The great German master Richard Teichmann [1868-1925] exaggerated chess to be 99% tactics that conveys a short-term plan. Hey! What about strategy where you would be left with 1%? This often published announcement likely represented sparkling games published in books or magazines where the emphasis was aimed illustrating the most enjoyment for amateurs showing brilliant tactics and thus encourage sales. In those days, positional strategy was less attractive for carrying out the kill by mate or by material gain. It just illustrates the sometimes over zealous joy of experiencing magical dynamism. Part of this would be the play earmarked by my square count theory as part of the evolving strategic principles that connect the two.
Chess literature emphasizing these give us good description of tactics that excite the spirit of instant gratification–discovered attacks, forks, pins, skewers, and undermining an overworked piece defending squares or a piece. For the chess enthusiasts, these reflect the competitive nature of chess and whenever two players or teams meet in competition, chess does, to me, represent a sport. This again is denied by certain circles in America whose sport representatives and media refuse to honor chess as a recognized sport. Chess history and writers all look upon chess as physical endurance, sport, art, and science. Few games can turn on gratification joys like chess does.