10.6

Chapter: Terrain 10.6
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Translation:

When the position is such that neither side will gain by making the first move, it is called temporizing ground.

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Commentary

Stalemate can ensue from equality, for example where both hold entangling ground or where there is a disadvantageous obstacle in the way.

Sometimes when neither army is motivated to fight, being equal and bereft of ideas, the ground may be taken as temporizing when it is not.