The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:31 pm

What's political astrology?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:44 pm

Commenting on 5...Rb8?, Seirawan writes
[...].He shaould have played to set up 6...e5! [...] What does it mean?

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:15 pm

He should have played something on move 5 that would enable him to safely play ...e5 on move 6.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:31 am

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:15 pm
He should have played something on move 5 that would enable him to safely play ...e5 on move 6.
But he ddoesn't mention that something. And he continues ...
pand grabbed the center for himself. Then 7.Nbxc4 e4 [blah blah blah] wins a piece for Black [..]

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:14 am

Hi. What does it mean that
"...there must be a method to Black's madness"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:51 am

"Method in madness" is a stock English phrase, apparently from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

From a Google search
method in (one's) madness. A specific, rational purpose in what one is doing or planning, even though it may seem crazy or absurd to another person. Originated in Shakespeare's Hamlet: "Though this be madness, yet there is method in it."

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Re: The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:29 am

Hi.
What's the difference between
Black will take advantage of his queenside spce by playing ....
and
Black will take advantage of his queenside spce by ....
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:02 pm

What's the difference between chopping off a knight and eliminating it?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:44 am

What does it mean if White's King is loose?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:10 am

It probably means White's King is unprotected. The king being loose is not a normal chess term.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:15 am

I wonder how does loose differ from insecure here

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:01 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:02 pm
What's the difference between chopping off a knight and eliminating it?
The former is just a more "expressive" way of saying the latter.
"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 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:41 pm

Thanks. What's the difference between 'weakness' and 'weakling'?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:24 pm

Weakness is the state of being weak. A Weakling is a person or animal in a weak state.

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