Chess Heuristics

Tactics is what you do when you know.

Strategy is what you do when you don’t know.  It’s just a fancy Greek word for “educated guesswork”.

Chess heuristics (elements of strategy) are not rules, but suggestions where to look. “Rooks belong on open files.” Sometimes. It’s a good place to start looking for an answer, perhaps as good a place as any, perhaps not.

What heuristic would find you this winning position, analyzed in Tartakower’s and Dumont’s 500 Master Games of Chess?

Jacques Delaguerre