The best way to learn something new is by observing how that’s done by professionals. Chess is no exception. There is no need to stress about the importance of tactics, especially for under 2200 rated players. Ability to find tactics, and survive complication is often a decisive factor in an amateur game. If you want to achieve progress in this area, you should go over grandmaster’s tactical combinations and practice finding those in your own games. To give you a jump start, we invite you to see those 7 GM games decided by tactics.