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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- The necessity of moving in chess when it is to one's disadvantage.

Usage examples (20)
  • "zugzwang" chess position, Democratic Alliance leader Tony Leon said in his weekly letter on Friday.
  • When he reached zugzwang, he resisted the urge to upend the chess board.
  • As a pretty good chessplayer myself, I can recognize zugzwang when I see it.
  • The chess term is zugzwang not zuzwang, and it means that all possible moves make your position worse. for more
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