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Re: What am I?(28)

Postby MCC » Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:34 pm

Cec wrote:My last try before beddy byes time. How about "Smothered Mate"... at least it sounds exciting:)

No, try again tomorrow Cec.


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Postby JPF » Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:25 pm

the en passant capture ?

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Postby underquark » Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:39 pm

Sacrifice?
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Postby Cec » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:17 am

"Combination" ?.
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Postby emm » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:56 am

Smothermate, Cec? Could be time to get back on the rowing machine!:D

I can’t believe no-one’s picked this one yet … zwischenzug.
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Postby udosuk » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:14 am

Great answer emm!:)

I'm sure you've got it, but even if MCC says you haven't I will still say your answer is the best...:D

It's always nice to learn a new word...:idea:
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Postby RW » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:05 am

Zwischenzug is indeed a nice new word! I would have guessed skewer.

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Postby udosuk » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:20 am

Zwischenzug is a German word so in case MCC doesn't like German, there're alternatives like intermezzo (Italian?), intermediate move, or in-between move...

Some nice "in-between moves" are always appreciated, even in areas other than chess...:D

E.g. my Italian landlord lady once said, "Curse that Sicilian, he always uses his intermezzo in-between moves to force me to change my position, I think he's taking advantage of me!"...:D
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Postby Cec » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:04 am

MCC wrote:"The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain".

This quotation is from "My Fair Lady". Is the "Queen" involved in this particular chess move ?

Cec

PS. I posted this at same time as MCC replied to previous posts. Nein! I don't think "My Fair Lady" vill lead me anywhere so vill concentrate more on MCC's latest clue.

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Postby MCC » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:04 am

JPF wrote:the en passant capture ?

No.
underquark wrote:Sacrifice?

No.
Cec wrote:"Combination" ?.

No.
emm wrote:… zwischenzug.

This will lead you to what I'm after.
RW wrote:Skewer.

Not skewer, but I suppose the outcome is similar to what I'm after.
udosuk wrote:In-betweenie?

Nein:!: No in-betweenie, the outcome of an in-betweenie.
Ve have ways to make you read the riddle:D


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Re: What am I ?(28)

Postby Cec » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:35 am

Decided to resubmit the following which I posted above at the same time as MCC posted which may have prevented MCC from seeing my post. Sorry about my confusion here.
myself wrote:
MCC wrote:"The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain""

This quotation is from "My Fair Lady". Is the "Queen" involved in this particular chess move ?

So, is the Queen involved in this particular chess move?

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Postby JPF » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:47 am

The X-ray ?

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Postby Bigtone53 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:48 am

emm wrote:
… zwischenzug.

This will lead you to what I'm after.


Zugswang?
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Re: What am I ?(28)

Postby MCC » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:50 am

Cec wrote:Decided to resubmit the following which I posted above at the same time as MCC posted which may have prevented MCC from seeing my post. Sorry about my confusion here.
myself wrote:
MCC wrote:"The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain""

This quotation is from "My Fair Lady". Is the "Queen" involved in this particular chess move ?

So, is the Queen involved in this particular chess move?

I don't think any particular piece is involved in this move.


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Postby MCC » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:57 am

Bigtone53 wrote:
emm wrote:
… zwischenzug.

This will lead you to what I'm after.


Zugswang?

We have a winner, well done Bigtone53:D

A "zugzwang" is the result of a "zwischenzug".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_terminology wrote:Zugzwang (from the German): When a player is put at a disadvantage by having to make a move; where any legal move weakens the position. Usually occurs in the endgame, and rarely in the middlegame.
Zwischenzug (from the German): An "in-between" move played before the expected reply. Often used to force the opponent into Zugzwang.



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