II 2016

A00k: Van Kruijs
'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
1. e3 b6
Clock started on 4/14/2016
2. d3 Bb7 3. d4 f5 4. c3 Nf6 5. c4 e6 6. Nc3 Be7 7. Qc2 O-O 8. Bd2 c5 9. d5 exd5 10. cxd5 Kh8 11. Qxf5 Nxd5 12. Qh3 Nf6 13. Bd3 d5 14. Nge2 Bc8 15. Bf5 Bxf5 16. Qxf5 Na6 17. a3 Nc7 18. Qb1 d4 19. Ne4 d3 20. N2g3 Nxe4 21. Nxe4 Qd5 22. f3 Bh4+ 23. Nf2 Bxf2+ 24. Kxf2 c4 25. Rf1 Rae8 26. Kg1 Ne6 27. Bc3 Nc5 28. e4 Qd7 29. Qe1 Nb3 30. Rd1 Nd4 31. Qe3 Rd8 32. Qxd4 Qxd4+ 33. Bxd4 Rxd4 34. Rfe1 b5 35. Kf2 Kg8 36. Rd2 a5 37. h3 b4 38. Rc1 Rfd8 39. Ke3 g5 40. g3 Kf7 41. Kf2 Ke6 42. axb4 axb4 43. g4 Ke5 44. Ke3 Ra8 45. Rf1 Rad8 46. Rc1 Ra8 47. Rf1 Rad8 48. Rc1 R8d6 49. h4 h6 50. hxg5 hxg5 51. Ra1 c3 52. bxc3 bxc3 53. Rdd1 d2 54. Ra5+ Ke6 55. Rc5 Rd3+ 56. Ke2 Rd7 57. Rc6+ Ke5 58. Rc8 Kf4 59. Rf8+ Kg3 60. Rg1+ Kh2 61. Kf2 Rh7 62. Rc8 Rxf3+ 63. Kxf3 Kxg1 64. Ke2 Rd7 65. Kd1 Rd3 66. e5 Re3 67. Kc2 Re1 68. Rd8 Rc1+ 69. Kb3 d1=Q+ 70. Rxd1+ Rxd1 71. Kc2 Re1 72. Kxc3 Rxe5 73. Kd3 Kf2 74. Kd4 Re8 75. Kd5 Kf3 76. Kd6 Kxg4 77. Kd5 Kf3 78. Kd6 g4 79. Kc6 g3 80. Kd7 Re2 81. Kd8 g2 82. Kd7 g1=Q 83. Kd6 Qd1+ 84. Kc5 Rc2+ 85. Kb5 Qb1+ 86. Ka5 Ra2#
Black 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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