an in-between move

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[German, from zwischen, intermediate + zug, move

Literally an "in-between move". A move in a tactical sequence is called a zwischenzug* when it does not relate directly to the tactical motif in operation. |source|

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From this position, black played a zwischenzug: 19…d5
(Linares 2002, 1-0)


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David Rowland studies philosophy at the University of Illinois - Urbana / Champaign, where he's an active member of the Graduate Employees Organization. He used to play a lot of chess, but wasn't all that good. He has a blog. And email.



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Wednesday, January 07, 2004


Actual reporting from your crack Zwichenzug staff

Champaign, Illinois (Z) -- Members of the Women's Health Task Force (WHTF) today called on local health care providers to immediately comply with legislation that requires that they cover the cost of prescription contraceptives. The legislation, which went into effect January 1 after being passed last July, allows insurers to delay coverage until plans are renewed or amended, meaning that insurers may not be required to cover contraceptives for as much as another year.

In addition, loopholes in the law allow some local employers to avoid paying for coverage. For example, employers who run their own health insurance programs, such as the Carle Foundation Hospital, are exempt from the law.

While acknowledging that most health care providers who deny contraceptive coverage do so legally, WHTF argues that failure to provide coverage is gender discrimination.

"The fact that it's legal doesn't make it right," said WHTF spokesperson Brooke Anderson, "women are being required to pay more for health care just because they are women."

Kathie Spegal of Planned Parenthood pointed out that in December 2001 the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission issued an opinion that stated that exclusion of prescription contraceptives from health insurance plans is gender discrimination.

"No one who has filed an EEOC complaint has lost," said Ms. Spegal. "We're willing to go that route."



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