The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:46 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:
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 ...
Objectively means basically?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:20 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:
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 ...
Objectively=with best play?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:38 pm

What's a social player?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:16 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:38 pm
What's a social player?
It might depend on the national context, but in English usage, someone who played chess every so often, possibly even to a reasonable standard, but didn't play in formal (rated) competitions.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:59 am

What's the better half of a draw?
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:52 pm

Thanks.

What does it mean that
Black is on the ascendancy !

?Thanks in advance

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:03 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:59 am
What's the better half of a draw?
In what sense - "draw" as in for deciding ties for a cup/competition, or as in sharing the spoils?
"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 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:08 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:03 pm
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:59 am
What's the better half of a draw?
In what sense - "draw" as in for deciding ties for a cup/competition, or as in sharing the spoils?
Obviously, a central breakthrough is necessary in order to gain anything more than the better half of a draw.

So, I guess it is for any game

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:17 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:08 pm
So, I guess it is for any game
The side with the "better half of the draw" is the one with slightly better but insufficient winning chances. That doesn't stop players like Carlsen playing for ever in attempting to win.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:15 am

thx.
Does should mean perhaps in:
After this White should gain the advantage.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:34 pm

In:
Bringing the 'poor' a8-rook directly into play can only be to Black's benefit

Why is 'poor' quoted?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:22 pm

What does it mean that
17 Bxc5 ? is not on due to [...]?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:25 pm

What's a pawn expansion?

Thanks in advance

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:46 pm

"not on" is a British idiom meaning infeasible or unacceptable. In this context, it means it doesn't work tactically.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:34 am

"it is better to play with material in hand, rather than nothing at all in return for one's suffering " What does 'in hand' mean?

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