Easter Tournament 2008

A30b: English: Symmetrical, 2.Nf3 g6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. Nf3 c5
Clock started on 5/10/2008
2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg2 Ne7 6. O-O O-O 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 d5 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bf4 Bxd4 12. Qxd4 Nbc6 13. Qd1 Kg7 14. Qd2 g5 15. Be3 Be6 16. Rfd1 a6 17. Nxd5 Nxd5 18. Bxd5 Qe7 19. Bxe6 Qxe6 20. Bd4+ f6 21. Qe3 Rae8 22. Qxe6 Rxe6 23. e3 Rfe8 24. Rac1 Kg6 25. Bc5 Ne5 26. Kg2 f5 27. Rd6 Rxd6 28. Bxd6 Nf7 29. Ba3 Re7 30. Bxe7 b5 31. Rc6+ Kg7 32. Rxa6 g4 33. Rb6 h5 34. Rxb5 Kg6 35. Rb6+ Kg7 36. a4 Ne5 37. a5 Nd7 38. Rb7 Ne5 39. Bd6+ Nf7 40. a6 Kf6 41. Rxf7+ Kxf7 42. a7 Ke6 43. Bf4 Kd5 44. a8=Q+ Kc5 45. Qa5+ Kc4 46. b4 Kd3 47. Qd5+ Kc3 48. Qc5+ Kb3 49. b5 Ka4 50. b6 Kb3 51. b7 Kb2 52. b8=Q+ Ka2 53. Qa5#
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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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