Variants Drop-out - R2, Game 10

'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move)
This game is being played under Dark1 (checkmate wins) rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. c4
Clock started on 5/29/2004
1... Nf6 2. d4 Nc6 3. d5 Nb8 4. b4 d6 5. c5 dxc5 6. bxc5 c6 7. dxc6 Nxc6 8. Qxd8+ Nxd8 9. e4 Nc6 10. Nf3 Bd7 11. Bd3 O-O-O 12. O-O e5 13. Bb2 Bxc5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. Bxe5 Be6 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. Nc3 Rhg8 18. Be2 Bd6 19. Bg4 f5 20. exf5 Rxg4 21. fxe6 fxe6 22. Ne2 Bc7 23. Ng3 Bxg3 24. fxg3 Rg7 25. Rae1 Kc7 26. Rf2 e5 27. Rxe5 Kd6 28. Rfe2 Rdd7 29. Re8 b6 30. R2e7 Rgxe7 31. Rxe7 Rxe7 32. h3 Rf7 33. g4 Rg7 34. g5 Ke6 35. g6 hxg6 36. Kh2 g5 37. h4 gxh4 38. g4 h3 39. Kxh3 a5 40. g5 Kf5 41. g6 Kxg6 42. a3 Kg5 43. Kh2 b5 44. Kh1 Kf4 45. a4 bxa4 46. Kh2 Rg5 47. Kh3 a3 48. Kh4 a2 49. Kh3 a1=Q 50. Kh4 Qg7 51. Kh3 Rg2 52. Kh4 a4 53. Kh3 a3 54. Kh4 a2 55. Kh3 a1=Q 56. Kh4 Qae5 57. Kh3 Rb2 58. Kh4 Qgc7 59. Kh3 Qca5 60. Kh4 Qec3

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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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