Ultimate loss, but very promising start

I recently saw an epee match in which the lower-ranked fencer (from now on abbreviated to LRF) got off to a 2-0 lead, before losing 2-5. That got me thinking: what went right in the beginning, and what should the fencer who got off to a lead have done in order to...

Strategic plan – how not to do it

Recently, I saw an epee match between two quite different fencers, who nonetheless were reasonably equally matched. The fencer on the left was quite short for being an epee fencer. To make up for that, he was very explosive, and he was quite good at scoring toe hits....