The player or leader who is adept at being deceitful creates a situation in which the enemy is sure to act. He is as a fisherman with fresh bait; the fish is sure to strike.
Players: Creating a situation that ensures the enemy will act must be done in such a way that is convincing. The wise enemy will sense a ruse that is done without the utmost of sincerity. Just as overuse of a tactic will ensure the enemy changes their strategy, overuse of a ruse will enlighten the enemy. At times, no deceit can create the illusion of deceit and ensure the enemy’s mind is trapped. One must always keep the enemy guessing.