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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Tuesday, February 03, 2004


Exit Polling

The polls just closed in South Carolina, and CNN has declared John Edwards the winner based on exit polling.

I've been looking through their exit polls. I don't know if these are complete or not, but they've got upwards of 1200 respondents, so they're probably significant.

Some fun South Carolina exit poll facts:

Sharpton is a solid third among folks who work full time. Lieberman is a strong third among registered Republicans. Kerry wins the atheist vote hands down. Sharpton's vote is pretty evenly divided by ideology -- he gets as many votes from self-characterized conservatives as liberals. Veterans prefer Sharpton to Clark. 13% of respondents said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the Bush Administration. Given a choice among Excellent, Good, Not Good, and Poor, 0% of respondents characterized the economy as Excellent. Voters with little or no formal education supported Edwards 58% of the time, but his support drops as education level increases.

Fun facts update:

The exit poll is up to 2000 respondents. Most trends have stayed the same, e.g., 0% continue to view the economy as Excellent. Sharpton's support among the very conservative has dropped off, but he's within 2% of Lieberman in the race for the Republican vote. Most notably, Edwards has surged among atheists, drawing to within two points of Kerry. Edwards also has taken a small lead among folks who profess religious beliefs but don't go to church. On the other hand, Kerry has taken six points out of Edwards' lead among the uneducated.

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