Leisure Masters

C03e: French: Tarrasch, 3...a6 4.Ngf3
'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
1. e4 e6
Clock started on 3/3/2013
2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 a6 4. Ngf3 Nf6 5. Bd3 c5 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qe2 Nbd7 9. O-O O-O 10. Rd1 Qc6 11. Ne4 Nxe4 12. Bxe4 Qc7 13. Bd3 Nf6 14. Bg5 Rd8 15. Bh4 Bd7 16. Ng5 Bd6 17. Bxh7+ Nxh7 18. Nxh7 Bb5 19. Bxd8 Rxd8 20. c4 Bxh2+ 21. Kh1 Rxd1+ 22. Qxd1 Bxc4 23. Ng5 Bf4 24. Qh5 g6 25. Qh7+ Kf8 26. Qh8+ Ke7 27. Nh7 Qe5 28. Qf8+ Kd7 29. Rd1+ Kc6 30. Qe8+ Kc5 31. Qe7+ Kb6 32. Qd8+ Kb5 33. Nf6 Bxa2 34. g3 Bg5 35. Qd3+ Bc4 36. Qf3 b6 37. Ne4 Be7 38. Nc3+ Kb4 39. Qc6 Bb5 40. Na2+ Kb3 41. Nc1+ Kb4 42. Qc2 Bc4 43. Nd3+ Bxd3 44. Rxd3 Bc5 45. Ra3 Qd5+ 46. Kh2 Bd4 47. Rxa6 b5 48. Ra7 f6 49. Rc7 Qh5+ 50. Kg2 Qd5+ 51. f3 Ka5 52. Rc8 Be5 53. Qf2 Ka6 54. Rc5 Qd7 55. Rc2 g5 56. b4 Kb7 57. Qe2 Kb6 58. Qe3+ Kb7 59. Qe4+ Kb6 60. g4 Qd6 61. Qa8 Qd5 62. Qxd5 exd5 63. Re2 Kc6 64. Kf2 Bd4+ 65. Kf1 Be5 66. Rc2+ Kb6 67. Ke2 Bd6 68. Rb2 Be5 69. Rb3 Kc6 70. Kd3 Kb7 71. Rb1 Bf4 72. Re1 Kc7 73. Re7+ Kd6 74. Re2 Bg3 75. Ra2 Be1 76. Kd4 Bxb4 77. Ra6+ Ke7 78. Rb6 Ba3 79. Rxb5 Ke6 80. Rxd5 Kf7 81. Rd8 Kg6 82. Kd5 Kf7 83. Rd7+ Kg6 84. Ke6 Bb2 85. Rd8 Kg7 86. Kf5 Be5 87. Rd7+ Kf8 88. Kg6
White 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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