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Chess 101: What Is Chess Strategy? The Difference Between Chess Strategy and Chess Tactics and 5 Tips for Developing Your Own Successful Chess Strategy

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 3, 2021 • 5 min read

Developing a successful chess strategy requires time, effort, and patience. There’s only one downside: chess has no universal strategy. Tactics abound, with opportunities and pitfalls for both players. Part of learning the game of chess is also discovering and playing to your own strengths while learning to recognize your weaknesses.