The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:37 pm

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
Does an ugly move really have a bad appearance ?


I'll leave this one to Ian. I give up!

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:14 am

What's the difference between installing and placing your knights somewhere?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Rob Thompson » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:31 am

Installing feels more permanent.
True glory lies in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:45 am

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
Does an ugly move really have a bad appearance?

I'll have a go at answering this one. Yes it does. It's a move that doesn't look right.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:11 pm

What is a fine move?
An excellent move?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Clive Blackburn » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:50 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What is a fine move?
An excellent move?
A move made by Reuben Fine, usually in the endgame :)

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:28 am

:lol: I suppose that would be Fine move, capitalized

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:21 am

What is a Back-up plan?

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:23 am

A plan that you've set up for if your primary plan doesn't work for some reason.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:22 am

Colloquially it might be called "Plan B"- the primary plan would be "Plan A"

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:25 am

What's the difference between freeing a pawn and creating a free pawn?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:26 am

What's the difference between freeing a pawn and creating a free pawn?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:27 am

IM Jack Rudd wrote:A plan that you've set up for if your primary plan doesn't work for some reason.
Why no the 'reserve plan'?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:32 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What's the difference between freeing a pawn and creating a free pawn?
You might need to give a context. In German chess usage what in English would be termed a passed pawn is referred to in German as a "free pawn" (Freibauer) In English, the term free pawn would usually mean a pawn which could be captured without allowing any counter-play, thus not a sacrifice.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:34 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote: Why no the 'reserve plan'?
A valid alternative. It's just the usual feature of English, that the same concept can be expressed in a number of ways.

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