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

Advantage Detection Guide
[Space Count]

Space Count

Along with measuring Control and Point Count, the third numerical system, for determining who has the Advantage, is the Space Count system.

When performing a Space Count, for either side, you only count the squares that can be sighted in the opposing half.

So, if you're totting-up the Space Count for White, you do your Counting, where applicable, in Black's Half ...

Which, by radical powers of deduction, means the Space Count for Black's army is performed in White's Half. Smashing.

This one's easier to explain visually, so click play on the video, dude.

And, if you want to see more, we've already covered the Space Count System in much greater detail, in our Beginners Guide article about The Principle of Space.

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