Originally Posted by smilingbill
When your opponent is in time trouble: Take your time. Don't panic and start blitzing just because your opponent is.
That reminds me one of my games when I was 14, playing against a 2550 GM. He misplayed the opening like an amateur (despite thinking for a long time on almost every move) and after 20 moves I had a winning position - almost all my pieces attacking his castle, defended only by his knight. Also, my opponent had like 2 minutes for making 20 moves in a hopeless position. I had about 40 minutes and (because I was 14 and stupid) instead of spending 10 minutes on finding the simplest way to win (I got him totally crushed so there were multiple ways to finish him off) I started blitzing and obviously I started making blunders and eventually lost the game.