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Zwichenzug

an in-between move

Cool kids read The Bellman.

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Don't read this blog!

I mean, thanks for dropping by my little corner of the blogospheric backwaters, but the blog you should be reading is The Bellman. The stuff I post there is much, much less likely to be imbued with dormitive powers.

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Zwischenzug
[German, from zwischen, intermediate + zug, move

n.
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|


image copyright TWIC

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

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about your blogger

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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Thursday, January 08, 2004

 

Immigration Reform: a dialogue

Inspector: Good morning. I understand your company has certified that you have a number of job opportunities that American workers refuse to fill?

Manager: Yes. Is there a problem?

Inspector: No, no. We just do these checks from time to time to insure that American workers won't be displaced.

Manager: Perfectly understandable. What's the drill?

Inspector: Well, why don't we start with a tour of the facilities, and after that we can talk wages and benefits.

Manager: Sounds good to me. Though the benefits talk will be short. Ha, ha!

Inspector: We shall see. Let me say first off that your facilities here are very impressive. I should think that any American would be proud to work in such conditions.

Manager: Oh yes, we're all Americans in this wing. The guest workers will be kept in the back. I'll take you there.

. . . .

Manager: As you can see—careful where you step, sir—this is the warehouse floor.

Inspector: What is that awful smell?

Manager: We're not quite sure.

Inspector: It's quite warm back here.

Manager: Yes, we've found that it isn't cost-efficient to air condition this area. If you'll step this way…

Inspector: Do you happen to have any ear-plugs? I'm finding this din quite disconcerting.

Manager: What was that?

Inspector: I said, oh never mind.

Manager: Sorry, I still didn't hear you. Right this way—watch your head…

Inspector: Ouch!

Manager: Are you all right?

Inspector: What?

Manager: ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

Inspector: I think I'm bleeding.

Manager: WHAT? SEE HERE, I THINK YOU'RE BLEEDING.

Inspector: I HIT MY HEAD ON THAT PIPE.

Manager: STAY HERE……….I CHECKED THE FIRST AID KIT, BUT WE SEEM TO BE OUT OF BANDAGES. TRY TO STAUNCH THE BLEEDING WITH THIS RAG.

Inspector: THANK YOU. IF YOU DON'T MIND I THINK I'LL GO WASH THE CUT OUT IN THAT BATHROOM.

Manager: I DON'T THINK YOU WOULD FIND IT SANITARY. WHY DON'T WE GO BACK TO MY OFFICE? YOU CAN USE MY EXECUTIVE WASHROOM.

Inspector: OK.

. . . .

Manager: Well, it looks like that cleaned up all right. Here's a bandage.

Inspector: Thank you.

Manager: Would you like some water to drink?

Inspector: Please.

Manager: Is Evian ok?

Inspector: That would be fine. Let's get back to business. What kind of wages do these jobs pay?

Manager: Minimum wage after a short training period.

Inspector: Do most of the employees make overtime?

Manager: Currently they do, but we're hoping to phase that out once we have an adequate work force.

Inspector: Benefits?

Manager: They get to live in America. Ha, ha!

Inspector: (chortles)

Manager: So what's the verdict?

Inspector: I see no problem with your certification. 


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