Standard chess tournament 14/2/2013

E04j: Catalan: Open, 5.Nf3 a6 6.O-O Nc6 7.e3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 Nf6
Clock started on 4/9/2013
2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. O-O a6 7. e3 Bd7 8. Qe2 b5 9. b3 cxb3 10. axb3 Bd6 11. Bb2 O-O 12. Rc1 Nd5 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Bb4 15. Nc3 c6
Conditional Moves: 16. Ne4 a5 17. Rd1 a4 18. Nf6+ gxf6 19. Qg4+ Kh8 20. Bd4 Bc3
16. Nxd5 cxd5 17. e4 dxe4 18. Qxe4 Qe7 19. Rc7 a5 20. Qb7 Rad8 21. Qa7 Qe8 22. h4 Kh8 23. Kh2 a4 24. Rd1 a3 25. Bxa3 Bxa3 26. Qxa3 b4 27. Qxb4 Kg8 28. Be4 Rb8 29. Qd6 Bb5 30. Qc5 Kh8 31. Qa7 Kg8 32. Rd6 g6 33. h5 gxh5 34. Qe3 f5 35. exf6 Rf7 36. Qg5+ Kh8 37. Re7 Qf8 38. Rdxe6 Be8 39. Qg7+ Qxg7 40. fxg7+ Kxg7 41. Rxe8 Rxf2+ 42. Kg1 Rxe8 43. Rxe8 Re2 44. b4 Re3 45. Kf2 Rb3 46. Rb8 Rb2+ 47. Kf3 Rb3+ 48. Kf4 Rb2 49. b5 Rf2+ 50. Ke3 Rb2 51. b6 h4 52. gxh4 Kh6 53. b7 Kh5 54. Rh8 Kg4 55. b8=Q Rxb8 56. Rxb8 Kg3 57. Rg8+ Kh3 58. Bxh7 Kh2 59. Bf5
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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