CT Class 1 #130

C50q: Giuoco Pianissimo: 4.d3 Nf6 5.O-O d6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 11/11/2017
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. Nc3 h6 7. Na4 Bb6 8. c3 O-O 9. Nxb6 axb6 10. a3 Qe7 11. Bd2 Na5 12. Bd5 Be6 13. b4 Nc6 14. Bxe6 Qxe6 15. Qc2 Nd7 16. h3 f5 17. exf5 Rxf5 18. Nh2 Rf7 19. Ng4 Qg6 20. a4 Ne7 21. Qb3 h5 22. Nh2 Qxd3 23. Rfd1 Qf5 24. Nf3 d5 25. c4 d4 26. Ng5 Qxf2+ 27. Kh1 Nf5 28. Nxf7 Nh4 29. Rg1 Qxf7 30. Raf1 Qe6 31. Bg5 Nf5 32. Qf3 Rf8 33. Qb3 c6 34. Kh2 b5 35. axb5 cxb5 36. Qd1 bxc4 37. Qxh5 e4 38. g4 Nd6 39. Rxf8+ Nxf8 40. Bf4 Ng6 41. Bg3 d3 42. Qc5 e3 43. Bxd6 d2 44. Ra1 e2 45. Ra8+ Kf7 46. Qc7+ Ne7 47. Bxe7 d1=Q 48. Qf4+ Kg6 49. Qg5+ Kh7 50. Qh5+ Qh6 51. Qf5+ g6 52. Qf7+ Qg7 53. Qxg7+ Kxg7 54. Bh4 e1=Q 55. Bxe1 Qxe1 56. Rc8 Qxb4 57. Rc7+ Kh6 58. Rc8 c3 59. Kg3 Qd6+ 60. Kf3 c2 61. Rh8+ Kg7 62. Rc8 Qc6+ 63. Rxc6 bxc6 64. Ke4 c1=Q 65. Ke5 Qe3+ 66. Kd6 c5 67. Kd5 Qd4+ 68. Ke6 c4 69. h4 c3 70. h5 c2 71. h6+ Kxh6 72. Kf7 Qxg4 73. Ke7 c1=Q 74. Kd6 Qe4 75. Kd7 Qcc6+ 76. Kd8 Qee8#
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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