Lions Cup A (045)

D46k: Semi-Slav: Chigorin, 7.Qc2 Main Line, 9...a6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. Nf3 d5
Clock started on 4/6/2012
2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Bd3 dxc4 8. Bxc4 a6 9. O-O O-O 10. b3 b5 11. Bd3 Qc7 12. Bb2 Bb7 13. Rac1 Rfc8 14. Nb1 c5 15. Nbd2 cxd4 16. Qb1 Qd8 17. Bxd4 Ba3 18. Rxc8 Rxc8 19. Ne4 Nd5 20. Ng3 g6 21. Re1 Nc5 22. Bf1 Qe7 23. e4 Nb4 24. Be2 h5 25. h4 Nd7 26. Rd1 e5 27. Be3 Nf8 28. Bg5 f6 29. Be3 Rc2 30. Bd2 Rb2 31. Bxb4 Qxb4 32. Qd3 Qe7 33. Rd2 Rxd2 34. Qxd2 Ne6 35. Bf1 Bb4 36. Qc2 Kg7 37. Qd1 Qd8 38. Qa1 Qd6 39. Qb1 Nc5 40. Qc2 Qc6 41. Bd3 Qd7 42. Bf1 Ne6 43. Qc1= Qc6 44. Qd1 Nc5 45. Be2 Qd7 46. Qc2 Ne6 47. Bf1 Qd8 48. Qb1 Qd6 49. a4 bxa4 50. bxa4 a5 51. Ne1 Bc6 52. Bc4 Bxa4 53. Nd3 Nc5 54. Bd5 Nxd3 55. Qxd3 Bc5 56. Nf1 Be8 57. Qc2 a4 58. Nd2 Qc7 59. Nb1 Qa5 60. Kh2 Qb4 61. Nc3 a3 62. Ba2 Qb2 63. Qxb2 axb2 64. f3 Bf7 65. Nd5 g5 66. hxg5 fxg5 67. g3 Be6 68. Kg2 h4 69. g4 Kg6 70. Bb1 Bd7 71. Bc2 Kf7 72. Bb1 Ke6 73. Bc2 Bd4 74. Bb1 Ba4 75. Nb4 Kd6 76. Nd3 Bd1 77. Nb4 Kc5 78. Nd5 Kc4 79. Ba2+ Kd3 80. Nb4+ Kd2
Black win

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Game Page Help

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:

  • Download Game: This button will allow you to download the game in PGN format.
  • Move to the 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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