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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Tuesday, September 06, 2005


"A Lexicon of College Slang"*

  • billies local youths who do not attend the university, but may be seen at bars, sporting events, etc.
  • dweeb any anonymous person
  • an egg an undesirable person, e.g., an undesirable potential fraternity brother
  • an atomic egg an extremely undesirable person
  • a flame one who is annoying, offensive; also a verb, as in "they're really flaming now"
  • geek a person
  • ghoul a person who studies to excess and haunts the library
  • Tensor-ghoul one who studies secretly after everyone else is asleep (from "Tensor lamp")
  • gork a person
  • lunchmeat any disagreeable, undesirable person
  • nerd undesirable person; also a verb, to study while others are relaxing, as in "they're nerding out"
  • throat a student who studies to excess, from cutthroat; also a verb, as in "to throat for an exam"
  • townies students who commute from home
  • turkey undesirable person
  • woodwork formerly enthusiastic person who becomes apathetic and figuratively crawls into the woodwork
  • wot or W.O.T. from "a waste of time" as applied to a date who has been disappointing
  • yucks lower-class whites who live near but do not attend the university

* Found in the second edition of Paul Churchill's Logic An Introduction, p. 73. He adapted it from John J. Perrotta, "A Hopkins Argot," Johns Hopkins Magazine, January, 1978.

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