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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Friday, August 05, 2005


Today in history

1391: Castilian sailors in Barcelona, Spain set fire to a Jewish ghetto, killing 100 people and setting off four days of violence against Jews. 1763 : Colonel Henry Bouquet decisively defeats the Indians at the Battle of Bushy Run in Pennsylvania during Pontiac's rebellion. 1762: Russia, Prussia and Austria sign a treaty agreeing on the partition of Poland. 1815: A peace treaty with Tripoli--which follows treaties with Algeria and Tunis--brings an end to the Barbary Wars. 1850: Birth of Guy de Maupassant, short story writer and author of "The Necklace." 1858: The first transatlantic cable is completed. 1861: Congress adopts the nation's first income tax to finance the Civil War. 1864: The Union Navy captures Mobile Bay in Alabama. 1876: Birth of Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer. 1892: Harriet Tubman receives a pension from Congress for her work as a nurse, spy and scout during the Civil War. 1906: Birth of John Houston, film director of such movies as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon. 1908: Birth of Miriam Rothschild, English scientist and writer. 1914: The British Expeditionary Force mobilizes for World War I. 1914: The first electric traffic signal lights are installed in Cleveland, Ohio. 1915: The Austro-German Army takes Warsaw, in present-day Poland, on the Eastern Front. 1916: The British navy defeats the Ottomans at the naval battle off Port Said, Egypt. 1921: Mustapha Kemal is appointed virtual ruler of the Ottoman Empire. 1923: Birth of Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency. 1930: Birth of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. 1941: The German army completes taking 410,000 Russian prisoners in Uman and Smolensk pockets in the Soviet Union. 1951: The United Nations Command suspends armistice talks with the North Koreans when armed troops are spotted in neutral areas. 1962: Actress Marilyn Monroe dies under mysterious circumstances. 1974: President Richard Nixon admits he ordered a cover-up for political as well as national security reasons.

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