Bishop Sacrifice

Bishop Sacrifice

It is important to know when to sacrifice a bishop on h7 and when it is not.

Most players are always looking for crazy sacrifices that don’t work and end up putting themselves down lots of material and not much else to show for their efforts.

When you want to sacrifice your bishop on h7 there are a few things that you need in place for it to work.

  1. Need light square bishop on the b1-h7 diagonal
  2. Need knight on f3
  3. Need Queen that can jump to h5
  4. Need bishop along the c1-h6 diagonal (usually seen on c1)
  5. Need pawn on e5

Make sure that you have these things or this sacrifice is doomed from the beginning.

Watch the video below for a detailed explanation along with multiple examples.