CT Honour Class #4

B97p: Sicilian: Najdorf, Poisoned Pawn, 10.e5
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 10/4/2011
2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. e5 h6 11. Bh4 dxe5 12. fxe5 g5 13. exf6 gxh4 14. Be2 Qa5 15. O-O Nd7 16. Kh1 Qg5 17. Rf4 e5 18. Nd5 exd4 19. Nc7+ Kd8 20. Nxa8 d3 21. Bxd3 Bd6 22. Rbf1 Bxf4 23. Rxf4 Re8 24. h3 Re6 25. Qb4 a5 26. Qd4 Qe5 27. Re4 Qxd4 28. Rxd4 b6 29. Kg1 Rxf6 30. Bb5 Ke7 31. Nc7 Rd6 32. Rxh4 Kd8 33. Na6 Ne5 34. a4 Bb7 35. Rh5 Nc6 36. Rf5 Ke7 37. Nc7 Nd4 38. Rf2 Nxb5 39. Nxb5 Rd1+ 40. Kh2 Bc6 41. Re2+ Kd7 42. c4 Rc1 43. Rd2+ Ke7 44. Re2+ Kd8 45. Rd2+ Bd7 46. Rd4 Ke7 47. Rf4 Be6 48. Nd4 Ra1 49. Nxe6 fxe6 50. c5 bxc5 51. Rh4 Kd6 52. Rxh6 Rxa4 53. Rh8 c4 54. Rc8 Kd5 55. g4 Ra2+ 56. Kg3 a4 57. g5 Rb2 58. Kf3 Rb1 59. Ke2 Rh1 60. Ra8 Rh2+ 61. Kd1 Kd4 62. Ra7 Kd3 63. Rd7+ Kc3 64. g6 Rxh3 65. g7 Rh1+ 66. Ke2 Rg1 67. Kf2 Rg6 68. Ra7 Kd3 69. Rd7+ Kc2 70. Rf7 c3 71. Ra7 Kb2 72. Rb7+ Kc1
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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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