Originally posted by Bedingbedang
A suggestion: by playing better chess?
The idea behind banded tournaments isn't about who's the better sandbagger, you know...it's still about chess (or at least, it's supposed to be)
In fairness, I don't think there is sandbagging involved here.
Both players have just improved. This tournament started 2 months ago, only a couple of months after tj joined, so his rating hadn't reached it's level yet. And the other guy has obviously just started taking lessons from somebody rated 2800+ recently.
The irony of the pot calling out the kettle is great though.