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

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


3. Time (whose turn it is - when it matters!)

In some situations, it can be the side whose turn it is that determines the potential outcome, for Control of a specific square. Diagram 10, below, is a case in point ...

Control of the Center, Image 10, Advanced Beginners Chess Guide
Diagram 10: The army whose turn it is
gets Control of d5.
From the position, in Diagram 10, we can show, by playing through a series of trades, that White could emerge to claim Control of d5, if it were his turn:


Whereas, if it were Black's turn, Black may emerge to claim Control of d5:

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