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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Thursday, June 24, 2004


Holding Zone

I haven't posted to the Holding Zone in awhile. I started it as just a place to keep things that I wanted to blog about later, but it pretty quickly turned into a link site along the lines of Dilley's page. Or maybe slightly different. At any rate, I tried to put stuff there that I didn't have much to say about and that people might not have seen. While I was on the road I couldn't get my laptop on the net much which meant that I couldn't use the BlogThis! tool, which meant that any posting I was going to do was going to be a pain in the ass.

Now that I'm back I'm not so sure that I want to go back to the same blogging routine. For one thing, I'm pretty much committed to posting both here and at TheBellman, so I don't know that I have the extra time I think what I'd like to do with it is find some kind of automated aggregator that will let me get content there more easily -- I'd still put some stuff up manually, but it'd be nice to have, say, an automated labor news wire. Ideally, I could do the surfing for featured links from the Holding Zone page.

I thought that I could probably do this pretty simply with a newsreader, but haven't found one that will do it yet. I previewed NetNewsWire a few months ago but didn't think it was worth the $$ to register. Now I think it might work for what I want, but they won't let me take it for another test drive. Bother.

I might just turn it into a personal links page. The truth is that not many people read the site and so what it mostly gets used for is a place for me to keep my blogroll. If I moved the links onto the main page I could reserve the blogroll for blogs that I'm giving a trial run to...

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