Wilhelm Steinitz

B85: Sicilian: Scheveningen, Classical, Main Line, 9...Nc6 10.a4 Qc7
'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 12/6/2007
2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. Be2 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. f4 Nc6 10. a4 Qc7 11. Kh1 Bd7 12. Nb3 Nb4 13. a5 Rac8 14. Bb6 Qb8 15. Bf3 e5 16. Rf2 exf4 17. Qd2 Be6 18. Nd4 g5 19. Rg1 d5 20. exd5 Bd7 21. g3 Kh8 22. gxf4 g4 23. Bg2 Qd6 24. Nde2 Rc4 25. Bd4 Rxd4 26. Qxd4 Nxc2 27. Qe5 Nb4 28. Rd1 Re8 29. Ne4 Qxe5 30. fxe5 Nfxd5 31. N4c3 Bc5 32. Rxf7 Be6 33. Bxd5 Nxd5 34. Rxd5 Bxd5+ 35. Nxd5 Rxe5 36. Nf6 Re7 37. Rxe7 Bxe7 38. Nd5 Bd8 39. b4 Kg7 40. Nef4 Kf7 41. Kg2 Bh4 42. Ne3 Be7 43. Nfd5 Bf8 44. Nxg4 Ke6 45. Nge3 Kd7 46. Kf3 Kc6 47. h4 Kb5 48. Ng4 Kc4 49. Ke4 Kb5 50. h5 Ka4 51. Kf5 Kb5 52. Ngf6 h6 53. Kg6 Kc6 54. Kf7 Bd6 55. Kg7
White 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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