Blitz Cup

D43b: Semi-Slav: 5.g3
'Blitz' (5 days + 12 hours/move, max 15 days)
1. Nf3 d5
Clock started on 6/5/2013
2. c4 e6 3. d4 c6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. g3 dxc4 6. Bg2 Nbd7 7. O-O b5 8. Qc2 Bb7 9. Rd1 Qb6 10. Ne5 Rd8 11. Bg5 Be7 12. e3 O-O 13. a4 Rfe8 14. Qe2 a6 15. Qf3 Ba8 16. Qe2 h6 17. Nxd7 Rxd7 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. Ne4 Be7 20. Qh5 Rd5 21. Qe2 Rdd8 22. Qh5 bxa4 23. Qe2 c5 24. dxc5 Bxc5 25. Qxc4 Bb4 26. Qc2 f5 27. Nd2 Bxg2 28. Kxg2 Rxd2 29. Rxd2 Qb7+ 30. Kg1 Rc8 31. Qd3 Bxd2 32. Qxd2 Qe4 33. Rc1 Rb8 34. Rc7 Qb1+ 35. Kg2 Qxb2 36. Qd6 Qb3 37. Qe7 Qd5+ 38. Kh3 Qe5 39. Rc6 Kh8 40. Rxe6 Qb5 41. Kg2 Ra8 42. Re5 Qc6+ 43. e4 fxe4 44. Re6 Qd5 45. Re5 Qb3 46. Rxe4 a5 47. Re3 Qb5 48. h4= Rb8 49. Qe4= Rf8 50. Qc2 Re8 51. Ra3 Qb7+ 52. f3 Qa6 53. Qd1 Re2+ 54. Kh3 Qc8+ 55. g4 Rb2 56. Rxa4 Qc7 57. Qg1 Kh7 58. h5 Kg8 59. Qh1 Rf2 60. Re4 Ra2 61. Re8+ Kf7 62. Re3 Qf4 63. Re4 Qd2 64. Re1 Rc2 65. Qg1= Kg8 66. Rd1 Qe2 67. Kg3 Qe5+ 68. Kh3= Kh7 69. Qg3= Qf6 70. f4 Rc3 71. Rd3 Rc4 72. Rd5 Kh8 73. Qe1 Rc3+ 74. Kg2 Qc6 75. Qe4 Qc8 76. Kh2 Rc4 77. Rd4=

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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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