Somar's 1st Tournament

B01d: Scandinavian: Schiller, Bronstein Variation
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
Clock started on 11/22/2009
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 a6 6. Be2 b5 7. O-O Bb7 8. Ne5 Nbd7 9. Bf4 Qb6 10. Bf3 e6 11. Nxd7 Nxd7 12. d5 O-O-O 13. dxe6 fxe6 14. Qe2 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 Qb7 16. Qh3 Qc6 17. Rfe1 Re8 18. Rad1 Bb4 19. Be5 Nxe5 20. Rxe5 Bxc3 21. bxc3 Kb7 22. Qe3 Re7 23. Rc5 Qb6 24. Qe4+ Kb8 25. Rc6 Qb7 26. f3 h6 27. Rxe6 Qxe4 28. Rxe4 Rxe4 29. fxe4 Re8 30. Re1 Re5 31. Kf2 Kb7 32. Ke3 Kc6 33. Kf4 Kd6 34. Re3 Ke6 35. Rg3 g5+ 36. Ke3 c5 37. Rh3 Kf7 38. Rxh6 a5 39. Ra6 a4 40. Rb6 c4 41. Kd4 Re8 42. Rxb5 Rd8+ 43. Ke3 Rd1 44. Rxg5 Re1+ 45. Kf3 Rc1 46. Rf5+ Ke6 47. h4 Rxc2 48. h5 Rxc3+ 49. Kf4 Rc2 50. g4 Rxa2 51. Rc5 Rf2+ 52. Kg5 a3 53. Rxc4 a2 54. Ra4 Ke5 55. h6 Rh2 56. Kg6 Rh4 57. h7 Rxg4+ 58. Kh5 Rg1 59. h8=Q+ Kf4 60. Qf6+ Ke3 61. Qd4+ Kf3 62. Qxg1 Kf4 63. e5+ Kf3 64. Qg4+ Ke3 65. Ra3+ Kf2 66. Rxa2+ Ke3 67. e6 Kd3 68. Ra3+ Kd2 69. Qg2+ Kc1 70. Ra1#
White 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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