Montréal Elite Cup

E50: Nimzo-Indian: 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3 c5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.O-O
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 Nf6
Clock started on 4/16/2016
2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O Bxc3 8. bxc3 d6 9. e4 e5 10. d5 Ne7 11. Nh4 h6 12. Qf3 Ng6 13. Nf5 Bxf5 14. Qxf5 Nh7 15. g3 Qe7 16. Be3 Rfb8 17. a4 Ngf8 18. Qg4 Kh8 19. Rfb1 Nd7 20. a5 Nhf6 21. Qe2 Qd8 22. Kg2 Kg8 23. f4 b6 24. a6 Qe7 25. f5 Kh8 26. g4 Nh7 27. Rh1 h5 28. g5 Nxg5 29. Qxh5+ Nh7 30. Rhg1 Rg8 31. Kh1 g6 32. Qh3 gxf5 33. exf5 e4 34. Be2 Rxg1+ 35. Rxg1 Rg8 36. Rxg8+ Kxg8 37. Bf4 Kh8 38. Qe3 f6 39. h4 Nhf8 40. Kg2 Qg7+ 41. Kh3 Ne5 42. Qxe4 Nfd7 43. Qe3 Qh7 44. Bg4 Qf7 45. h5 Qg7 46. Be2 Qh7 47. Qe4 Qg7 48. h6 Qg1 49. Be3 Qg8 50. Kh2 Qe8 51. Qg2 Qf7 52. Bf4 Nf8 53. Kg3 Qh7 54. Kf2 Qe7 55. Qg3 Nh7 56. Ke1 Ng5 57. Kd1 Kh7 58. Qh4 Qe8 59. Bxg5 fxg5 60. Qxg5 Qf8 61. f6 Qg8 62. Qxg8+ Kxg8 63. Bh5 Kh7 64. f7 Nd7 65. Bg4 Nf8 66. Ke2 Kxh6 67. Kf3 Kg5 68. Be6=
Draw

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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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