CT Class 3 #222

C47d: Four Knights: Italian Variation
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 9/9/2014
2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bc4 d6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 O-O 7. Be3 Na5 8. Bb3 Nxb3 9. cxb3 Bg4 10. Rc1 c6 11. h3 Bh5 12. d4 exd4 13. Bxd4 a6 14. a4 Qc7 15. Bxf6 Bxf6 16. Nd5 Qd8 17. Nxf6+ Qxf6 18. Rc3 Rfe8 19. Re1 Bxf3 20. Qxf3 Qe5 21. b4 Re7 22. Rc2 Rae8 23. Rce2 Qd4 24. Qf4 Qxb4 25. g3 h6 26. h4 d5 27. e5 Qxf4 28. gxf4 g6 29. b4 Kg7 30. f3 h5 31. f5 gxf5 32. f4 Rg8 33. Rg2+ Kf8 34. Kf2 Rxg2+ 35. Kxg2 f6 36. e6 Ke8 37. Kf1 Rg7 38. Re3 Ke7 39. Kf2 Rg4 40. Kf3 Rxh4 41. Kg3 Rg4+ 42. Kf3 h4 43. Re1 Rg3+ 44. Kf2 Ra3 45. a5 Rb3 46. Kg2 Rxb4 47. Kh3 Rxf4 48. Rb1 Kxe6 49. Rxb7 Ra4 50. Rb6 Rxa5 51. Rxc6+ Ke5 52. Kxh4 Ra4+ 53. Kg3 f4+ 54. Kf3 Ra3+ 55. Kf2 a5 56. Rc8 a4 57. Re8+ Kd4 58. Re6 Kd3 59. Rxf6 d4 60. Rxf4 Ra2+ 61. Kg1 a3 62. Rf8 Rb2 63. Rf3+ Kc2 64. Rxa3 d3 65. Kf2 d2 66. Ra1 d1=Q 67. Rxd1 Kxd1+ 68. Ke3 Rb4 69. Kd3 Kc1 70. Kc3 Ra4 71. Kb3 Ra8 72. Kc3 Rd8 73. Kb3 Rc8 74. Ka3 Rb8 75. Ka2 Kc2 76. Ka3 Rb7 77. Ka4 Kc3 78. Ka5 Kc4 79. Ka6 Rb1 80. Ka5 Rb2 81. Ka6 Kc5 82. Ka7 Kc6 83. Ka8 Kc7 84. Ka7 Ra2#
Black 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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