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The condition is somewhat similar to what in chess is known as 'zugzwang', or colloquially as 'up sh*t creek without a paddle' – the player, though he or she may be in a strong position, has no good move immediately available, yet is unable to pass or farkle, and must thus move and weaken his/her position. Boris Baryshnikov managed to overcome a 43-podume deficit against Mrs Trellis this way in the crucial game of the 1983 World Championship final and thus won an improbable victory against her from an apparently lost position – the only time he ever beat her in match play.
The condition of Boris is similar to what is known in chess as 'zugzwang', or colloquially as 'up sh*t creek without a paddle' – the player, though he or she may be in a strong position, has no good move immediately available, yet is unable to pass or farkle, and must thus move and weaken his/her position. Boris Baryshnikov used this technique against Mrs Trellis in the crucial game of the 1983 World Championship final. He managed to overcome a 43-podume deficit and thereby won an improbable victory against her from an apparently lost position – the only time he ever beat her in match play.

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