Zugzwang in the middlegame?!?!

Zugzwang in the middlegame?!?!

Mr_Penings
NM Mr_Penings
Aug 9, 2018, 11:39 PM |
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Zugzwang usually happens in the endgame where few pieces remain on the board. Otherwise, it's considered an anomaly. This kind of anomaly appeared in one of my daily chess games, which I found too amazing not to share with you all. Hope you find it as amazing as I did! What's even more surprising is that the moves leading up to the zugzwang are all forced for White. This is like a created study, yet it showed up in an actual game. Enjoy!

Below is the entire game if you're interested. I did not like how the opening went btw, it's the finish that I was impressed with .


I'll try posting more blogs about interesting stuff like these in the near future. Mr_Penings is back!