Standard Chess League; Season Five

C47c: Four Knights: Van der Wiel Variation
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4
Clock started on 4/10/2010
1... e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Be2 d6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 O-O 7. h3 Be6 8. Be3 h6 9. a3 a6 10. Nh2 Nd7 11. f4 f5 12. Nd5 exf4 13. Nxe7+ Qxe7 14. Bxf4 fxe4 15. dxe4 Rf7 16. Bh5 Rf6 17. Ng4 Rff8 18. Qd2 Rac8 19. Qc3 Bf7 20. Bxf7+ Rxf7 21. Qg3 Kh7 22. Rae1 Nce5 23. Nxe5 Nxe5 24. Bxe5 Rxf1+ 25. Rxf1 dxe5 26. Qf3 Qc5+ 27. Kh2 Rd8 28. Qf5+ Kh8 29. c3 Qe7 30. Qg6 Kg8 31. Rf5 Rd2 32. Rh5 Kh8 33. Qf5 Rxb2 34. Qxe5 Qd6 35. Qxd6 cxd6 36. Rd5 Rb3 37. Rxd6 Rxc3 38. e5 Rxa3 39. e6 Re3 40. g4 Kh7 41. Rb6 Kg8 42. Rxb7 Rxe6 43. Ra7 g5 44. Kg3 Kf8 45. h4 Ke8 46. hxg5 hxg5 47. Kf3 Kd8 48. Rg7 Re5 49. Ra7 a5 50. Kf2 Kc8 51. Kf3 Kb8 52. Ra6 Kb7 53. Rd6 a4 54. Rd1 Kb6 55. Ra1 Kb5 56. Rb1+ Kc4 57. Ra1 Kb3 58. Rb1+ Kc2 59. Ra1 Ra5 60. Ke4 a3
Black 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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