CT Class 2 #43

C26c: Vienna: Smyslov Variation
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 1/29/2010
2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. exd5 cxd5 6. d3 Be7 7. Nge2 d4 8. Ne4 O-O 9. Nxf6+ Bxf6 10. O-O Nc6 11. f4 Bg4 12. h3 Bxe2 13. Qxe2 Re8 14. Qf2 Qd7 15. Kh2 Rac8 16. fxe5 Nxe5 17. b3 Nc6 18. Bb2 Nb4 19. Rfc1 Bg5 20. a3 Bxc1 21. Rxc1 Na2 22. Rf1 Nc3 23. Bf3 Rc7 24. Bg4 Qd6 25. Bc1 Rce7 26. Bf4 Qxa3 27. Qxd4 Ne2 28. Qc4 Nxf4 29. Rxf4 Qc1 30. Rf2 Qe1 31. Kg2 Qa5 32. Bf3 Qc7 33. Qh4 h6 34. Be4 Qc5 35. Qg4 Qg5 36. Qf3 Kh8 37. h4 Qe5 38. Bxb7 Qe3 39. Qc6 Re6 40. Qc3 Qb6 41. Bd5 Re2 42. d4 Rxf2+ 43. Kxf2 Qf6+ 44. Kg1 Rd8 45. Qc4 Qd6 46. Bxf7 Qxg3+
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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