(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 8 - advantage & distadvantagein varying

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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 8 - Variation in tactics

Hence in the wise leader’s plans, considerations of advantage and of disadvantage will be blended together....

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Hence in the wise leader’s plans, considerations of advantage and of disadvantage will be blended together.

  • If our expectation of advantage be tempered in this way, we may succeed in accomplishing the essential part of our schemes.
  • If, on the other hand, in the midst of difficulties we are always ready to seize an advantage, we may extricate ourselves from misfortune.

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Therefore, the Intelligent player considers tactics to fit the table layout, his abilities, the opponent's skills, and the playing circumstances.

  • When in comfort zones - play offensively and advance the game towards the win.
  • When in chaos zones, play defensively and where possible prepare the table for the next inning.

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