Kanga 01

'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under All Queens rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. b3 b6
Clock started on 4/22/2011
2. Qa3 g6 3. Qxh8 Qxh8 4. g3 Qbb7 5. Qxb7 Qcxb7 6. Qbb2 Qxb2 7. Qxb2 e6 8. e3 Qde7 9. Qe5 f6 10. Qb2 Qfg7 11. Qc3 f5 12. Qxg7 Qxg7 13. Qd3 Qb2 14. Q3e2 Qxa2 15. Qc4 Qaa6 16. Qc3 Kf7 17. d3 Qf3 18. Qxf3 Qxf3 19. Kd2 Qc8 20. h4 a5 21. Qe1 d6 22. Qe2 Qxe2+ 23. Kxe2 e5 24. Qc6 h6 25. Qd5+ Kg7 26. f4 Qe8 27. fxe5 Qxe5 28. Qc6 Qe7 29. Qc3+ Kh7 30. Qc4 g5 31. h5 Kg7 32. e4 fxe4 33. dxe4 Qd7 34. Qd4+ Kh7 35. e5 Qe6 36. Qe4+ Kg7 37. Qa4 Qxe5+ 38. Kd1 Qe6 39. Qd4+ Kg8 40. Qd3 Qg4+ 41. Kc1 Qxh5 42. Qd5+ Qf7 43. Qa8+ Kg7 44. Qe4 h5 45. Qe3 Kh6 46. Qc3 h4 47. gxh4 gxh4 48. Qe3+ Kh5 49. Qe2+= Kg5 50. Qg2+ Kh6 51. Qd2+ Kg7 52. Qg5+ Qg6 53. Qxh4 Qg1+ 54. Kb2 Kf7 55. Qh7+ Qg7+ 56. Qxg7+ Kxg7 57. Kc3 Kf6 58. Kd4 c6 59. c4 Kf5 60. c5 dxc5+ 61. Kc4 Ke5 62. Kd3 b5 63. Kc3 Ke4 64. Kc2 Kd4 65. Kb2 b4 66. Kc2 c4 67. Kb2 Kd3 68. bxc4 Kxc4 69. Ka2 Kc3 70. Kb1 Kb3 71. Ka1 Kc2 72. Ka2 b3+ 73. Ka1 b2+
Black win

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.

Game rules

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.


Example games

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

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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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