Originally posted by @greenpawn34A good strategy: Plan to adapt to tactics.
There is the Dwight D. Eisenhower quote:
"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable."
You make a strategic plan to guide you but soon it will be
out of the window as you have to deal with a or impose a
tactical threat. Hopefully your pieces will be, due the strategic
plan, on the right squares to deal with it.
Originally posted by @apathistYes, tactics is very important. Regarding the What when why how? I would add another very important concept to these: Effort! The strongest players are also the ones who work hard at endgames, tactics, their opening repertoire etc.
Strategy vs tactics. What when why how? My opinion is tactics wins, you know, push comes to shove. I rely on strategy, so I'm not happy.
Originally posted by @moonbusI love that Kasparov quote!
Kasparov once said that playing a game of chess is like trying to paint a masterpiece while someone is tugging at your sleeve.
Many of Lasker's games exhibit a particular kind of mastery, that of carrying out long-range strategic maneuvers by means of immediate tactical threats. For example, provoking a weakness in the opponent's king position or obtaini ...[text shortened]... vented from doing something else which might have improved his position instead of weakening it.