CT Class 2 #171

A38r: English: Symmetrical, Main Line, 7.d3 d6 8.a3 a6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. c4 c5
Clock started on 7/22/2015
2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 a6 8. a3 d6 9. Rb1 Rb8 10. b4 cxb4 11. axb4 Bg4 12. Bd2 Nd7 13. b5 Nce5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. h3 Bf5 16. Rb3 Qc8 17. bxa6 bxa6 18. Rxb8 Qxb8 19. Qb1 Qc7 20. Nd5 Qd7 21. Qa2 Re8 22. Qxa6 Bxh3 23. Rb1 Bxg2 24. Kxg2 Qf5 25. Rb7 Qh5 26. Rxe7 Rf8 27. Nf4 Qg5 28. Qxd6 h5 29. Be3 h4 30. Ne6 h3+ 31. Kh1 Qf6 32. Bd4 fxe6 33. Bxe5 Qxe5 34. Rxe6 Qxd6 35. Rxd6 Rxf2 36. Rxg6 Rxe2 37. d4 Kf7 38. Rg4 Rd2 39. d5 Be5 40. Rg5 Bd6 41. Rh5 Bxg3 42. Rxh3 Bd6 43. Re3 Rh2+ 44. Kg1 Rc2 45. Re4 Bc5+ 46. Kf1 Kf6 47. Ke1 Kf5 48. Re8 Rxc4 49. Kd2 Rd4+ 50. Kc3 Rd1 51. Kc4 Ba3 52. Re2 Bd6 53. Re8 Rc1+ 54. Kd3 Be5 55. Kd2 Rc4 56. Ke3 Re4+ 57. Kf3 Rd4 58. Rf8+ Bf6 59. Ra8 Rxd5 60. Ra4 Rd3+ 61. Ke2 Rb3 62. Rc4 Be5 63. Ra4 Bf4 64. Rc4 Kg4 65. Ra4 Kg3 66. Ra8= Re3+ 67. Kd1 Kf3 68. Rh8 Re2 69. Rc8 Rh2 70. Rc3+ Be3 71. Rb3 Rd2+ 72. Ke1 Rh2 73. Kd1 Ke4 74. Ke1 Bd4 75. Kd1 Kd5 76. Rf3 Rb2 77. Rh3 Kc4 78. Rf3 Kd5=
Draw

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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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