The half of the board on which both queens stand at the start of a game (the left-hand side for White, right for Black).
- White will mop up the black queenside pawns and take the rook at his leisure.
- White has a space advantage on the queenside and also a queenside majority of pawns.
- Much of the King's Indian is based on White having faith in his queenside play over Black's kingside chances.
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