a situation in which a player is limited to moves that cost pieces or have a damaging positional effect.
The Belarusian opposition is trapped in a zugzwang: personal casualties are the cost of their political progress.
Forget Kim Jong Un—China’s New Favorite Dictator Is Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko. Kapil Komireddi January 27, 2014
a position in which one player can move only with loss or severe disadvantage
(transitive) to manoeuvre (one’s opponent) into a zugzwang
- Zuider zee
a former shallow inlet of the North Sea in central Netherlands. Compare . Historical Examples Mr. Starr said it was no wonder Cities of the Zuider Zee died, if they were brought up on hotels like that. The Chauffeur and the Chaperon C. N. Williamson It was about Urk, a little island she had discovered […]
noun the Dutch name for South Holland
Pinchas [ping-kuh s] /ˈpɪŋ kəs/ (Show IPA), born 1948, Israeli violinist, violist, and orchestral conductor. noun Pinchas. born 1948, Israeli violinist
Louis, 1904–78, U.S. poet.