Here's my two cents on the matter: I will not throw the match in favor of someone who is less competent than me. If you lose, it is because of your inferior abilities and nothing more. Why someone would happily toss away their deserved shot at supremacy in favor of being sub-par is idiotic in of itself!
I love how you think every game is based on abilities and skill.
Many people can have bad hands it's normal, you can too, doesn't make you a bad player.
I would play my opponent to see if he truly is a bad player, if I win and I believe he just had a bad hand, well I am going to advance anyways, what's the point of being a jerk about it.