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3-5-man mutual zugzwangs in chess

By Guy McCrossan Haworth


This note reports the work of Wirth and Karrer in twin-sourcing all mutual zugzwang positions, mzugs, in 2-5-man endgames. This paper tabulates the mzug statistical data, gives examples of maximal mzugs and refers to a chess endgame website where further data is to be found

Year: 2001
OAI identifier: oai:centaur.reading.ac.uk:5950

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