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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
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He wants to get to a quiet middle game and see what turns up.
British Dictionary definitions for middle game

middle game

(chess) the central phase between the opening and the endgame
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