to pursue a chess analogy

Danloor

Member
Italian
Hi all,

to pursue a chess analogy

I wonder if "to pursue" in this context means exactly "to make" or, maybe "to continue with analogies with chess". The author has previously made use of chess analogies in his book.

Thanks
 
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  • Danloor

    Member
    Italian
    This is from a poker book. ICM is a mathematical model to play better.

    "Of course, even a player who understands ICM considerations perfectly will never get very far in tournament play if they have no idea how to play in the early stages. To pursue a chess analogy, ICM knowledge is for the “endgame” of tournament play – and if you’re going to get to the endgame you have to survive the opening and the middlegame."
     

    kalamazoo

    Senior Member
    US, English
    "pursue" in this sense can be used with a thought or an argument. Basically I would say it means to follow something further or work out the implications of something.
     

    Danloor

    Member
    Italian
    Ah, ok. Literal, even in my language. I have just found out it! "To follow (or to pursue) an analogy" is not so common. I usually hear/say: "to make/to use an analogy".
     

    kalamazoo

    Senior Member
    US, English
    I think "to pursue an X analogy" (chess, baseball, whatever) is more common that "to pursue an analogy" (with no topic)
     
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