In warfare, there are no constant conditions. He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent will succeed and win.
Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.
Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have.
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Be the hunter, not the hunted: Never allow your unit to be caught with its guard down.
Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation
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
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
Good players develop a tactical instinct, a sense of what is possible or likely and what is not worth calculating.
Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner. Tactics is getting her to drink it.
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.
Tactics flow from a superior position
The only tactics I admire are do-or-die
A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
The combination player thinks forward; he starts from the given position, and tries the forceful moves in his mind
Incentives are not strategy, they are tactics. Defensive measures.
Tactics involve calculations that can tax the human brain, but when you boil them down, they are actually the simplest part of chess and are almost trivial compared to strategy.
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.
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.
There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones and mine
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
A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
The defensive power of a pinned piece is only imaginary
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