The Dragon for the experts

B76s: Sicilian: Dragon, Yugoslav, 9.O-O-O d5: 12.Bd4
'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O
Clock started on 6/21/2008
9... d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bd4 Bxd4 13. Qxd4 Qb6 14. Nxd5 cxd5 15. Qxd5 Bf5 16. Qe5 Rfc8 17. Bd3 Be6 18. Be4 Rc5 19. Qxc5 Qxc5 20. Bxa8 Bxa2 21. Be4 Kg7 22. h4 f5 23. Bd3 a5 24. h5 Qe3+ 25. Rd2 a4 26. hxg6 hxg6 27. Kd1 Qb6 28. c3 Bb3+ 29. Kc1 a3 30. bxa3 Qc5 31. Kb2 Qe3 32. Kxb3 Qxd2 33. Bb5 Qxg2 34. Rf1 e5 35. a4 e4 36. fxe4 Qxe4 37. a5 Qe5 38. Kc4 g5 39. a6 g4 40. Ra1 Qe2+ 41. Kc5 Qb2 42. Rf1 g3 43. a7 Qxc3+ 44. Kb6 g2 45. a8=Q Qe3+ 46. Ka6 Qa3+ 47. Kb7 gxf1=Q 48. Bxf1 Qf3+ 49. Kb8 Qxf1 50. Qd5 Qb1+ 51. Kc8 Qc2+ 52. Kb8 Qb2+ 53. Kc7 Qf6 54. Qg2+ Kf7 55. Qa2+ Qe6 56. Qh2 Qc4+ 57. Kd6 Qd4+ 58. Kc6 f4 59. Qh7+ Ke6 60. Qh3+ Ke5 61. Qh5+ Ke4 62. Qh4 Kd3 63. Qh3+ Qe3 64. Qf1+ Kc2 65. Qg2+ Kc3 66. Qg5 Qe4+ 67. Kd7 f3 68. Qc1+ Qc2 69. Qa3+ Qb3 70. Qc5+ Kd3
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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