When evaluating how easily Count Dooku defeated Obi-Wan Kenobi in REVENGE OF THE SITH while being beaten by Anakin Skywalker, one thing to note is this: Dooku used the Force against Obi-Wan. Several times, Obi-Wan was thrown through the air by Dooku through the Force. Against Anakin, however, Dooku relied on his lightsaber skills only. Was this by choice (i.e. part of Palpatine's plan), or had Anakin grown so powerful that Dooku was unable to use the Force effectively against him? This can be discussed here.