Chess Quotes 737

[cool blue cat says:]

COOL TIP: What does Reti mean? He was one of the strongest players of his day, but surely grandmasters are superb calculators! Yes, they are, but often they do not need to calculate something from scratch, because they recognise the type of position they are in, and they know what to play in that sort of position. All the calculating has been done before by someone else, and once you are shown how it works, you can use it and apply it in your own games. It's all about recognising and making judgements about patterns, so as you read the notes and ideas elsewhere on these pages, what you should be doing is seeing and remembering patterns.
— Dr. Dave.

Chess Quotes

"Whereas the tactician knows what to do when there is something to do, it requires the strategian to know what to do when there is nothing to do"
— Gerald ABRAHAMS (this seems to be fairly free translation of one of TARTAKOVER's aphorisms).