It is happening now on other chess site. I would like to hear your opinion.
(I wrote to customer service of that other site, and explained the situation
, but it seems silly...)
Well, I am playing fast ladder games on that site, and I was challenged by a freshmen (joined January 14th). He resigned after only 4 moves. There may be several reasons to do so, one realizes he is in the middle of too many games, sudden trip or trouble etc.
I got intrigued and checked his/her account and game history. He/she has rating of 1000 and all
games were resigned in so early stage, without a reason. His avatar is a kind of a Muppet at the chess table.
Okay. Nothing illegal in this, although in an OTB tournament some might ask what is going on...
And now I going to the strange point.
He/she challenged me again - and I couldn't refuse because of the rules - and, you are guessing already::
He/she is playing seriously like hell.
as if he/she deliberately ruined his/her rating in order to defeat me and make me lose many rating points.
Needless to say that I began that other game carelessly.
In the meantime he/she won 1 (single one) game - again after resignation in an early stage.
That's not everything.
In my profile on that chess site, I have a Bobby Fischer's quote
“I don’t believe in psychology. I believe in good moves.”
With making his/her first move in the other game, my opponent had sent a message, making a comment on that by words:
"Good moves will make your oppo0nent psychologicly insecure. So Bobby was wrong about that... Just as he was wrong more often on a psychological level."
I know, nobody here can solve this - except Private Investigator - and this is good opportunity for jokes...
Perhaps I should avoid to mention Fischer in front of unknown people... It happened so much after 1972 connected with him, that had no relation to chess itself, and I noticed that 95 percent of "ordinary people" remembers only his statements about American government and anti-Jewish statements etc.
Someone hired an IM or a GM to teach me a lesson... Someone from... Serbia, and the reason were, hm, a literary polemic.