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Played in a tournament at the weekend - 12 months after my first since returning after a 35 year lay-off. Arrived early on the first day, so helped the bookstall guy unload. He had a large stock. He predicted he would take £200 - £300 over the weekend - not profit, just takings. I suggest that's why...
Yes, as Roger says, definitely need the context - we would usually say "Executive summary" if referring to a summary - perhaps it means a document that states what must be done / how something must be managed etc
- Tue May 14, 2019 4:57 pm
- Forum: 4NCL
- Topic: End of season, snapshots of gloom, part four
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I haven't a clue about the rights and wrongs - but "poach" rather stood out. Think Korky the Kat and the bailiff with a club to deter poachers.
Would need to see the context but I think it has the sense that anyone overlooks something at some time - so anyone might miss - or miscalculate -a tactical idea - and this humbles us - makes us realise that we are not perfect.
Just about the same meaning - but "block off" indicates a more enduring blockage. One could use "block" and "block off" like this: "White checked by Ba3 and black blocked the check by playing ....Nb4. White took the knight immediately, putting black in check again" compared to "White developed his b...
The score of the winner was unmatched - eg First player scored 7, the second and third scored 6.5 etc. If two players had the same top score, then (depending on any tie-break arrangements) they might both have "won" the event - but they would not have won outright.
Please can we see the context - "time line" means the sequence in which things happen ... ideally at which time (which move?) - "line" has the sense of an axis - not a (chess) variation
- Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:59 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Media comments on chess
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"Jackie Eales (Letters, 22 March) neglects to mention that the PM is also, in chess terms, in zeitnot – in time pressure as the clock runs down. For those wishing to extend flimsy Brexit-chess metaphors, it’s worth noting that repeating the same position three times is a draw. Sandy Ruxton Oxford" G...
Exodus 4 records signs apparently shown to Moses to demonstrate the healing and restoring power of God: "6 Then the Lord said, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous[a]—it had become as white as snow. 7 “Now put it back ...
- Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:43 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Getting back into playing chess ...
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I am not clear what Tim would find most helpful - I've emailed him, offering to play a couple of games by email with some friendly commentary - waiting to hear.