Volga Gambit Tournament

A59i: Benko Gambit: 7.e4, Main Line
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5
Clock started on 7/10/2010
4... a6 5. bxa6 Bxa6 6. Nc3 d6 7. e4 Bxf1 8. Kxf1 g6 9. Nf3 Bg7 10. g3 O-O 11. Kg2 Qd7 12. Qc2 Na6 13. a3 h6 14. Re1 Nc7 15. Bd2 Rfb8 16. Rab1 Nb5 17. Nxb5 Rxb5 18. Bc3 Rab8 19. Re2 Qa7 20. Ne1 Rb3 21. Nd3 Qa4 22. Bxf6 Bxf6 23. Qd1 Qd4 24. Re3 c4 25. Nb4 Qxd1 26. Rxd1 Rxe3 27. fxe3 Bxb2 28. Nc2 Bc3 29. Rf1 Rb2 30. Rf2 f6 31. Re2 Ra2 32. Kf3 Be5 33. Kf2 Kf8 34. Kf3 Ke8 35. Kf2 Kd8 36. Ke1 Kc7 37. Kf2 Kb6 38. Kf3 Ka5 39. Kf2 Ka4 40. Ke1 Kb3 41. Kd1 Bb2 42. Nd4+ Kxa3 43. Nc6 Ra1+ 44. Kc2 Rc1+ 45. Kd2 Kb3 46. Na5+ Ka4 47. Nc6 c3+ 48. Kd3 Kb3 49. Nd4+ Kb4 50. Nc6+ Ka3 51. Nd4 Rd1+ 52. Kc4 Rd2 53. Kb5 Rxe2 54. Nxe2 c2 55. Kc6 c1=Q+ 56. Nxc1 Bxc1 57. Kd7 Bb2 58. Kxe7 Be5 59. Kf7 g5 60. Kg6 Kb3 61. Kf5 Kc3 62. Kg4 Kd2 63. Kf3 h5
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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