CT Class 3 #222

C55c: Two Knights: 4.d3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 9/20/2014
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 d6 6. O-O Bg4 7. a3 Bxd2 8. Nbxd2 Qd7 9. c3 O-O-O 10. b4 h6 11. Qb3 Rdf8 12. Bd5 Ne7 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Bxe6 fxe6 15. h3 g5 16. g4 Rhg8 17. a4 h5 18. Nh2 d5 19. exd5 exd5 20. f3 Ng6 21. Rae1 Nh4 22. Rxe5 Qd6 23. d4 c6 24. Rfe1 Re8 25. Rxe8+ Rxe8 26. Rxe8+ Nxe8 27. gxh5 Qh6 28. Kf2 Qxh5 29. Ng4 Qg6 30. c4 Nf6 31. Nxf6 Qxf6 32. Qc3 Qf4 33. cxd5 Qh2+ 34. Ke1 Qg1+ 35. Nf1 Ng2+ 36. Ke2 Nf4+ 37. Ke1 Nxd5 38. Qb2 Nf4 39. Qh2 Qxd4 40. Qd2 Nd3+ 41. Ke2 Nf4+ 42. Kd1 Qa1+ 43. Qc1 Qxa4+ 44. Qc2 Qa1+ 45. Qc1 Qd4+ 46. Qd2 Qxd2+ 47. Kxd2 Nxh3 48. Ke3 Kd7 49. Nd2 Nf4 50. Kd4 Kd6 51. Ne4+ Kd7 52. Nxg5 Ne6+ 53. Nxe6 Kxe6 54. Ke4 b6 55. Kd4 a6 56. Kd3 Ke5 57. Kc3 Kf4 58. Kc4 Kxf3 59. Kd4 Kf4 60. Kc4 Ke4 61. Kc3 Kd5 62. Kd3 b5 63. Kc3 c5 64. Kb3 Kd4 65. bxc5 Kxc5
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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