Lions Cup A029

B90k: Sicilian: Najdorf, 6.Be3 e5
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 9/1/2011
2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Bc4 O-O 9. O-O Be6 10. Bxe6 fxe6 11. Na4 Nfd7 12. c4 Nc6 13. a3 Na5 14. Rc1 Rc8 15. Qd3 Qc7 16. Rfd1 Rfd8 17. Nd2 Qc6 18. b3 Nc5 19. Nxc5 dxc5 20. Qe2 Rc7 21. Qg4 Rcd7 22. h4 Kh8 23. Rc3 Qd6 24. b4 cxb4 25. c5 Qc7 26. axb4 Nc6 27. Qxe6 Bxh4 28. Rb1 Bf6 29. Rcc1 Re7 30. Qg4 Qd7 31. Qxd7 Rexd7 32. Nc4 Na7 33. Nb6 Rd3 34. Nd5 Kg8 35. Kf1 Kf7 36. Ke2 Ra3 37. g3 Ra2+ 38. Kf3 Nb5 39. c6 bxc6 40. Rxc6 Rd6 41. Rc5 h6 42. Rbc1 Rd7 43. Kg2 Bd8 44. Rc6 Ra3 45. Bc5 Bg5 46. Rd1 Ra2 47. Rd3 Nd4 48. Bxd4 exd4 49. Kf1 a5 50. bxa5 Rxa5 51. Rxd4 Bd8 52. Rd3 Ke8 53. Ke2 Rda7 54. f4 Rd7 55. Rc8 h5 56. f5 Kf7 57. Nf4 Ra2+ 58. Kf3 Rxd3+ 59. Nxd3 Ke7 60. e5 Ra3 61. Ke4 Kd7 62. Rb8 Kc7 63. Rb2 Kc6 64. Rc2+ Kd7 65. Nc5+ Ke7 66. Rb2 Ra7 67. Kd5 Kf7 68. Rb7+ Rxb7 69. Nxb7
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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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