Volga Boatmen

A57e: Benko Gambit: 4.Nf3 Bb7
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. Nf3 Bb7
Clock started on 4/13/2010
5. Bg5 Ne4 6. Bf4 Qa5+ 7. Nfd2 bxc4 8. f3 c3 9. bxc3 Nxc3 10. Nxc3 Qxc3 11. e4 d6 12. Qa4+ Nd7 13. Bb5 Bc8 14. Kf2 Qd4+ 15. Qxd4 cxd4 16. Rhc1 a6 17. Bf1 g6 18. Rc4 Bg7 19. Rac1 O-O 20. Nb3 Nc5 21. Nxd4 Bd7 22. Nb3 Bb5 23. R4c2 Bxf1 24. Kxf1 Nd3 25. Rc7 Nxc1 26. Bxc1 e6 27. dxe6 fxe6 28. Ba3 Rfd8 29. Re7 d5 30. Rxe6 dxe4 31. Rxe4 Rac8 32. Kf2 Rc2+ 33. Re2 Rdc8 34. Bb4 Rxe2+ 35. Kxe2 Rc2+ 36. Bd2 Rxa2 37. Kd3 a5 38. Nxa5 Be5 39. h3 Bd6 40. Nc4 Ra6 41. Nxd6= Rxd6+ 42. Ke2 Kf7 43. Bc3 Ke6 44. Kf2 g5 45. Kg3= Kf5 46. Ba5= h5 47. Kh2= Ra6 48. Bc7 Ra2 49. Bb6 Rc2 50. Ba5 Rc5 51. Bb6 Rb5 52. Bd8 Rd5 53. Bc7 Ke6 54. Bb6 Rb5 55. Bd8 Rd5 56. Bb6 Ke5 57. Be3 Kd6 58. Kg3 Ke6 59. Kh2= h4 60. f4 gxf4 61. Bxf4 Kf5 62. Be3 Ra5 63. Bb6 Ra4 64. Bc7 Ke4 65. Bd8 Kd3 66. g4= Ke3 67. Bxh4 Kf3 68. Be1
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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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