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Old 02-20-2013, 08:43 PM   #29
Join Date: Jan 2013
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Some people want to play better players because they enjoy a challenge. It's win/win for them. If they lose, then there's nothing lost as they were defeated by a superior opponent. If they win, then they can revel in the knowledge that they beat a superior opponent.

Not every person feels the need to underestimate their capabilities to ensure an easy victory or overestimating their current proficiency.

Originally Posted by spot View Post
I say this as someone who has experience running a big Round Robin. People use ridiculous grade inflation when they assess their own levels. They want to play against better players because they want to think of themselves as a better player. If they move down from where I start them it doesn't affect their perception of how good they are.
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