So I am kind of new to chess and I have been playing online. I have been playing for a year and I consider myself a mediocre player, not too good and not too bad. Recently I got this invitation from someone to play a rated game. This person's rating is around 2100 so I said what the heck. Let's try it. As the game progressed, I saw that he was playing like a child. He made obvious blunders and simply offered me all of his pieces one by one. At first I thought maybe there is some deep strategy that I can't see but no. Now the game is about to end. I have a significant advantage in pieces and he will lose for sure.
My question is, has this ever happened to anyone? Or is this common in the chess community? Is this some weird strategy like how politicians try to throw elections if it is advantageous in that particular voting scheme or how players throw games if money is involved? There is no money involved, no tournament/prestige/title. If anything, he'll lose points and I'll gain them. I don't even know this person. We are just playing anonymously against each other online for the first time. Why would such a highly rated player play against a much inferior player and then lose that game...and it looks like he is deliberately losing.
Quite frankly it is boring and even a little condescending. I was expecting a much more exciting game.
So here is the game. My pieces are white.
[FEN ""] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 e6 3.dxe6 Bxe6 4.d4 Bb4+ 5.c3 Bd6 6.d5 Bf5 7.Bd3 Qe7+ 8.Be3 Bg6 9.Nf3 Nf6 10.O-O Nbd7 11.Bxg6 hxg6 12.Re1 O-O-O 13.Bxa7 Ne4 14.Nbd2 f5 15.Nxe4 fxe4 16.Qa4 Nf6 17.Bd4 Qf7 18.Bxf6 gxf6 19.Qxe4 Rh5 20.Qe6+ Rd7 21.c4 Qxe6 22.Rxe6 Rf7 23.Rae1 Bxh2+ 24.Nxh2 Rfh7 25.Rxf6 Rxh2 26.f4 Rh1+ 27.Kf2 Rxe1 28.Kxe1
So what do you guys think of this game? Any and all comments welcome.