13327 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Chess strategy refers to your ability to make a good plan for the position.
Tactics skills on the other hand refers to how good you are at seeing a combination of moves (usually 2-5 moves deep) with which you obtain some advantage.
Anyone else who can come up with some of the main differences between tactics and strategy?
Strategy is what you wish to accomplish, tactics is how you go about accomplishing it.
I think your definition nails it.
Good looking and informative site, I've bookmarked it for further attention.
How strong a player are you?
To be honest, I am about a 2000 rated player but I dont play very actively - I spend more time coaching than actually playing - but I look at what the grandmaster are saying and try to put in into informative and useful information
Thanks for bookmarking.
Yeah good one. I also like what Fischer said - tactics flow from superior positions.
Strategy helps you get the good position, tactics help you get the concrete advantage from the good position.
Strategy would be like if I got a gun. I loaded the gun. Then I walked into a store. I would need to decide what kind of gun and ammo. I would need to decide what time. I would need to decide if I will be alone or have accomplices. I would need to decide exactly what store.
Tactics would be either taking the clerk hostage, shooting the clerk, or demanding the clerk pay me the money.
UNABLE TO DELETE MESSAGES
by adamplenty a few minutes ago
7/11/2014 - All For The Win
by dufferps a few minutes ago
How to get from 1100-1800 quick?
by nobodyreally a few minutes ago
en passant étiquette when opponent doesn't know about the rule
by macer75 3 minutes ago
Is this a win for Black?
by Sred 4 minutes ago
Most annoying thing to experience in a chess game.
by rajnikant001 5 minutes ago
Chessenall vs Chess.com
by harryz 6 minutes ago
My Toughest Opponent
by uarefunny 8 minutes ago
chess in prisons - where I am headed
by adamplenty 8 minutes ago
Question for youth: Do you tell your friends "google it" IRL?
by notmtwain 17 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!