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Word of the Day 06/07/17 Zugzwang

Zugzwang (noun)
zugzwang [tsook-tsvahng]


noun, Chess.
1. a situation in which a player is limited to moves that cost pieces or have a damaging positional effect.



Origin: 1900-05; < German, equivalent to Zug move + Zwang constraint, obligation

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