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middle game

n
(Chess & Draughts) chess the central phase between the opening and the endgame
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Employing his pet line with white against the Zeng's Gruenfeld defense, Laylo, 38, went a pawn-up early, held sway in the middlegame while building up a kingside attack that he used to win the exchange and eventually the match.
First there was the $20M investment in February led by the London Stock Exchange Group into Nivaura.com, alongside some serious financial and legal industry players such as Santander and Aegon's venture funds, the legal capital and firepower of legal firms Linklaters, Orrick, and Allen & Overy, and leading blockchain and crypto investor Digital Currency Group and Middlegame Ventures.
After winning a pawn in the middlegame, Sadorra steered the positional contest into the endgame where he forced Vila to give up the bishop enroute to his fifth victory against three draws.
Also with five points was fourth-seed Ahmad Ahmadzada of Azerbaijan, who defeated India's Sidharth Balaji Sridharan in just 25 moves of a Sicilian Defence after a tactical oversight resulted in the Indian losing his queen in the middlegame.
The course of the game is divided into three phases: opening, middlegame, and endgame.
On the other hand, in certain middlegame positions where its positional evaluator should work well, it does play strongly.
However, such a complex Sicilian middlegame is typical of Black.
Separate chapters are devoted to opening, middlegame and endgame strategy but the chapter on 'general strategy' is perhaps even more important.
I learned the discipline of memorizing openings, but also that I needed to understand the resulting middlegame positions This belief influenced my later teaching belief that students must have some basic instruction before moving on to understanding.
The disadvantage becomes very clear in the endgame phase, where the board changes are more substantial than in the opening and middlegame stage.
In three sections entitled "The Opening," "The Middlegame," and "The Endgame," McPhail challenges the rhetoric of opposition with respect to what he refers to as an essentialist epistemology underlying the rhetoric of black oppositional tactics that functions complicitously with the discourse of white domination.
(188.) One might note that these agreements relate to the endgame of the marriage, but if there are minor children from the marriage, there will be ongoing connections between the parents and the children--and between the parents, as regards care of the children--for which the divorce is at most a stage in the middlegame. The point remains, however, that because courts do not enforce premarital agreements dealing with child custody and child support, and because separate laws and norms rule that domain, the effect of premarital agreements is marginal at best.