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A Deflection is a chess tactic that forces an opposing piece (the defender) to give up the defence of an important square or line, exposing the king or a valuable piece. If the defender is member of one or more balanced defend and attack sets with same number of attacks and defends of respective critical squares, a deflection sacrifice, often attacking the defender by putting a piece of the same kind en-prise, might be crushing.

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