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  1. 18 Jul '06 00:54 / 1 edit
    I always thought that Zwischenzug referred to the situation where the player about to move has all his / her pieces tied up protecting things but, because it is their move, the position is ruined because the only moves available seriously weaken the position. But, my latests Chess books define it differently viz: making a move to sort out a minor threat whilst a more important threat is challenged by the next move.

    What is Zwiscenzug and what is the name of the situation I have referred to above>
  2. 18 Jul '06 01:02
    Zwiscenzug means whoever moves loses the game like two kings about to take a pawn say a pawn is on e4 and on e5 and whites king is on f5 and blacks king is on d4 whoever moves first will lose the game
  3. 18 Jul '06 01:08 / 2 edits
    Agreed - I always believed this. But, later chess books define it as something else - so do Chess websites.
  4. Standard member Deltaway
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    18 Jul '06 01:18
    You mean zugzwang, compulsion to move. Zwischenzug is the in-between move between a capture and re-capture.
  5. 18 Jul '06 04:08
    Originally posted by Deltaway
    You mean zugzwang, compulsion to move. Zwischenzug is the in-between move between a capture and re-capture.
    I'm glad someone got it right.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwischenzug
    Zwischenzug
    A German term for an 'in-between' move. Instead of making the obvious move, like an immediate recapture, a player interposes a move to achieve a favorable objective.
  6. 18 Jul '06 04:10
    What deltaway said. youre confused.
  7. 18 Jul '06 04:11
    Originally posted by Menso
    What deltaway said. youre confused.
    No....You are confused.I agree with Delta.
  8. 18 Jul '06 04:19
    who cares how you spell it all sounds the same
  9. 18 Jul '06 04:23
    Originally posted by kmac27
    who cares how you spell it all sounds the same
    No it doesn't.
  10. 18 Jul '06 04:27
    Originally posted by kmac27
    who cares how you spell it all sounds the same
    Plonker
  11. 18 Jul '06 04:39
    Iwas talking to theoriginal poster asp.
  12. 18 Jul '06 04:59
    Originally posted by Menso
    Iwas talking to theoriginal poster asp.
    Asp wasn't the original poster. lol jk
    Sorry sir,I was confused.Now stop it.
  13. 18 Jul '06 12:40
    Agreed, I've got zugzwang mikxed up with zwischenzug. Amazing, really, 'cos I speak German!
  14. 19 Jul '06 14:24
    Originally posted by kmac27
    who cares how you spell it all sounds the same
    Zwischen = in between
    Zug = move
    Zwang = obligation