Brag: Last night, obtained my highest FICS rating (standard time controls) at 1857. This is in the top 10%.
Unbrag: Some games have been seriously “lucky”. And if I’m in the top 10%, the overall level of play on the server must not be very strong.
Games often go like this:
1. I screw up the opening.
2. My opponent can’t take advantage.
3. I outplay my opponent in the middlegame and/or endgame and win. (“Outplay” usually means “I play bad, he plays worse”)
Two “gems” from last night that exemplify this perfectly: