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  1. 13 Mar '07 08:53 / 1 edit
    I would like to know more about English jargon in chess.

    Like "a hog on the seventh" means that a rook is placed on the 7th row in the enemy ground.
    A "patzer" is a beginner, or is it a beginner who thinks he is in a higher class that he actually is? "Play like a patzer" is to play badly.
    "Eating wood" is to take a lot of the opponents pieces and he is not.

    Please, teach me more!
  2. Standard member Amaurote
    No Name Maddox
    13 Mar '07 09:01
    Not exactly English, but "Two Jans" is comedy slang for a Bishop pair.