CT Class 4 #200

B20: Sicilian: 2.Bc4
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 11/16/2015
2. Bc4 Nc6 3. c3 g6 4. d3 Bg7 5. Bf4 d6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. h3 O-O 8. Nbd2 e6 9. Bb5 e5 10. Bh2 a6 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. O-O Bd7 13. Nc4 Nh5 14. Nxd6 Be6 15. Nb7 Qb6 16. Nd6 Qxb2 17. Qb1 Qxc3 18. g4 Nf4 19. Bxf4 exf4 20. Ng5 Qd4 21. Nc4 Bxc4 22. dxc4 Qxa1 23. Qxa1 Bxa1 24. Rxa1 h6 25. Nf3 f5 26. exf5 gxf5 27. gxf5 Rxf5 28. Nh4 Rg5+ 29. Ng2 f3 30. h4 Rxg2+
Conditional Moves: 31. Kf1 Rb8
31. Kh1 Rxf2 32. Rg1+ Kf7 33. h5 Rxa2 34. Rf1 f2 35. Kg2 Rg8+ 36. Kh1 Rg5 37. Rxf2+ Ke6 38. Rxa2 Rxh5+ 39. Kg2 Rh4 40. Rxa6 Kd6 41. Ra4 Rd4 42. Kg3 Ke5 43. Ra8 Rxc4 44. Rh8 Rc3+ 45. Kg4 c4 46. Rxh6 c5 47. Rh5+ Kd4 48. Kf5 Rf3+ 49. Kg4 Re3 50. Kf4 c3 51. Rd5+ Kxd5 52. Kxe3 Kc4 53. Ke2 c2 54. Kd2 Kb3 55. Kc1 c4
Conditional Moves: 56. Kd2
56. Kd2 c3+ 57. Kc1 Kc4 58. Kxc2 Kb4 59. Kd1 Kb3 60. Kc1 c2 61. Kd2 Kb2
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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