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by Andy Stoker
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 131567

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:51 am
Thanks.
What's the difference between 'penetration squares' and 'entry squares'?

Thanks in advance
neither is very common terminology - would have to see context. Sound the same.
by Andy Stoker
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is a mutual flag fall a draw?
Replies: 28
Views: 2602

Re: Is a mutual flag fall a draw?

Isn't it obvious? If your flag has fallen, behave like a grown-up and tell your opponent. You've lost the game.
by Andy Stoker
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 131567

Re: The English Language

Yes - that's how I take it ... if white were trying to win, then [...] would not lead necessarily to a winning advantage
by Andy Stoker
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 131567

Re: The English Language

Are you sure that is exactly what is said? In any event, it means that [...] would not bring great additional benefit for White
by Andy Stoker
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peggy Clarke
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

Re: Peggy Clarke

Hi James - and I for what I believe is called "virtue signalling"! Thank you for sharing the news
by Andy Stoker
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peggy Clarke
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

Re: Peggy Clarke

James Pratt wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:33 pm
[she tied for first place in the British Ladies in 1966, but fell pregnant before a play-off could be held.
Not sure that's quite the best description of her condition.
by Andy Stoker
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 131567

Re: The English Language

Difficult to know without context - "rather favour me" could mean "favour me to some (great) extent". What do you think - does that make sense?
by Andy Stoker
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 131567

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 Andy Stoker
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 131567

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 Andy Stoker
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 131567

Re: The English Language

Ne2 followed by h4, Ng3-f5 means Ne2 and immediately after it h4, Ng3-f5 or Ne2 and then..............? Not necessarily immediately .... just that White plans to play those moves when s/he can ... in the near future. As an example, black might be active on the queen's side, so white may have to hol...
by Andy Stoker
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 131567

Re: The English Language

Need the context: A break *could* mean a piece of fortune... "Black didn't exchange queens at this point, which was a lucky break". More likely, in chess terms, it is an attempt to escape from a defensive position, or to take the initiative "I was able to play the e5 break in this position" A breakt...
by Andy Stoker
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 131567

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:05 pm
In:
this cannot be a serious excuse
What's a serious excuse? How does it differ froma good excuse?
Thanks in advance
No real difference, I think. Perhaps a good excuse is slightly stronger.
by Andy Stoker
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 131567

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:35 pm
What's the difference between winning and collecting material?

Thanks in advance
Could be quite a bit ... a player could be materially up, yet lose the game through having a lost position. Think of Philidor's mate - one player "collects" the queen - but is then mated.
by Andy Stoker
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 131567

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:05 pm
What's the difference between missing and not seeing moves?

Thanks in advance
None, I think
by Andy Stoker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 131567

Re: The English Language

"What does objectively mean in: White's position is objectively lost in either case." If the game was played out using "perfect" analysis, then white will lose - s/he is objectively lost. If strong computer plays strong computer, then white loses However, some other factors might affect the result -...