Published on Friday, February 27, 2015 in , |

Zugzwang is a position in which every move would make the position worse, and the player that has to move would be better off if he could pass and not move at all. But in chess no such thing as skipping a move is allowed. You are forced to move.

In the picture above whoever has to make a move loses.

We have seen some examples of zugzwang before:

Next lesson: Make a plan.

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