(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 2 - lay seige

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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 2 - Waging war

 If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength. ...

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 If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength.

Again, if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain.

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Where possible, do not play long matches that take hours to complete. This extended effort will use up energy reserves. When exhausted, your ability to make effective choices diminishes.

In a multiple day tournament, ensure you allow enough time for proper rest and well-balanced, leisurely meals. Other than necessary time to keep your skills tuned, use every opportunity to relax while you observe and learn about other players.

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