gamesmanship

[geymz-muhn-ship]
noun
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.

Origin:
1945–50; game1 + -s3 + -manship, perhaps on the model of sportsmanship

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gamesmanship (ˈɡeɪmzmənˌʃɪp)
 
n
informal the art of winning games or defeating opponents by clever or cunning practices without actually cheating
 
'gamesman
 
n

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Example sentences
We can speculate if this is gamesmanship or following blind prejudice.
Flopping, as it's known in soccer, has long been a part of the sport's innate
  gamesmanship.
In an era of great-power gamesmanship, that may be wishful thinking.
Do everything at the line of scrimmage to combat that, there was a little bit
  of gamesmanship on their side.
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