Control More Territory

Controlling more territory is the chess strategy of gaining “space” on the board. If you have control of more of the board, often you have the advantage. If you have more space, it helps you get ready for an attack, and also helps defensively by keeping the enemy pushed back.

Space is one of the three main theoretical factors in a chess game. There is material, time, and space. Extra space is an advantage that can sometimes be worth material or loss of time.

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