B13d: Caro-Kann: Exchange, 4.Nf3 Nf6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c6
Clock started on 5/28/2008
2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Ne5 e6 7. Bb5 Bd7 8. Nf3 Bd6 9. O-O O-O 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bh4 Be7 12. Re1 a6 13. Bd3 Qb6 14. Rb1 Kh8 15. Na4 Qa5 16. Nc3 b5 17. Ne5 Ra7 18. a3 Qb6 19. Nxc6 Bxc6 20. Ne2 Kg8 21. Bg3 Ne4 22. Be5 Rd8 23. c3 Bg5 24. Nf4 f6 25. Nxe6 fxe5 26. Nxd8 Bxd8 27. f3 Nd6 28. Rxe5 Rf7 29. Qc2 Bh4 30. Bg6 Rf8 31. g3 Bg5 32. h4 Bd8 33. Qg2 Bf6 34. Re2 Qc7 35. Kh1 a5 36. Rc1 Bd7 37. Rce1 Qc6 38. f4 Bg4 39. Re3 Rc8 40. h5 b4 41. axb4 axb4 42. Kh2 Qa8 43. cxb4 Qb7 44. Qd2 Kh8 45. b3 Qa7 46. Rd3 Bd7 47. Rd1 Nb5 48. Qg2 Nc3 49. Re1 Bxd4 50. Re7 Bf6 51. Rf7 Kg8 52. g4 Rc6 53. Rd2 Qc7 54. Qf3 Qd6 55. Rd3 d4 56. Rd2 Rc7 57. b5 Nxb5 58. Re2 Bc6 59. Rxc7 Nxc7 60. Be4 Bb5 61. Rd2 Ne6 62. Bd5 Kf8 63. Bxe6 Qxe6 64. Qa8+ Be8 65. Rg2 d3 66. Qb8 Bc3 67. Qd8 d2 68. Rxd2 Bxd2 69. Qxd2 Qxg4 70. Qd6+ Kg8 71. Qd5+ Kh8 72. Qe4 Qxh5+ 73. Kg3 Bg6 74. Qe1 Bf5 75. Qe3 Qg6+ 76. Kf2 Qd6 77. Qe5 Qd2+ 78. Kf3 Bc2 79. f5 Bxb3 80. Qe8+ Bg8 81. Qb8 Qd3+ 82. Kf4 Qf1+ 83. Kg4 Qe2+ 84. Kg3 Qe3+ 85. Kg2 Qg5+ 86. Kh2 Qxf5 87. Kg3 g5 88. Qd8 Qe5+ 89. Kf2 Kg7 90. Qd3 Bd5 91. Kf1 g4 92. Qe3 Be4 93. Kf2 h5 94. Qg3 Qd4+ 95. Ke1 Bf3 96. Kf1 h4 97. Qe1 Kf7 98. Qb1 Be4 99. Qb3+ Kf6 100. Ke2 g3
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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