The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half

 

-Fyodor Dostoevsky

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.