I just wanted to post a message up here, as I am new to the board, and say hi to everyone in here, I've read these boards for a little while and finally descided to post.
I need a little advice too though. I have found that I almost always play my best against a tough opponent (the step up or sit down philosophy I guess), but what I am wondering is if there is anything anyone can suggest about playing a weaker opponent. The other night I lost in a tourny to a kid I've known for a long time, and who I should not have even been on the table with me (granted sometimes they just don't fall too). All too often I find that I lose (or just don't play up to par) against a weaker player. How can I overcome this?