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In life, what are some good strategies to take against an opponent who is out of your league, e.g. in chess, poker, or street fights, etc.?


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The trick is to shorten and simplify the competition when you are participating in an activity where you have a significant skill gap.

For instance, in the game of chess, you cannot defeat a master, but you might be able to alter the rules so that the contest is based on "if you survive" for a predetermined amount of moves.

In poker, you streamline the betting process by placing greater bets, which increases the role of luck and persuading your opponent to err on the side of caution.

You strike first and hard in street fights (and then escape).

In any event, you need to find a way to cut the tournament's duration short because, in any sport or activity, the longer a competition lasts, the more the skill deficit becomes evident.

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