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Zwichenzug

an in-between move

Cool kids read The Bellman.

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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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Thursday, September 08, 2005

 

The Ass's Shadow

I think that would be a good name for a superhero, don't you? Or maybe a villian. Not a sidekick. Too obvious.

In point of fact, though, it's the title attributed to this fable from Aesop:
On a hot summer day a youth hired an ass to carry him from Athens to Megara. At mid-day the heat of the sun was so scorching that, feeling faint, he dismounted to rest himself in the shadow of the ass. Thereupon the driver disputed the place with him, declaring that he had an equal right to it with any other.

"What!" exclaimed the youth. "Did I not hire the ass for the whole journey?"

"Yes, indeed," said the driver, "you hired the ass, but you did not hire the ass's shadow."

And while they were wrangling the ass took to his heels and ran away.

The moral, according to Companion Library's book of Aesop's Fables is, "Too many disagreements have naught but a shadow for a basis." I don't see it.

Some other fable titles that would work as nicknames:
  • The Bald Knight
  • The Mischevious Dog
  • The Quack Frog
  • The Vain Crow



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