CT Class 1 #93

C99m: Spanish: Closed, Chigorin, 13...Nc6 14.Nb3 a5 15.Be3 a4
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 10/11/2015
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. Nbd2 cxd4 13. cxd4 Nc6 14. Nb3 a5 15. Be3 a4 16. Nbd2 Nd7 17. Rc1 exd4 18. Nxd4 Nxd4 19. Bxd4 Qb8 20. b3 axb3 21. Bxb3 Nc5 22. Bd5 Ra6 23. Nf1 Ne6 24. Ba1 Nf4 25. Ne3 Be6 26. Rc2 Rc8 27. Rxc8+ Qxc8 28. Bb3 Bxb3 29. axb3 Bf8 30. Nf5 Ne6 31. Qb1 Qa8 32. Ne3 Nf4 33. Kh2 d5 34. g3 d4 35. Bxd4 Ne6 36. Rd1 Ng5 37. Nd5 Qc8 38. Nf4 Rh6 39. Kg2 Nxh3 40. Nxh3 Qxh3+ 41. Kf3 Qh5+ 42. Kg2 Qh2+ 43. Kf3 Qh5+ 44. Kg2 Qg4 45. Bb2 Qh3+ 46. Kf3 b4 47. Rd5 Rg6 48. Qd3 Qh1+ 49. Ke2 Re6 50. e5 Ra6 51. Qf3 Qh3 52. g4 Qh6 53. Kf1 Qc6 54. Kg2 Qc8 55. Qf4 Rg6 56. Rd4 h5 57. Rc4 Qd7 58. g5 Be7 59. Kh2 Rxg5 60. Qf3 Rg4 61. Rxg4 hxg4 62. Qe3 Qf5 63. Kg2 Bg5 64. Qe2 Bf4 65. Qc4 Bd2 66. Qc6 Kh7 67. Qd5 Bc3 68. Bc1 f6 69. Be3 Qxe5 70. Qd3+ f5 71. Qc4 Kg6 72. Qc6+ Kf7 73. Qc4+ Qe6 74. Qf4 Qd5+ 75. Kg1 Qd1+ 76. Kg2 Ke6 77. Qg5 Qd5+ 78. Kg1 Bf6 79. Qg6 Qd1+ 80. Kg2 Qd7 81. Qh7 Qd5+ 82. Kg1 Kf7 83. Qh5+ g6 84. Qh7+ Bg7 85. Bh6 Qe5 86. Bxg7 Qxg7 87. Qh4 Qa1+ 88. Kg2 Qf6 89. Qh7+ Qg7 90. Qh4 Qc3 91. Qh7+ Kf6 92. Qh4+ Ke5 93. Qe7+ Kf4 94. Qd6+ Ke4 95. Qe6+ Qe5 96. Qc4+ Qd4 97. Qb5 Kf4 98. Qb8+ Kg5 99. Qc7 Qe4+ 100. Kg1 g3 101. Qxg3+ Qg4 102. f4+ Kh5 103. Kf2 Qxg3+ 104. Kxg3 g5
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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