CT Class 1 #104

A00t: Benko Opening
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. g3 c5
Clock started on 4/13/2016
2. Bg2 g6 3. f3 d5 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. c3 Nf6 7. a3 O-O 8. a4 c4 9. b3 Bf5 10. b4 Ne4 11. Na3 d4 12. Nh4 dxc3 13. Nxf5 cxd2+ 14. Bxd2 gxf5 15. Bxe4 fxe4 16. Rb1 Qd4 17. Rc1 e3 18. Bc3 Qxd1+ 19. Kxd1 Bxc3 20. Rxc3 Nxb4 21. Rxe3 Rfd8+ 22. Kc1 c3 23. Nc2 a5 24. Kb1 Rac8 25. Rc1 Nd5 26. Re4 e6 27. Rd4 Nb6 28. Rcd1 Rxd4 29. Rxd4 Nc4 30. Kc1 b6 31. Ne1 Kf8 32. Rd3 Nb2 33. Rd4 Ke7 34. Kc2 Rd8 35. Rxd8 Kxd8 36. Kxc3 Nxa4+ 37. Kc4 Nc5 38. Nf3 Ne4 39. Kd3 f5 40. Kc4 Kd7 41. Nd4 Nd6+ 42. Kd3 Ne8 43. e3 Kd6 44. h3 a4 45. g4 fxg4 46. hxg4 Nf6 47. g5 Nd5 48. Kd2 e5 49. Ne2 Ke6 50. Kd3 a3 51. Kc2 Nxe3+ 52. Kb3 exf4 53. Nxf4+ Kf5 54. g6 hxg6 55. Ne2 Ke4 56. Kxa3 Nd5 57. Kb2 Ke3 58. Ng3 Nf6 59. Kc3 Ne4+ 60. Nxe4 Kxe4 61. Kc2 g5 62. Kc1 g4 63. Kd2 g3 64. Ke2 b5 65. Ke1 b4 66. Kf1 b3 67. Kg2 Kf4 68. Kf1 b2 69. Ke2 b1=Q 70. Kd2 g2 71. Kc3 g1=Q 72. Kc4 Ke4 73. Kc3 Qd4#
Black win

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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:

  • Settings: This button will bring up your chess board and pieces display settings.
  • Download Game: This button will allow you to download the game in PGN format.
  • Copy Position: This button will copy the position to your clipboard.
  • Move to 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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