23 ( +1 | -1 ) hmmThey probably shouldn't but I bet alot do. Im sure if you were to play a higher rated player then you, you would play alot more reserved then against someone 400 points lower then you, hmmmmmmm? ;)
44 ( +1 | -1 ) the first cut is the deepestthere knowledge in openings of a 2100 is very good and deep - I think in some openings more than 20 moves. Normally a 1600 can't play this korrekt ways so he plays the first "not the best". After that the 2100 play gets difficult. Often he knows the best move but he also have to show now how to win easier.
My english is bad, I know, and if you want to attack me by this - please - write in german.
88 ( +1 | -1 ) When playing a much weaker opponent i try to outplay him positionally often give a pawn or so, then i depend on that my pieces will just work by themselves. Playing black this strategy vs e4- d5 is my choice, hoping for e5 that will make his game very hard after c5, or if he x d5 Ill go for nf6 line depending on his move offering e or c pawn(e6 or c6). Same straightforward strategy as white is e4 e5 d4 going for danish or goring gambit. This ive found works very nice vs weaker players since they never want to give back any material to get some pieceactivity! Vs stronger players I havent found any remedy! :( . My advice vs a stronger opponent is try to bore him to death (playing solid, using some line u know well) Or inviting him into a line that is theoreticly somewhat better for him but which uve played a lot! By the way Im listening to Queen..