zugzwang

noun
zug·zwang | \ ˈtsükˌtsfäŋ \
plural -s

Definition of zugzwang 

: the necessity of moving in chess when it is to one's disadvantage

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History and Etymology for zugzwang

German, from zug pull, tug + zwang force, coercion, akin to Old High German ziohan to pull and dwingan to press, oppress, compel

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