Control of the Center:
Part of the Advanced Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 1)

Control of the Center
Point Count Chess: [+]
[Force v. Control of a Square]

1. Force or Quantity (of units available)

Basically, whoever has more guns and better guns, should be capable of overpowering the smaller army, so can afford to pay the price to obtain control of the square in contention, through Exchanges.

In Diagram 5, below, you can see, by matching up all identical, adverse units, that White could afford to enter the series of exchanges, until just the Knight were left, Controlling d5 by itself.

Ken advised me that, when looking at Control, pretend both sides want to attack the same square. In relation to Diagram 5, he asked me to assume that both sides want to occupy d5 right now, in Diagram 5 ... and then ask yourself: Who would win?

Control of the Center, Image 5, Advanced Beginners Chess Guide
Diagram 5: White's extra Knight, ultimately,
gives White Control of d5.
This is a good example of a "Dynamic" assessment of the board - you're playing through moves in your mind to determine the possible outcome. It's in sharp contrast to just looking at the position, as it is (that would be a "Static" assessment of the position).

Moving On: Vulnerability v. Control of a Square (Page 3).

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