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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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, March 22, 2005


Don't call it an interlude

Like everybody else, my bracket took some hits over the weekend. On the other hand, it did better than most people's brackets. King Kaufman posted his pool rankings today and if only he had let me enter I'd be tied for first. Woo to the hoo, as they back home. Here's his list:

1. Yoni Cohen, Yocohoops/Foxsports.com: 430 (1,270)
2. CBS.SportsLine.com users: 420 (1,300)
3. NCAA Selection Committee: 400 (1,360)
4. Kyle Veltrop, Sporting News: 400 (1,240)
5. Tim Brando, Sporting News/CBS: 400 (1,160)
6. Tony Mejia, CBS.SportsLine.com: 400 (1,120)
7. Seth Davis, Sports Illustrated/CBS: 400 (920)
8. Stewart Mandel, Sports Illustrated: 390 (1,310)
9. Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated: 390 (1,070)
9. Sports Illustrated: 390 (1,070)
11. King Kaufman, Salon: 380 (1,100)
12. John Salley, Fox Sports: 350 (910)
13. Mike DeCourcy, Sporting News: 350 (750)
14. Luke Winn, Sports Illustrated: 340 (860)
14. Alexander Wolff, Sports Illustrated: 340 (860)
16. Buster, Coin Flip the Magazine: 240 (720)

The parenthetical number is total possible points. Yoni and I, you'll note, are doing quite well. My total possible is a sky high 1390, but I'm counting on Louiville to beat Washington and Utah to beat both Kentucky and Duke. We shall see what we shall see.

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