Lions Cup A005

B21v: Sicilian: Smith-Morra, 4.Nxc3 e6 5.Nf3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4
Clock started on 5/25/2010
1... c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 e6 5. Nf3 a6 6. Bf4 Nc6 7. Bd3 Nge7 8. e5 Ng6 9. Bg3 Be7 10. h4 Qc7 11. Be4 Qa5 12. Bxc6 dxc6 13. h5 Nf8 14. Bh4 g5 15. Nxg5 Qxe5+ 16. Nge4 Rg8 17. Bxe7 Kxe7 18. O-O f5 19. Ng3 Qf6 20. Re1 Rg4 21. Qd3 e5 22. Rad1 Kf7 23. Na4 Be6 24. Nc5 Bd5 25. Nxb7 e4 26. Qa3 Rg5 27. b4 Kg8 28. b5 e3 29. Rxe3 f4 30. Ne4 Rxg2+ 31. Kxg2 Qg7+ 32. Kh2 fxe3 33. Nbd6 Qe5+ 34. Ng3 Ne6 35. fxe3 Rf8 36. e4 Rf2+ 37. Kg1 Rxa2 38. Qf3 Ng5 39. Qg4 Be6 40. Ndf5 h6 41. bxa6 Kh7 42. Ne2 Qb2 43. Re1 Qb6+ 44. Kg2 Qxa6 45. Kh1 Qa5 46. Rg1 Qe5 47. Rg2 c5 48. Ng1 Ra3 49. Re2 Bd7 50. Kg2 c4 51. Rc2 Rg3+ 52. Qxg3 Qxe4+ 53. Kf1 Qxc2 54. Ne3 Qd3+ 55. Kg2 c3 56. Qc7 Ne6 57. Qe5 c2 58. Nxc2 Qxc2+ 59. Kg3 Ng7 60. Ne2 Be8 61. Nd4 Qd3+ 62. Kg2 Bxh5 63. Qf4 Bg6 64. Kf2 Be4 65. Qe3 Nh5 66. Qxd3 Bxd3 67. Ke3 Bb1 68. Kf3 Kg6 69. Kg4 Ng7 70. Nf3 h5+ 71. Kg3 Kf6 72. Kh4 Bf5 73. Nd2 Kg6 74. Kg3 Ne6 75. Nf3 Kf6 76. Nh2 Nd4 77. Kf4 h4 78. Nf1 Ne6+ 79. Ke3 Kg5 80. Nh2 h3 81. Kf3 Nf4 82. Nf1 Bd3 83. Nh2 Be2+ 84. Kg3 Kf5 85. Kh4 Ke4 86. Kg3 Ke3 87. Kh4 Kf2 88. Kg5 Kg3 89. Kf5 Nd3 90. Ke4 Kxh2 91. Ke3 Bf1 92. Kf3 Kg1
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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