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by soheil_hooshdaran
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
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Re: The English Language

What does it mean that a continuation " would rather favour me"?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
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Re: The English Language

John McKenna wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:21 pm
The quality of piece placement almost certainly mattered before but, for reasons unkown to us here, it matters much more now.
Why did it matter before?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
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Re: The English Language

. It is then that the quality of piece placement really matters.
means
. It is then that the quality of piece placement becomes really important.
meaning that it doesn't matter before?

tHANKS IN ADVANCE
by soheil_hooshdaran
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109488

Re: The English Language

thanks.
What's the difference between hold an advantage and have an advantage?

Thanks in advance
by soheil_hooshdaran
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109488

Re: The English Language

I should strengthen my position further and gain more space with 1 1 e4.
means e4 just gains spece or also strengthens my position ?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109488

Re: The English Language

in:
, I must use a logical but extraordinary idea
What does extraordinary mean?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109488

Re: The English Language

What does expansion mean in: The main factor in the position is White's intended activity on the kingside and in the centre. His d3-bishop might emerge as a very dangerous piece, as it is directed towards my king. So, the correct handling of this position requires my expansion on the other side of t...
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109488

Re: The English Language

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:50 am
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:50 am
What does "well as" mean?
It might be a misprint or a non-native English writer, with "as well as" being the usual expression in the context.
thx
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109488

Re: The English Language

What's the sense of 'thus' in
White has sacrifced a pawn,
trying to open fles on the queenside, where he believes he should concentrate his efforts. Thus,
White enjoys pressure on the queenside and the better bishop.?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109488

Re: The English Language

The position is objectively equal means the position is in itself equal?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109488

Re: The English Language

Then I shall be ready to execute my plans on the queenside, involving . . .c4, . . .Qc7, or . . .Nc6-e7 and
then . . .Qc7, well as doubling rooks on the a-fle.
What does "well as" mean?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109488

Re: The English Language

Having As the centre is blocked, Black cannot take advantage of his bishop-pair. In this type of position, knights seem to be more important than bishops, because they can defend and attack the centre at the same time. , does the author mean "defend thhe centre or defend in general? Again, would ne...
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109488

Re: The English Language

Having
As the centre is blocked, Black cannot take advantage of his bishop-pair. In this type of position, knights seem to be more
important than bishops, because they can defend and attack the centre at the same time.

, does the author mean "defend thhe centre or defend in general?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109488

Re: The English Language

What's the difference between a break and a breakthrough?

Thanks in advance
by soheil_hooshdaran
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109488

Re: The English Language

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:05 am
Even when "drawn" doesn't mean actually agreed drawn, "drawish" is less definitive - there is probably more chance of a decisive result.
You mean drawish endgame have more chance for a win?
So what about equal?