E09a: Catalan: Closed, Main Line
'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
This game is being played under Unrated Standard rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information. The use of chess engines is allowed in this variant.
1. Nf3 d5
Clock started on 3/10/2016
2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 c6 5. Qc2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Nbd2 c5 9. e3 dxc4 10. Nxc4 Rb8 11. Rd1 b5 12. Nce5 Qb6 13. b3 cxd4 14. Nxd7 Bxd7 15. Nxd4 Rfc8 16. Qd3 Rc7 17. Bb2 Rbc8 18. Rac1 Rxc1 19. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 20. Bxc1 b4 21. Qc2 Qc5 22. Qxc5 Bxc5 23. Nc2 Kf8 24. a3 bxa3 25. Bxa3 Bxa3 26. Nxa3 Ke7 27. Kf1 Kd6 28. Ke1 Ng4 29. h3 Ne5 30. Kd2 Bc6 31. Bxc6 Kxc6 32. Kc3 g5 33. f4 Nf3 34. Kd3 gxf4 35. exf4 Kd5 36. Nc2 e5 37. Ne3+ Ke6 38. fxe5 Kxe5 39. b4 Ne1+ 40. Ke2 Ke4 41. Ng4 Nc2 42. Nf6+ Kf5 43. Nxh7 Nxb4 44. Kd2 Nd5 45. Nf8 Nb6 46. h4 Kg4 47. Nh7 Kxg3 48. h5 f5 49. Nf6 Nc4+ 50. Ke2 Ne5 51. h6 Ng6 52. h7 Kh4 53. Nd5 Kg5 54. Ne7 Nh8 55. Ke3 Kf6 56. Nc6 a6 57. Kf4 Ng6+ 58. Kf3 Kg7 59. Nd4 Ne7 60. h8=Q+ Kxh8 61. Ne6 Kg8 62. Ke3 Kf7 63. Nf4 Kf6 64. Kd4 Kg5 65. Nd3 Nc6+ 66. Kd5 a5 67. Kxc6 a4 68. Kc5 a3 69. Nc1 f4 70. Kd4 Kg4= 71. Kc3 a2 72. Kb2 f3=

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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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