The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

 

-Ian Fleming

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.