(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 11 - face of the enemy

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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 11 - The nine situations

We are not fit to lead an army on the march unless we are familiar with the face of the country...

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We are not fit to lead an army on the march unless we are familiar with the face of the country — its mountains and forests, its pitfalls and precipices, its marshes and swamps. We shall be unable to turn natural advantages to account unless we make use of local guides.

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If you do not have the skills to maneuver the cue ball carefully and with effective control, you will have difficulties. You must have the skills and abilities to precisely control how and where the cue ball will stop.

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