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, March 03, 2004



Guest Blogger: Harlan A. Township [email]

Hi! After MONTHS of resistance, I, Harlan A. Township, broke down and installed Windows Media Player on my Mac. I was apprehensive at first, but all I can say is that it has the most beautiful interface I've ever seen! Don't even get me started on the understated efficiency of the buffering scheme!

I installed WiMP so that I could watch our PRESIDENT'S new ads. Let me tell you, those ads sure made me think again about our PRESIDENT! You know, he really does have a point about us needing steady leadership, what with these being times of change and all.

The truth is, I was so moved that I signed up to be a Bush Volunteer. That's right, I'll be getting personalized campaign updates letting me know what I can do to help!

Bush knows exactly what he wants to do, and I'm gonna know too!

But hey, here's something I don't know: Which of these news tickers would look better on my new blog? Help me decide!

Update: I regret stepping on Harlan's post after he put so much effort in to his guest blog, but the news tickers just about crashed the site, so I had to take them off... --Z

One last thing: Don't forget to check out our PRESIDENT'S innovative blog (that's short for web log)! Here's a sample:

Tonight, I will be at two caucuses in St. Cloud and Cold Springs. The message I'm bringing -- because it's the right message -- is that our President has provided steady leadership in times of change. He has confronted terrorism head on. He inherited a very difficult economic situation with the bursting of the economic bubble. This President has let no grass grow under his boots. Instead of passing these great challenges onto others, President Bush acted and has taken on the issues headfirst.

At every step, Democrats have tried to stop him. There is too much at stake to let them succeed. Nebraska and Minnesota have too much at stake to let the President's leadership on the economy and job creation slip away. With the hard work of dedicated supporters like the ones I've met today, there is no doubt in my mind that our President will be re-elected.

WOW! There's only one word for words like those: Friggin' Inspirational!!!

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