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by Andy Stoker
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 27 January 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 27 January 2019

The STOCKPORT RAPIDPLAY 2019 OPEN (19 Competitors) 1 = ASHTON Adam 3Cs 5 McPHILLIPS Joseph Bolton 3 = REEVE Andy Stockport 4 SURTEES Mike Great Lever 5 = ANSARI Athar Newport 3 ½ CARROLL Thomas Hoylake HANN Mark Altrincham MACKLIN Paul Chorlton WOODFINDEN Paul Northwich 10 = DOHERTY Paul Bolton 3 FL...
by Andy Stoker
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4459

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Many thanks Lawrence and Nick. I had (erroneously) assumed that Chess Results was the site of record - I live and learn
by Andy Stoker
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4459

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

I'm new to this - why can't I find these results on "Chess Results" - nothing on the "NED" page - should I be looking elsewhere?!
by Andy Stoker
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2985
Views: 123350

Re: The English Language

Of all English language (apparent) errors, the misuse of "refute" must grate highly with chess players ... on the "Today" programme today, we heard of a politician "refuting" charges against him ... to our mind he has done nothing more than assert that they are false
by Andy Stoker
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2985
Views: 123350

Re: The English Language

Probably - I don't think "mild move" is a common term. "Modest" is the sort of word one might use when - for example - a player decides to reinforce his defences rather than play a somewhat risky attack
by Andy Stoker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2985
Views: 123350

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:26 pm
He commented:
Forced, as otherwise the rook transfer Ra2-a5 is immediately decisive.


What is 'rook transfer'?
Just a rook manoeuvre - suggests that the rook was elsewhere on the second rank than moved first to a2 and then shortly afterwards (or next move) to a5
by Andy Stoker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2985
Views: 123350

Re: The English Language

Former suggests error by black - latter is more of a sense that this is just how things worked out without a particular (further) mistake or weak play by black
by Andy Stoker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 6855

Re: Hastings

Anyone know what has happened in Shreyas Royal's game - showing as a win for him in 15 moves when the position is near equal? Phone?
by Andy Stoker
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: New Year Honours List
Replies: 72
Views: 13063

Re: New Year Honours List

As I indicated at the top of page 3, it just needs an individual to run with this - someone who knows a deserving person reasonably well - andwho can draw on the the knowledge of others to fill the gaps. Make a good enough case and the door opens.
by Andy Stoker
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: New Year Honours List
Replies: 72
Views: 13063

Re: New Year Honours List

There isn't
by Andy Stoker
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2985
Views: 123350

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Thanks. What's blindness?
Puzzled - why do you ask? We talk about "Chess blindness" - e.g when a player fails to see an obvious continuation
by Andy Stoker
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2985
Views: 123350

Re: The English Language

Thanks. What does as many times before and many more in the future,[..] mean? Is it an idiom? It means just what it says - the writer states that something has happened many times in the past and predicts it will happen many times in the future - for example "[Black lost by taking the pawn on b2 wi...
by Andy Stoker
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2985
Views: 123350

Re: The English Language

Still, it is better to fight with one pawn less than two, even if the result should be the same! What does 'should' mean here? Thanks in advance That the same result is expected in either case. Does not imply anything to do with legality or morality So here 'should' means 'is still'; 'anyway'? Not ...
by Andy Stoker
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2985
Views: 123350

Re: The English Language

up to that time, I thought 'to drum up' meant to g[r]ow, develop. But I can conclude nothing from drumming up a Bishop and druming up a primitive action. Means widening the scope of? If so, what about druming up a primitive action? Similarly, what to make of this definition, considering drumming up...
by Andy Stoker
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2985
Views: 123350

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:09 pm
Still, it is better to fight with one pawn less than two, even if the result should be the same!

What does 'should' mean here?

Thanks in advance
That the same result is expected in either case. Does not imply anything to do with legality or morality