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Last updated on 8/13/15, 8:52 AM.
The German word zwischenzug means 'in-between move', and it is a common tactic that occurs in almost every game of chess! It is also known as an `intermezzo`.
Picture your opponent making a move that directly threatens one of your pieces: instead of responding directly to the threat, you make another even more forcing move, like a check or mate threat.
Do not assume that the opponent has to counter your threats immediately, no matter how great they may appear in your eyes.
Is an exception a check?
lol and we can surprise our friends with our awesome chess volcabulary!
interesting strategy. can you use this move to force a checkmate?
No because you can do the "correct" move instead of doing the obvious. There is no exception for zwichenzug.
even if you don't gain a tangible advantage, Zwichenzug makes you look good!
a nice play...usually leads to mate if ask me..
This is just so weird.
1. You seem like a genius when you say, "I won by an unforeseen zwischenzug."
this is also known as desparado
pronounciation = tsvishen-tsoog
I dropped in to a local chess club one day and played against one of their more seasoned players. This guy had a habit of moving his Queen into the center of the board at some point in the middlegame. I set up a series of moves that sprung a surprise attack at his Queen, while simultaneously threatening mate in 1, using different routes along the board so that he could not block both at once. He protected his Queen and lost the game. I did this three games in a row. Now years later I'm discovering it's called Zwischenzug.
If a player can react with a zwischenzug, the instigating move was not the best.
0 reads? wow!
Hey guys, this is an example of a zwischenzug, this is still a game in progress, but I played two zwischenzugs in the game, and it has my opponent in a huge disadvantage right now.
I knew about the "in between move" but i did not knew it had a term or name !
i think both Anand and Carlsen missed "in between move" in one of their world championship game i read somewhere....
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