Lions Cup A (047)

B12n: Caro-Kann: Advance, 4.c3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c6
Clock started on 6/3/2012
2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. c3 e6 5. Be3 f6 6. f4 Qb6 7. Qb3 g5 8. exf6 g4 9. Ne2 Nxf6 10. Ng3 Qxb3 11. axb3 Bc2 12. Nd2 Nbd7 13. Be2 Bd6 14. h3 gxh3 15. Rxh3 Kf7 16. b4 Rhg8 17. Nf3 Ng4 18. Bd2 h6 19. Ne5+ Ndxe5 20. fxe5 Be7 21. Rc1 Bh7 22. Bxh6 Nxh6 23. Rxh6 Bg6 24. Ra1 Bg5 25. Rh3 Ke7 26. Nh1 a6 27. Nf2 Raf8 28. Bf3 Bf5= 29. Rh1 Kd7 30. Ke2 Be7 31. Nd3 Kc8 32. Rag1 Rg3 33. Rf1 Rfg8 34. Rh6 Bg5 35. Rh5 b6 36. Rfh1 Be7 37. Rh8 Kd7 38. Nf4 a5 39. bxa5 bxa5 40. Kf2 c5 41. R1h5 a4 42. Nxd5 exd5 43. Rxg8 Rxg8 44. Rxf5 Rb8 45. Bxd5 cxd4 46. cxd4 Rxb2+ 47. Ke3 a3 48. Rf1 Bg5+ 49. Kd3 Rd2+ 50. Kc3 a2 51. Ra1 Be3 52. Rxa2 Rxd4 53. Ra7+ Kd8 54. Bc6 Rc4+ 55. Kxc4 Bxa7 56. Kd5 Ke7 57. g4=

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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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