The English Language

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soheil_hooshdaran
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:42 pm

I should strengthen my position further and gain more space with 1 1 e4.
means e4 just gains spece or also strengthens my position ?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:05 am

Both.It means e4 gains space and strengthens the position.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:40 am

thanks.
What's the difference between hold an advantage and have an advantage?

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Re: The English Language

Post by John McKenna » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:15 pm

In general here is a difference -

To 'have' something means you have now got (obtained) it.

To 'hold' something means you've got (obtained) it and are keeping (retaining) it.

E.g. in the traditional form of the marriage vows there is - ... to have and to hold from this day forward...

However, some chess writers use 'hold' when it just means 'have'.

E.g. White holds an advantage in this position means the same as White has an advantage in this position.

Whether, or not, White can hold (keep/retain) his/her advantage subsequently is another matter.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:48 pm

. It is then that the quality of piece placement really matters.
means
. It is then that the quality of piece placement becomes really important.
meaning that it doesn't matter before?

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Re: The English Language

Post by John McKenna » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:21 pm

The quality of piece placement almost certainly mattered before but, for reasons unkown to us here, it matters much more now.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:45 pm

John McKenna wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:21 pm
The quality of piece placement almost certainly mattered before but, for reasons unkown to us here, it matters much more now.
Why did it matter before?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:57 am

Well,the author thinks it mattered ,maybe it did. who knows.
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:46 am

What does it mean that a continuation " would rather favour me"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:57 am

Difficult to know without context - "rather favour me" could mean "favour me to some (great) extent". What do you think - does that make sense?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:25 am

Black's forces are well placed and seem to cooperate harmoniously

Doesn't cooperating imply harmony?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:04 pm

Yes, the two words often go together naturally.

(even harmoniously, you might say!)
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:53 pm

What does 'suspect' mean in:

White has not made any mistakes until now, so one might suspect that his position should be somewhat better

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:16 pm

One might believe, one might consider, one might hope would all have similar meanings to "one might suspect"

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:16 pm

What does it mean that
we should not underestimate Plan A ( 1 7 points), because Black retains the option of a potential ...Bxe2, but we should not embrace Plan B (10 points), although objectively it doesn't change the position's evaluation too much.

?Thanks in advance

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