The middlegame is a pivotal stage of every chess game. Playing successful openings is crucial, and knowing how to play the endgame is decisive. But the middlegame is arguably the most important part of every chess game. It gives the game direction and allows players to establish winning positions. It is also the phase of the game during which most material is exchanged in order to make way for the endgame. Typically, it lasts longer and requires a deeper amount of thinking and analysis. Because chess is an old game that has been played by many great minds, there are numerous endgame principles and concepts which you can learn in order to improve as a chess player. There are two main concepts that you should learn and apply in the middlegame: tactics and strategy. Tactics and strategy a crucial components of every middlegame opposition, and knowing about them will improve the quality of your planning and thus allow you to play better moves. In this book, you will learn the following: • The definition of chess tactics and strategy • Most common and useful chess tactics for you to use in your games • Strategic concepts for you to remember and accomplish in your games • How to smoothly transition from the opening to the middlegame • How to setup advantageous positions for the endgame • General middle game dos and don’ts to prevent blunders and encourage smart moves • Chess diagrams to illustrate every single move and give you a visual representation of each position on the board • A real-life example of a middlegame battle between two chess grandmasters The lessons you will learn from this book will instantly give you a better understanding of fundamental chess concepts. You will learn to apply proper tactics and strategy to setup advantageous positions and make significant material gains in the middlegame. As a result, you will increase your chances of reaching the endgame with a better position than your opponent and thus increase your chances of victory in every game you play.