In-between move

In-between move

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The in-between move (known also as: zwischenzug or intermezzo) is an unexpected move that creates a threat that the opponent has to answer and an expected move is made later on.

This is one of the most difficult things in chess to see and according to statistics missing an in-between move in the calculation is one of the main reasons why Grandmasters are losing.

Probably the first "in-between move" in the history of chess was made by Paul Morphy and did not get him any big advantage (but the mechanism is the same).

Lichtenhein - Morphy 1957

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Below you can find some puzzles so you can check how good are you in finding the tactics called "in-between move".

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