</>  ===================================================  Chess  MIDDLE GAME:


<x>  ==========================================  Chess  Middle Game  Entry Point:


(x)  both chess players have Castled their respective Kings to a safer spot.    

(x)  finished developing all their major chess pieces under their control.      

(x)  Positional mastery of each player comes to the fore.    


Middle game is the most complex and important phase of the game.    

most games are decided in the Middle game.    

"Winning Endings" and "Drawn Endings" are usually created in the Middle game.    


<x>  ==========================================  Chess  Middle Game  PLANNING:

Chess Middle game / Center game - you should:    


develop your less active pieces to more active squares.    

Look for a Plan!  good or bad. A bad plan is better than no plan at all.    

Maximize the Activity of your Pieces.    


improve Position of individual pieces.    

improve Coordination between your pieces.    

increase Pressure on weak structure of your opponent.    


Know what you want to do with your pieces.    

maintain overall piece Flexibility.      

Use the Initiative.      

Be Patient.     Be Flexible.     Be Adaptable.    


Think of your Opponent. Your opponent has a plan they also want to execute it.  Always try to figure out what your opponent is planning to do next at all stages of the game.    

predict plan of your opponent and prevent or ruin it.    

From <https://chess-teacher.com/chess-rules/>


( )  5 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Center Game    


</>  Evenly Balanced Game    


</>  ====================================================  Chess  POSITIONING:


Control the Centre of the Board.    

Concentrate on the Center.    

Open Up the Position.    

Centralize your Pieces.    

Optimal Square for our Pieces. place our piece in a Strong Square, or Exchange it.    


<cx:>  Avoid creating Create Weak Squares in your position.    

<cx:>  Watch your Weak Squares - one that can't be easily defended from an attack.


</>  =====================================================  Chess Pieces  KING:


Protect your King. Always make sure your king is safe.  Avoid weakening your King’s defense.

Bring the King Back.    

safest position in chess?    

King is behind an undisturbed line of Pawns. having Castled, keep the pawns in front of your King unmoved, for as long as possible.


</>  ===================================================  Chess Pieces  QUEEN:


Bring Your Queen into Play.    

developed your minor pieces and Castled, the next step is to bring your Queen into play.

Use the Queen.    


</>  ===================================================  Chess Pieces  ROOKS:


Get your Rooks chatting.  Strengths of Castling is that it gets your Rooks connected.

Open Files with Rook.    

Occupy Open Files with your Rooks.    

Connect your Rooks.    

Get your Rooks chatting.  Strength of Castling gets your Rooks connected.


</>  ==================================================  Chess Pieces  BISHOPS:


Keep the Bishop pair.    

Try to keep your Bishops together.    

Unleash the Power of Bishops.    


</>  ==================================================  Chess Pieces  KNIGHTS:


Centralize the Knights.    

Always blockade your opponent's isolated pawn with a Knight.    


</>  ===================================================  Chess Pieces  PAWNS:


Mind your Pawn Structure.     

Avoid Moving Pawns Unnecessarily.     

Create and Improve upon the Pawn Structure.     

Trade your Flank Pawns for the Central Pawns.     

Look Out for the Pawns.   

<cx:>  Avoid pawn weaknesses.     


</>  =======================================================  Chess  OFFENCE:


prepare your own Attack.    

creating Multiple Lines of Attack.    

check for Tactical Exploits or Blunders.    

Establishing Outposts.     

make Threats when you can.    

chase your opponent's pieces, or exchange them, if they become too active.

Either Capture or Chase in the Middle game.     


</>  Fork     https://usefulchess.com/tactics/forkpin.htm


</>  Pin     


</>  Skewer    


</>  Combinations    

( )  Direct Attacks against the King


</>  Attack the King, if & when the Opportunities arise   

( )  Direct & Violent Attacks against the King


</>  EndGame in mind, when plan & execute the Middle Game   


</>  =======================================================  Chess  DEFENCE:


</>  Positional Improvements   


</>  ================================================  Chess  TRADING PIECES:


</>  Trade Pieces, when to  =  Exchange     The exchange (chess) - Wikipedia


Make sure your Trades are Favorable   


</>  ===================================================  Chess  SACRIFICING:


</>  Sacrifice  =  Sacrificing to Win   

(cx:)  Never Sacrifice a Rook nor a Queen, unless Checkmate is immediate

( )  Sacrifice (chess) - Wikipedia


<cx:>  ========================================  Chess  MIDDLE GAME ERRORS:


<cx:>  Weak Squares in chess?   

Square that can't be controlled by the Pawns.


<cx:>  Why am I so Tilted at chess?

You lose one game; or blundering a Queen in a totally winning position; or lose on Time one move before giving Checkmate.  Instead of taking a break, you want revenge with a win.


<cx:>  _   

(cx:)  _   


</>  ===========================================  Chess  BOOK MIDDLE GAMES:


</>  Forced to move     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zugzwang


Winning Chess Middlegames     https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9052.pdf



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