SM Norms Mini Tournament

A40n: Queen's Pawn: 1...e6 2.Nf3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 e6
Clock started on 4/14/2016
2. Nf3 d6 3. e4 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bd3 c5 6. exd5 exd5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Bb5+ Nc6 9. Qxd5 Qxd5 10. Nxd5 Bd6 11. Be3 Ne7 12. O-O-O Nxd5 13. Rxd5 Bc7 14. Bc5 Be6 15. Re1 Rd8 16. c4 Bb6 17. Ng5 Rxd5 18. cxd5 Bxc5 19. dxe6 fxe6 20. Bxc6+ bxc6 21. Rxe6+ Kd7 22. Re2 h6 23. Ne4 Bb6 24. Kc2 Rf8 25. f3 Rf5 26. a3 a6 27. h3 Rd5 28. g4 Bd4 29. f4 g6 30. Rd2 Ke6 31. b4 Bg1 32. Rxd5 Kxd5 33. Kd3 Ba7 34. a4 Bb8 35. f5 gxf5 36. gxf5 Ba7 37. h4 Bg1 38. h5 Ke5 39. f6 Ke6 40. Kc4 Ba7 41. a5 Kf7 42. Nc5 Kxf6 43. Nxa6 Ke6 44. Nc5+ Kd6 45. Kd4 Bb8 46. Ke4 Ba7 47. a6 Kc7 48. Kf5 Kb6 49. Kg6 Kb5 50. Kxh6 Kxb4 51. Ne4 c5 52. Kg6 c4 53. h6
Conditional Moves: 53... c3 54. Nxc3 Kxc3 55. h7 Bd4 56. a7
53... Bd4 54. h7 c3 55. a7 c2 56. a8=Q c1=Q 57. Qb7+ Ka3 58. Qa6+
Conditional Moves: 58... Kb2 59. Qb5+
58... Kb4 59. Qd6+ Kc4 60. Qc6+ Kd3 61. Qxc1 Kxe4 62. h8=Q Bxh8 63. Qh1+ Ke3 64. Qxh8 Kd3 65. Qh4 Ke3 66. Kf5 Kd3 67. Qb4 Ke3 68. Qc4 Kf3 69. Qd3+ Kg2 70. Kf4
Conditional Moves: 70... Kf2 71. Qd2+
70... Kh2 71. Kg4 Kg2 72. Qe2+ Kh1 73. Kg3 Kg1 74. Qe1#
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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