To Boldly Go

B08p: Pirc: Classical, 5.Be2 O-O 6.O-O c6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 d6
Clock started on 8/21/2007
2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Be2 O-O 6. O-O c6 7. Bf4 Nbd7 8. Qd2 e5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Nxe5 Nxe4 11. Nxe4 Nxe5 12. Qxd8 Rxd8 13. Bg5 Rd5 14. Nf6+ Bxf6 15. Bxf6 Nd7 16. Bc3 Nb6 17. Bf3 Rd8 18. Rfe1 Bf5 19. Re7 Rab8 20. Re2 Re8 21. Rae1 Rxe2 22. Rxe2 Be6 23. Re1 Bd5 24. Be2 Re8 25. b3 h5 26. f3 Be6 27. Bd3 Nd5 28. Bd2 b5 29. a4 b4 30. a5 Kg7 31. Bc4 Rc8 32. Bc1 Kf6 33. Bb2+ Ke7 34. Kf2 Kd7 35. h4 Nc7 36. Be2 Nd5 37. g4 Kd6 38. gxh5 gxh5 39. Bc4 Bf5 40. Re5 Bg6 41. Bd4 Nf4 42. Re1 Nd5 43. Be5+ Kd7 44. Re2 a6 45. Rd2 Re8 46. Bd4 Kd6 47. c3 bxc3 48. Bxc3 Kc5 49. Bd4+ Kb4 50. Ra2 Nc3 51. Ra1 Ra8 52. Kg2 Rg8 53. Kh1 Rd8 54. Bf6 Rd7 55. Bxa6 Kxb3 56. Bf1 Nd5 57. Be5 Ne3 58. Be2 Nc4 59. Bf6 Na3 60. a6 c5 61. Be5 Rd8 62. Bd1+ Kb4 63. Bg3 Nb5 64. Be1+ Kc4 65. Be2+ Bd3 66. Rc1+ Kb3 67. Bxd3 Rxd3 68. Rxc5 Na7 69. Kg2 Rd1 70. Bf2 Ra1 71. Rxh5 Rxa6 72. Rf5 Nc6 73. Rxf7 Ne5 74. Rf5
White win

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The Action Bar

The Action Bar is the most important part of the game screen, this is where you interact with the game by entering moves, conditional moves, comments, draw offers, resignations, and much more (if you are not viewing one of your own games, the Action Bar is not shown).  The Action Bar is in four parts, from left to right:

  1. The Move Input Box: where your move or conditional move is shown; it is possible to type into this box, but not recommended, you can enter your move by dragging and dropping the pieces on the board.
  2. The Action Selection Dropdown: this is where you select the action you want to do, for example, move, enter a comment, accept a draw offer, claim a draw, etc.  Only the actions which are relevant to the current game are shown.
  3. The Continue Button: this button sends your action back to our server; sometimes you might see a pop-up text box before the action is sent, this is so that you can write a message to your opponent.  You can set your preferences so that this box is always shown to confirm you move (under the "Chess Board" tab "Confirm moves before committing), some people find this helpful as a "blunder check".
  4. The Next Game button: clicking the button will take you to the next game for which it is your move.

The Game Information Panel

Under the Action Bar, you should find the Game Information Panel.  This gives you more information about the game; because there is too much information to see on one screen here, it is arranged into "tab"; you can move between the various screens by clicking the buttons, from left to right:

  1. Game Overview: this tab shows the full history of the game, including comments (you cannot read the comments from another player's game, unless the game is marked as "public"), leave taken, etc.  You can click the moves to see the position on the chess board.
  2. Hide Comments: this tab shows the moves of the game only, without the distraction of the comments shown on the game overview tab.
  3. Material Balance: this tab shows the captured pieces in the game.  If you are playing CrazyHouse chess, or a similar game, you can drag pieces from here to the board to make a "drop".
  4. Tags: You can "tag" games, this makes it easier to come back to games, you can find the games you have tagged from the game database screen.
  5. Variant Information: this tab is available for some chess variants, it will show you a description of the variant.
  6. Opening Information: In standard chess games, this tab will show you information about the chess opening you have been playing, taken from the Game Explorer.
  7. Analysis Board: Opening this tab will overlay an "analysis board" on the main chess board; you can move the pieces around freely on this board to try out various ideas in the game.
  8. Engine Analysis: This tab allows you to analyse the game using a chess engine; because the use of engines is not allowed on SchemingMind, this tab is not available for ongoing games.
  9. Help: If you are reading this, you have already figured out what the help button does!

The Chess Board

The chess board shows the current position in your game; if it is your move, or if you can enter a conditional move, you can drag and drop the pieces on the chess board.

If you wish to castle, simply drag your king over the rook on the side you wish to castle on.  When you promote a pawn, you will see a pop-up prompting you to select the promoted piece.

We have a number of different designs for chess boards and pieces, you can select the one you prefer from your personal preferences.

Under the chess board is a navigation toolbar (this toolbar looks slightly different if you are looking at the analysis board).

From left to right:

  • Settings: This button will bring up your chess board and pieces display settings.
  • Download Game: This button will allow you to download the game in PGN format.
  • Copy Position: This button will copy the position to your clipboard.
  • Move to Start: This button will show the start position of the game.
  • Previous Move: This button will move position shown on the board back one move.
  • Next Move: This button will show the next position on the board.
  • Last Move: This button will show the current position on the board.
  • Flip: This button will show the board from the other player's perspective (by default you see games from White's perspective unless you are Black; you can select an option to always show the board from White's perspective in your personal preferences).
  • Animate: If you are not looking at the last move in the game, this button will animate the game from the shown position to the last move.
  • Stop Animation: This button will stop the animation.
  • Analysis Board: This button will show the Analysis Board (see above).

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