Standard Chess League - Season Eight

C06q: French: Tarrasch, Closed, 8...f6 9.exf6, 11...Qc7
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4
Clock started on 2/7/2014
1... e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Bd3 c5 5. e5 Nfd7 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ne2 cxd4 8. cxd4 f6 9. exf6 Nxf6 10. O-O Bd6 11. Nf3 Qc7 12. Nc3 a6 13. Bg5 O-O 14. Rc1 Nh5 15. g3 g6 16. Re1 Qg7 17. Bf1 h6 18. Be3 Bd7 19. Bd3 Rf6 20. Nh4 Be8 21. Be2 g5 22. Ng2 Qg6 23. h4 Nxg3 24. fxg3 gxh4 25. g4 h3 26. Nh4 Qg7 27. Rf1 Rxf1+ 28. Bxf1 Be7 29. Bf2 Bf6 30. Bxh3 Nxd4 31. Nf3 Nxf3+ 32. Qxf3 Bg5 33. Re1 Bf7 34. Bg3 Qd4+ 35. Kh2 Rf8 36. Bd6 Re8 37. Be5 Qb4 38. Re2 Bg6 39. Rf2 Qc5 40. Ne2 b5 41. Bf1 Bh4 42. Nd4 Qe7 43. Bg3 Be4 44. Qc3 Bf6 45. Nc6 Bxc3 46. Nxe7+ Rxe7 47. bxc3 Rg7 48. Kh3 Rg6 49. Kh4 Kh7 50. Rf7+ Kg8 51. Ra7 Bf3 52. Bh3 Be2 53. Rxa6 Kf7 54. Be5 Rg5 55. Ra7+ Ke8 56. Bf4 Rg6 57. Rh7 Bc4 58. a3 e5 59. Bxe5 Ra6 60. Bg2 Rxa3 61. Rxh6 Ra2 62. Bf3
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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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