USA Invitational Fast Knockout

A41f: Neo-Old Indian: Wade Defence
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
1. d4 d6
Clock started on 10/12/2011
2. Nf3 Bg4 3. Bf4 Bxf3 4. exf3 Nd7 5. Nc3 Ngf6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O d5 8. Bb3 Be7 9. Re1 O-O 10. a3 c6 11. Qd2 Nh5 12. Ne2 Nxf4 13. Qxf4 Nf6 14. c3 Nh5 15. Qe5 g6 16. Nf4 Bd6 17. Nxe6 fxe6 18. Qxe6+ Kh8 19. Bc2 Ng7 20. Qh3 Qg5 21. g3 Rxf3 22. Bd1 Rff8 23. Re2 Rae8 24. Qg2 Rxe2 25. Bxe2 Qd2 26. f4 Re8 27. Bf3 Re1+ 28. Rxe1 Qxe1+ 29. Qf1 Qe3+ 30. Qf2 Qc1+ 31. Kg2 Nf5 32. Bg4 Ne3+ 33. Kh3 Nxg4 34. Kxg4 Qd1+ 35. Kh3 Qh5+ 36. Kg2 Qf5 37. h3 Qe4+ 38. Qf3 Qc2+ 39. Qf2 Qxf2+ 40. Kxf2 a5 41. a4 c5 42. dxc5 Bxc5+ 43. Ke2 Kg7 44. Kd3 Kf6 45. g4 Ke6 46. Ke2 d4 47. cxd4 Bxd4 48. b3 Kd5 49. Kd3 h6 50. Ke2 Ke4 51. f5 gxf5 52. gxf5 Kxf5 53. Kf3 Ke5 54. h4 Kf5 55. h5 Kg5 56. Ke4 Bc5 57. Ke5 Kxh5 58. Kf5 b6 59. Kf4 Kh4 60. Kf3 Kg5 61. Kg3 h5 62. Kh3 h4 63. Kg2 Kg4 64. Kh2 Kf3 65. Kh3 Be7 66. Kh2 Ke3 67. Kg2 Kd3
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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