CT Class 3 #82

C15g: French: Winawer, 4.Bd3 dxe4 5.Bxe4 Nf6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e6
Clock started on 3/21/2010
2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bd3 dxe4 5. Bxe4 Bb4 6. Qd3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 O-O 8. Nf3 Nbd7 9. O-O Nxe4 10. Qxe4 h6 11. Ba3 Re8 12. c4 Nf6 13. Qd3 Bd7 14. Ne5 Bc6 15. Nxc6 bxc6 16. h3 Nd7 17. Qg3 Nb6 18. c5 Nd5 19. c4 Nf6 20. Qe5 Rb8 21. Rab1 Qe7 22. Rb4 Rxb4 23. Bxb4 Rb8 24. Ba5 Rb2 25. Ra1 Ne8 26. d5 Rc2 27. d6 cxd6 28. cxd6 Qxd6 29. Qe4 Rb2 30. Bc3 Rb7 31. Be5 Qc5 32. Rd1 Qb6 33. Bd4 c5 34. Bxc5 Qc7 35. Be3 Nf6 36. Qh4 Qe7 37. f3 Rb2 38. c5 e5 39. Qa4 e4 40. Bd4 Rb8 41. Bxf6 gxf6 42. Qxe4 Qxc5+ 43. Kh2 Qe5+ 44. Kh1 Qxe4 45. fxe4 Rb2 46. Ra1 Re2 47. Rf1 Kg7 48. a4 Rxe4 49. Ra1 a5 50. Kh2 f5 51. Kg3 Kg6 52. Kf3 Rb4 53. g3 h5 54. g4 fxg4+ 55. Kg3 f5 56. hxg4 hxg4 57. Ra3 Kg5 58. Kg2 f4 59. Kf2 Rb2+ 60. Kg1 g3 61. Ra1 Kg4 62. Kh1 f3 63. Kg1 Kh3
Black 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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