The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:02 pm

What does it mean that
the d6-pawn is hanging after 18 ... Nd7?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:10 pm

It is unprotected or vulnerable (though not necessarily under attack at that point)
"Set up your attacks so that when the fire is out, it isn't out!" (H N Pillsbury)

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:07 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:10 pm
It is unprotected or vulnerable (though not necessarily under attack at that point)
How does it differ fom loose or similar words?
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:34 pm

What does it mean that
Both sides have achieved their aims, in a position which is quite hard to access.?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Leonard Barden » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:35 am

Access is not meaningful in this context so is most probably a misspelling of assess.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:38 am

I would have expected the word to be "assess" - in other words, it's not easy to tell who - if anyone - is winning and by how much. If the original really is "access" and that was intended by the author, then I suggest it has the sense of it being difficult to determine all the themes and resources in the position - to identify feasible lines and then to evaluate them.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:07 pm

Thanks.
Any difference between:
Play could go on along the lines of 15 l:txe2 tiJxd4 16 tiJxd4 cxd4 17 'iVxd4 �b6.
and
Play could continue something like 15 l:txe2 tiJxd4 16 tiJxd4 cxd4 17 'iVxd4 �b6.
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:24 pm

No difference.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:02 pm

Why did he say
[In this position] every move is significant
, and not
[In this position] every move is important

?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:18 pm

"significant" is slightly less intense than "important"

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:56 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:18 pm
"significant" is slightly less intense than "important"
Could you elaborate more please? like what?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:23 pm

The reference material suggests near equivalence - I'll let you look it up. But for me there are some chessic differences.

When you climb a mountain, every step is significant - but the move when you cross a deep gap is important. I suppose it's something like each move is significant because they can build a position, consolidating your strengths, reducing your weaknesses. Make the wrong move and you could reduce your advantage and have to build it again.

But when it comes to important moves, the consequences could be more severe - it could be important to decide whether to castle king or queen's side ... to know whether to re-capture with the bishop's or the rook's pawn - because the consequences are greater.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:18 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:23 pm
The reference material suggests near equivalence - I'll let you look it up. But for me there are some chessic differences.

When you climb a mountain, every step is significant - but the move when you cross a deep gap is important. I suppose it's something like each move is significant because they can build a position, consolidating your strengths, reducing your weaknesses. Make the wrong move and you could reduce your advantage and have to build it again.

But when it comes to important moves, the consequences could be more severe - it could be important to decide whether to castle king or queen's side ... to know whether to re-capture with the bishop's or the rook's pawn - because the consequences are greater.
So significant means effective or influentual?
I found this one over the internet
http://webster-dictionary.net/definition/colorless

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:51 am

What does 'possibly' mean in:
Black has a lot of attractive con­tinuations at his disposal, but not all of them can possibly be good.
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:02 am

What's the difference between
I can still con­tinue with ... a4 and a later ... c4.
and
I can still con­tinue with ... a4 and then ... c4.
?

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