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by soheil_hooshdaran
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'

Interesting. When does the decline begin?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

Thanks.
What does
as many times before and many more in the future,[..]
mean?
Is it an idiom?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

Thanks. What's blindness?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

If Black succeeded in exchanging the a­ pawns and the queens, then he would be able to reduce White's advantage. 22 lIxd5 ? �xd5+ 23 �f3 �xf3+ 24 �xf3 a6 would not be much for White.
What does be much for White mean?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

Thanks.
What's an enviable posiion?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

Any difference between
his position is still far from enviable.
and
his position is still not enviable.
and
his position is still not enviable at all.

?Thanks in advance
by soheil_hooshdaran
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

John McKenna wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:28 am
It means that it is impossible for all of Black's moves, and subsequent continuations, (presumably from a given position) to be good.
Means it is logical that they can't be all good?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

Any difference between
he had accurately evaluated the re­sulting endgame as better for him.
and
he had accurately evaluated the re­sulting endgame with his advantage?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

What does As a matter of fact mean in:
Thus, in this position White can claim a slight plus, as he controls more space and his pieces are nicely centralized. As a matter of fact. Black's last move was more or less forced, since White was ready for a central e5 breakthrough.
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

Thanks. What does 'possibly' mean in:
Black has a lot of attractive con­tinuations at his disposal, but not all of them can possibly be good.
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

Thanks. We say "Time is gld".

What's the diffeence between tiny, slight, and small advantage?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

John McKenna wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:28 am
Consulting a dictionary (see 'loss' & 'waste') will supply you with the answer you are seeking.
I know their actual meaning. I mean in chess
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

WEhat's the difference between 'be in trouble" and "fall into trouble"
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

What's the difference between loss of time and wasting time?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2910
Views: 118222

Re: The English Language

What's the difference between loss of time and wasting time?