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B10h: Caro-Kann: English Variation
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 9/9/2007
2. c4 c6 3. d3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bc5 5. Nf3 d6 6. a3 Na6 7. b4 Bb6 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Be6 10. Nbd2 d5 11. exd5 cxd5 12. cxd5 Qxd5 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Ne4 Bd8 15. Qd2 Kh8 16. Qh6 Rg8 17. Nxf6 Bxf6 18. Qxf6+ Rg7 19. Rfd1 Rg8 20. d4 exd4 21. Rxd4 Qf5 22. Qxf5 Rxg2+ 23. Kh1 Bxf5 24. Bxa6 bxa6 25. Nh4 Rxf2 26. Rg1 Be6 27. Ng2 Bh3 28. Nf4 Bf1 29. Rxg8+ Kxg8 30. Nh5 f6 31. Kg1 Rf5 32. Ng3 Rf3 33. Nxf1 Rxa3 34. h4 Kf8 35. h5 a5 36. bxa5 Rxa5 37. Ng3 Ke7 38. Rf4 Ke6 39. Kg2 Rb5 40. h6 a5 41. Re4+ Re5 42. Rf4 Rg5 43. Re4+ Re5 44. Ra4 Kf7 45. Kf3 Kg6 46. Rh4 Rb5 47. Ke3 Rb4 48. Rh2 a4 49. Ne4 a3 50. Nc3 Rb3 51. Kd4 f5 52. Nd1 Kg5 53. Kc4 Rb1 54. Nc3 Rb2 55. Rh1 f4 56. Ne4+ Kf5 57. Nc3 f3 58. Na4 Rg2 59. Nc3 f2 60. Rf1 Kg5 61. Kb3 Kxh6 62. Kxa3 Kg6 63. Ne4 h5 64. Nxf2 Kg5 65. Kb2 h4 66. Kc1 Kf4 67. Kd1 Kg3 68. Ke1 Kh2 69. Rh1+ Kg3 70. Ne4+ Kg4 71. Kf1 Ra2 72. Rg1+ Kf3 73. Ng5+ Ke3 74. Rg4 Rc2 75. Re4+ Kd3= 76. Rxh4 Rc1+= 77. Kf2 Rc2+ 78. Kf3 Re2 79. Ne4 Re3+ 80. Kf2 Rxe4 81. Rxe4 Kxe4

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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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