- why do children play so fast?
- why are their results so variable
While I do understand that chess itself is quite variable, you'd expect most (sober ) players to operate in +/- 200 Elo point range of their natural strength, with the odd, rare, exceptions.
However, my son, and many in his age group, can regularly beat 1900+ players, yet still regularly lose to sub 100 ecf/ sub 1200 players the next game.
Time controls may play a part (I notice that as they get better at standard, they start having problems with the shorter time controls as they got used to calculate deeper and broader), but I believe something escapes me.
Some of the below answers were suggested to me in the past. It is due to:
- to natural children brain development?
- to a lack of experience?
- to the psychology of playing other children?
- various other ideas