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Deflection in chess is a tactic that forces an opposing piece to leave the square, rank or file it occupies, thus exposing the king or a valuable piece. It is typically used in the context of a combination or attack, where the deflected piece is critical to the defence. Deflection may be used as a gambit to cause an opponent's piece to move to a less suitable square. Deflections are often used as part of a combination which may involve other types of chess tactics as well.
- Chess Tactics Repository - Deflection - Collection of chess problems on deflection
- 101 Chess Tips - Deflection - Relates deflection to an overworked piece
- Chess Guru - Learn how to use deflection in chess - A tutorial in the use of deflection to win games
- Chess Corner - Deflection - Shows several chess problems involving deflection