2005 Standard Chess Dropout Tournament, Round 2

A80o: Dutch: 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 d5
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move)
1. d4
Clock started on 4/4/2005
1... f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5 d5 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Be7 6. Qd2 O-O 7. Ne5 Nbd7 8. Be2 Nxe5 9. dxe5 Ne4 10. Nxe4 fxe4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. O-O b6 13. a4 a5 14. f4 exf3 15. Rxf3 Rxf3 16. Bxf3 Ba6 17. Qc3 Qc5 18. Qxc5 bxc5 19. Rd1 Rb8 20. b3 Kf7 21. g3 Ke7 22. Kg2 c4 23. Rb1 cxb3 24. cxb3 Kd7 25. Bd1 c5 26. Bc2 c4 27. bxc4 Rxb1 28. Bxb1 dxc4 29. Bxh7 Kc6 30. Kf2 c3 31. Ke1 Kc5 32. Kd1 Kb4 33. Kc2 Bc4 34. Bg8 Bb3+ 35. Kd3 Bxa4 36. Bxe6 Bb3 37. Bxb3 Kxb3 38. e6 c2 39. e7 c1=Q 40. e8=Q Qc4+ 41. Kd2 Qc2+ 42. Ke1 a4 43. Qb5+= Ka2 44. Qd5+ Qb3 45. Qf3 Kb2 46. Qg2+ Kc1 47. Qc6+ Qc2 48. Qd5 a3 49. Qd4 Kb1 50. Qb6+ Ka2 51. Qa7 Qc1+ 52. Ke2 Kb1 53. Kf3 a2 54. Qb7+ Qb2 55. Qe4+ Kc1 56. Qc6+ Kd2 57. Qd5+ Ke1 58. Qa5+ Kf1 59. Qa6+ Kg1
Black win

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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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