The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by Michael Farthing » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:15 am

The someone who told you that gave you a very good definition! The important word is "seemingly". I think the idea probably comes from the use of drums in battles to give courage to troops where previously there was (seemingly) none.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:52 am

Thanks.

Any difference between
his pieces are nicely centralized
and
his pieces are centralized well?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:47 pm

No difference.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:37 am

What's the difference between drawback, weakness, prolem, drawback, and downside?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:11 am

What does it mean that
My pieces are standing well, so I think that my pawns should carry the day from now on.?

carry the day means to bring victory. But I cann't fathom it.

Pawns cannot bring victry alone, and the fact that the pieces are standing well means they are very useful AND NOT useless. So what does the underlined mean?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:51 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:11 am
carry the day means to bring victory. But I cann't fathom it.
As you suggest, the phrase could have been written
My pieces are standing well, so I think that my pawns should bring victory.
or, if the context is right
My pieces are standing well, so I think that advancing my pawns should bring victory.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:25 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:51 am
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:11 am
carry the day means to bring victory. But I cann't fathom it.
As you suggest, the phrase could have been written
My pieces are standing well, so I think that my pawns should bring victory.
or, if the context is right
My pieces are standing well, so I think that advancing my pawns should bring victory.
Again, I can't understand.
The position is:
With White to move.

How can advancing the pawns bring victory?
And the fact that the pieces are standing well means they are very useful AND NOT useless.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:17 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:25 am
How can advancing the pawns bring victory?
It's a Benoni type of position. One of the usual plans is to charge up the middle with pawns. Is that what happens in the game? Admittedly the Knight on e4 is in the way at the moment.

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:24 pm

No idea who's claiming his pieces are well placed there, but I don't agree with him.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:32 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:17 pm
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:25 am
How can advancing the pawns bring victory?
It's a Benoni type of position. One of the usual plans is to charge up the middle with pawns. Is that what happens in the game? Admittedly the Knight on e4 is in the way at the moment.
The entire game can be found at:
www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1069072

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:33 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:24 pm
No idea who's claiming his pieces are well placed there, but I don't agree with him.
GM Grivas claims White's (Karpov's) pieces are.

The book I am finishing translation is his Modern Chess Strategy. I purchased the rights in May.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:56 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:33 pm
GM Grivas claims White's (Karpov's) pieces are.
The game shows the White minor pieces staying put and White charging up the board with the f and g pawns to open up lines to the Black king. Not an obvious strategy by any means, which is perhaps why Grivas put it in the book.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:07 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:56 pm
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:33 pm
GM Grivas claims White's (Karpov's) pieces are.
The game shows the White minor pieces staying put and White charging up the board with the f and g pawns to open up lines to the Black king. Not an obvious strategy by any means, which is perhaps why Grivas put it in the book.
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:08 am

My advantage looks adequate to claim the full point in this endgame.

What does it mean to 'claim' the full point?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:09 pm

White might be able to hold on as he has no static weaknesses, either in his pawn-structure or in his piece placement.

Is he saying that piece placement is an static factor?

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