Jose Capablanca ~ 2100+, 30+3

B13d: Caro-Kann: Exchange, 4.Nf3 Nf6
'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5
Clock started on 1/7/2009
3. exd5 cxd5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Ne5 e6 6. c3 Nc6 7. f4 Ne4 8. Bd3 Qh4+ 9. g3 Nxg3 10. Nf3 Qh3 11. Rg1 Nf5 12. Nbd2 Bd6 13. Bxf5 Qxf5 14. Rxg7 Qxf4 15. Nf1 Qf6 16. Rg2 Qe7 17. Ng3 h5 18. Qc2 f6 19. Nh4 Qf7 20. Rf2 Rg8 21. Bf4 Be7 22. O-O-O Rg4 23. Ng2 Bd7 24. Qe2 Rg8 25. Be3 Rh8 26. Bg5 O-O-O 27. Bh4 Qh7 28. Nf1 Kb8 29. Nfe3 Rdf8 30. Nf4 Rf7 31. Qd3 Qxd3 32. Nxd3 Rg8 33. Rdf1 f5 34. Bxe7 Rxe7 35. Ng2 e5 36. Ne3 exd4 37. Nxd5 Rf7 38. c4 b6 39. Re1 Rg5 40. N3f4 Kb7 41. b4 a6 42. a4 Rfg7 43. Kd2 h4 44. b5 Na5 45. Kd3 axb5 46. axb5 Rg1 47. Rxg1 Rxg1 48. Rg2 Rxg2 49. Nxg2 h3 50. Ngf4 Nb3 51. Ne2 Nc5+ 52. Kxd4 Ne6+ 53. Ke5 Ng5 54. Ng1 Nf7+ 55. Kf6 Nd6 56. Ke7 Bxb5 57. cxb5 Nxb5 58. Nxh3 f4 59. Ng1 Kc6 60. Nxf4 Nd6 61. Nf3 Kc5 62. Ke6 Ne4 63. h4 Ng3 64. Ke5 b5 65. Nd2 Kc6 66. Ne4 Nf1 67. h5 Ne3 68. Nf2
White 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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