CT Class 2 #60

C54l: Giuoco Piano: 6.cxd4
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4
Clock started on 10/16/2010
1... e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4 Bb6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. O-O d6 9. d5 Ne7 10. h3 Re8 11. Bg5 Ng6 12. Bb5 Bd7 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Nd2 a6 15. Bxd7 Qxd7 16. Nc4 Ba7 17. Ne3 Rad8 18. Nf5 Kh8 19. Qh5 Rg8 20. Nh6 Rge8 21. Kh1 Bd4 22. Qf3 Be5 23. Nf5 Ne7 24. Nxe7 Rxe7 25. Rfe1 Rg8 26. Qe3 f5 27. Rad1 fxe4 28. Qxe4 Rge8 29. Qf3 Bg7 30. Re3 Rxe3 31. fxe3 Qe7 32. e4 Qf6 33. Qe3 Bh6 34. Qa7 Rg8 35. Qd4 Qxd4 36. Rxd4 Kg7 37. Rb4 b5 38. a4 bxa4 39. Rxa4 Rb8 40. Rxa6 Rxb2 41. Rc6 Rb7 42. g4 Kf6 43. Ne2 Ke5 44. Rc4 Bd2 45. Kg2 Ba5 46. g5 Rb2 47. Kf3 Rb3+ 48. Kg4 Re3 49. Ng3 Be1 50. Nh5 Rxe4+ 51. Rxe4+ Kxe4 52. Nf6+ Ke5 53. Kh5 Kf5 54. Nxh7 Bc3 55. h4 Bg7 56. Nf6 Bh8 57. Kh6
White win

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Game Page Help

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:

  • Download Game: This button will allow you to download the game in PGN format.
  • Move to the 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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