Lions Cup A029

D43v: Semi-Slav: Moscow, Main Line
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 d5
Clock started on 9/2/2011
2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 Nd7 8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 g6 10. O-O Bg7 11. a4 a5 12. Rc1 O-O 13. h3 Qe7 14. Ne4 e5 15. Re1 Nb6 16. Bb3 Rd8 17. Qc2 exd4 18. Nxd4 Nd5 19. Nc5 Kh7 20. Qe4 Qxe4 21. Nxe4 Nb4 22. Red1 Rd7 23. Nc5 Re7 24. Nd3 Nxd3 25. Rxd3 Bf6 26. Rd2 Kg7 27. Bc4 Rb8 28. Rcd1 Re4 29. Bd3 Re8 30. Be2 h5 31. Bc4 Re5 32. b3 Be7 33. Bf1 Rc5 34. g3 Bd7 35. Kg2 Be8 36. Rb1 Rd5 37. e4 Rdd8 38. Rbd1 b5 39. Be2 bxa4 40. bxa4 h4 41. g4 Rdc8 42. Rc2 Rb4 43. e5 Rxa4 44. f4 Rd8 45. Nxc6 Rc8 46. Rdc1 Ba3 47. Bb5 Bxc1 48. Bxa4 Bxf4 49. Kf3 g5 50. Rc5 Bxc6+ 51. Rxc6 Rb8 52. Rc3 Rb1 53. Bc6 Ra1 54. Ke2 Ra2+ 55. Kf1 Bxe5 56. Rd3 Rc2 57. Be4 Rc4 58. Bd5 Rc5 59. Bb3 Rc1+ 60. Ke2 Rb1 61. Bd5 Rb2+ 62. Kf1 Kf6 63. Bc4 a4 64. Rd7 Bb8 65. Rxf7+ Ke5 66. Rf5+ Kd4 67. Bg8 Ke3 68. Rxg5 Rf2+ 69. Kg1 Bh2+ 70. Kh1 a3 71. Rc5 Bd6 72. Rc6 Rd2 73. g5 Kf2 74. Rc1 Be5 75. Rg1 Kf3 76. Rf1+ Ke4 77. Bh7+ Kd4 78. Ra1 Rh2+ 79. Kg1 Rxh3 80. Rd1+ Kc3 81. Rc1+ Kd2 82. Rc2+ Kd1 83. Bf5 Rg3+ 84. Kh1 h3 85. Ra2 Re3
Black win

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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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