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    blow out

    Hi.
    The text reads:
    "Black...blew out the position of her opponent's king."

    What does "blowing out" mean here?

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    Re: blow out

    I've no idea. Where did you read it?

    Is this another of your chess questions where you're going to give us the context in post #3 instead of #1?

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: blow out

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I've no idea. Where did you read it?

    Is this another of your chess questions where you're going to give us the context in post #3 instead of #1?

    Rover
    It's another of my chess questions but I think I have given you context.

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    Re: blow out

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    It's another of my chess questions but I think I have given you context.
    In your first post, you did not give us context. You gave us a title and a sentence and asked what two of the words meant.

    The context is specifically that you read this in a book about chess.

    Until Rover posted his question, I had absolutely no idea what it might be about. I was considering that perhaps a man called Mr Black was giving away information about the hidden location of the exiled king of a country, or something similar.

    Either your thread should have been "blow out - chess terminology" or at least your question should have read "The text in my chess book reads ... "

    Unfortunately, I cannot help with your actual question as I don't play chess. I think you need another chess player to answer, but now you know what kind of context we require in order to attempt to help.

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    Re: blow out

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    Hi.
    The text reads:
    "Black...blew out the position of her opponent's king."

    What does "blowing out" mean here?
    It's quite acceptable to write, "This is another question about my chess book", or similar, on all of your posts.
    Remember that not everyone who tries to help you here has read your previous posts.

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    Re: blow out

    I have played chess for 60 years and have never heard the expression you are asking about.

    I still want to know where you read it.

    Rover

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    Re: blow out

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I have played chess for 60 years and have never heard the expression you are asking about.

    I still want to know where you read it.

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    FIDE TRG.In a Chapter by GM Mikhail Girevich, annotating a game in which he is Black and IM Marie Sebag is White.Sebag lost.
    I guess "to blow out" means something like distroy, but I want the exact word for it.

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    Re: blow out

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    FIDE TRG.In a Chapter by GM Mikhail Girevich, annotating a game in which he is Black and IM Marie Sebag is White.Sebag lost.
    If you have the analysis of the whole game, then you should have a pretty good idea of what the writer means here. You, a national chess coach, and Rover, a chess player for 60 years, do not know it as a technical term. Nobody else can know its meaning without full context. Even then, it might be an expression that nobody else has ever used in that context.

    My own guess, and that's all it can be, is that it means something like 'destroy'.
    Last edited by 5jj; 03-Dec-2011 at 23:02. Reason: typo

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