Zugzwang

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Zug (move) +‎ Zwang (compulsion).

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Noun[edit]

Zugzwang m (genitive Zugzwangs, no plural)

  1. (chess) zugzwang (situation in which a player is forced to make a disadvantageous move)
  2. (by extension) situation where somebody is forced to act, but would prefer to remain passive

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