Winter Catalan

E01: Catalan: 4...c6 5.Nf3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3
Clock started on 12/28/2022
4... c6 5. Bg2 dxc4 6. Ne5 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Qxd4 8. Bxb4 Qxe5 9. Na3 b5 10. Bd6 Qxb2 11. O-O Nd5 12. e4 Nc3 13. Qh5 h6 14. e5 a6 15. Bf3 Nd5 16. Qg4 g6 17. Rac1 Qd2 18. Nxc4 bxc4 19. Qxc4 Qg5 20. Rb1 Qd8 21. Bxb8 O-O 22. Bd6 Re8 23. h4 a5 24. Qxc6 Bd7 25. Qc1 Kg7 26. Qb2 Kh7 27. Qd2 Kg7 28. Rfc1 Rc8 29. Rb7 Rxc1+ 30. Qxc1 Bc8 31. Rb8 Qd7 32. Qc5 Bb7 33. Bf8+ Kg8 34. Rxe8 Qxe8 35. Bxh6 a4 36. a3 Kh7 37. Bg5 Kg8 38. g4 Qc8 39. Qxc8+ Bxc8 40. Kf1 Nc3 41. Ke1 Bd7 42. Be3 Bb5 43. Bd4 Nd5 44. Kd1 Bc6 45. Ke1 Kh7 46. Kd2 Bb5 47. Be2 Bc6 48. Be3 Kg7 49. Bd1 Bb5 50. Bg5 Kh7 51. h5 Kh8 52. h6 Kh7 53. Be2 Bd7 54. Bd3 Bc6 55. Bc2 Bb5 56. Bd3 Bc6 57. Be2 Kg8 58. Bd8 Be8 59. g5 Bc6 60. Ba6 Kh7 61. Kd3 Nf4+ 62. Kc4 Bd5+ 63. Kb4 Bb3 64. Bb5 Nd5+ 65. Ka5 Nc3 66. Be8 Kg8 67. Be7 Bc2 68. Bb4 Ne2 69. Bxa4 Bf5 70. Bc6 Nf4 71. Kb6
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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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