The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:17 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:40 pm
Consider
With their home analysis and knowledge of what to do and how to do it, plus some class, the point is ready to fall into their
hands!
What does 'class' mean?
It means ability / strength... being a classy player ("stylish and sophisticated") - Collins Dictionary

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:21 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:12 pm
What's a critical mistake?

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One that has a profound effect on the game. For example - a non-critical mistake might be winning a pawn when you could have won a piece, failing to see that you could have played a strong move on the move before you actually played it - these might be annotated "?" - but a critical mistake would normally get a "??" - eg castling into an unstoppable attack, letting the opponent win your queen and so on

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:12 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:17 pm
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:40 pm
Consider
With their home analysis and knowledge of what to do and how to do it, plus some class, the point is ready to fall into their
hands!
What does 'class' mean?
It means ability / strength... being a classy player ("stylish and sophisticated") - Collins Dictionary
So what about this?
Professsional chess players consider a Grandmaster to be a "class" better than a Grandmaster with 50 fewer rating point.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:12 am

he had accurately evaluated the resulting endgame as better for him

Accurately means completely correctly?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:27 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:12 am
he had accurately evaluated the resulting endgame as better for him

Accurately means completely correctly?
Yes

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:43 pm

thanks.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:58 pm

Any difference between options and possibilities?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Michael Farthing » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:04 pm

Yes. But as always some more details would help.

Options are often about what we would like. For example, if you have the option of a closed game or an open game you would not be thinking about which is better but rather about which sort of game you enjoy playing. Possibilities are more likely to be about moves or plans that might work but need to be looked at in more detail. They might be good and they might be bad.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:50 am

Michael Farthing wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:04 pm
Yes. But as always some more details would help.

Options are often about what we would like. For example, if you have the option of a closed game or an open game you would not be thinking about which is better but rather about which sort of game you enjoy playing. Possibilities are more likely to be about moves or plans that might work but need to be looked at in more detail. They might be good and they might be bad.
I shall obtain a passed and well­
protected d-pawn, I shall provide my f8-bishop with more scope, and my rooks on the b- and c-files
will have excellent options.
The b-file is quite important, so I should restrict all possible play on any other part of the
board with 22 ... d4, denying White any options in the centre and on the kingside.
my f3-knight does not really have any other promising options
White has a lot of options:[...],[..][These two contiuations]
I think that I should keep the option of the e5 advance open.
18 l:td2 and l:tadl is another option
The simple 22 Rc1 retains all my options
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Re: The English Language

Post by Michael Farthing » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:26 am

Well in this the word possibility is not used, so he is no making any distinction. In answer to your original question I think option is used because each of the 'options' are good moves. A 'possibility' would suggest it might be good but probably needs more analysis to be sure.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:54 am

Thanks.
What does it mean that
Plan B (10 points) has a point, in
Plan B (10 points) has a point, as after 13 ttJh4 l:b8 14 b3 g6 ! 15 ttJf3 ! .tg4 16 ttJd2 .tg7 17 h3 .te6 18 l:fd 1 J:ld8 White can switch back to the right track with 19 b4! ;

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:17 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:54 am
Plan B (10 points) has a point,
It could have been written
Plan B has a purpose

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:19 pm

My problem is that,
did other plans that recieved no points have no purpose?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:02 pm

What's the difference between intention and objective?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:25 pm

What's a fundamental weakness?

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