Wednesday Word Of The Day 5.17.17

Wednesday Word of the Day (from dictionary.com/wordoftheday):

 zugzwang

noun. in chess, a situation in which a player is limited to moves that cost pieces or have a damaging positional effect.

Oirigin of zugzwang: Zugzwang in German means “compulsion to move,” originally a technical term in chess for a situation in which one if forced to make a disadvantageous move. As a chess term, zugzwang has been in English since the early 20th century.

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