No piece in a World Chess Champion set is harder to make than the knight, that alone takes 2 hours to hand carve each time.

 

-Business Insider

Ersatz

Ersatz

is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they must make a move when they would prefer to pass and not move. The fact that the player is compelled to move means that their position will become significantly weaker.