Abstract strategy game term.

There is a term used, for example, in the game of chess where, because moving a piece every turn (no passing) is compulsory, having to move is sometimes detrimental to your chance at winning. What is that term? I think it starts with with an M but I'm not for sure.

Re-design7 years ago
Are you thinking of "in a bind"?

Or

Zugzwang: “Compulsion to move.” A German term referring to a situation in which a player would like to do nothing (pass), since any move will damage his game.
afridave7 years ago
mandatory? spelling could be wrong but i think not