It's about sharp (Dictionary.com, Merriam Learners, Merriam-Webster, American Heritage Dictionary). Only Wiktionary mentions a chess context with the meaning "tactical; risky". On Chess SE, the top voted question is about very aggressive [chess] openings: the person discusses an opening and says it "makes for a sharp tactical game" and requests further information about "very aggressive, tactical, sharp open games". There are some 14 other instances of the adjective sharp being used in the answers and comments throughout that Q&A. One answer discusses another opening and says it's "sharp, but sound and deep", seemingly implying it's possible to have a sharp yet unsound opening, and if it's unsound to begin with then it that can't be so keen in intellect or even that much tactical for that matter. Also if it means tactical then why would the person asking say "sharp tactical..."?
The notes about sharp, keen and acute in the AHDotEL are also very interesting:
Figuratively they indicate mental alertness and clarity of comprehension. Sharp suggests quickness and astuteness. [...] Keen implies clear-headedness and acuity. [...] Acute suggests penetrating perception or discernment.
[ American Heritage Dictionary of the English language, sharp. ]
Especially since Merriam-Webster lists as second and third meaning for sharp many shades of keen in (...intellect, perception, attention, spirit). Merriam Learners is also interesting when they refer to "having or showing a quick ability to notice and understand things" with an example like sharp questions, which makes me think that the product of a sharp mind may be sharp too...
More broadly speaking, there are other phrases/adjectives such as cutting edge (technology), tip of the spear (?), state of the art (device?), contemporary (time based), or things like focused, precise, which I tend to associate one way or another with some of those many meanings sharp can have. More typically I'm used to sharp being used to mean clever or cunning to describe someone, especially when they say something sharp, and I wasn't really aware this could be informal or that it could be used for stylish (informal) or expert (informal).
Is there a chess specific usage for sharp, what does it mean, is it "tactical; risky", are those just different use cases from books separated by a semicolon; has the word sharp become more popular over time, along the lines of stylish/cool, or has it replaced bright for quick-witted/intelligent (Dictionary.com) in modern casual English i.e. is the chess usage adapted from general usage, or different from it; when it modifies other adjectives and qualifies inanimate things and abstractions, or figuratively, is sharp just an intensifier, like the adverb "very", or do you pick up the nuances from context so that you feel it's one of aggressive, complex, modern, vetted by pros, popular, or stylish, depending: which one was it in the chess question (sharp tactical game/very aggressive sharp open games)?