Oh that was so uncomfortable.
There were two ways to win that game: conform perfectly to the expectations of society like the asian guy did, or be in the zone, pull a Russel Brand, and turn the entire scene on its head.
Even showing up for the event though is basically an admission that you're good but you'll never be great.
critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the
best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he
knows that every day is Doomsday"
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
FR's detailing my progression