An interference is a piece sacrifice with the intention of cutting off vital lines or blocking escape squares. White sacrifices the knight with check to disrupt the line between Black’s rook and queen. Source: Wikipedia.

In order not to lose the queen, Black is forced to sacrifice the exchange.


One Response to Interference

  1. Whenever I think about this type of tactic, I always look for it as it’s one of the most aesthestic tactics. Of course, it never seems to crop up.

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