Bobby Fischer Memorial

B12t: Caro-Kann: Advance, 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5 6.O-O
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
Clock started on 4/12/2010
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. c3 Nge7 8. dxc5 Ng6 9. b4 Ngxe5 10. Nd4 Bg6 11. f4 Nd7 12. Bb5 Nxd4 13. cxd4 Be7 14. Nc3 a6 15. Ba4 h5 16. Bc2 Bxc2 17. Qxc2 g6 18. a4 Bf6 19. Qd3 Bg7 20. Bd2 O-O 21. Rab1 Re8 22. Ne2 Nf6 23. Rbc1 Qd7 24. Ra1 Ne4 25. Be3 h4 26. Nc3 Nxc3 27. Qxc3 h3 28. g3 Qe7 29. Rf3 Rec8 30. Qe1 b6 31. g4 Rab8 32. Rxh3 bxc5 33. bxc5 Rb3 34. Rd1 Qd7 35. a5 Qa4 36. Rd2 Qxa5 37. Kg2 Qc3 38. Qf2 Re8 39. Rg3 Reb8 40. f5 Rb2 41. fxg6 fxg6 42. Qe2 e5 43. dxe5 Qxe5 44. Kh3 Rxd2 45. Qxd2 Qe4 46. Bg1 Kf7 47. Qf2+ Ke6 48. Qf3 a5 49. Qxe4+ dxe4 50. Ra3 Ra8 51. Ra4 Kd5 52. Kg2 Bc3 53. Kf1 Rb8 54. c6 Rc8 55. Be3 Rxc6 56. h4 Rc4 57. Ra2 a4 58. h5 gxh5 59. gxh5 Be5 60. h6 Ke6 61. h7 Bh8 62. Rg2 Rc7 63. Ra2 Rxh7 64. Rxa4 Kd5 65. Ra5+ Kc4 66. Ke2 Bc3 67. Rc5+ Kb4 68. Rf5 Rh2+ 69. Rf2 Rxf2+=

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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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