Originally Posted by jaybear1909
His results do show he is better... He went 6-1 at 3.0 while losing badly at 3.5. After lessons etc, he goes from losing badly at 3.5 to winning majority. This means he got better. Not that he THINKS he got better.
I guarantee you sandbaggers lose more money for UT than people playing up do.
I would say he did not necessarily get better just because his win loss record improved as it matters a great deal WHO he played. If you let me cherry pick my opponents, I am positive I could pick out a large number of local players who are computer rated at my level who could not take a set off me in ten tries. Conversely, there are a number of players at my level who I am probably even money or worse against, so we'd each likely win about five of those ten tries.
My point is that depending on their mix of opponents, someone could easily not get better but still dramatically improve their win/loss record against players of a particular rating level.