The 10 Best Chess Plans For The Middlegame – Chess Strategy For The Middlegame – Midgame Strategy

10 plans for the middlegame with clear, concise examples. These chess ideas will greatly improve your middle game strategy and help improve your tactical ideas.

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The top 10 best chess plans for the middlegame. After the opening, one of the biggest problems beginners and intermediate players have is what to do next. In this video I go over several examples of types of chess plans and strategies that you can use in your next game!

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  1. I do decent at the opening although most of the time lose a bit of advantage. I get tunnel visioned very often in the middle game and mess up pretty often. But If I somehow manage to survive with equal material and fairly equal position. I most of the time win the game. So I just pray and hope To somehow get to the Endgame

  2. Any ideas on the late-middle or early-end game? I find it hard when most minor pieces are traded off in an open position and players are shuffling their queen and rooks around searching for a plan while defending.

  3. a great book on this is 'how to reassess your chess' which teaches you to identify the <imbalances> in the position and make them work for you. you have a bishop and they have a knight? exchange pawns to open up the position. they have attacking chances but you have better pawn structure? try to exchange off pieces, play defensively, and make it to the endgame. etc

  4. Great video… it really helped with the middlegame and the outcome of my game was very satisfying.

  5. 1:27 — also a beautiful example of a "Zwischenzug", isn't it?

  6. very informative and useful tips to apply in any game of chess ๐Ÿ‘

  7. My games usually go
    Opening like a gm
    Middle game lik worstfish
    Endgame like a 2000 (but the middle game just makes me lose)

  8. I got my first brilliant after watching this vid……. just shows how good this video is xd.
    thank you NM Nelson Lopez !

  9. No one
    Black this whole video- R O O K D A N C E

  10. Always scan the board for vulnerabilities, watch out for pins, look for forks and pins yourself, and try to push pawns to promote, pushing pawns always puts pressure on your opponent and forces them to focus on blocking the pawn.

  11. at 11:11 I've seen this knight-bishop trade in English opening often, but I don't know why they take with the D-pawn instead of with the B-pawn – that contradicts one of the main principles to take with pawn toward the center.
    But when shown in a video like this usually the subject is different and so I've never heard why it's accepted.
    Does anyone know?

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  13. I am a 11 year old chess noob just starting out and the idea of the battery is so cool to know now. Now I can beat my dad๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  14. Hey if you are reading this, there is a mistake at 8:18 if you move the horse to a5 the bishop at g5 will take the pawn and gets a better position make it much more aggressive

  15. I have been playing chess for 60 years and never knew any of these plans, although I stumble into some. My 2 sons have started to beat me , so maybe this will give me an edge, for a month or so.

  16. Does the Middle Game start at the castling of the King if that happens?

  17. 8:00 why instead of hopping the knight around we don't trade off black's knight, if they capture by the queen, play a prfilactic a3 and hop our knight on the outpost. And if they capture by their other knight, then we think about the route for our f3 knight to the outpost?

  18. I once managed to completely lock my opponent's bishop and a rook, on their starting squares and the whole game here was technically playing down two pieces. And I eventuality managed to trap and capture his rook for free and then capture his stuck bishop by my king in the endgame.

  19. it's Just amazing ๐Ÿ˜Š And thumbnail is also pretty beautiful , thanks…this gonna help ALOT

  20. The content you create is amazing. I'm surprised you don't have more viewers, but I'm sure it will come with time.

    I love the top lists format the most because the principles or plans are gathered in one place. I don't have to struggle finding them one by one on my own. If I forget about something, I can always come back and watch it again. Also, I think adding time stamps or a summary at the end would make the video more attractive for viewers. Just a thought.

    One more thing, do you have some advice on how to choose the best plan in a given situation? I knew most of them already, but I struggle with picking the right ones. Is there some way to identify the best thing to do when you don't know what to do? Or is it just a matter of experience?

    Thanks.

  21. Important, informational and impressive video. Thank you sir…

  22. Pls make a video about knights, I lose a lot of games because of them

  23. Perfectly presented valuable information, as usual.

  24. Super useful teachings. Thanks Nelson. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. You ry have a way of getting to the core of what lower rated playsrs need to know
    . This was incredibly helpful. I have watched umteen number of chess channels aimed at sub 1600 elo players and have rary come across a channel like yours that explains thigs in a simple straight forward way and offers the info we actually want and need to know. I think a lot of channels dont realise some info needs bt explained and made aware without making the assumption that the info is a given and that we already know such things.

    Keep it up you should have a great following in no time.

    Also you should get patreon or something. I am sure a lot of people appreciate what you are doing and would slip you a few bucks here n there for your efforts.

  26. The plan 2 game was a pirc defence 150 attack it's so aggressive I know it
    Becoz I play pirc ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  27. Wow, so much helpful information in a short video. Thank you for your clear and concise explanations.

  28. Does anyone know what the opening against the english is called?

  29. Excellent content and ideas…thank you very much!!!

  30. โ€œ Play the opening like a book, the middle game like a magician, and the endgame like a machine โ€œ Rudolf Spielmann

  31. Can you make a video about weak square?
    I have seen many videos but having a hard time learning it

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