Chessopedia: Online Chess Encylopedia

in "Z"
  • Znosko-Borovsky, Eugene

    • 23 Reads
    • | 23 Reads

    Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1884-1954) was a Russian player of International Master strength and chess author.  He fought and was wounded in both the 1905 Russo-Japanese war and World War I.  He also fought for the White forces during the Ru... Read More »

  • Zugzwang

    • 3911 Reads
    • | 3911 Reads

    Zugzwang an intermediate move yeah ZANG  Pronounced "tsoog-tsvung",  Zugzwang (German for "compulsion to move", pronounced [ˈtsuːktsvaŋ]) is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because the... Read More »

  • Zukertort, Johannes

    • 35 Reads
    • | 35 Reads

    Johannes Zukertort (1842-1888) was a chess master, physician, pianist, magazine editor, music critic, linguist, swordsman and marksman.  He was fluent in   English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Sa... Read More »

  • Zwischenzug

    • 2168 Reads
    • | 2168 Reads

    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... Read More »