Middle Game

Prasanna Kumar
06.07.2024
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Prasanna Kumar
06.07.2024

Players always need to have a strategy in mind. In the middlegame strategy guides us to our goals. A player can go for either an active or passive strategy. But in sequential games like chess, it is good to have an active strategy. But whether to go for an active strategy or a passive one […]

Yury Markushin
02.21.2024
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Yury Markushin
02.21.2024

Most chess players have a general idea of how to play the opening. However, they have problems understanding the middle-game strategies because it is not very straightforward and does not have a simple “opening idea” of developing pieces, putting the king to safety, etc. After reading this article you will learn seven most important principles […]

Prasanna Kumar
01.19.2024
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Prasanna Kumar
01.19.2024

In this article, you’ll learn how to play middlegames like a Grandmaster. The middle game is a crucial juncture in the flow of a game. It is where ideas are fought fiercely. It is a path that has numerous paths diverging in every possible direction. Some paths are well-trodden whereas others are not.

Prasanna Kumar
06.29.2023
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Prasanna Kumar
06.29.2023

Middlegame concepts rise in importance as a player grows in strength. How a player plays the Middlegame and Endgame directly correlates to their strength as a chess player. But learning the middlegame can be overwhelming as there are infinite possible interactions between the pieces. What we can do is we can break it down into […]

Prasanna Kumar
06.16.2023
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Prasanna Kumar
06.16.2023

Having good positional chess is a must as you move up the rating ladder. One-time blunders and tactical shots will reduce in number and you will have to play in a more nuanced way to get an advantage. So, in this article, we will take a look at some important themes and topics in positional […]

IM Zaur Tekeyev
07.08.2022
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IM Zaur Tekeyev
07.08.2022

How do you get better at playing middlegames? There is no simple answer; it has to be a complex study. To improve your middlegame play, you should work on your tactics, calculation, positional understanding, planning, and many other things. If there are any shortcuts, it is probably to study typical pawn structures.

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.27.2022

Middlegame generally begins when all the pieces have been developed and the kings have reached safety. This is the part where each player’s understanding of the position is put to test. For the players who are trying to improve, studying this part is crucial to their further development. So, why is the middlegame so important […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.18.2022

Positional Sacrifice is a very special kind of sacrifice in chess. The concept of sacrificing is quite common in chess. Players are usually happy to give up material in order to regain it with interest a few moves later. There are sacrifices that lead to winning material, immediate mate, or mating attacks. In the latter […]

IM Zaur Tekeyev
09.02.2021
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IM Zaur Tekeyev
09.02.2021

Chess Middlegames can’t be memorized. Many ways can help improve at chess, but most players tend to prefer studying openings. It is the easiest way indeed: the exact moves you prepare at home are likely to happen in one of your future games. With chess middlegames, it is more complicated. It is impossible to predict […]

IM Zaur Tekeyev
10.28.2020
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IM Zaur Tekeyev
10.28.2020

It is not a secret that passed pawns are one of the most powerful weapons on the board. A passed pawn can promote into a queen and this is something that happens in endgames more than often. But in middlegames, things are usually a bit different. When there are many inhabitants on the board the […]