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tabiya (plural tabiyas)
- (chess) A position in the opening of a game that occurs after a sequence of moves that is heavily standardized, and from which the players have many possible moves again.
2005, Sam Collins, An Attacking Repertoire for White, page 136:
- This position is a real tabiya. It frequently arises from the Queen's Gambit Declined rather than the Caro-Kann […]