The duel with Dooku at the start of ROTS was really really good. Much much better than the AOTC duel. Even better than Yoda vs Dooku. I really liked how Dooks made liberal use of the dark side in combat. Also, this is the only time in the entire SAGA that a Force Choke is so powerful that it makes the victim levitate in the air and is then flung away so hard he is knocked out cold. (though the lack of oxygen from the choke could also have done it) It shows that Vader was actually the weakest of all the Darth's in the entire SAGA (i.e. neither that strong in the Force, nor in Lightsaber combat) However, how could Anakin defeat Dooku so quickly and easily, but then loose to Obi Wan later on? I completely agree that when you have two fighters of a similar caliber or even some variation in power and experience, victory to either one is not guaranteed at all. MMA fights have proved this. GRRM repeats a similar point time and again whenever queried about who the best warrior in ASOIAF is. But even then, considering how easily Dooku took out Obi Wan, why didn't he do the same to Anakin? I know there is a popular theory that Sidious had tricked Dooku into saying he wanted to turn Anakin to the Dark Side. But...if so, how could Dooku be so stupid? Didn't he see what would happen if Anakin turned to the Dark? Didn't he know about the Rule of Two and the fact that Anakin was the chosen one?