Blitz Cup

D37a: QGD: 4.Nf3
'Blitz' (5 days + 12 hours/move, max 15 days)
1. Nf3 d5
Clock started on 6/5/2013
2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 h6 5. Bf4 Bd6 6. Bg3 O-O 7. e3 Bxg3 8. hxg3 Qe7 9. Rc1 Rd8 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Be2 c6 12. O-O Bf5 13. Qb3 Qc7 14. Ne5 Nbd7 15. Nd3 Qb6 16. Qc2 Re8 17. Rfe1 a5 18. Na4 Qc7 19. Qb3 Rab8 20. Ndc5 Nxc5 21. Nxc5 Re7 22. Rc3 Qd8 23. Rec1 Ne4 24. Nxe4 Bxe4 25. Qd1 Re6 26. Ra3 Ra8 27. Qb3 Ra7 28. Qa4 Qe7 29. Rc5 b5 30. Qd1 a4 31. Qe1 Qb7 32. Bd1 Rf6 33. Rc1 Qd7 34. Be2 Ra8 35. Rac3 Qb7 36. a3 b4 37. axb4 Qxb4 38. Qd2 g5 39. Rd3 Qb7 40. Ra3 Rb8 41. Ra2 Qb3 42. Rca1 a3 43. Rxa3 Qxb2 44. Qd1 Kg7 45. Qe1 Qb4 46. Qc1 Qb2 47. Qd1 Qc2 48. f3 Bh7 49. Qxc2 Bxc2 50. g4 Rb4 51. Kf2 Re6 52. R1a2 Bb1 53. Rd2 Re8 54. Rc3 Rb6 55. Bd3 Bxd3 56. Rcxd3 Reb8 57. Ke2 Ra8 58. Rc3 Kf8 59. Rdc2 Raa6 60. g3 Ke7 61. f4 Kd7 62. Kf3 Ra1 63. Rc1 Rbb1 64. Rxb1 Rxb1 65. Ra3 Rf1+ 66. Ke2 Rg1 67. Kf2 Rb1 68. Ra8 f6 69. Rh8 Rb2+ 70. Kf3 Rh2 71. Rh7+ Ke8 72. Rc7 Rc2 73. Rg7 c5 74. Rc7 c4 75. Rc5 Rd2 76. Rxd5 c3 77. Rc5 c2 78. d5 Ke7 79. e4 Kd7 80. Rc6 Ke7 81. f5 Rd3+ 82. Kf2 Rd2+ 83. Ke3 Rg2 84. Kd3 Rxg3+ 85. Kxc2 Kf7 86. Rc7+ Kf8 87. d6 Ke8 88. Re7+ Kd8 89. e5 fxe5 90. f6 Rg2+ 91. Kd3 Rxg4 92. f7 Rf4 93. Re8+ Kd7 94. f8=Q e4+ 95. Ke3 Rxf8 96. Rxf8
White win

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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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