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When strategy requires tactics

When strategy requires tactics

Feb 8, 2017, 1:54 PM 0

Sometimes during a game, there are "just" tactical considerations--for example, pushing an opponent's piece onto a particular square to set up a fork or a skewer. Sometimes, there are "just" strategic or positional considerations--for example, maneuvering a piece to an outpost or taking control of an open file. But sometimes, strategy needs tactics--for example, seeing a tactic that will help you develop more quickly, or creating threats on a wing to take control of an open file in the center. This week's game contained two such examples in which strategy required stronger tactical vision.

Lesson: They say that tactics flow from good positions. It's also true that, sometimes, better positions flow from stronger tactical vision.

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