How COA [Beta v1.0] Analyzes Center Domination:
Part of the Chess Openings Guide

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How COA Analyzes Chess Openings
[1. Center Domination]

How COA [Beta v1.0] Analyzes
- 1. Center Domination -

Controlling the Center is one of Seirawan's Rules for the Opening, so this element looks at which army manages to dominate the Center.

COA [Beta v1.0] calculates the coverage of both the Expanded Center and the Small Center.
Chess Openings - Openings Analysis Example - Center Domination

  • Each square controlled is worth 1 point.
  • If both armies share control of a square, they each get 0.5 points.
  • The Expanded Center contains 16 squares, so there are 16 points up for grabs.
  • The Small Center contains 4 squares, so there are 4 points available, here.
  • The total score is calculated by adding together the sub-totals from both Expanded Center and Small Center control.
To learn more about the Center, click here.

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