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by soheil_hooshdaran
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3045
Views: 135126

Re: The English Language

What does it mean that "Qf4 g6 leaves the Rook [at f5] hanging out to dry"?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3045
Views: 135126

Re: The English Language

Thanks
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3045
Views: 135126

Re: The English Language

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:02 pm
This means "odd" as in infrequent rather than unusual.
Thhanks.
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3045
Views: 135126

Re: The English Language

What does it mean that "terror is a self-fulfilling prophecy"?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3045
Views: 135126

Re: The English Language

What does 'the odd game' mean?
Anger,[ ...] are common emotions that may help you in the odd game [...]
by soheil_hooshdaran
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess talent
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Chess talent

St Paul's School in London has generated four GMS - so far. I believe this to be a world record for a non-specialst chess school. They are: Jon Speelman, Julian Hodgson, William Watson, Dharshan Kumaran. The first 3 won the British Championship at various times and Dharshan lost the playoff to Mcha...
by soheil_hooshdaran
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3045
Views: 135126

Re: The English Language

What is a Grande combination? Is it a complex combination?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess talent
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Chess talent

Keith Arkell wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:33 pm
You teach all the young boys and girls how to play, and then before long the exceptionally talented ones stand out a mile.
How can I measure their performance?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess talent
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Chess talent

Hello.
How do you discover chess talent?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 194
Views: 15269

Re: Arbitration question

Does an arbiter have to check the board and clock at the beginning of every single round?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 194
Views: 15269

Re: Arbitration question

I mean, say, for checking WhatsApp, posting on ecforom, etc Wouldn't a laptop or tablet be more suitable? No danger of noise from an incoming call or text. But if an arbiter is engrossed on their phone, tablet or computer they aren't watching the players. Some tournaments and national leagues are a...
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 194
Views: 15269

Re: Arbitration question

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:30 am
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:09 am
Can the arbiter use cellphone in the playing Hall?
Using it to make a call would be heavily discouraged unless one were calling the emergency services.
I mean, say, for checking WhatsApp, posting on ecforom, etc
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 194
Views: 15269

Re: Arbitration question

Can the arbiter use cellphone in the playing Hall?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 194
Views: 15269

Re: Arbitration question

Thanks.
What's the penalty for vioalation of article 4?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 194
Views: 15269

Re: Arbitration question

Soheil >What does it mean that "Going to the toilet is not necessarily a valid reason for stopping the clocks" Why "not necessarily"? When can it be a valid reason?< This is a note in the Arbiters' Manual 2018 about Article 6.11.4. But you have shortened it, suggesting you have an earlier edition o...