Standard Chess League - Season Eight

B28j: Sicilian: O'Kelly, 3.c3 d5
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 5/31/2013
2. Nf3 a6 3. c3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. d4 Nf6 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Be7 8. c4 Qd8 9. dxc5 O-O 10. Nc3 Bxc5 11. Bf4 Nc6 12. Qxd8 Rxd8 13. Na4 Ba7 14. Bc7 Re8 15. Rfd1 e5 16. Nb6 Bxb6 17. Bxb6 Be6 18. Rac1 h6 19. Nd2 Nd7 20. Be3 f5 21. f3 Rad8 22. Nb3 Bf7 23. a3 f4 24. Bf2 e4 25. fxe4 Rxe4 26. Bf1 Ree8 27. Nd4 Nde5 28. Nxc6 Nxc6 29. c5 Bd5 30. Be1 Bb3 31. Rd6 Kf7 32. Kf2 Rxd6 33. cxd6 Bd5 34. Bc3 g5 35. Be2 Rd8 36. Re1 f3 37. gxf3 Rxd6 38. f4 Kg6 39. Rg1 Kf5 40. fxg5 hxg5 41. Rd1 Rd7 42. Bc4 Be6 43. Bxe6+ Kxe6 44. Rxd7 Kxd7 45. Kf3 Nd8 46. Kg4 Nf7 47. Kf5 b5 48. h3 Ke8 49. Kf6 Kf8 50. Bd2 Kg8 51. b4 Nd6 52. Bxg5 Nc4 53. Bf4 Nxa3 54. Kg6 Nc2 55. Bd6 Nd4 56. h4 Nf3 57. Bg3 Nd4 58. h5 Nc6 59. Bd6 a5 60. h6 a4 61. h7+ Kh8 62. Kh6 a3 63. Bf8
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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