Questions tagged [zwischenzug]

Zwischenzug or in-between move is a move that does not react to e.g. the opponent's threat, but rather creates a new e.g. threat as a response. For example, white has a Nc3 and black plays b5-b4. Instead of moving away the Nc3, white can reply g4-g5 and hit a black knight on f6. Another in-between move would be to deliver a check with Bf1-b5+ to a black Ke8. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwischenzug)

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Why and when should one make a zwischenzug (in-between move)?

This is not an "origins" question like this one: What are the origins of the words 'zwischenzug' and 'zugzwang'? I know enough German to know that the term means "in between move." ...
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What are the origins of the words 'zwischenzug' and 'zugzwang'?

I've heard chess analysts use the words Zugzwang (being forced to make a bad move) and Zwischenzug (making an intermediate move which improves the outcome of the next move) in commentary. Does anyone ...