(1) Which of the two sovereigns is imbued with the Moral Law?
Originally Posted by punctual
Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made on the basis of a comparison, in this wise:
Who, among your opponents, is more susceptible to letting a bad run muck their strategic plan? Who holds grudges against particular players for losing and will deviate from his strategy for revenge? Who will be faithful to his plan no matter what transpires in a hand?
(2) Which of the two generals has the most ability?
Who, among your opponents, is the best player? Who has, time and time again, dominated the top of the leaderboards? Who seems to always make the right decisions and always makes the final table?
(3) With whom lie the advantages derived from Heaven and Earth?
Who, among your opponents, is running well (i.e. getting good cards) this session? Who is running poorly? Whose good decisions are paying off for him? Whose good decisions are not paying off for him (suckouts)? Whose bad decisions are paying off for him (suckouts)? Whose bad decisions are not paying off for him?
(4) On which side is discipline most rigorously enforced?
Who, among your opponents, is a strict disciplinarian when it comes to how he or she plays poker? Who is unaffected by emotion? Who engages in strict money management principles? Who throws his chips around like they mean nothing to him?
(5) Which Army is Stronger?
The strength of a player can be measured taking into consideration many factors. Stack size, propensity for risk, ability to read others, ability to switch gears on a moment's notice. Considering all these things, who is the strongest player at the table? Who is the weakest?
(6) On which side are the officers and men more highly trained?
Who, among your opponents, is playing casually? Who is playing as if his/her life depended upon it? Who teeters on the brink of life and death with no qualms (the loose aggressor)? Who has clearly practiced and played many hands and so is not nervous in his play but persistent and confident? Who, on the other hand, is nervous about nearly every decision to be made?
(7) In which army is there the greater constancy both in reward and punishment?
Whose good decisions are consistently paid off? Whose bad decisions consistently fail them? Who seems to be the least affected by variance?
By means of these seven consideration, one can forecast victory or defeat.