The Theory and Practice of Gamesmanship : or the Art of Winning Games without Actually Cheating

The Theory and Practice of Gamesmanship : or the Art of Winning Games without Actually Cheating

Description

There have been many books written on games, play and the right tactics. This is different. Gamesmanship is the art of winning. When playing sports or games, there are times when even the best of us can find ourselves up against superior opponents, with little hope of winning while playing within the spirit of the game. Gamesmanship is the practice of resorting to sly tactics that, while of course remaining well within the rules, might be considered a little underhand. Stephen Potter's classic manual is a hilarious look at the ways of disrupting an opponent's rhythm, from throwaway remarks to put them off to using body language to induce overconfidence. His tongue-in-cheek humour sublimely straight-faced, Potter gives examples of successful gamesmanship, which continues to be practised by sportsmen around the world. The ultimate in polite psychological warfare, Gamesmanship will appeal strongly to any sportsman open to bending the rules - without actually breaking them - in pursuit of victory, and is a timeless comedy of English manners.


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Details

Author(s)
Stephen Potter
Format
Hardback | 128 pages
Dimensions
111 x 178 x 16mm | 202g
Publication date
10 Oct 2013
Publisher
Elliott & Thompson Limited
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1909653144
ISBN13
9781909653146
Bestsellers rank
364,001