CT Class 3 #32

C62: Spanish: Old Steinitz, 4.O-O
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 7/3/2008
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. O-O Bd7 5. Bc4 Na5 6. Be2 Nc6 7. b3 h6 8. d3 Be7 9. Bb2 Bf6 10. Nc3 Nge7 11. a3 O-O 12. b4 Qc8 13. Re1 a6 14. Bf1 Bg4 15. h3 Bh5 16. Be2 Bg6 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. exd5 Ne7 19. c4 Qb8 20. Nd2 Nf5 21. Ne4 Be7 22. Bg4 c6 23. dxc6 bxc6 24. Bf3 Ra7 25. d4 Rd8 26. d5 cxd5 27. Qxd5 Kh8 28. g3 f6 29. Bg4 Qb7 30. Qxb7 Rxb7 31. Rad1 Kg8 32. Bf3 Rbb8 33. g4 Nh4 34. Bh1 f5 35. Ng3 fxg4 36. hxg4 Bg5 37. Ne4 Be7 38. Nd2 Rf8 39. Rf1 Bh7 40. Bd5+ Kh8 41. Ne4 Rbd8 42. c5 dxc5 43. Nxc5 Bxc5 44. bxc5 Bg8 45. Bxg8 Kxg8 46. Rxd8 Rxd8 47. Rc1 Rc8 48. Kh2 Ng6 49. Kg3 Rc6 50. Kf3 Kf7 51. Ke4 Ke6 52. f3 Rc7 53. c6 Kd6 54. Rd1+ Kxc6 55. Rc1+ Kd6 56. Rd1+ Ke6 57. Rd8 Rb7 58. Bc3 Rb3 59. Bb4 a5 60. Bf8 Nxf8 61. Rxf8 Rxa3 62. Re8+ Kf7 63. Rxe5 Kf6 64. Re8 Ra1 65. Ra8 Ke6 66. Ra6+ Kf7 67. Kf5 Ra3 68. Ra7+ Kf8 69. Ra8+ Ke7 70. f4 Ra4 71. Ra7+ Kf8 72. Ra8+ Kf7 73. Ra7+= Kf8 74. Ra8+ Kf7 75. Ra7+ Kf8 76. Ra8+ Kf7 77. Ra7+ Kf8 78. Ra8+

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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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