This game is being played under All Queens rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.1. e3 b6
Clock started on 4/20/20112. g3 Qbb7 3. Qfg2 g6 4. Qxb7 Qcxb7 5. Qxb7 Qxb7 6. Qe2 Qda8 7. c3 Qh1 8. Qef1 Qhf3 9. Qbd3 Qgg7 10. Qcc2 Qgf6 11. Qfe2 Qf8g7 12. Qa4 Qxe2+ 13. Kxe2 Qff3+ 14. Ke1 Qfc6 15. Qxc6 dxc6 16. Qd1 Qe5 17. Qg4 Qd5 18. Qxd5 cxd5 19. Qf1 h5 20. Qb4 a5 21. Qd4 Qxd4 22. cxd4 Qc8 23. Qb5+ Qd7 24. Qxd7+ Kxd7 25. Ke2 Kd6 26. f4 c5 27. dxc5+ Kxc5 28. Kd3 b5 29. b3 f6 30. Kc3 e6 31. d4+ Kd6 32. h4 e5 33. a3 exf4 34. exf4 Ke6 35. Kd3 Kf5 36. Ke3 g5 37. hxg5 fxg5 38. fxg5 Kxg5 39. Kf3 Kf5 40. b4 a4 41. Ke3 Kg4 42. Kf2 h4 43. gxh4 Kxh4 44. Kf3 Kg5 45. Ke3= Kf5 46. Kf3 Kg5 47. Kg3 Kf5 48. Kf3=
No point in wasting time with slow knight moves: For the truly power hungry, you can have your King and seven Queens and battle to a bitter pawn endgame, unless you're savvy enough to force checkmate before then.
The game starts with the following setup
All standard chess rules are in place, where possible. Of course there is no castling.
While only queens are available initially, it is possible to promote to the other pieces (you can promotea pawn to a knight, for instance).
In most of the games players build up pressure, piling up the queens in the enemy camp, finally reaching massive queen exchanges. Then, players usually end up playing a queen endgame - most frequently having 1-2 queens each, and 5-6 pawns (note that one usually has more pawns here than in a typical standard chess queen endgame).
Keeping the king hidden and its shield protected is crucial, with hordes of queens there is no room for the king to become active.
Watch out for double attacks and calculate carefully the numbers of attacking and defending pieces!
Do not underestimate the pawns. The queens will be - sooner or later - exchanged, leading to the endgame. Then the extra pawn, especially a passed pawn, can be decisive.
Queen Me - both players try to induct weaknessess in opponent position, but also defend carefully, the game ends in a draw when nobody is able to make progress without risking too much,
Little pawn - complicated queen maneouvres and exchanges let white win one little pawn, in the resulting endgame its march turns decisive.
Links to more example games are welcome
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".
- 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:
- 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.
- Hide Comments: this tab shows the moves of the game only, without the distraction of the comments shown on the game overview tab.
- 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".
- 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.
- Variant Information: this tab is available for some chess variants, it will show you a description of the variant.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
View this article in the Knowledge Base.