XXX Monthly Variant (Capture)

'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
This game is being played under Capture Chess rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. g3 c6
Clock started on 4/27/2009
2. b3 b6 3. f3 g6 4. Kf2 f6 5. Ke3 Kf7 6. Kd3 Bg7 7. c3 Bb7 8. Kc2 e6 9. Bb2 Ne7 10. Bg2 Qe8 11. d3 d5 12. Nd2 Nd7 13. e3 Qf8 14. Ne2 a6 15. Rb1 h6 16. Rf1 Qc8 17. h3 Rg8 18. a3 Qd8 19. g4 g5 20. Rg1 Rb8 21. Bf1 Ba8 22. f4 gxf4 23. exf4 e5 24. fxe5 fxe5 25. Ng3 Re8 26. Qc1 d4 27. cxd4 exd4 28. Bxd4 Bxd4 29. Rg2 Be3 30. Qd1 Bxd2 31. Rxd2 Ke6 32. Qc1 Ke5 33. Rb2 c5 34. Qb1 a5 35. a4 Bc6 36. Ra2 Bxa4 37. Rxa4 Ra8 38. Rxa5 Rxa5 39. Kb2 Nd5 40. Ka2 Rxa2 41. Qxa2 Nc3 42. Qa7 Kd6 43. Qxd7 Kxd7 44. Rh2 Qc8 45. Nh5 Re6 46. d4 cxd4 47. Bc4 Qxc4 48. bxc4 Rc6 49. Rb2 Rxc4 50. Rxb6 Rc6 51. Rxc6 Kxc6 52. Ng3 Nd5 53. h4 Ne7 54. g5 hxg5 55. hxg5 Kd5 56. Nf1 Ke4 57. Nd2 Ke3 58. Nb1 d3 59. Na3 d2 60. Nb5 d1=Q 61. Na7 Qc2 62. Nb5 Qc5 63. Nd4 Kxd4 64. g6 Nxg6
Black win

(Under Construction)

You must capture if you can and you win by capturing all opponent pieces.


1. Game Rules

The game is played using standard chess pieces and standard chess initial setup. All chess rules are in place, with two exceptions:

  • if you can capture, you must capture (like in checkers)
  • the king is treated as any other piece

In case you have many captures available, you are free to pick which one to make.

As king is normal piece, there are no checks or mates. There is also no castling. And you may promote to the king if you like.

The side which captures all opponent pieces - wins the game.

If a player can't move (for example has a blocked pawn only) - what some call stalemate, the game is won by the player who has more material. More material means greater number of pieces, whatever their value is.

If you played SuicideChess - the rules are exactly the same, just the result of the game is reversed.


2. Tips & Tricks

Similarity to SuicideChess may be misleading - as the purpose of the game is reversed, completely different strategy must be applied! At the same time - all forced lines are calculated in the same way.

True tips&tricks still to be written.


3. Example games

Not yet availeble. Could you suggest some?

Here is The first (testing) capture chess tournament


4. Additional info

Links to external sites and other resources welcome

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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