Re: Quit comparing Shikamaru's battle tactics to Itachi, Minato, and Tobirama.
To be fair he didn't have the Intel the others do.
1. He knows nothing of FTG
2. As Sakura noted, it was impossible to detect the cloak was still linked.
3. Given the above, he literally could not have a single Idea that would have rationally worked without that information.
Just watch once he has some Intel he's gonna throw down a master strategy. He's beaten multiple people who are stronger than him (Hidan, Temari). Shikamaru is probably only equalled if not surpassed by his father. Itachi, Tobirams, and Minato all have POWER to back them up do their intellect in combat feels superior.
Don't underestimate that K11 badassery...