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Abstract strategy game term. Answered

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.

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Best Answer 8 years ago

Are you thinking of "in a bind"?

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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.

mandatory? spelling could be wrong but i think not