For beginners/Intermediate players ..
how do u improve yr chess ..off course by beating a better player ...rather challenging equally rated players i suggest you to play with better rated opponent ..if u think u ll loss many its not so ..u just have to win 1/4 matches to keep yr rating same ^_^ ...if u manage to do tht whats yr advantage ..
1 u ll learn from them without paying them xp
2 yu ll know where u r weak ..
3 u ll be motivated even if u win match against better opponent
what are the things to keep in mind while playing them ..
1 never trade them as ur making their job easy especially queens
2 make the position complex !!!..so that u make them to think..if they find difficult to figure out whats goin on ..more chances they ll do mistake ..
3 play active positions at the cost of say a piece to keep the king in the centre ..or one pawn to make yr position fightin ..playin passive positions ...its more like waiting to be killed -w-
i share one of my games ...where i win better opponent within 13 moves !