Sprint Tournament

E04r: Catalan: Open, 5.Nf3 c5 6.O-O Nc6 7.Qa4 Bd7 8.Qxc4 b5
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 Nf6
Clock started on 5/29/2009
2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. Qa4 Bd7 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qd3 Rc8 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. Nc3 b4 12. Nb5 O-O 13. Nd6 Nd4 14. Bf4 Nd5 15. Ng5 g6 16. Nge4 Nxf4 17. gxf4 Bb6 18. Nxc8 Bb5 19. Qd2 Qxc8 20. e3 Bxf1 21. Rxf1 Nf5 22. Qxb4 Rd8 23. Qb5 Qb8 24. a4 Kg7 25. Ng3 Rd2 26. b4 Rb2 27. Qd3 Qd8 28. Qc3+ Qf6 29. Qa3 Nxg3 30. hxg3 Bd8 31. g4 Rd2 32. g5 Qb2 33. Qxb2+ Rxb2 34. Rd1 Be7 35. b5 Bb4 36. Bc6 Ra2 37. Kf1 Bc5 38. Rc1 Bb6 39. Rc4 h5 40. gxh6+ Kxh6 41. Kg1 Kg7 42. Be8 Kf8 43. Bd7 Ra1+ 44. Kg2 Ra2 45. Kf3 Bd8 46. Bc8 Ba5 47. Bb7 Be1 48. Rc8+ Kg7 49. Ra8 Rxf2+ 50. Ke4 f5+ 51. Kd3 Rd2+ 52. Kc4 Bf2 53. Rxa7 Bxe3 54. Ra8 Bxf4 55. a5 Be3 56. b6 Rb2 57. Kc3 Rb1 58. Kc2 Rb4 59. Kc3 Rb1 60. Kc2 Rb4= 61. Ra6 Bf4 62. Kd3 Rb3+ 63. Kc4 Rb2 64. Bc6 Rc2+ 65. Kb5=

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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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