Sportsmanship or Gamesmanship

I have been playing numerous activities throughout the years. there are two types attitude to playing the game, Sportsmanship and Gamesmanship.



1.the character, practice, or skill of a sportsman.

2.sportsmanlike conduct, as fairness, courtesy, being a cheerful loser, etc.



1.the use of methods, especially in a sports contest, that are dubious or seemingly improper but not strictly illegal.

2.the technique or practice of manipulating people or events so as to gain an advantage or outwit one’s opponents or competitors.


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Even though i hate losing all the time (and winning on the one sider games) i prefer to be a sportsman because playing it fairly and behave in a good manner it builds your reputation and you will make friends and rivals. Also when people know your playing against them they know they will have a fair and good game.

But with gamesmanship people they will do anything, but not breaking the rules, to win and may fine people don’t want to play them.

So which attitude would you take to the game Sportsmanship or Gamesmanship?

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