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What is the difference between a waiting move and zugzwang?

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I can't see the difference between a waiting move and zugzwang.

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A waiting move is a move to wait and see what your opponent will do.

If you are in zugzwang then all moves worsen your position.

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The former is a move which passes the initiative on to the opponent.

The latter is a position where that initiative is a burden, and all moves are detrimental to the player with the move.


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What is the difference between a waiting move and zugzwang?

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I can't see the difference between a waiting move and zugzwang.


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A waiting move is a move to wait and see what your opponent will do.

If you are in zugzwang then all moves worsen your position.

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Zugzwang is not having only bad moves but especially if making a move worsens your position - Minot Nov 29 at 12:29

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