CT Class 1 #113

A29: English: Four Knights, 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 Nb6 7.O-O Be7 8.a3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. c4 e5
Clock started on 9/3/2016
2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8. a3 O-O 9. b4 a6 10. d3 Bg4 11. Bb2 f6 12. Rc1 Qd7 13. Re1 Rad8 14. Ne4 Be6 15. Nc5 Bxc5 16. Rxc5 Bd5 17. Nd2 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 h6 19. Qb3+ Qf7 20. Rc2 Rd7 21. Ba1 Nd5 22. Rec1 Re8 23. Qa2 f5 24. e4 Nde7 25. exf5 Nxf5 26. Qxf7+ Kxf7 27. Rc3 Nfd4 28. Rc5 Ne6 29. R5c3 Ned4 30. Rc4 Ne2 31. Re1 Ned4 32. Bxd4 Nxd4 33. h4 Ree7 34. Re4 Rd5 35. a4 Kf6 36. Re3 c6 37. Rc1 a5 38. bxa5 Rxa5 39. Ne4+ Kg6 40. Rc4 b5 41. axb5 cxb5 42. Rc8 b4 43. Nd2 Rb5 44. Nc4 b3 45. Re1 Re6 46. Ra1 h5 47. Kh3 Rb4 48. Rb1 e4 49. dxe4 Rxe4 50. Nb2 Re7 51. Kg2 Rb5 52. Na4 Ree5 53. Rc3 Red5 54. Re3 Rb8 55. Rc3 Ra5 56. Nb2 Ra2 57. Kh1 Kh6 58. Kg2= g6 59. Kf1 Rb7 60. Nd1 Rd2 61. Ke1 Rc2 62. Rd3 Rb4 63. Ne3 Rc8 64. Rb2 Rd8 65. f4 Kg7 66. Rc3 Rd7 67. Kf1 Rdb7 68. Ke1 Ra4 69. Rd3 Ra2 70. Nd1 Rb4 71. Kf1 Ra8 72. Kf2 Kf7 73. Ke1 Re8+ 74. Kf2 Ra8 75. Nc3 Rc8 76. g4 Rbc4 77. Ne4 Rc2+ 78. Ke3 Rxb2 79. Rxd4 Kf8 80. g5 Rh2 81. Kf3 Rb8 82. Rd2 Rxd2
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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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