Advantage Detection Guide:
Part of the Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 3)

Advantage Detection Guide


Occupation occurs when a Rook or Queen has a clear line of sight along an entire Rank or File ... The Queen or Rook will have Control - be it Shared or Dominant - of all the squares along those respective Ranks or Files that they Occupy.

It's possible for a single Rook, or a Queen, to Occupy BOTH a Rank and a File, from the same position ... Though, of course, there will be very few Pawns and Pieces left on the Board.

Occupation often only occurs during the mid-to-later stages of the Middlegame phase, when both armies are significantly depleted, giving more clear space for Queens and Rooks to Control entire Ranks and/or Files.

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