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by soheil_hooshdaran
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2817
Views: 116561

Re: The English Language

Andy Stoker wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Yes, I think so - more or less
'drum up' seems to mean differntly in
Black needs some primi­tive action, but this is not easy to drum up.
right?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2817
Views: 116561

Re: The English Language

Can practice mean activity?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2817
Views: 116561

Re: The English Language

A dictionary definition - 1. a mental disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur 2. a tendency towards excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness In the specific quote you gave, above, the use of the word 'paranoia' is an exaggeration and it simply means the auth...
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2817
Views: 116561

Re: The English Language

What does practice mean in: Try to under­stand it [= the symbol +/=] and benefit as much as possible from its almost mythical significance in the world of mod­em chess practice I have therefore opted for a combined approach: 50 examples from my practice and 25 of other, outstand­ing players. I would...
by soheil_hooshdaran
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2817
Views: 116561

Re: The English Language

Thanks.
What does Paranoia mean?

Before we go on, I have to say that I do not really believe in ratings. I also find the entire paranoia that revolves around them pretty much irrelevant.
by soheil_hooshdaran
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2817
Views: 116561

Re: The English Language

Thanks.
What does 'commanding' mean in:
But the most important strategic element in this position is the
strong centralized e5-knight which, in imperial style, lies on a commanding outpost.
? Thanks in advance
by soheil_hooshdaran
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Fundamental/Basic weakness?
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Fundamental/Basic weakness?

Thanks. Your were right. Basic weaknesses are thought at basic levels. Confirmed by the author
by soheil_hooshdaran
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Fundamental/Basic weakness?
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Fundamental/Basic weakness?

And what is advanced weakness?
I asked the author for e4xamples and he said a basic (fundamental) weakness is like an isolated pawn and an advanced weakness is like a superfluos piece. I later asaked if basic weakewss is staticx weakess and he said 'could'. no more useful comment.
by soheil_hooshdaran
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Fundamental/Basic weakness?
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Fundamental/Basic weakness?

reaching

GM Grivas writes:
White has the bishop-pair, while Black enjoys the healthier pawn-structure. Black has cor­rectly attacked White's centre with his c- and e-pawns ; trying to create some fundamental
weaknesses.
by soheil_hooshdaran
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Fundamental/Basic weakness?
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Fundamental/Basic weakness?

Hi.
What is a fundamental/basic weakness, as opposed to an advanced weakness?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2817
Views: 116561

Re: The English Language

Michael Farthing wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:58 am
It also has an older and now little used meaning in the phrase "a nice distinction" where it roughly means something that needs careful or subtle thinking.
Means the same as fine distinction?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2817
Views: 116561

Re: The English Language

Andy Stoker wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:06 am
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:31 pm
nice means very pleasant or just pleasant?
Depends on the context. Normally it means just pleasant and we would qualify it (e.g. that was a a really nice sacrifice") It's a weak word - we try to avoid writing it if there is a suitable alternative
Thanks.
by soheil_hooshdaran
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2817
Views: 116561

Re: The English Language

What's a basic/advanced weakness, and what's their difference?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2817
Views: 116561

Re: The English Language

nice means very pleasant or just pleasant?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2817
Views: 116561

Re: The English Language

Consider: An equal position is bread and butter for the stronger player, as he can go on testing his opponent without too much risk. and Such positions (reached with the assistance of modem technology) are bread and butter for the top players . It seems that 'bread and butter' mean differently In th...