(Usually deliberate) bidding of a contract known to be unmakeable, with the intent that the cost of penalty (even if doubled) will be smaller than the value of opponent's score.
deliberately bid above one's trick-taking potential in the hope of losing fewer points than if the opponents were allowed to play and make their contract.
A deliberate loss of MATERIAL with the intention of procuring a short-term or long-term gain. Often abbreviated to 'sac'.
If the opponents can make a game or a slam, sometimes a doubled contract by you will give them fewer points. This is particularly likely if you are not vulnerable and they are. Also: "sac."
To exchange a piece for a lesser-valued opponent's piece in order to gain a positional or tactical advantage.
a deliberate out made by a batter in order for a runner to advance a base
an act in which an individual gives up a value for a lesser value or non-value
A deliberate loss of material for anticipated advantage. Also known as sac. Category: Glossary 1 visitor(s) thought this was helpful. Do you
A move which gives up material in order to gain some positional or tactical advantage.
Giving up a piece on purpose to try to make your opponent move where you want them too.
When one player voluntaily gives up material in return for an advantage such as space, development, or an attack. A sacrifice in the opening is called a gambit.''' Scholar's mate: A four-move checkmate (common among novices) in which White plays 1. e4, follows with Qh5 (or Qf3) and Bc4, and finishes with 4. Qxf7#. Score: A record that each player must keep of the moves of the game, usually in algebraic notation. Semi-open game''': Any chess opening that results in some open lines, but not many. Often begins with White playing 1.e4 and Black playing a move other than 1...e5 (which are also called ''Half-open'' or ''Asymmetrical King Pawn'' openings.) See also Open game and Closed game.
The deliberate casting away or destruction of property to prevent greater loss. General Average sacrifice is for the common good and saved interests make good the sacrifice in proportion to the saving enjoyed.
Grabbing of opponent's legs or body.
In the game of chess, a sacrifice is the deliberate forsaking of a chess piece by a player, allowing or even forcing the opponent to capture it. A sacrifice could also be a deliberate exchange of a chess piece of higher value for an opponent's piece of lower value.
A sacrifice is a (usually deliberate) bid of an unmakeable contract in contract bridge in the hope that the penalty will be smaller than the value of an opponents' contract. In rubber bridge, a sacrifice can be also made in an attempt to prevent the opponents to score a game, hoping that the cards in subsequent deals will turn the side and provide a compensation.