CT Class 2 #183

A00v: Benko Opening
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. g3 d5
Clock started on 2/24/2016
2. Bg2 e5 3. d3 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. e4 d4 6. f3 Be6 7. f4 Bd6 8. f5 Bd7 9. g4 Qh4+ 10. Kf1 g6 11. h3 Qe7 12. c3 h5 13. a3 O-O-O 14. a4 hxg4 15. hxg4 Rxh1 16. Bxh1 Qh4 17. Bf3 Nf6 18. Bd2 gxf5 19. gxf5 Rg8 20. Be1 Qh2 21. Bf2 Bf8 22. Na3 Bh6 23. Qc2 Ng4 24. Bxg4 Rxg4 25. Qe2 Rg2 26. Qf3 Rxg1+ 27. Bxg1 Qxb2 28. Qd1 Qxc3 29. Nb5 Qd2 30. Qxd2 Bxd2 31. Ke2 Bg5 32. Nd6+ Kc7 33. Nxf7 Bf6 34. Nh6 Be8 35. Ng4 Bh5 36. Kf3 Nb4 37. Rd1 Kd6 38. Bf2 a6 39. Be1 Nc2 40. Bd2 b5 41. Rh1 Bxg4+ 42. Kxg4 c4 43. dxc4 bxc4 44. Rh6 Ke7 45. Bg5 Bxg5 46. Kxg5 d3 47. f6+ Kf7 48. Rh7+ Kf8 49. Kg6 Ke8 50. Ra7 d2 51. Kg7
White 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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