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Greek Gift Sacrifice

What is greek gift sacrifice chess tactic?

The “greek gift sacrifice” is a chess tactic that involves sacrificing a bishop on h7 (or h2 for black) in order to attack the f2 (or f7) square. This sacrifice can create a decisive advantage if executed correctly. The greek gift sacrifice is a variant of the “Fork” tactic, where the sacrificed bishop forks the King and the f-pawn.

How to prevent the greek gift sacrifice?

To prevent the greek gift sacrifice, players should be aware of the potential vulnerability of the f2 (or f7) square and should try to keep it protected. They should also try to anticipate the sacrifice, and should be prepared to defend against it.