Blowing away the autumn leaves!

C20: Open Game: 2.d3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 11/24/2010
2. d3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nd4 4. Nf3 d6 5. Be3 Bg4 6. Bxd4 exd4 7. Nd5 c6 8. Nf4 Qf6 9. Ne2 Bxf3 10. gxf3 Qxf3 11. Rg1 Qh5 12. Nxd4 Qxh2 13. Nf3 Qh6 14. Nd2 O-O-O 15. Qf3 g6 16. O-O-O Ne7 17. Qxf7 Qg7 18. Qxg7 Bxg7 19. Bh3+ Kb8 20. f3 a5 21. a4 Bd4 22. Rg5 Bc5 23. Rg2 Rhf8 24. Bg4 h5 25. Be6 Be3 26. Kb1 Bxd2 27. Rgxd2 Rxf3 28. Bb3 g5 29. Be6 g4 30. Rh1 Rh8 31. Bxg4 Rf4 32. Be6 h4 33. Ka2 c5 34. c4 Nc6 35. Ka3 Nd4 36. Bd5 Nf3 37. Rf2 h3 38. e5 Rhf8 39. exd6 Ne5 40. Rxf4 Rxf4 41. Rxh3 Rf6 42. Rh7 Rxd6 43. Rxb7+ Kc8 44. Rb5 Nxd3 45. Rxa5 Rb6 46. b3 Nc1 47. Rxc5+ Kd7 48. Rb5 Ra6 49. b4 Ne2 50. Rb7+ Kd6 51. Bh1 Nd4 52. c5+ Ke6 53. Rb6+ Rxb6 54. cxb6 Kd7 55. a5 Kc8 56. Ka4 Kb8 57. a6 Ne6 58. a7+ Kc8 59. a8=Q+ Kd7 60. b7 Nc7 61. Qc8+ Kd6 62. b8=Q Ke5 63. Qbxc7+
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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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