The English Language

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soheil_hooshdaran
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:13 am

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:05 am
Even when "drawn" doesn't mean actually agreed drawn, "drawish" is less definitive - there is probably more chance of a decisive result.
You mean drawish endgame have more chance for a win?
So what about equal?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:38 am

What's the difference between a break and a breakthrough?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:26 am

Need the context:
A break *could* mean a piece of fortune... "Black didn't exchange queens at this point, which was a lucky break". More likely, in chess terms, it is an attempt to escape from a defensive position, or to take the initiative "I was able to play the e5 break in this position"

A breakthrough implies significant or decisive success. "Black was defending well, but the sacrifice on g6 led to a breakthrough".

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:28 am

Having
As the centre is blocked, Black cannot take advantage of his bishop-pair. In this type of position, knights seem to be more
important than bishops, because they can defend and attack the centre at the same time.

, does the author mean "defend thhe centre or defend in general?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:30 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:12 pm
Ne2 followed by h4, Ng3-f5
means Ne2 and immediately after it h4, Ng3-f5 or Ne2 and then..............?
Not necessarily immediately .... just that White plans to play those moves when s/he can ... in the near future. As an example, black might be active on the queen's side, so white may have to hold the king's side expansion to deal with that

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:32 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:28 am
Having
As the centre is blocked, Black cannot take advantage of his bishop-pair. In this type of position, knights seem to be more
important than bishops, because they can defend and attack the centre at the same time.

, does the author mean "defend thhe centre or defend in general?
Again, would need the context to be sure - but this suggests the knights may have defensive duties - perhaps on the first three ranks - whilst attacking central squares

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:27 am

Andy Stoker wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:32 am
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:28 am
Having
As the centre is blocked, Black cannot take advantage of his bishop-pair. In this type of position, knights seem to be more
important than bishops, because they can defend and attack the centre at the same time.

, does the author mean "defend thhe centre or defend in general?
Again, would need the context to be sure - but this suggests the knights may have defensive duties - perhaps on the first three ranks - whilst attacking central squares
First of all, thanks.
What kind of context? The position?


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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:50 am

Then I shall be ready to execute my plans on the queenside, involving . . .c4, . . .Qc7, or . . .Nc6-e7 and
then . . .Qc7, well as doubling rooks on the a-fle.
What does "well as" mean?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:50 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:50 am
What does "well as" mean?
It might be a misprint or a non-native English writer, with "as well as" being the usual expression in the context.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:19 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:27 am
Andy Stoker wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:32 am
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:28 am
Having
As the centre is blocked, Black cannot take advantage of his bishop-pair. In this type of position, knights seem to be more
important than bishops, because they can defend and attack the centre at the same time.

, does the author mean "defend thhe centre or defend in general?
Again, would need the context to be sure - but this suggests the knights may have defensive duties - perhaps on the first three ranks - whilst attacking central squares
First of all, thanks.
What kind of context? The position?

Difficult to be absolutely sure - but I think the reference is primarily to the centre - defending it and attacking it

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:25 pm

The position is objectively equal means the position is in itself equal?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:13 pm

What's the sense of 'thus' in
White has sacrifced a pawn,
trying to open fles on the queenside, where he believes he should concentrate his efforts. Thus,
White enjoys pressure on the queenside and the better bishop.?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:14 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:50 am
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:50 am
What does "well as" mean?
It might be a misprint or a non-native English writer, with "as well as" being the usual expression in the context.
thx

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:41 am

What does expansion mean in:
The main factor in the position is White's intended activity on the kingside and in the centre.
His d3-bishop might emerge as a very dangerous piece, as it is directed towards my king. So, the
correct handling of this position requires my expansion on the other side of the board. ?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:56 pm

in:
, I must use a logical but extraordinary idea
What does extraordinary mean?

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