The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:24 am

What about these blunder on moves 26 and 27 by White?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:33 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:24 am
What about these blunder on moves 26 and 27 by White?
Blunders usually refer to moves that (should) lose or give away a win, not missing moves that would win and playing something else that only draws.

In this game you might describe Black's moves 25 and 26 as blunders, although move 25 in particular is more likely to just be described as a bad move. White missing Qh8+ twice would not be called a blunder.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:02 pm

Its a pretty big oversight for someone of AAA's calibre arguably.
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu May 14, 2020 9:55 am

Thanks.
What does it mean if an advantage is inappropriate"to" your position?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun May 17, 2020 3:13 am

What does "pervasive prevention" mean?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Nick Ivell » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:07 pm

I don't think I would ever use the term pervasive prevention.

I'm guessing the meaning is similar to Nimzowitsch's prophylaxis - stopping your opponents doing what they want to do.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Nick Ivell » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:26 pm

213 pages and still going. Quite remarkable.

A mistake may just be an inaccuracy. Question mark at best. A blunder merits a double question mark.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:19 am

Hi
Sorry, I didn't find the answer:
What is the difference between a thrust, a move, and a shot?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Nick Ivell » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:48 pm

A move is a neutral term to describe what White and Black do alternately.

A thrust is an aggressive move.

A shot is a surprising and strong move; a term popularised by Bobby Fischer, I believe.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:55 pm

Nick Ivell wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:48 pm
A move is a neutral term to describe what White and Black do alternately.

A thrust is an aggressive move.

A shot is a surprising and strong move; a term popularised by Bobby Fischer, I believe.
Thanks / thank you

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:49 am

What does this sentence mean?
If this variation looks too good to be true, it is!

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:47 am

Something like "this variation is so apparently good that you should be suspicious, and looking more closely at it will show that your suspicions were confirmed".

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Re: The English Language

Post by Nick Ivell » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:00 am

Not just true of chess but any activity. A warning against salespeople and commercial flannel generally.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:05 am

Is the sentence "White sets to exchange the queens." correct? What is the difference with "White tries to exchange the queens."?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Ian Thompson » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:27 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:05 am
Is the sentence "White sets to exchange the queens." correct?
No, it should be "... sets out to ..."
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:05 am
What is the difference with "White tries to exchange the queens."?
Not much difference after correcting to "sets out". Sets out suggests an ongoing objective of exchanging queens over many moves; tries might just be an attempt to exchange queens on a single move.

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