One Response to “The Handicapping Handicapper”

  1. I can understand both sides. There are people who want to strive for better and improve and who enjoy challenges. They will probably enjoy playing a professional.

    But there are people who don’t have time, motivation, energy, interest, or whatever to practice and they play just for recreation. For them, a player like Marc is mostly a nuisance, because they realize they don’t have much chance against him. (Which is true, even if it’s just a race to 2. The skill difference between a pro and a recreational player is that big that the percentages are in huge favor for the pro.)

    Some of those players probably just want to have their regular tournament mostly the same every time and are annoyed about unexpected surprises. I agree that it’s not an excuse for bad behavior, but I do understand why some people don’t want to play against too strong players. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.

    But I do understand and mostly agree with your viewpoint too. :-)

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