THE COCKY KID
i live in Kankakee Illinois where there not a lot of chess.
However about 20 years ago the local YMCA started a chess club.
I was there once but nobody was interested in playing me.
They had a Club Championship one year and this 17 year old kid won the championship. Not only that but he beat every player in the Championship--something like wins against 9 players.
He contacted me. He was quite proud of himself and much too cocky.
He had heard I was a good chess player and he wanted to play me [and maybe beat me.] I told him "yes" but under certain conditions.
He would come to my house every Saturday and we would play a timed game with a clock. I would provide the drinks and refreshments and a pleasant area to play in. We would play a ten game match over 10 Saturdays..
I won the first three games but a couple were hard fought,
Then I won the the fourth, fifth and sixth games.
Should I let him win one of the games??? NAH I won won the 7th, 8th, and 9th games. He showed up for the tenth game and I won again.
After that last game, I never heard from him again...