Easter Tournament 2008

A53: Old Indian: 3.Nf3 c6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 Nf6
Clock started on 5/13/2008
2. c4 d6 3. Nf3 c6 4. e3 Qc7 5. Nc3 h6 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Be7 8. b3 O-O 9. Qc2 e5 10. Bb2 exd4 11. exd4 Re8 12. Rfe1 Bf8 13. Rad1 Bg4 14. h3 Bh5 15. a3 d5 16. c5 Bg6 17. Qc1 Ne4 18. Nxe4 Bxe4 19. Nd2 Bh7 20. Nf3 Nd7 21. b4 Nf6 22. Bd3 Rxe1+ 23. Nxe1 Bxd3 24. Nxd3 a6 25. a4 a5 26. Qc2 axb4 27. Nxb4 b6 28. Nd3 b5 29. axb5 cxb5 30. Nb4 Re8 31. Qb3 Qc8 32. Nxd5 Nxd5 33. Qxd5 b4 34. Qb3 Qb8 35. Rb1 Rc8 36. Bc1 Re8 37. Bd2 Re7 38. Qxb4 Qe8 39. Be3 g6 40. Qd2 g5 41. g4 Bg7 42. Qb4 Qf8 43. Qd2 Re8 44. Rb3 f6 45. d5 Qf7 46. Qd1 Re5 47. Rd3 f5 48. gxf5 Rxf5 49. d6 Qd7 50. Bd4 Bxd4 51. Rxd4 Rxc5 52. Qb3+ Kg7 53. Qb2 Kh7 54. Qb1+ Kg7 55. Qb2 Kh7 56. Qe2 Rc1+ 57. Kg2 Rc8 58. Qe7+ Qxe7 59. dxe7 Re8= 60. Re4 Kg7 61. Kg3 h5 62. f4 h4+ 63. Kg4 gxf4 64. Kxf4 Kf7 65. Kg4 Rxe7 66. Rxe7+ Kxe7 67. Kxh4 Kf6 68. Kh5 Kg7 69. Kg5 Kh7 70. h4 Kg7 71. h5 Kf7 72. Kh6 Kg8 73. Kg6 Kh8 74. h6 Kg8 75. h7+ Kh8 76. Kh6

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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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