Originally posted by Sam The ShamYes that is a pretty good description, "sharp" means that if you miss one little detail of the position you might be ripped apart
Yeah a "sharp" line means that it's very tactical and one must be careful because of the possibilities for disaster if you don't play accurately.
Originally posted by Frogspondenceyes you are correct, that's what i was trying to say, more accurate is - some move - but better was such and such a move. how is it evaluated though, better in what sense? safer? tighter as opposed to a loose move, tactically sound? obviously it depends on the position, it being relative, but how is it evaluated - kind regards Robbie.
Keep in mind that in a 'sharp' position, often one little mistake from your opponent will often allow you to tear them apart too. It isn't a bad thing.
As to 'inaccuracy', that is a move that is 'not the right move', generally for tactical reasons. Sometimes the opponent won't pick up on these either though. I tend to see a lot of "More ac ...[text shortened]... er". Inaccuracy definitely has a negative connotation compared to "more accurate"
Originally posted by robbie carrobie'A loose move'.I've never come across that term.Where did you read that?
thanks guys, what about, inaccuracy? we often read a book and we read, this may not be the most accurate move order, or this move was not as accurate as some other move? how can one determine the difference in accuracy? what is accuracy? how does one evaluate accuracy? is it the difference between two plausible moves? is it the opposite of play ...[text shortened]... r even games would be most appreciated for these terms have bugged me for ages! regards Robbie.
Originally posted by Winston Smithno my friend i read it in my John Emms repertoire book, 'attacking with 1.e4', i think, or was it somewhere else, let me see if i can find the reference and i will post the thoughts to clarify the term, i knew it was in a kings Indian attack section that i read it, so far the comments are really brilliant and most helpful- regards Robbie.
'A loose move'.I've never come across that term.Where did you read that?
Could it be a move that loosens the position?
Originally posted by atticus2i read a rule of thumb somewhere: put the rooks on the files that you think are most likely to open up, or that you want to prevent your opponent from opening up.
For example, I'm still never sure where to put my rooks in many positions - e1 & d1; e1 & c1; d1 & c1? Judging it right first time saves time, as i've learned to my cost
Originally posted by Winston SmithChess quotes are often misattributed and I'm pretty sure it was the Argentinian GM Oscar Panno who said this, not Timman.
Jan Timman once was questioned how to decide which rook to put on an open file.He came up with a brilliant answer:
"Think long and hard until you're absolutely certain which rook it has to be.Then take the other one!"