- you need to emotionally devastate your opponents.
....there are more, but I can't give away all my secrets
Wasn't one of them standing next to your opponents and ripping one of those silent by deadly farts. Emotional + chemical devastation = win
But in all seriousness. What you are effectively doing is preparing yourself with theory without any practical. Books will only take you so far. Attend as many auctions as you can. Participate where possible.