Lions Cup A024

B52n: Sicilian: 3.Bb5 Bd7 4.Bxd7 Qxd7 5.O-O
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 6/6/2011
2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. O-O Nf6 6. Qe2 e6 7. c3 Be7 8. d4 cxd4 9. cxd4 O-O 10. Nc3 Nc6 11. d5 Ne5 12. Nxe5 dxe5 13. Rd1 Rfd8 14. Be3 a6 15. Qc4 b5 16. Qb3 Ng4 17. dxe6 Qxe6 18. Nd5 Rac8 19. a4 Nxe3 20. Qxe3 Bc5 21. Qe2 b4 22. Rac1 Rd6 23. Rc4 a5 24. Rdc1 Rdc6 25. b3 g6 26. h3 Kg7 27. Qg4 f5 28. Qf3 f4 29. Qg4 Kf7 30. Qh4 Kg7 31. Kh2 h6 32. R1c2 g5 33. Qg4 Qxg4 34. hxg4 Kf7 35. Kg1 Ke6 36. Kf1 Kd7 37. Ke2 Ke6 38. Rc1 Kd6 39. Nf6 Rd8 40. Rh1 Rh8 41. Rc2 Bd4 42. Ne8+ Kd7 43. Rxc6 Kxc6 44. Ng7 Bc5 45. Nf5 Bf8 46. Rc1+ Bc5 47. g3 fxg3 48. Nxg3 Rh7 49. Rd1 Bd4 50. Rh1 Bc5 51. Nf5 Bf8 52. f3 Kb7 53. Ne3 Bd6 54. Nc4 Bc7 55. Kf2 Bb6+ 56. Kg2 Bc7 57. Rd1 Kc6 58. Ne3 Bb6 59. Nf5 Bc5 60. Rd5 Rh8 61. Kh3 Rh7 62. Rd8 Kb7 63. Kg2 Kc7 64. Rg8 Rd7 65. Rg7 Rxg7 66. Nxg7 Kd7 67. Nf5 Bf8 68. Kf1 Kd8 69. Ke2 Ke8 70. Kd3 Kd7 71. Kc2 Kd8 72. Kd3=

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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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