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What is the difference between strategy and tactics?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    Bataleur

    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?

    http://www.chess-strategies-tactics.com/chess-strategy-and-tactics

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    pellik

    Strategy is what you wish to accomplish, tactics is how you go about accomplishing it.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    PrawnEatsPrawn

    Bataleur wrote:

    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?

    http://www.chess-strategies-tactics.com/chess-strategy-and-tactics


     

    I think your definition nails it.

     

    Good looking and informative site, I've bookmarked it for further attention.

     

    How strong a player are you?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    Bataleur

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    Bataleur

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    Frankdawg

    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.


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