Chess match


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This is football (soccer). What does "chess match" mean in this context?

58' It's turning into a bit of a chess match now as
Chelsea organise themselves off the ball and invite City to come after them. The Blues are like a pride of lions, sitting in the shade, waiting top prounce. City have to be careful not to get frustrated and open themselves up to much, or they will be punished

Chelsea 2 - 1 Manchester City LIVE Commentary - 05/04/2017 Premier League -
  • JulianStuart

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    English (UK then US)
    Chess is a (slow) methodical game of strategy where each move is carefully considered and players think several moves ahead. This is the type of play that the commentator thinks Chelsea is using.
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