From this point of view, the game of cockfighting describes how two strong players can gain an advantage when confronting and conflict, and strive to obtain the maximum profit and ensure the minimum loss. The players in the game of cockfight are all in a tense situation that is evenly matched and at stake. This is just like the description in the martial arts novel. Two top martial arts masters compete for internal strength on Mount Hua, and the battle is inextricable. Once one side is slightly distracted and his internal strength fails, he will be defeated by the other in one fell swoop.
Zhuangzi once told a story that the highest state of cockfighting is like a wooden chicken. It does not respond to the opponent, and can scare off the opponent or paralyze the opponent. This story contains the basic principle of the game of cockfighting, which is to make the opponent misestimate the power balance of the two sides, so as to generate wrong expectations, and then defeat the opponent with his own strength.
However, in real life, two cockfighting cocks have to make the choice of a strict dominant strategy in the cockfighting arena, often through repeated trials, because which side advances is not determined by the subjective wishes of the two cockfighting cocks, but by the two sides. determined by the strength forecast. When neither side can fully predict the strength of the two sides, it can only be known through testing. Of course, sometimes this testing requires a considerable price.