Challenge from growthy

D45c: Semi-Slav: 5.e3 Be7
'Blitz' (5 days + 12 hours/move, max 15 days)
1. d4 d5
Clock started on 1/10/2010
2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. Qc2 O-O 7. b3 Nbd7 8. Bb2 Re8 9. Bd3 Nf8 10. O-O Bd6 11. e4 e5 12. dxe5 Bxe5 13. Nxe5 Rxe5 14. Nxd5 Rg5 15. Nxf6+ gxf6 16. Rfe1 Qd6 17. Be2 Ng6 18. Rad1 Qe7 19. Bc1 Re5 20. Bf1 c5 21. Re3 b6 22. g3 Bb7 23. Bg2 Re8 24. f4 Bxe4 25. Qe2 Re6 26. Rxe4 Rxe4 27. Qxe4 Qxe4 28. Bxe4 Rxe4 29. Kf2 Re7 30. Bb2 Kg7 31. Rd6 Re6 32. Rd7 Re7 33. Rxe7 Nxe7 34. Kf3 Ng8 35. Ke4 Kf8 36. Kd5 f5 37. Kc6 Ke8 38. Kb7 Kd7 39. Kxa7 Kc6 40. Ka6 h5 41. Be5 Ne7 42. Ka7 Ng8 43. Kb8 Ne7 44. Bf6 Ng8 45. Bd8 b5 46. h3 Nh6 47. Kc8 Ng8 48. Ba5 Nf6 49. Be1 Ne4 50. cxb5+ Kxb5 51. Kd7 c4 52. a4+ Kc5 53. b4+ Kb6 54. Ke7 c3 55. Bxc3 Nxc3 56. Kxf7 Ne4 57. Kg6 Nxg3 58. Kg5 Ka6 59. Kh4 Ne2 60. b5+ Ka5 61. Kg5 Ng3 62. Kf6 Kb6 63. Ke5 Ka5 64. Kd4 Kb6 65. Ke3 Kc5 66. Kf3 Ne4 67. Ke3 Nc3 68. Kf3 Nxa4 69. Kg3 Nc3 70. Kh4 Ne2 71. Kxh5 Nxf4+ 72. Kg5 Nxh3+ 73. Kxf5 Kxb5

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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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