So IMO, we need to set up our "problem sets" in which we have lost control of the situation and we don't have control at 3 steps. Simply put we are either already winning or we are losing. It is one or the other, unless it is a sport like boxing, we don't have parity. That is why they have a ref in boxing...if two boxers could maintain parity....you'd have no need for a ref!
Reminds me of when I was in Karate, years ago. I asked the instructor what would happen if we end up on the ground - the answer was "don't end up on the ground". I get the point - keep the situation where it's favorable to you - unfortunately things don't usually work out that well for me