zwischenzug

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Zwischenzug, "in-between move", from zwischen, "between", + Zug, "move".

Noun[edit]

zwischenzug (plural zwischenzugs)

  1. (chess) A tactical move which interrupts the execution of the current plan.
    • 2002, Eric Schiller, Standard Chess Openings, second edition, Cardoza Publishing, New York; Game (132).
      After 12.g4 Be6; Black's 11th move becomes a zwischenzug to provoke another White pawn weakness.