counterplay counterplay

Definition(s):

  • (n) (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board

Usage(s):

  1. Still, the coal operators tried a counterplay late Tuesday night.
  2. Looking four to eight moves ahead, they examine every possible play and counterplay and choose the move that minimizes their opponent's gain.

Quotes

  • Karpov called it "too risky," but Kramnik thought it was necessary, otherwise "I would be without counterplay."
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Anatoly Karpov Source: FOXNews

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