CT Class 1 #39

B38w: Sicilian: Maroczy Bind, 7.Nc3 O-O 8.Be2 d6 9.O-O Bd7 10.Qd2 Nxd4 11.Bxd4
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. c4 Nf6
Clock started on 2/5/2012
2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 c5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. d4 d6 6. Be2 cxd4 7. Nxd4 O-O 8. O-O Bd7 9. Be3 Nc6 10. Qd2 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Bc6 12. Bd3 a5 13. Rfe1 Nd7 14. Bxg7 Kxg7 15. Re3 a4 16. Rd1 Qa5 17. Bc2 Rfe8 18. h4 Nf6 19. Bd3 Rac8 20. Bc2 Ng4 21. Rg3 h5 22. Qd4+ Kh7 23. Rd2 Ne5 24. Bd1 Rcd8 25. f4 Nd7 26. f5 Ne5 27. Rg5 b6 28. Rf2 a3 29. b3 Rg8 30. Kh2 Qc5 31. Qd2 f6 32. fxg6+ Rxg6 33. Rxh5+ Kg7 34. Nd5 Bxd5 35. exd5 Rg8 36. Rhf5 Kh8 37. g3 Qc8 38. Bh5 R6g7 39. Rf1 Rh7 40. Be2 Qf8 41. Qc3 Qc8 42. Qb4 Qc5 43. Qd2 Qc8 44. R5f2 Rhg7 45. Rg2 Qc5 46. b4 Qc8 47. Qc1 Qa8 48. Qh6+ Rh7 49. Qd2 Kg7 50. Qd4 Rc8 51. Rgf2 Rh6 52. Rf5 Rb8 53. Rb1 Rhh8 54. h5 Rbc8 55. g4 Qb8 56. Rg1 Rh7 57. g5 fxg5 58. Rfxg5+ Kh8 59. Bd3 Rf7 60. R1g2 Rcf8 61. Qe3 Nxd3 62. Qxd3 Qd8 63. Qd4+ Rf6 64. Rg6
White 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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