the stage between the opening and the end game, characterized by complicated moves by both opponents with pieces at full strength.
Origin of middle game
First recorded in 1890–95
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Historical Examples of middle game
Having all this clear in mind we will now revert to the openings and middle-game.
Very often, however, in the middle-game attacks are made against a position or against pieces, or even Pawns.
This principle of the middle-game can sometimes be applied in the endings in somewhat similar manner.
British Dictionary definitions for middle game
chess the central phase between the opening and the endgame
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