Standard Chess League - Season Nine

C88i: Spanish: Closed, 8.h3 Bb7 9.d3 d6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 4/6/2015
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. h3 Bb7 9. d3 d6 10. a3 Qd7 11. Nbd2 Rfe8 12. Nf1 Nd8 13. Ng3 Ne6 14. Ng5 c5 15. Nxe6 fxe6 16. a4 Bc6 17. c3 Rf8 18. axb5 axb5 19. Rxa8 Rxa8 20. f4 exf4 21. Bxf4 Kh8 22. Qe2 Bb7 23. Rf1 Re8 24. e5 dxe5 25. Bxe5 Rd8 26. d4 cxd4 27. cxd4 Rf8 28. Nh5 Nxh5 29. Qxh5 Qc6 30. Rxf8+ Bxf8 31. Qe2 Kg8 32. Qg4 Bc8 33. Kf2 g6 34. Qg5 Qd7 35. Kg1 Kf7 36. h4 Qe7 37. Qf4+ Kg8 38. Bc2 Bd7 39. h5 Be8 40. Bb3 Bf7 41. Kf2 g5 42. Qf3 Bg7 43. Qa8+ Be8 44. Qb8 h6 45. Ke3 Bxe5 46. Qxe5 Bd7 47. Qc5 Kf7 48. Bc2 Qf8 49. g3 b4 50. Bg6+ Kg7 51. Ke4 g4 52. Qxf8+ Kxf8 53. Ke5 Ke7 54. Bd3 Be8 55. Bc4 Bf7 56. Ba2 Kd7 57. Bb3 Ke7 58. Bc4 Kd7 59. Bb3 Ke7 60. Bc4 Kd7= 61. Kf6 Bxh5 62. Kg7 Kd6 63. Kxh6 Be8 64. Kg5 e5 65. Kxg4 Ba4 66. dxe5+ Kxe5 67. Kf3 Bd1+ 68. Be2 Ba4 69. g4 Bb3 70. Ke3 Be6 71. Bf3 Bc8 72. Bd1 Be6 73. Kf3 b3 74. Kg3 Ke4=

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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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