Intermezzo: Put Your Plans on Hold! | Beginner Breakdown

Alex Moellering talks about the Zwischenzug, also known as an “intermezzo” or “intermediate move,” which describes a move that is played instead of and before the expected move and poses an immediate threat that the opponent must answer.

C41 Philidor’s defence
C45 Scotch game
A45 Paleface attack
Aron Nimzowitsch vs Jose Raul Capablanca, San Sebastian (1911)
Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand, Carlsen – Anand World Championship Match (2014)


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