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Sacrifice (chess)

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In chess, a sacrifice is a move giving up a piece with the objective of gaining tactical or positional compensation in other forms. [1]

46 relations: Andrew Soltis, Backward pawn, Boris Spassky, Check (chess), Checkmate, Chess, Chess Informant, Chess opening, Chess piece, Chess piece relative value, Chess strategy, Chess tactic, Chessgames.com, Compensation (chess), Desperado (chess), Dragoljub Minić, Draw (chess), Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Exchange (chess), Fortress (chess), Gambit, Glossary of chess, Greek gift sacrifice, Half-open file, King (chess), Larry Evans (chess grandmaster), Leonid Shamkovich, Levon Aronian, Miguel Najdorf, Mikhail Tal, Outpost (chess), Paul Morphy, Pawn structure, Perpetual check, Peter Svidler, Promotion (chess), Queen (chess), Queen sacrifice, Rudolf Spielmann, Samuel Reshevsky, Smothered mate, Stalemate, Swindle (chess), Tempo (chess), The Game of the Century (chess), The New York Times.

Andrew Soltis

Andrew Eden Soltis (born May 28, 1947 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania) is an American chess grandmaster, author and columnist.

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Backward pawn

In chess, a backward pawn is a pawn that is behind all pawns of the same color on the adjacent files and cannot be safely advanced.

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Boris Spassky

Boris Vasilievich Spassky (Бори́с Васи́льевич Спа́сский; born January 30, 1937) is a Russian chess grandmaster.

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Check (chess)

A check is a condition in chess, shogi, and xiangqi that occurs when a player's king (or general in xiangqi) is under threat of on their opponent's next turn.

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Checkmate (often shortened to mate) is a game position in chess and other chess-like games in which a player's king is in check (threatened with) and there is no way to remove the threat.

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Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.

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Chess Informant

Chess Informant (Šahovski Informator) is a publishing company from Belgrade (Serbia, former Yugoslavia) that periodically (since 2012, four volumes per year) produces a book entitled Chess Informant, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Opening Monographs, other print publications, and software (including electronic editions of most print publications).

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Chess opening

A chess opening or simply an opening refers to the initial moves of a chess game.

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Chess piece

A chess piece, or chessman, is any of the six different movable objects used on a chessboard to play the game of chess.

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Chess piece relative value

In chess, the chess piece relative value system conventionally assigns a point value to each piece when assessing its relative strength in potential exchanges.

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Chess strategy

Chess strategy is the aspect of chess playing concerned with evaluation of chess positions and setting of goals and long-term plans for future play.

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Chess tactic

In chess, a tactic refers to a sequence of moves that limits the opponent's options and may result in tangible gain.

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Chessgames.com is an Internet chess community with over 224,000 members.

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Compensation (chess)

In chess, compensation is the typically short-term positional advantages a player has in exchange for typically material disadvantage.

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Desperado (chess)

In chess, a desperado piece is a piece that is or trapped, but captures an enemy piece before it is itself captured.

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Dragoljub Minić

Dragoljub Minić (April 5, 1936 in Podgorica, Zeta Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia – c. April 5, 2005 in Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro) was a Yugoslav Grandmaster of chess.

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Draw (chess)

In chess, a draw is the result of a game ending in a tie.

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Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings

The Encyclopedia of Chess Openings is a classification system for the opening moves in chess.

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Exchange (chess)

In the tactics and strategy in the board game of chess, an exchange (exchanging) or trade (trading) of chess pieces is series of closely related moves, typically sequential, in which the two players capture each other's pieces.

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Fortress (chess)

In chess, the fortress is an endgame drawing technique in which the side behind in sets up a zone of protection that the opponent cannot penetrate.

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A gambit (from ancient Italian gambetto, meaning "to trip") is a chess opening in which a player, more often White, sacrifices, usually a pawn, with the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position.

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Glossary of chess

This page explains commonly used terms in chess in alphabetical order.

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Greek gift sacrifice

In chess, the Greek gift sacrifice (or classical bishop sacrifice) is a typical sacrifice of a bishop by White playing Bxh7+ or Black playing Bxh2+.

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Half-open file

In chess, a half-open file (or semi-open file) is a with only pawns of one color.

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King (chess)

In chess, the king (♔,♚) is the most important piece.

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Larry Evans (chess grandmaster)

Larry Melvyn Evans (March 22, 1932 – November 15, 2010) was an American chess grandmaster, author, and journalist.

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Leonid Shamkovich

Leonid Aleksandrovich Shamkovich (Russian: Леони́д Алекса́ндрович Шамко́вич; June 1, 1923 – April 22, 2005) was a chess Grandmaster and chess writer.

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Levon Aronian

Levon Grigori Aronian (Լևոն Գրիգորի Արոնյան Levon Grigori Aronyan; born 6 October 1982) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster.

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Miguel Najdorf

Miguel Najdorf (born Mojsze Mendel Najdorf) (15 April 1910 – 4 July 1997) was a Polish-Argentine chess grandmaster.

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Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal (Mihails Tāls; Михаил Нехемьевич Таль, Mikhail Nekhem'evich Tal,; sometimes transliterated Mihails Tals or Mihail Tal; 9 November 1936 – 28 June 1992) was a Soviet Latvian chess Grandmaster and the eighth World Chess Champion (from 1960 to 1961).

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Outpost (chess)

An outpost is a square on the fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh which is protected by a pawn and which cannot be attacked by an opponent's pawn.

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Paul Morphy

Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884) was an American chess player.

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Pawn structure

In chess, the pawn structure (sometimes known as the pawn skeleton) is the configuration of pawns on the chessboard.

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Perpetual check

In the game of chess, perpetual check is a situation in which one player can force a draw by an unending series of checks.

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Peter Svidler

Pyotr Veniaminovich Svidler (Пётр Вениами́нович Сви́длер; born 17 June 1976) is a Russian chess grandmaster.

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Promotion (chess)

Promotion is a chess rule that requires a pawn that reaches its eighth to be immediately replaced by the player's choice of a queen, knight, rook, or bishop of the same.

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Queen (chess)

The queen (♕,♛) is the most powerful piece in the game of chess, able to move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

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Queen sacrifice

In chess, a queen sacrifice is a move giving up a queen in return for tactical or positional compensation.

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Rudolf Spielmann

Rudolf Spielmann (5 May 1883 – 20 August 1942) was an Austrian-Jewish chess player of the romantic school, and chess writer.

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Samuel Reshevsky

Samuel Herman Reshevsky (born Szmul Rzeszewski; November 26, 1911 – April 4, 1992) was a Polish chess prodigy and later a leading American chess grandmaster.

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Smothered mate

In chess, a smothered mate is a checkmate delivered by a knight in which the mated king is unable to move because he is surrounded (or smothered) by his own pieces.

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Stalemate is a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal move.

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Swindle (chess)

In chess, a swindle is a ruse by which a player in a losing position tricks his opponent, and thereby achieves a win or draw instead of the expected loss.

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Tempo (chess)

In chess and other chess-like games, tempo is a "turn" or single move.

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The Game of the Century (chess)

In chess, The Game of the Century is a chess game played between 26-year-old Donald Byrne and 13-year-old Bobby Fischer in the Rosenwald Memorial Tournament in New York City on October 17, 1956, which Fischer won.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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