French Revolution 220 years

C18c: French: Winawer, 6...Qc7
'Blitz' (5 days + 12 hours/move, max 15 days)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5
Clock started on 7/13/2009
3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qc7 7. Bb2 Ne7 8. f4 b6 9. Nf3 Ba6 10. Bxa6 Nxa6 11. Qe2 Qb7 12. O-O c4 13. a4 Nc6 14. Rfb1 h6 15. Ba3 O-O-O 16. Bd6 Qd7 17. Nd2 Nc7 18. a5 Nxa5 19. Qd1 Ne8 20. Rxa5 Nxd6 21. Ra6 Nb5 22. Rb4 Kb7 23. Qa1 Kb8 24. Nb1 Rc8 25. Na3 Nxa3 26. Qxa3 Rc6 27. Rba4 Rc7 28. Qb4= Rb7 29. Ra2 Rc8 30. Qa3 Rcc7 31. Qa4 Qxa4 32. R2xa4 Kc8 33. Kf2 Kd8 34. Ra1 Ke7 35. g4 f6 36. Rf1 fxe5 37. fxe5 Rc8 38. Ke2 Rf8 39. Rfa1 Ra8 40. Rf1= Rc8 41. Rfa1 Rcc7 42. h4 Kf8 43. Rg1 Rf7 44. Rf1 Rxf1 45. Kxf1 Rf7+ 46. Ke2 g5 47. hxg5 hxg5 48. Ke3 Kg7 49. Ke2 Kg6 50. Ke3 Rh7 51. Ke2 Rf7 52. Ke3 Kg7 53. Ke2 Kf8 54. Ke3 Ke8 55. Ra2 Kd8 56. Kd2 a5 57. Ra1 Kd7 58. Rg1 b5 59. Kc1 Rh7 60. Rg2 Rh4 61. Kb2 b4 62. cxb4 axb4 63. Rg3 Kc6 64. c3 Rh2+ 65. Kb1 bxc3 66. Rxc3 Rd2 67. Ra3 Rxd4 68. Ra6+ Kc5 69. Rxe6 Rxg4 70. Rg6 d4 71. e6 Re4 72. Rxg5+ Kd6
Black win

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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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