Summer Tournament for the intermediate players.

C44e: Open Game: Inverted Philidor
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 7/8/2009
2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d3 Nc6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. c3 d6 6. h3 O-O 7. Be2 a6 8. O-O b5 9. a4 b4 10. cxb4 Nxb4 11. b3 a5 12. Nbd2 h6 13. Bh4 g5 14. Bg3 Ba6 15. Nc4 Bxc4 16. dxc4 Nxe4 17. Nd2 Nxd2 18. Qxd2 Bf6 19. Rad1 Qe7 20. f3 Rfd8 21. Be1 d5 22. Qc1 e4 23. fxe4 dxe4 24. Rxd8+ Rxd8 25. Bxb4 axb4 26. Kh1 Bd4 27. Bh5 f6 28. Qc2 Bc3 29. Rf2 e3 30. Re2 Rd2 31. Qg6+ Qg7 32. Qxg7+ Kxg7 33. Rxe3 Be5 34. g3 Rd6 35. Bf3 Kf8 36. c5 Rd4 37. a5 Rd2 38. Bc6 Ra2 39. Ba4 Ra1+ 40. Kg2 Ra2+ 41. Kf3 Rc2 42. c6 Rc3 43. Ke2 Bd4 44. Rd3 Rxd3 45. Kxd3 Bf2 46. a6 Ba7= 47. Kc4 f5 48. Kxb4 f4 49. g4 f3 50. Bb5 Ke7 51. Bf1 Ke6 52. Kc4 Ke5 53. b4 Kf4 54. Kd5 Ke3 55. Ke6 Kf2 56. Bc4 Kg2 57. Kd7 Bb6 58. Kc8 Kxh3 59. Kb7 Kxg4 60. a7 Bxa7 61. Kxa7 h5 62. Kb7 h4 63. Kxc7 h3 64. Kb8 h2 65. c7 h1=Q 66. c8=Q+ Kg3 67. b5 Qe1 68. Qc6 Qe5+ 69. Qc7 Qf4 70. b6 Kg4 71. Qxf4+ Kxf4 72. b7 g4 73. Ka7 g3 74. b8=Q+ Kg4 75. Be6+ Kh4 76. Qd8+ Kh5 77. Bf7+ Kg4 78. Be6+ Kf4 79. Qd4+
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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