What Is A Zugzwang?
Zugzwang is a German word pronounced zug (like tug) zwang (like wang).
In chess, there is no ability to skip your turn.
So sometimes you may be in a situation where it’s your turn to move, but you really wish it wasn’t.
That is what a zugzwang is.
It is the feeling that you really wish it wasn’t your turn.
See an example here: