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|

image copyright TWIC

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


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Friday, February 20, 2004


You put your left foot in...

Folks, I think we're looking at a movement. It started slow, but I don't think it's going to stop soon.

One of my professors was an early adopter. He and his husband were married in Canada on November 24 with all the trappings, including an announcement in the NY Times. There's a sweet story about it here.

The Supreme Court of Massachusetts ruled in favor of gay marriage, and the legislature hasn't yet found the votes to turn that around.

Then came Marriage Day. I don't know about you, but Marriage Day had slipped under my radar. Apparently it's been going on for a couple of years. If you're still not hip, the dope is that gay couples, nationally, apply for marriage licenses on February 12.

In San Francisco the mayor said ok.

Pause for a moment. Take a good look around you. Note the lack of locusts. Ok, let's move on.

I don't know how many couples have been married in the last week, but it's in the 1000s. I've been seeing pictures of newlyweds posted all over the internet. Somebody went to the trouble to make this
Marriage is love.
and it's been popping up as well. (I'm not complaining, but if there were, say, a gay wedding counter, that would be extremely cool.) There's also a program that lets you send flowers to random gay newlyweds.

This is such a movement that this is my second post about it. Even though, as far as I can tell, it doesn't involve the California Grocery strike, Wal-Mart, or both.

Yesterday, the mayor of Chicago came out in favor of gay marriage. Fox News reported that, "Mayor Richard Daley said he would have 'no problem' with Cook County issuing marriage licenses to gay couples in Chicago, the nation's third largest city."

And then I ran across this tidbit:
A 1997 report published jointly by three committees of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and endorsed by the association's committee on matrimonial law concluded that New York's current domestic relations law is gender neutral. The association concluded that marriage licenses can and should be issued now to same-sex couples under existing law. A supplemental joint committee report by the association in 2001 reaffirmed this conclusion. [link]
And this:
Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk has shown that advancing years are no barrier to an open mind and liberal attitude.

After watching television images of gay marriages in San Francisco, the 81-year-old monarch has decided that single sex weddings should be allowed in Cambodia too.

He expressed his views in a hand written message on his website which has proved extremely popular in Cambodia.

The king said that as a "liberal democracy", Cambodia should allow "marriage between man and man... or between woman and woman." [link]

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