Definition of endgame in English:

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endgame

Pronunciation: /ˈɛn(d)ɡeɪm/

noun

The final stage of a game such as chess or bridge, when few pieces or cards remain: the game was adjourned after 41 moves in a rook and pawn endgame figurative Clinton went into the 1992 endgame with a lead in more states than Carter in 1976
More example sentences
  • With the rise in use of exchange sacrifices, rook versus minor piece endgames are becoming more common, and there are key defensive techniques that a player must know.
  • There are a great many Rook and pawn endgames, reflecting their common occurrence in tournament practice.
  • Here, however, you will find more coverage of endgames with more pieces and pawns.

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