Standard Chess League - Season Nine

B33y: Sicilian: Pelikan, Sveshnikov, 11.Bd3 Be6 12.O-O
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 4/6/2015
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 f5 11. Bd3 Be6 12. O-O Bxd5 13. exd5 Ne7 14. c3 Bg7 15. Qh5 e4 16. Bc2 O-O 17. Rae1 Qc8 18. Kh1 Rb8 19. g4 b4 20. cxb4 Nxd5 21. gxf5 Kh8 22. Bb3 Nf4 23. Qh4 Qxf5 24. f3 Rxb4 25. Nc4 Ng6 26. Qxe4 Qc5 27. Rd1 a5 28. Rd5 Qc7 29. Qc2 a4 30. Nxd6 Qxc2 31. Bxc2 Rxb2 32. Bxa4 Be5 33. Bb3 Rxh2+ 34. Kg1 Bf4 35. Rd4 Rh4 36. Kg2 Ne5 37. Rf2 Nc6 38. Rc4 Na5 39. Rd4 Nxb3 40. axb3 h5 41. Nf5 Rg8+ 42. Kf1 Rh1+ 43. Ke2 Bc7 44. Ne3 Ra8 45. Rg2 Ra2+ 46. Kd3 Rxg2 47. Nxg2 Kg7 48. Ne3 Kg6 49. b4 f6 50. Ke2 Rh2+ 51. Kd3 Rf2 52. Ke4 Re2 53. Kd3 Re1 54. Re4 Bb6 55. Nd5 Rd1+ 56. Kc4 Bf2 57. Nf4+ Kh6= 58. Nd3 Bg3 59. b5 Rb1 60. Kc5 h4 61. Rg4 Rb3 62. Kc4 Ra3 63. b6 Ra8 64. f4 f5 65. Rg5 Rb8 66. Kb5 Bxf4 67. Rxf5 Bc7 68. Rf6+ Kg5 69. Rc6 Rxb6+=

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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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