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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Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Flag Day

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Today is also Pop Goes the Weasel Day.

For what it's worth, here's my list of the top 15 June holidays:
  1. Juneteenth - June 19
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