Somar's 1st Tournament

B00t: Nimzowitsch Defence: 2.d4
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 Nc6
Clock started on 11/20/2009
2. d4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e5 Bb4+ 5. c3 Be7 6. Bd3 a6 7. O-O h6 8. Bf4 Bg5 9. Qd2 Bxf4 10. Qxf4 Nge7 11. Nbd2 O-O 12. Rae1 Ng6 13. Bxg6 fxg6 14. Qg3 Ne7 15. h4 Qe8 16. Nh2 Nf5 17. Qh3 Qe7 18. g3 c5 19. dxc5 Qxc5 20. Nb3 Qc4 21. g4 Ne7 22. Nd4 Nc6 23. Qe3 Nxd4 24. Qxd4 Qxa2 25. b4 Bd7 26. Ra1 Qe2 27. Rfe1 Qc2 28. Rac1 Qb3 29. Nf1 Bb5 30. Ne3 Qb2 31. Rc2 Qb3 32. Qd2 Rad8 33. Rb2 Qa3 34. Reb1 Bc4 35. Qc1 Qa4 36. Ra1 Qc6 37. Qd2 Bb5 38. Qd4 g5 39. hxg5 hxg5 40. Rd1 Bc4 41. Rbd2 Rf4 42. Qa7 Bb3 43. Rc1 d4 44. Qc5 Qf3 45. cxd4 Rxg4+ 46. Nxg4 Qxg4+ 47. Kf1 Bd5 48. Qc3 Qe4 49. Re1 Qg2+ 50. Ke2 Rf8 51. Qe3 Bf3+ 52. Kd3 Rf4 53. Rc2 Bc6 54. Qd2 Bb5+ 55. Kc3 Qd5 56. Re3 Ba4 57. Kb2 Bxc2 58. Qxc2 Qxd4+ 59. Ka2 Qxb4 60. Qc8+ Kf7 61. Qd7+ Qe7 62. Qxe7+ Kxe7 63. f3 Kd7 64. Rd3+ Kc6 65. Rd6+ Kc7 66. Rxe6 Rxf3 67. Rg6 Rf7 68. Rxg5 Kd7 69. Rg6 Ke7 70. Kb3 Rf3+ 71. Kc4 Kf8 72. Kd5 Rf1 73. Rb6 Rf7 74. e6 Re7 75. Kd6 g5 76. Rb1 Rh7 77. Rf1+ Ke8 78. Rc1 Kd8 79. Rg1 Rg7 80. Rh1 Rg8 81. Rh7 g4 82. Rxb7 Kc8 83. Rc7+ Kb8 84. e7 Rg6+ 85. Kd7 Rg7 86. Rc3 g3 87. Rxg3 Rxg3 88. e8=Q+ Kb7 89. Qc8+
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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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