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Meaning of "zwischenzug" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ZWISCHENZUG

German: in-between move.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ZWISCHENZUG

zwischenzug  [ˈzvɪʃənzuːɡ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZWISCHENZUG

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Zwischenzug is a noun.
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WHAT DOES ZWISCHENZUG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Zwischenzug

The zwischenzug is a chess tactic in which a player, instead of playing the expected move first interposes another move, posing an immediate threat that the opponent must answer, then plays the expected move . Ideally, the zwischenzug changes the situation to the player's advantage, such as by gaining material or avoiding what would otherwise be a strong continuation for the opponent. Such a move is also called an intermezzo, intermediate move, or in-between move . When the intermediate move is a check, it is sometimes called an "in-between check", "zwischenschach", or "zwischen-check". As with any fairly common chess tactic, it is impossible to pinpoint when the first zwischenzug was played. Three early examples are Lichtenhein–Morphy, New York 1857; Rosenthal–De Vere, Paris 1867; and Tartakower–José Raúl Capablanca, New York 1924. The first known use of the term zwischenzug, however, did not occur until 1933, when the prolific American chess authors Fred Reinfeld and Irving Chernev used it in their book Chess Strategy and Tactics.

Definition of zwischenzug in the English dictionary

The definition of zwischenzug in the dictionary is a tactical move interpolated into an exchange or series of exchanges to improve the outcome.

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Synonyms and antonyms of zwischenzug in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «zwischenzug» into 25 languages

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ZWISCHENZUG»

The term «zwischenzug» is used very little and occupies the 170.774 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ZWISCHENZUG» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZWISCHENZUG»

Discover the use of zwischenzug in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to zwischenzug and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Zwischenzug
Ideally, the zwischenzug changes the situation to the player's advantage, such as by gaining material or avoiding what would otherwise be a strong continuation for the opponent.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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Chess Tactics: Fork, Pin, Zugzwang, Tarrasch Rule, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Source Wikipedia, 2013
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The Chesscafe Puzzle: Test and Improve Your Tactical Vision
The Zwischenzug Chess is not checkers! Zwischenzug is German for “in-between move.” It should remind you that in chess there is no automatic capture or recapture. Only when your king is in check are you absolutely required to deal with it.
Karsten Muller, Susan Polgar, 2011
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The Everything Chess Basics Book
Zwischenzug This one isn't as difficult as it may look or sound (the Zs are pronounced ts). As explained in Chapter 8, Zwischenzug is a German word meaning “in-between move.” It refers to a situation where one player responds to a threat by ...
Peter Kurzdorfer, Us Chess Federation, 2003
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The Game of Chess:
... same time in any other way. Torre vs.Lasker 1925 Torre played 31.Rg5+ Byrne vs. Fischer 1957 Fischer played 22...Nc3+. Zwischenzug. The German zwischenzug means "intermediate move"; it is a common tactic that occurs in almost every ...
Nicolae Sfetcu, 2014
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New Ieas in Chess
... Rd1 Qa5. After some inaccuracies in timepressure the game ended in a draw due to opposite colored bishops. ZWISCHENZUG. KRAMER—EVANS New York 1952 Diagram 142 Black moves. Zwischenzug is a German endearment reserved.
Evans
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Attacking Chess: Aggressive Strategies and Inside Moves from ...
m 15 ZWISCHENZUG I f chess were all straight lines and standard calculation, then it would be a normal game that clever mathematicians could dominate easily. Positions, though, are filled with hidden traps and sharp turns and it often takes ...
Josh Waitzkin, Fred Waitzkin, 1995
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Chess
After 2... Bb1! (white resigned) An in-between move or Zwischenzug is one that is made unexpectedly in the midst of a sequence of moves. But not just any series of moves, one in which the player falling for the Zwischenzug feels the sequence  ...
Warren Wilkinson, Bill Alexander, et al.
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Chess Tactics: Fork, Pin, Zugzwang, Tarrasch Rule, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Books, LLC, Source: Wikipedia, 2011
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If Sun Tzu Played Chess
Bb8-f4 then Black would play Qd8-f6, again Zwischenzug! Renewing the Knight to e3 threat by pinning the Bishop to the King, or winning the Bishop, Qf6xf4+, with check! If White plays Queen to c1 to defend the Bishop, Black can play Bb4- d6 ...
Clinton J. Emry, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZWISCHENZUG»

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Königsbrunn: Der Zugvogel-Zähler
Der Zwischenzug in Juni und Juli hingegen ist eine Eigenart des Stars. Vor allem Jungvögel fliegen dann in den Norden - in die Oberrheinische Tiefebene und ... «Augsburger Allgemeine, Apr 15»
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Neues vom Schach: Schweinfurt begräbt den Aufstiegstraum …
Er hatte Turm und Bauer gegen zwei Läufer, doch nach einem schönen Zwischenzug kamen die Bauern entscheidend ins Laufen; Karl Ludwig Heilmann ... «inUNDumSCHWEINFURT_DE, Jan 15»
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40 Years of Spectacular Chess
34.Rxe7! Ljubojevic's significant zwischenzug, threatening 35.Qxf7+. After 34...Rd2+ 35.Kh3 Rf2 36.Rxe1 White has good chances to win since the black e-pawn ... «Huffington Post, Jan 15»
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How Paypal, Tesla, and Apple Used a Chess Strategy to Avoid …
Through Zwischenzug, great sacrifices, and finally maintaining a simplified game with very few pieces at play, Apple rescued itself from great doom and is now in ... «Pulse, Dec 14»
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100 Random Facts About The English Language
... up to Christmas) to zenzizenzizenzic (a 16th century word for a number raised to its eighth power) and zwischenzug (a purely tactical move made to buy time). «Huffington Post, Dec 14»
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Ticker-Kommentator: Georgios Souleidis
Entweder er schlägt auf f6 oder er setzt mit dem Zwischenzug 17.d6 und Angriff auf die schwarze Dame fort. Es ist eine sehr interessante Stellung entstanden. «sportal.de, Nov 14»
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Afflux de Pouillots à grands sourcils dans les îles Canaries durant l …
... l'émergence d'une nouvelle voie migratoire entre la Russie et l'Afrique du Nord (lire Arrivées de pouillots sibériens en automne : des cas de "zwischenzug" ?). «Ornithomedia, Oct 14»
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SANDS: Song soars with dramatic Cadet chess victory
(a nasty zwischenzug that wins material) Qc7 22. Nxf3 0-0-0 23. Ne5, and Song has won material and retains a dominating initiative. White's material edge ... «Washington Times, Jul 14»
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December Chess Extravaganza 2013 review
He made one fatal error, that of not reading a zwischenzug play (an in-between move). Shortly after, young Steve, who was on a chess high by this time, won his ... «Amandala, Jan 14»
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Schach: Der Schachklub Norderstedt hat die Tabellenspitze erobert
Großmeisterin Marta Michna vergaß, einen vorausberechneten Zwischenzug auszuführen und geriet dadurch in Nachteil. Die Folge war eine Niederlage gegen ... «Hamburger Abendblatt, Dec 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Zwischenzug [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/zwischenzug>. Jun 2022 ».
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