The English Language

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soheil_hooshdaran
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:56 pm

Thanks.
What does
as many times before and many more in the future,[..]
mean?
Is it an idiom?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:25 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Thanks.
What does
as many times before and many more in the future,[..]
mean?
Is it an idiom?
It means just what it says - the writer states that something has happened many times in the past and predicts it will happen many times in the future - for example "[Black lost by taking the pawn on b2 with his queen] as many times before and many more in the future"

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:28 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Thanks. What's blindness?
Puzzled - why do you ask? We talk about "Chess blindness" - e.g when a player fails to see an obvious continuation

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:59 pm

Thanks.
What's "great purpose"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:52 pm

What doesa it mean o plane with great purpose?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:51 am

"we should not embrace Plan B (10 points), although objectively it doesn't change the position's evaluation too much."
Here agaim objectively means that the evaluation could be changed by some other factors?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Ian Thompson » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:08 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:51 am
"we should not embrace Plan B (10 points), although objectively it doesn't change the position's evaluation too much."
Here agaim objectively means that the evaluation could be changed by some other factors?
It probably means that the result of the game will be the same with Plan B as Plan A with best play. With Plan A it will be easy to find the best moves. With Plan B it will be difficult to find the best moves. So you avoid Plan B because you're more likely to go wrong.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:09 pm

What about
Objectively the position is drawish, so I must live with that?

Barry Sandercock
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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:27 pm

It means, the position is drawish, so I must put up with it. Objectively means it is a fact, not affected by what you think about it.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:13 am

Thanks.
What does the comment after

27 ... Qg3! 28.Ne1 Nh5?!
mean that
The idea is obvious, but 28 ... Ne2 ! 29 f4 Qxe3 30 Nxe2 Bf6! -/+ is more forceful. ?

How does it differ from strong?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:25 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:13 am
27 ... Qg3! 28.Ne1 Nh5?!
You should recheck either the diagram or the annotation, as Ne1 is not a legal move.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:43 pm

Oh, Qe1, sorry

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:40 am

What do they say seize the initiative but not take the initiative?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:12 am

It means the same thing. Seize sounds a bit more drastic.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:35 pm

thanks

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