(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 3 - subdue 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 3 - Planning attacks

Therefore the skillful leader subdues the enemy’s troops...

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Therefore the skillful leader subdues the enemy’s troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; he overthrows their kingdom without lengthy operations in the field.

With his forces intact he will dispute the mastery of the Empire, and thus, without losing a man, his triumph will be complete. This is the method of attacking by stratagem.

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Use strategies adapted to your opponent's abilities and craft clever tactics to control the table. When you force your opponent to react to your actions, he will make errors in skill and judgment to your benefit.

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