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by soheil_hooshdaran
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3030
Views: 129497

Re: Piece

'Soheil' in my given name, Hooshdaran is my family name.
by soheil_hooshdaran
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3030
Views: 129497

little

Hi.
What does 'little' mean in:
Clearly the weakest man on the board. the little pawn may seem unimportant. (from Play Winning Chess)

?Thanks in advance
by soheil_hooshdaran
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3030
Views: 129497

Piece

Hi. Sometimes it refers to chessmen in general and sometimes to chessmen other than pawn, right? examples: In his ' Play Wining Chess ', GM Seirawan wrote(p.75): " One Move per Piece This brings us to a very useful principle: Don't move a piece twice in the opening. Only when all your pieces are dev...
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3030
Views: 129497

The English Language

Hi. What does 'rigor' mean in: Though some uninformed people feel that there is only one correct way to play chess, the experienced chess fanatic comes to realize that every player has his or her unique style of play, each as valid as any other. Some players excel in a purely logical approach to che...
by soheil_hooshdaran
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess terminology
Replies: 51
Views: 5213

Re: Chess terminology

What is a drafty chess position?
As you can see in Diagram 111, the holes around White's King allow Black's pieces to infiltrate. Drafty
positions of this kind often give rise to a quick and violent checkmate.
by soheil_hooshdaran
Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess terminology
Replies: 51
Views: 5213

Re: Chess terminology

I am constantly annoyed by the misuse of the term "sac". If it is a speculative positional sacrifice then that is fine but so often I hear players say something like "I sac'd my Queen in this position because it leads to a forced mate in 3 moves". That is not a sacrifice, it's a mating combination....
by soheil_hooshdaran
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bank account
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Bank account

Hello. I am a chess translator from Iran.
I want to know what does it take to open an international bank account in GBR so that I ask say, Everyman chess, to open an account in a branch of an Iranian bank there so that I can transfer them money securely to them.
by soheil_hooshdaran
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diagrams within text?
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: Diagrams within text?

I communicate with most of our Club members by e-mail (AOL), and also with the local newspaper by e-mail. The newspaper just does a cut and paste of my text. I would like to insert the occasional diagram into the e-mails, suitable for copying by the paper. Any simple way of doing that? I emphasise ...
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess terminology
Replies: 51
Views: 5213

Chess terminology

Hi.
What's the difference between a naked king and an opened-up king?

Thanks in advance
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess terminology
Replies: 51
Views: 5213

open up

morning forum,
Hi.What is an opened-up king?

Thanks in advance
by soheil_hooshdaran
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess terminology
Replies: 51
Views: 5213

Re: blaze a trail

Hi What does 'blaze a trail mean in: Having the skills to blaze a trail to the enemy King is important. Just a standard metaphor without any specialist chess meaning. Here's a link which tries to explain its origin http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/66700.html You could equally have it written as H...
by soheil_hooshdaran
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: English Girls' Championship
Replies: 11
Views: 3678

Re: English Girls' Championship

Ian Kingston wrote:Thanks for the prompt change. This is one issue that really irks me, and I know that you do take this seriously.
sorry, but why did you use 'irk' and not 'irritate' or annoy'?
by soheil_hooshdaran
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess terminology
Replies: 51
Views: 5213

blaze a trail

Hi
What does 'blaze a trail mean in:
Having the skills to blaze a trail to the enemy King is important.