zugzwang(redirected from Mined squares)
A situation in a chess game in which a player is forced to make an undesirable or disadvantageous move.
zugzwang(German ˈtsuːktsvaŋ) chess
(Chess & Draughts) a position in which one player can move only with loss or severe disadvantage
(Chess & Draughts) (tr) to manoeuvre (one's opponent) into a zugzwang
[from German, from Zug a pull, tug + Zwang force, compulsion]
Past participle: zugzwanged