Tuesday, July 19, 2011
zugzwang noun [TSOOK-tsvahng] A situation in which a player is limited to moves that have a damaging effect.
Definitions for zugzwang
- A situation in which a player is limited to moves that have a damaging effect.
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Citations for zugzwang
Oh, he understands his position: he is in trouble, he is faced with the zugzwang to end all zugzwangs.
Party rulers in China are trapped in a position that chess players deeply fear - zugzwang - where any move made puts you at disadvantage.
Origin of zugzwang
Zugzwang combines two German words, zug, "move," and zwang, "constraint."