(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 10 - best ally

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At it's most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from "The Art of War" is provided with how it applies to the competition between opponents.

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Chapter 10 - Terrain

The natural formation of the country is the soldier’s best ally...

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The natural formation of the country is the soldier’s best ally; but a power of estimating the adversary, of controlling the forces of victory, and of shrewdly calculating difficulties, dangers and distances, constitutes the test of a great general.

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To test the opponent, set up a sequence of shots to determine his comfort/chaos zones. Examples of such testing shots are long distances, sharp cuts, and banks. With this information, you can configure table setups that deny opportunities to your opponent. You will also know when to play an offensive or defensive shot.

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