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 6 - Weakness and strength
Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity ...
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Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.
Provoke your opponent with temptation shots to observe his responses. Present a range of difficult shots to understand his comfort/chaos zones.