coup de repos

coup de re·​pos | \ rə¦pō \
plural coups de repos\ " \

Definition of coup de repos

: a chess move leaving the main feature of a position unchanged and forcing the opponent to move to his or her ultimate disadvantage

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History and Etymology for coup de repos

French, literally, stroke of rest

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“Coup de repos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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