SM Senior Master Norm July

B02o: Alekhine: Saemisch Attack
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
Clock started on 8/3/2016
1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. Nc3 e6 4. d4 Nxc3 5. bxc3 d5 6. exd6 cxd6 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Bd3 b6 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 Nd7 11. Rb1 Qc7 12. Ng5 Nf6 13. Qf3 Bb7 14. Qg3 Bd5 15. Rb4 a5 16. Rb2 Bc4 17. Bd2 Rab8 18. h3 b5 19. Reb1 a4 20. a3 Rfc8 21. Ra1 Qc6 22. Qf4 Rb7 23. Re1 Rcc7 24. Be4 Bd5 25. Bd3 e5 26. dxe5 dxe5 27. Qxe5 Bxa3 28. Rxb5 Re7 29. Rxb7 Rxe5 30. Rb8+ Bf8 31. Rxe5 Qd6 32. Rxd5 Qxb8 33. Rb5 Qc8 34. Ra5 a3 35. Kf1 g6 36. c4 Qb7 37. Rb5 Qa7 38. Ra5 Qb6 39. Bc3 a2 40. Ra8 Qb7 41. Rxa2 Qb1+ 42. Ke2 Qxa2 43. Bxf6 Bg7 44. Ne4 Bxf6 45. Nxf6+ Kg7 46. Nd5 h5 47. Ne3 Qa1 48. g3 Qh1 49. h4 Kf8 50. Nd5 Ke8 51. Nf6+ Ke7 52. Ne4 Qh3 53. Ng5 Qg4+ 54. Ke3 Qd1 55. Ne4 Qe1+ 56. Kf3 Qh1+ 57. Ke2 Qb1 58. Nd2 Qb6 59. Nb3 Qe6+ 60. Kf1 Qe5 61. Nd2 Kd7 62. Kg2 Qa5 63. Ne4 f5 64. Ng5 Qa8+ 65. Kg1 Qa1+ 66. Kg2 Qa8+ 67. Kg1 Qb7 68. Nh3 Ke7 69. Nf4 Qc6 70. Kf1 Kf6 71. Ke1 Ke5 72. c3 Kf6 73. Nd5+ Kf7 74. f3 Qa8 75. Be2 Qa1+ 76. Kf2 Qh1 77. f4 Qh2+
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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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