middle game

noun Chess.

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
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Examples from the Web for middle game

  • Having all this clear in mind we will now revert to the openings and middle-game.

    Chess Fundamentals|Jos Ral Capablanca
  • Very often, however, in the middle-game attacks are made against a position or against pieces, or even Pawns.

    Chess Fundamentals|Jos Ral Capablanca
  • This principle of the middle-game can sometimes be applied in the endings in somewhat similar manner.

    Chess Fundamentals|Jos Ral Capablanca

British Dictionary definitions for middle game

middle game


chess the central phase between the opening and the endgame
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