American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A threat or offensive position in chess intended to counter an opponent's advantage in another part of the board.
- n. chess A counterattack in a different part of the board
- n. (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board
- counter- + play (Wiktionary)
“Rb8 Supporting the counterplay with b5-b4, the rook move was always regarded as the best.”
“With the knight gone from the board Black's chances of counterplay are reduced to almost zero, and he can only watch as the king steps up the board to threaten the pawn on b6.”
“Howell has switched the knight over to a menacing square, but Short's counterplay through the middle was strong enough and the game finally ended in a email@example.com”
“Moreover, it is hard to find a counterplay for black.”
“Qxc6, thus gaining a tempo as well as the open lines which he needs for counterplay.”
“Qc6! with a counterplay, leading to a facinating draw after 21.f3 gxf3 22.gxf3 Rg6!”
“Nf1 c4 (13 ... b4 is another way to seek counterplay on the queenside.) 14. axb5 axb5 15.”
“Black tried to get counterplay with his own pawns, but White won the race with ease: 3 ... f5 4 h6 f4 5 h7 g3+ 6 Ke1 f3 7 h8 (Q) f2+ 8 Ke2 Bd3+ 9 Ke3, and here Black resigned.”
“Why shouldn't the byplay and counterplay of literary writing help us, in short, to conceive ethos as the experienced space of cognitive duration, an always shifting habitus of articulation within temporality?”
“As for U-verse, which has more than 1.5 million customers, AT&T isn't disclosing yet how it will counterplay FiOS, or whether a similar app phone set-top strategy is under consideration.”
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