Since then I've come across the structure 'his to win/ to lose /etc.' quite a few times.
I've smugly presumed that it means 'it depends on a person whether something happens or not, that it's up to them, etc.' If I'm wrong, please correct me. If right, I wonder whether it is a lot more emphatic than a regular 'it depends on him', 'it's up to her', etc.
Your thoughts and reflections would be very much appreciated.