Side-show Bob season 2

D04c: Colle: 3...Bf5
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. Nf3 Nf6
Clock started on 10/22/2015
2. d4 d5 3. e3 Bf5 4. Bd3 Bxd3 5. cxd3 e6 6. O-O c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. Bd2 O-O 10. Rc1 Rc8 11. Ne2 Bd6 12. Bc3 e5 13. h3 Re8 14. Qb3 Qd7 15. a3 a6 16. Rfd1 Rc7 17. Qa2 h6 18. b4 Qf5 19. Bb2 Rec8 20. e4 Qe6 21. Qb3 Ne7 22. Rxc7 Rxc7 23. Ng3 d4 24. Qxe6 fxe6 25. Rc1 a5 26. bxa5 Rxc1+ 27. Bxc1 Nd7 28. a6 bxa6 29. Kf1 Nc5 30. Ke2 Ng6 31. Nh5 Be7 32. Ne1 a5 33. Kd1 a4 34. Ng3 Nb3 35. Bb2 Kf7 36. Ne2 Bd6 37. Kc2 Ne7 38. Nc1 Na5 39. Nf3 Nec6 40. Nd2 Ke7 41. Ne2 Kd7 42. f4 exf4 43. Nxd4 Nxd4+ 44. Bxd4 e5 45. Bc3 Nc6 46. Nc4 g5 47. Kd1 h5 48. Ke2 g4 49. hxg4 hxg4 50. Nb6+ Ke6 51. Bb2 Na7 52. Nc4 Nb5 53. Nxd6 Nxd6 54. Kf2 Nb7 55. Kf1 Na5 56. Kf2 Kd6 57. Bc3 Nc6 58. Ke2 Ke7 59. Kf2 Kf6 60. Ba1 Ne7 61. Bc3 Ng6 62. g3 f3 63. Ba5 Ke6 64. Ke1 Nf8 65. Kf2 Kf7 66. Bc7 Ng6=

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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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