The Master's Guide to Rock, Paper & Scissors defines the term gambit as:

"A series of three successive moves made with strategic intention."

Listed below are a few examples of the many opening RPS gambits:
 

THE CRESCENDO


 The slow-building nature of this gambit makes it a very elegant opening series.

 

DENOUEMENT


 The Denouement is the mirror of the Crescendo and uses a "cooling-down" approach. When used in tandem with the Crescendo the result is often a baffled opponent.

 

FISTFUL O' DOLLARS


 This move took the 1967 RPS World Championships by surprise and is arguably still one of the great surprise offensive moves.

 

AVALANCHE


 A subtle, yet aggressive gambit. Was the first of the Triple Gambits developed in the early 1890s (the others being The Bureaucrat and Toolbox).

 

SCISSOR SANDWICH


 An invasive and devious gambit.

PAPER DOLLS


 The complexity of this series is belied by its apparent simplicity.

 


 

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