Overcoming positional problems through tactics
It's been famously said that chess is 99% tactics. It's also been said that tactics flow naturally from superior positions. In my experience in play below the expert level, quite often a superior position crumbles due to an overlooked tactical blow. In a recent USCF tournament I was staring at a rather dire position. My opponent was on the brink of rolling over me. However, there was a chink in the armor and a few small false steps allowed a tactical blow to put me right back in the game.