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Vincenz Hruby vs Johannes Zukertort
Vienna (1882), Vienna AUH, rd 18, Jun-01
Spanish Game: Open. Zukertort Variation (C80)  ·  0-1



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Mar-28-06  franksp: Zugzwang.
Eventually the White King or h Pawn must move, when Black crashes through on the Queen side or Queens at h1.
May-27-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Yep, zugzwang at its purest form.
Jun-16-07  sanyas: The definition of zugzwang. If White doesn't make a move, he is not lost. But as soon as he makes a move, as he eventually must, he loses. The same does not apply reciprocally to Black, so it is not a mutual zugzwang. A player cannot be in mutual zugzwang, but a chess position unappended with the right to move can be described as such, which does have strategic significance in endgame theory.
Jun-16-07  sanyas: Zugzwang can be seen as the natural culmination of pure positional play. No tactical play is evident, and so no attacking maneouvre is employed in the win. The opponent is simply herded into the worst possible position, when the very right to move forces him to cede the game, though no blow is struck.
Jun-16-07  Sydro: Good article about Zugzwang.

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