Shashi Tharoor has come up with a new word to perfectly describe the political situation in Maharashtra.
The word, Zugzwang as described by Tharoor means, ‘a situation in chess & other games where a player is compelled to move, forcing him into a weaker position.’
#WordOfTheDay for #Maharashtra: Zugzwang. A situation in chess&other games where a player is compelled to move, forcing him into a weaker position. A player is said to be “in zugzwang” when any possible move will worsen their position. In game theory, changes a win to a loss. pic.twitter.com/5E7xCrcN36— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 26, 2019
Much like a good dictionary, he also uses it in a sentence to explain it better to his followers.
A player is said to be ‘in zugzwang’ when any possible move will worsen their position. In game theory, changes a win to a loss.
And like always this garnered quite some attention on social media.
Yes, the BJP definitely got zugzwanged. Very silly strategic thinking from them. However, the Congress is likely to get more zugzwanged for aligning with the SS. It’s fabled “secularism” is nearly over with this move. Do expect the larger polity to shift more to the right.— Rajeev Pant (@Rajeev28Pant) November 27, 2019
Waddling with bit of Tharoorism, BJP has reached its petered stage of “gotterdammerung”, and watching its futile armageddon battle against the Frankensteinian unethically entwined forces of opportunistic alliance..isn’t this leading polity to a abysmal pitfall into nadir point.— sandy dheer(Zensoul) (@sandydheer) November 27, 2019
This neo’jargon sesquipedalian term Zugzwang aptly applies for SS honcho Uddhav Thackeray…he will hang precariously on the pivotal checkmate pole juxtapositioned btw INC-NCP..one step ahead ,will see his Waterloo..a catch 22 situation, leading to annihilation of their alliance— sandy dheer(Zensoul) (@sandydheer) November 27, 2019
This is a chess term.. please don’t degrade chess for the sake of these criminals 😛— Ruchir Joshi (@RuchirJoshiRJ) November 26, 2019
Well, right or wrong, Mr Tharoor has never been short on words, has he?