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  1. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    05 Mar '14 14:12 / 3 edits
    I just finished this game last night and a position was reached where my opponent cannot move a piece without losing it (i'm talking about pieces not pawns). I was wondering, does this have a name? Zugzwang is when every available move weakens your position. Is there a word that describes this...?

  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    05 Mar '14 15:26
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    I just finished this game last night and a position was reached where my opponent cannot move a piece without losing it (i'm talking about pieces not pawns). I was wondering, does this have a name? Zugzwang is when every available move weakens your position. Is there a word that describes this...?

    [pgn][Event "Grand Seven Fourteen"]
    [Site "http://www ...[text shortened]... of thing have a name? } Kg8h8 26. Qa4a5 Nf6g8 27. Qa5c7 Nd8c6 28. bxc6 bxc6 29. Rd1b1 1-0[/pgn]
    Zug is more a situation when you would be OK if you could just pass your turn. At the end of this game, even if black passed, Rb8 is going to kill him.
  3. 05 Mar '14 15:36 / 1 edit
    Let's invent one. How about "gefrorene Stücke" or "bewegungsunfähig"?
  4. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    05 Mar '14 19:43
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    Let's invent one. How about "gefrorene Stücke" or "bewegungsunfähig"?
    *Alerted*
    That's enough dirty language. Now go wash your mouth out!
  5. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    05 Mar '14 21:50
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    Let's invent one. How about "gefrorene Stücke" or "bewegungsunfähig"?
    Marinka's Wang.
    It can also be an Asiatic name or a specific anatomical part.
  6. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    05 Mar '14 21:50
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    *Alerted*
    That's enough dirty language. Now go wash your mouth out!
    Just when I was getting into it.
  7. 06 Mar '14 01:45
    "Does this sort of thing have a name?" Yes. Lost.
  8. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    06 Mar '14 04:00
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "Does this sort of thing have a name?" Yes. Lost.
    Well yeah, if you want to get all technical and stuff.
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    06 Mar '14 04:54
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "Does this sort of thing have a name?" Yes. Lost.
    If you want to take it there, there is a name for it in every society/culture.

    pwnd (USA)
    jolly well buggered (England)
    all hosed up, eh (Canada)
    es como si él profanó su madre(Mexico)

    etc.
  10. 06 Mar '14 18:26
    And taking it further.

    "I'm winning." Your average RHP Player.