B08n: Pirc: Classical, 5.Be2 O-O 6.O-O
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 d6
Clock started on 2/7/2009
2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Be2 O-O 6. O-O a6 7. Re1 e6 8. Bf4 Nc6 9. Qd2 b5 10. a3 Bb7 11. Rad1 Ne7 12. Bd3 Rb8 13. Bh6 Nd7 14. Bxg7 Kxg7 15. a4 b4 16. Ne2 c5 17. dxc5 Nxc5 18. Qxb4 Ba8 19. Qc4 Qb6 20. b3 e5 21. Nc3 Rbc8 22. Nd5 Nxd5 23. exd5 f5 24. Re3 a5 25. Qh4 Bxd5 26. Bxf5 Bxf3 27. Rxf3 Rxf5 28. Rxf5 gxf5 29. Qg5+ Kh8 30. Qf6+ Kg8 31. Rxd6 Qc7 32. Rd5 Qf7 33. Qxe5 Qg7 34. g3 Qxe5 35. Rxe5 Nb7 36. Rb5 Nd6 37. Rxa5 Rxc2 38. Rd5 Rc6 39. b4 Kf7 40. a5 Ke6 41. Rd4 Rc7 42. Kf1 Ke5 43. Rf4 Kd5 44. Ke2 Kc6 45. Rd4 Rf7 46. Kd3 Re7 47. f3 Re6 48. h3 Kb5 49. g4 Rf6 50. g5 Re6 51. h4 Kc6 52. Kd2 Re7 53. h5 Re6 54. f4 Kb5 55. Kc2 Kc6 56. Rd3 Re4 57. Rc3+ Kd7 58. Kb3 Rxf4 59. a6 Nc8 60. Rh3 Re4 61. b5 Kc7 62. Rc3+ Kb8 63. Rc6 Rg4 64. g6 hxg6 65. Rxg6 Rxg6 66. hxg6 Ne7 67. g7 Ka7 68. Kc4 f4 69. Kd3 Ng8 70. Ke4=

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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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