Lions Cup A005

B21z: Sicilian: Smith-Morra, 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Qe2 Be7
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 5/20/2010
2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O Nf6 8. Qe2 Be7 9. Rd1 e5 10. Be3 O-O 11. Rac1 Be6 12. h3 Rc8 13. Bd5 Qa5 14. Bxe6 fxe6 15. Qd3 Kh8 16. Bd2 Qb6 17. Be3 Qa5 18. Ng5 Nd4 19. Ne2 Rxc1 20. Nxc1 Nh5 21. Nb3 Qxa2 22. Nxd4 exd4 23. Qxd4 Nf4 24. Bxf4 Rxf4 25. Rc1 h6 26. Nf3 d5 27. Nd2 Bd6 28. g3 Rf7 29. Kg2 Rc7 30. Rxc7 Bxc7 31. Qc3 Qa5 32. b4 Qb6 33. exd5 exd5 34. Nf3 a6 35. Qc2 Qd6 36. Qf5 d4 37. Qe4 d3 38. Qe8+ Kh7 39. Qe4+ Kg8 40. Qe8+ Kh7 41. Qe4+ Kg8 42. Qxb7 Bd8 43. Nd2 Bf6 44. h4 Qe6 45. Qa8+ Kh7 46. Qf3 Qe2 47. Qf5+ Kh8 48. Nf3 Qc2 49. Qd5 Qe2 50. h5 Kh7 51. Qf5+ Kg8 52. Qc8+ Kh7 53. Qxa6 Qe4 54. Qd6 Be7 55. Qg6+ Qxg6 56. hxg6+ Kxg6 57. Ne5+ Kf5 58. Nxd3 Ke4 59. Nc5+ Bxc5 60. bxc5 Kd5 61. f4=

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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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