CT Class 3 #233

B19n: Caro-Kann: Classical, Spassky, 10.Qxd3 Qc7 11.Bd2
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c6
Clock started on 1/15/2015
2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Qc7 11. Bd2 O-O-O 12. Qf5 Nf6 13. O-O-O e6 14. Qd3 Bd6 15. Ne4 Bf4 16. Qe2 Bxd2+ 17. Rxd2 Qf4 18. Kb1 Qxe4 19. Qc4 Qg4 20. Rg1 Nxh5 21. Qc3 Nf4 22. g3 Nd5 23. Qd3 N5f6 24. Re1 Nc5 25. Qa3 Nfe4 26. Rde2 f5 27. Ne5 Qh5 28. dxc5 Rd1+ 29. Rxd1 Qxe2 30. Qd3 Qxd3 31. Nxd3 Rd8 32. Kc1 Rd5 33. b4 Nc3 34. Re1 Kd7 35. a3 Rd4 36. Kb2 Ne4 37. Re2 Nf6 38. Nf4 Re4 39. Rd2+ Nd5 40. Nd3 Ke7 41. Kb3 Kf6 42. Nb2 Ke7 43. Nc4 Re1 44. Kb2 g5 45. Kb3 f4 46. Nb2 fxg3 47. fxg3 Re3+ 48. Rd3 Kf6 49. Nd1 Rxd3+ 50. cxd3 Kf5 51. Nf2 h5 52. Kc2 Ne3+ 53. Kc1 h4 54. gxh4 gxh4 55. Kd2 Nd5 56. Ke2 Kf4 57. Ne4 h3 58. Kf2 e5 59. Nd6 b6 60. cxb6 axb6 61. Nc4 e4 62. dxe4 Kxe4
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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