Summer Tournament for the intermediate players.

D05d: Colle: 3...e6 4.Bd3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 e6
Clock started on 10/25/2009
2. e3 Nf6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bd3 Bd6 5. O-O O-O 6. Nbd2 a6 7. e4 dxe4 8. Nxe4 Nxe4 9. Bxe4 c6 10. Ng5 f5 11. Bd3 h6 12. Nf3 Nd7 13. g3 Nf6 14. Ne5 Qe8 15. Be2 Nd7 16. Bh5 Qd8 17. Ng6 Rf6 18. c3 Nf8 19. Ne5 Nh7 20. h4 Bd7 21. Bf4 Bxe5 22. dxe5 Rf8 23. Bg6 Be8 24. Qh5 Bxg6 25. Qxg6 Qe8 26. Qxe8 Rfxe8 27. Rad1 h5 28. Rd7 Rab8 29. Rfd1 Nf8 30. R7d6 Ng6 31. Rd7 Nxf4 32. gxf4 Kf8 33. R1d6 Re7 34. f3 Ke8 35. Rxe7+ Kxe7 36. c4 Rd8 37. c5 a5 38. Kf2 Rb8 39. b3 Re8 40. a3 Rg8 41. Ke3 Rb8 42. Kd4 b6 43. Rxc6 bxc5+ 44. Kc4 Rd8 45. Rxc5 Rd2 46. Kb5 Rd3 47. Ka4 Rxf3 48. Rc4 Rh3 49. b4 axb4 50. axb4 Re3 51. b5 Re4 52. Kb4 Kd7 53. b6 Rxc4+ 54. Kxc4 Kc6 55. b7 Kxb7 56. Kb5= Kc7 57. Kc5 Kd7 58. Kb6 g5 59. fxg5 f4 60. g6 Ke7 61. Kc5 f3 62. g7 Kf7 63. Kd6 f2 64. g8=Q+ Kxg8 65. Kxe6 f1=Q
Black 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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