The English Language

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soheil_hooshdaran
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:33 pm

What does it mean that
b3 was more to the point?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:01 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:33 pm
What does it mean that
b3 was more to the point?
b3 was a better move in the sense of more relevant to the position.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:10 am

Thanks. What is the difference between a thrust, a move, and a shot?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:22 am

What does it mean that White wins the house after [...]?
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Re: The English Language

Post by Ian Thompson » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:48 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:22 am
What does it mean that White wins the house after [...]?
Thanks in advance
The same as it did last time you asked.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:26 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:48 am
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:22 am
What does it mean that White wins the house after [...]?
Thanks in advance
The same as it did last time you asked.
Would you please help me find the post?


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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:15 pm

Oh, sorry

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:12 am

What's the difference between losing one's head and losing one's control?
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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:53 am

Probably no difference in a chess context

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:22 am

Losing one's head is specifically losing one's control of oneself. One might lose control of other things.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:25 pm

What does it mean that "White tries to complicate"?
I've onlu found transitive senses of complicate

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:28 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:25 pm
"to complicate"
introduce complications. It's a normal phrase in chess annotations.

You could also write "to complicate the position"

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:40 pm

Thanks.
What does it mean that White cannot afford any winning try?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Ian Thompson » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:47 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:40 pm
What does it mean that White cannot afford any winning try?
It means that any attempt by White to win is likely to fail and result in him losing, so White should just play for a draw.

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