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Forcing captures (sacrifices)

In the previous exercise, you learned how to exchange pieces as part of a forcing combination. A simple winning move concluded a series of forcing moves.

We will now look at another type of exchanging: sacrificing. With a sacrifice you give up material with the goal of getting something else (something more valuable!) in return. Why wouldn’t you give your opponent a present if you can win a queen?

Look at the example. White exchanges a rook for a knight. That’s not a very good exchange. But on the next move White can win a rook in a double attack. All in all, White out on top.

Remember: always look out for forcing combinations. And don’t forget to think about sacrifices as well as ordinary exchanges!

What do you have to do?
Win material by means of a forcing capture (sacrifice).