SM Senior Master Norm July

A46r: Torre Attack
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4
Clock started on 8/3/2016
1... e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bg5 Nc6 4. e3 h6 5. Bh4 Be7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. a3 Nd5 8. Bxe7 Ncxe7 9. Na4 Nb6 10. c4 Nxa4 11. Qxa4 b6 12. Be2 Bb7 13. O-O d6 14. c5 Bc6 15. Qa6 Nf5 16. cxd6 cxd6 17. Rfc1 Rc8 18. Rc3 Bxf3 19. Bxf3 Rxc3 20. bxc3 Nh4 21. Be2 Qa8 22. Bf1 f5 23. Qa4 f4 24. Re1 Rf6 25. e4 Qc8 26. Qb4 Rg6 27. Kh1 Qd8 28. Qb5 Qg5 29. a4 Qg4 30. h3 Qg5 31. Rb1 Kh7 32. Qxg5 Rxg5 33. Rb4 Kg6 34. Rc4 Ra5 35. Kh2 d5 36. exd5 exd5 37. Bd3+ Kg5 38. Rc7 Kf6 39. Bc2 h5 40. Kg1 g6 41. Kf1 Ke6 42. g3 fxg3 43. fxg3 Nf5 44. Kf2 g5 45. Kf3 Nd6 46. Rg7 Ne4 47. Bxe4 dxe4+ 48. Kxe4 Kf6 49. Rh7 Kg6 50. Rc7 Rxa4 51. g4 h4 52. Rc6+ Kf7 53. Ke5 Ra1 54. d5 Ke8 55. Rc7 Re1+ 56. Kf6 Re3 57. Kxg5 Rxh3 58. Rxa7 Rxc3 59. Kxh4 Rd3 60. Kh5 Rxd5+ 61. g5 Rd1 62. Kh6=

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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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