In Kaissa matches between clubs and towns, and sometimes even cities
In Kaissa matches between clubs and towns, and sometimes even cities, incidentally, a certain form of similar deception is often practiced. One sacrifices the first board, so to speak, and then has one’s first player engaging the enemy’s second player, and one’s second player engaging the enemy’s third, and so on.
To be sure, the enemy, not unoften, is doing the same thing, or something similar, and so things often even out. This tends not to be practical among members of the caste of Players, of course, as their ratings are carefully kept, and are a matter of public record.
Vagabonds of Gor, p. 110