Topic One Anakin/Kenobi Duel I don't think that Obi-Wan is the better dueler. However I do think: 1. Obi-Wan is Anakin's worst matchup because he too familiar with his fighting style from years of sparring. 2. Anakin's emotions and pride offset his superior strength. 3. Obi-Wan, like any of the top Jedi is good enough to hang around waiting for a mistake. He took advantage of Anakin's rashness. We saw what happens when his opponents don't make mistakes (Dooku) which leads me to Topic Two I don't think Sidious interfered in the fight between our heroes and Dooku. Why would he? 1. Dooku has Obi-Wan's number. He knows it and pressed the advantage. For those who think Dooku isn't powerful enough to handle the two Jedi, or that he could use such a devastating force combo on Obi-wan, watch the Clone Wars cartoons or read the Clone Wars novels. He is that powerful. He seems to be underestimated by a lot of people. Remember, he was already number two on the Jedi totem before he left, augment that with mastery of the Sith arts. 2. Sidious need not interfere between Dooku and Anakin, he knows Dooku won't kill Anakin, he ordered him NOT to.