The English Language

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soheil_hooshdaran
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:54 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:27 pm
Does
With this quick queenside pawn expansion, Black is the first to start activity, not allowing White to play on the kingside.
mean
With this quick queenside pawn expansion, Black is the first to start activity and does not allow White to play on the kingside.

?
I've not gotten the answer for this one

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:36 am

What does objectively mean in:
White's position is objectively lost in either case.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:31 am

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
Does
With this quick queenside pawn expansion etc ,etc.
Mean

Yes, it does.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:52 am

"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 - for example, black might fail to see the correct continuation, black might get into time trouble and make a mistake ...

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » 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

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:32 am

What's pawn expansion? Pawn push?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:47 pm

Yes. I would think so. Probably more than one pawn.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:35 pm

What's the difference between winning and collecting material?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:05 pm

What's the difference between missing and not seeing moves?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:49 am

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

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:52 am

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.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:53 am

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.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:16 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:52 am
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.
So, s/he is not 'winning' the queen?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:27 pm

Thanks. What makes a move/continuation or activity essential, as opposed to necessary?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:26 pm

Another positive fact for Black is that his kingside majority is potentially more active than White's on the queenside. Objectively the position is equal.

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