I don't understand the difference between:
1)work through the following moves.
2)play through the game.
I have also heard something of the sort "go over/through the section x/subject" I guess.
Please be patient. We are all volunteers doing this in our free time and it is now the weekend so perhaps fewer people are on here.
You will need to provide context for your question. Post the full sentence where you saw your phrases, and the type of article or book they were in, and we will have much more chance of helping you.
At the moment, to me at least, they mean nothing.
PLEASE put in the title (or at least in the first line of the first post) of each thread that you are asking a chess question. That will avoid lots of us who don't have the first idea about chess from opening the thread and spending time reading it, being confused and then finding again in post #3 that it's about chess.
Last edited by emsr2d2; 03-Dec-2011 at 13:25.
I think you're taking all this rather literally. They're simply telling you to "look at it again".
Whether this means playing the game literally on your chessboard, following the diagrams, or - being the good player you are - mentally vizualizing the moves in sequence, the phrases don't say.
The author probably doesn't care, as long as you follow the moves one by one concentrating on the point which the book is addressing at that particular time.