Fast Fun # 135

C01r: French: Exchange, 4.Nc3
'Blitz' (5 days + 12 hours/move, max 15 days)
1. e4 e6
Clock started on 4/6/2009
2. Nc3 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. d4 Be6 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Bg5 Be7 7. h3 h6 8. Bf4 c6 9. a3 Nbd7 10. Qe2 O-O 11. g4 Nb6 12. b3 a5 13. a4 Bd6 14. Bd2 Nbd7 15. g5 hxg5 16. Bxg5 Be7 17. O-O-O Nh7 18. Be3 Re8 19. Qd2 Ndf8 20. h4 Bg4 21. Bg2 Bxf3 22. Bxf3 Bxh4 23. Rdg1 Ng6 24. Ne2 Rxe3 25. fxe3 Qd6 26. Qc3 Bf6 27. Bh5 Nhf8 28. Kd2 Qb4 29. Qxb4 axb4 30. Rh3 Re8 31. Kd3 Re4 32. Rgh1 Bg5 33. c3 bxc3 34. Nxc3 Re7 35. Rg1 Bh6 36. b4 Kh7 37. b5 Nd7 38. Rhg3 Nf6 39. Bxg6+ fxg6 40. Rxg6 Rxe3+ 41. Kc2 Rf3 42. R6g2 Re3 43. Nd1 Ra3 44. Nc3 Ne4 45. Nxe4 dxe4 46. bxc6 bxc6 47. Rg4 e3 48. Re1 Rxa4 49. Kb3 Ra5 50. Rh4 Kg6 51. Rc1 Kf5 52. Rxc6 Ra1 53. Rh5+ Ke4 54. d5 Rd1 55. Re6+ Kf3 56. Rh3+ Kg2 57. Rh5 Bf4 58. Rg6+ Kf3 59. Rxg7 e2 60. Re7 e1=Q 61. Rxe1 Rxe1 62. Kc4 Ke4 63. Kc5 Rc1+ 64. Kb5 Be5 65. d6 Bxd6 66. Rh4+ Kd5 67. Ka4 Rb1 68. Rh5+ Kc6 69. Rh6 Rb4+ 70. Ka5=

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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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