Good players develop a tactical instinct, a sense of what is possible or likely and what is not worth calculating.
The combination player thinks forward; he starts from the given position, and tries the forceful moves in his mind
The tactician knows what to do when there is something to do; whereas the strategian knows what to do when there is nothing to do
A thorough understanding of the typical mating continuations makes the most complicated sacrificial combinations leading up to them not only not difficult, but almost a matter of course
It's always better to sacrifice your opponent's men
The defensive power of a pinned piece is only imaginary
All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.
A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
The only tactics I admire are do-or-die
My very first book was a games collection of Anatoly Karpov. On the whole I was attracted by positonal play with some tactics, and already then I was aiming for universality.
Discovered check is the dive bomber of the Chessboard
Tactics flow from a superior position
We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities.
Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have.
Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones and mine
Incentives are not strategy, they are tactics. Defensive measures.
Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.
I had my own battle tactics.
We often hear the terms 'positional' and 'tactical' used as opposites. But this is as wrong as to consider a painting's composition unrelated to its subject. Just as there is no such thing as 'artistic' art, so there is no such thing as 'positional' chess.
No matter how much theory progresses, how radically styles change, chess play is inconceivable without tactics.
Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated as the chemical formula for splitting the atom.
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