Easter Tournament 2008

B23b: Sicilian: Closed
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 5/12/2008
2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 e6 5. Nf3 Ne7 6. O-O O-O 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Nbc6 9. Be3 d5 10. exd5 exd5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bd4 Bxd4 13. Qxd4 Nf5 14. Qc5 Bb7 15. Rad1 Rc8 16. Rfe1 a6 17. Na4 Re8 18. Qb6 Qxb6 19. Nxb6 Rcd8 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. Nd7 Kg7 22. Bh3 Nd6 23. Nc5 f5 24. Nxb7 Nxb7 25. b4 Rd8 26. c3 a5 27. a3 axb4 28. axb4 Nd6 29. Bf1 Rb8 30. Ra1 Rb7 31. Ra6 Ne4 32. Rxc6 Ra7 33. b5 Ra1 34. b6 Nd2 35. b7 Rxf1+ 36. Kg2 Rb1 37. Rc7+ Kh6 38. f4 Ne4 39. Kf3 Nd6 40. Rd7 Nxb7 41. Rxd5 Rb3 42. Rd3 Nc5 43. Re3 Ne4 44. c4 Rxe3+ 45. Kxe3 Kh5 46. h3 h6 47. Kd4 g5 48. fxg5 hxg5 49. c5 Nxc5 50. Kxc5 f4 51. gxf4 gxf4 52. Kd4 Kh4 53. Ke4 Kg3
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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