I'm currently playing against someone rated much higher than me (about 1800 - I usually float between 1350-1450), who made noises that he wasn't happy that I played like a 1600+ rated player against him, and inferred cheating by saying he was going to refer me to a moderator or a 2000+ rated player.
The irony is, the game in question would be a draw if it wasn't for the fact that I have less time left than him, so will lose on the clock!
During our messages to each other, I mentioned that anyone could make blunders and lose to lesser rated players, for example I beat a 1900+ rated player a while ago after 27 moves when he fell for what I thought was an obvious trap.
Is it really true that it gets up the noses of higher rated players when they are beaten or held to a draw by players rated several hundred points lower than them? Does it automatically raise suspicions if someone plays a better game than their current ranking suggests? Is it worthy of reporting to a moderator? (Especially when the game is petering out into a draw?)
Does it really touch a nerve when a 1300+ rated player plays like a 1600+ player? Aren't we supposed to be improving our play? Can't lower rated players sometimes spot good moves and play well?
How about a 1300+ rated player beating a 1900+ rated player in less than 30 moves? What has the 1300+ player done to warrant suspicion?