The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu May 31, 2018 2:58 pm

What does it mean that "White might as well take the pawn"

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu May 31, 2018 3:00 pm

What does it mean for Black to rip open the White King?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Thu May 31, 2018 3:08 pm

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
What does it mean for Black to rip open the White King ?

It is not a normal chess term, but it probably means Black attacks the White King.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Thu May 31, 2018 3:16 pm

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
What does it mean that " White might as well take the pawn "

It means White might as well take the pawn ( As there is nothing better to me done )

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Fletcher » Thu May 31, 2018 6:40 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 3:08 pm
Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
What does it mean for Black to rip open the White King ?

It is not a normal chess term, but it probably means Black attacks the White King.
To 'rip open' is also suggestive of the pawns in front of the King being taken away (perhaps, though not necessarily, via a sacrifice?) - ie 'ripping open' the protective cover.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Ian Thompson » Thu May 31, 2018 7:29 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 2:30 pm
What is the difference between trading Queens and exchanging Queens?
The former is a term likely to be found in an American chess book. The latter is a term likely to be found in an English chess book. They mean the same thing.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Ian Thompson » Thu May 31, 2018 7:35 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 3:16 pm
Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
What does it mean that " White might as well take the pawn "

It means White might as well take the pawn ( As there is nothing better to me done )
This is most easily explained by example. Say Black offers a pawn sacrifice for an attack. Black is going to get an attack whether or not White takes the pawn. You'd say White might as well take the pawn because he's going to have to defend against the attack whether he does or he doesn't (and assuming there is no better alternative move, as Barry says).

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:00 am

What does it mean that "Black is about to map out his own territory with ..f7-f5"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:21 am

What does it mean that "such a center takes critical squares away from the enemy pieces"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:33 pm

what is an 'unassilable center'?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:11 pm

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
What is an unassailable centre ?

A centre which is not able to be attacked. Although, why that is , I don't know.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:47 pm

What does it mean that these fqactors "seperate the man from the boy"
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:45 pm

What's the difference between aspiration and hope?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:45 am

What does 'welcome variety' mean?
"...although that has the benefit of providing welcome variety, ..."

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:59 am

What does it mean that
The best plan receives a maximum of 20 or 30 points. ?

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