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middle game

noun, Chess.
1.
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
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • This principle of the middle-game can sometimes be applied in the endings in somewhat similar manner.

    Chess Fundamentals Jos Ral Capablanca
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for middle-game

middle game

noun
1.
(chess) the central phase between the opening and the endgame
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