KO French Advanced <1800

C02s: French: Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3
Clock started on 9/14/2007
4... Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. Bd3 Bd7 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. O-O Nge7 9. b4 Nxb4 10. cxb4 Qxb4 11. Qd2 Qxd2 12. Nbxd2 Ba4 13. Bb2 O-O 14. Rfc1 Rac8 15. Nf1 b6 16. Nd4 Ng6 17. Nb3 Bxb3 18. axb3 a5 19. g3 Ne7 20. Nd2 Ng6 21. Kg2 Ne7 22. f4 Nc6 23. Nf3 Nb4 24. Bb5 Be3 25. Rxc8 Rxc8 26. Bd4 Nc2 27. Rd1 Bxd4 28. Nxd4 Ne3+ 29. Kf3 Nxd1 30. Nc6 Kf8 31. Nd4 Nc3 32. Bd3 Na2 33. Bb5 Rc3+ 34. Kg4 Rc1 35. Nc6 Nc3 36. Bd3 Ne4 37. Bb5 Rc2 38. Kh3 Rxc6 39. Bxc6 Nd2 40. Ba4 Ne4 41. Bb5 Nc5 42. Kg2 Nxb3 43. Kf2 Nc5 44. Ke3 a4 45. Kd2 Ke7 46. Kc2 f6 47. Kc3 fxe5 48. fxe5 Kd8 49. Kb4 Kc7 50. Kc3 Nd7 51. Bxa4 Nxe5 52. Be8 Kd6 53. Bh5 Kc5 54. Be2 d4+ 55. Kb2 Kb4 56. h3 d3 57. Bd1 Nc4+ 58. Kc1 e5 59. Bf3 Kc3 60. g4 d2+ 61. Kb1 Ne3
Black win

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Game Page Help

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:

  • Download Game: This button will allow you to download the game in PGN format.
  • Move to the 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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