Maul was surprised by Obi-Wan, as he tought he had beaten him. He got arogant and careless, Obi-Wan took this opportunity to strike him down.
In the case of Anakin, they pretty much were even in the fight, matching each other blow for blow. But when Obi-Wan gained the higher ground, he knew he had an advantage, but Anakin was blinded by his rage and rushed in anyways...
Two different situations... But higher ground is usually a pretty good advantage in a fight, be it a sword fight, or a gun fight.
Last edited by coupes.; 07-14-2006 at 12:03 AM.