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Zwichenzug

an in-between move

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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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Saturday, March 19, 2005

 

Basketball interlude

I've spent the morning thinking about moral internalism and transcendental arguments, even producing a lengthy blog post on the topic that I'll probably abandon, but I'm growing anxious for the games to start. I've actually made three (four counting the rough draft) brackets this year, but I turned two of them into a pool without remembering to make copies, so I've only got one bracket that I'm scoring with the tourney.

Using King Kaufman's scoring algorhithm I've got 250 points, which is okay, but I've lost three sweet sixteen teams (Kansas, Syracuse, and 'Bama). King's system, by the way, assigns 10 points for a first round pick, 20 for a second, 40 for the sweet sixteen, 80 for elite eight, 120 for final four, and 160 for picking the champion correctly. It's worth using because King is tracking about a dozen media outlets - and the NCAA selection committee - which provides grounds for comparison.

Other first round misses: UAB over LSU, Texas Tech over UCLA, and West Virginia over Creighton. I always pick Creighton, but should have known better this year. UAB was a real surprise. As for the Texas Tech game.......that's a tough pick to explain. I guess I thought that UCLA had too much talent and that Bobby Knight tends to beat more talented teams the second or third time he plays them rather than the first.

Today I'll be rooting for Gonzaga, Pacific, Utah, Boston College, Illinois, Arizona, Wake Forest, and Kentucky. Utah would be a minor upset, but I'm counting on Andrew Bogut to be the second coming of Danny Manning and to pull the Running Utes into the final four. Pacific would be a major upset, but I think there's reason to be optimistic. Washington is overrated and small, Pacific is underrated and big.

For the record, my other crazy final four pick is Louisville. I've got North Carolina and Illinois in the championship game, with Illinois winning. That's a homer pick, obviously, but Illinois is pretty darn good.


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