D04b: Colle: 3...Bg4
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 Nf6
Clock started on 10/5/2008
2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Bg4 4. c4 e6 5. Nc3 c6 6. Qb3 Qc7 7. Ne5 Bf5 8. Bd3 Bxd3 9. Nxd3 Nbd7 10. cxd5 exd5 11. O-O Bd6 12. h3 O-O 13. Bd2 Ne4 14. Be1 Ndf6 15. Rc1 Rfe8 16. Kh1 Qe7 17. Na4 Bb8 18. Nac5 Qc7 19. f4 Nd6 20. Ne5 Nfe4 21. Rf3 a5 22. a4 f6 23. Nxe4 Nxe4 24. Nd3 Qf7 25. Nc5 Nd6 26. f5= Ba7 27. Bxa5 Bxc5 28. dxc5 Nxf5 29. Bd2 Nh4 30. Rf4 Ng6 31. Rb4 Re7 32. Bc3 Ne5 33. Bxe5 fxe5 34. Kg1 Rf8 35. e4 Rd7 36. a5 Qf2+ 37. Kh1 Qe2 38. exd5 cxd5 39. Rb6 Rf1+ 40. Rxf1 Qxf1+ 41. Kh2 Qf4+= 42. Qg3 Qxg3+ 43. Kxg3 Kf7 44. c6 bxc6 45. a6 Rd8 46. Rxc6 d4 47. b4 d3 48. Rc1 Rb8 49. Ra1 d2 50. Kf3 Rxb4 51. Ke2 Rd4 52. Kd1 Rd8 53. a7 Ra8 54. Kxd2 Ke6 55. Ke3 Kd6 56. Ke4 g6 57. g4 h6 58. Ra6+
White 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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