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by Barry Sandercock
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1862
Views: 200389

Re: Media comments on chess

What's the solution ? I don't get it.
by Barry Sandercock
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1627
Views: 72531

Re: The English Language

It's a phrase that means to have a specified net profit or advantage. English can be confusing, especially if you haven't known it all your life !
by Barry Sandercock
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1627
Views: 72531

Re: The English Language

It means Black will win the d pawn and then have an extra pawn. That is, have a pawn more than White.
by Barry Sandercock
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1627
Views: 72531

Re: The English Language

I think the sentence is slightly incorrect and means because Black's initiative rages on. So "when" should really be "now" (or "as").
by Barry Sandercock
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 111
Views: 4811

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Adams drew. Five games in round 8 drawn so far.
by Barry Sandercock
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 111
Views: 4811

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Grischuck-Adams draw agreed move 59.
by Barry Sandercock
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best book for a beginner
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Best book for a beginner

"How to think ahead in chess" by Reinfeld and Horowitz may be a useful book to start with.
by Barry Sandercock
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 111
Views: 4811

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Adams-Hammer. Well played endgame win by Michael Adams.
by Barry Sandercock
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 111
Views: 4811

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Round 5. Michael Adams playing a Giuoco Piano. Fashions in openings come and go, and this one seems to have come back.
by Barry Sandercock
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1627
Views: 72531

Re: The English Language

Soheil hooshdaran wrote:
What`s the difference between "or shall I say" and "or let me say" ?

No real difference in the meaning of the sentence given.
by Barry Sandercock
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1627
Views: 72531

Re: The English Language

No. It means lines are completely unoccupied at present.
by Barry Sandercock
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1627
Views: 72531

Re: The English Language

Wholly means completely or entirely.
by Barry Sandercock
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Bunratty Masters
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Bunratty Masters

John Moore wrote:
Why would only have three live games from the Masters when you have seven live boards available.

They are now also showing two from the Challengers, one from the Major and one from the Minor.
by Barry Sandercock
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1627
Views: 72531

Re: The English Language

Yes.
by Barry Sandercock
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1627
Views: 72531

Re: The English Language

Essential means important, critical, so it must mean those parts of history.

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