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Re: The English Language

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:46 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
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?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:20 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
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?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:38 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
What's a social player?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:16 pm
by Roger de Coverly
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.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:59 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
What's the better half of a draw?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:52 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thanks.

What does it mean that
Black is on the ascendancy !

?Thanks in advance

Re: The English Language

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:03 pm
by Matt Mackenzie
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?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:08 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
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

Re: The English Language

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:17 pm
by Roger de Coverly
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.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:15 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
thx.
Does should mean perhaps in:
After this White should gain the advantage.

?Thanks in advance

Re: The English Language

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:34 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
In:
Bringing the 'poor' a8-rook directly into play can only be to Black's benefit

Why is 'poor' quoted?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:22 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
What does it mean that
17 Bxc5 ? is not on due to [...]?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:25 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
What's a pawn expansion?

Thanks in advance

Re: The English Language

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:46 pm
by IM Jack Rudd
"not on" is a British idiom meaning infeasible or unacceptable. In this context, it means it doesn't work tactically.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:34 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
"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?