time, anyway!
I think the 1900's is relatively accurate for me. Sometimes my rating gusts up when I get a bunch of challenges from lower-rated players, but chess gravity reasserts itself in due time. When I play the really good players, most of the time I get mugged.