Variants Drop-out - R2, Game 5

'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move)
This game is being played under Dark1 (checkmate wins) rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. f4
Clock started on 5/24/2004
1... f6 2. g3 Nh6 3. Nf3 g5 4. Nc3 g4 5. Nh4 c6 6. h3 Rg8 7. hxg4 Nxg4 8. Bg2 Bh6 9. Be4 b5 10. f5 Na6 11. Ng6 d5 12. Nxd5 cxd5 13. Bxd5 hxg6 14. Bxg8 gxf5 15. Bd5 e6 16. Bxa8 Nc5 17. d3 Be3 18. Bxe3 Nxe3 19. Qd2 Ng2+ 20. Bxg2 e5 21. Be4 fxe4 22. dxe4 Nxe4 23. Qxd8+ Kxd8 24. O-O-O+ Kc7 25. Rh8 Nxg3 26. Rdh1 Nxh1 27. Rxh1 Bb7 28. Kd2 Bxh1 29. Kd3 e4+ 30. Ke3 Kd6 31. c3 Ke5 32. b4 f5 33. Kf2 f4 34. Kg1 e3 35. Kxh1 Ke4 36. Kg2 f3+ 37. exf3+ Kd3 38. a4 e2 39. a5 e1=Q 40. a6 Kxc3 41. f4 Kxb4 42. f5 Qe8 43. f6 Qf8 44. f7 Qxf7 45. Kg1 Kc4 46. Kh2 Kd4 47. Kg3 Ke4 48. Kg4 Qf4+ 49. Kh3 Kf5 50. Kg2 Qg4+ 51. Kf1 Qe4 52. Kg1 Qc4 53. Kh1 b4 54. Kg1 b3 55. Kf2 Qc2+ 56. Ke3 b2 57. Kd4 b1=Q 58. Kd5 Qbd1#
Black win

(Under Construction)

Only attacked enemy pieces are visible.

Dark1 is played using standard chess rules and start position - the only difference is that you can only see your opponents pieces when they are in your 'searchlight', i.e. squares that your pieces can move to or attack. That is why half of the board looks dark when you start the game. You can see which pieces you have taken by clicking the Material tab.

Your opponents moves are displayed as question marks, however these will still be appended with '+' and '#' for check and mate.

If you return to the game after it is finished you will be able to see the whole board.


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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