CT Class 1 #130

B01p: Scandinavian: 2...Qxd5, Main Line, 8.Nd5
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 d5
Clock started on 11/8/2017
2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 c6 6. Bc4 Bf5 7. Bd2 e6 8. Nd5 Qd8 9. Nxf6+ Qxf6 10. Bc3 Qh6 11. Qe2 Nd7 12. d5 cxd5 13. Bxd5 O-O-O 14. Be4 Bd6 15. Bxf5 exf5 16. O-O Nc5 17. Rfe1 Kb8 18. Qb5 a6 19. Qa5 Rhe8 20. Bd4 Ne6 21. Be5 f4 22. Rad1 Bc7 23. Bxc7+ Nxc7 24. Rxe8 Rxe8 25. Rd7 Qc6 26. Rxf7 Qxc2 27. h4 Qd1+ 28. Kh2 Qd6 29. Rxg7 Re2 30. Rxh7 Rxb2 31. Ne5 Rc2 32. Nd7+ Ka7 33. Qe5 Qxe5 34. Nxe5 Ne8 35. Re7 Nf6 36. Rf7 Nh5 37. Rf5 Ng7 38. Rxf4 Rxa2 39. Rf7 Ne6 40. h5 Re2 41. Ng6 Ng5 42. Rf5 Nh7 43. f4 Re6 44. g4 Nf6 45. Ne5 a5 46. h6 Nh7 47. g5 a4 48. Nd7 Ra6 49. Nc5 Rg6 50. Nxa4 Rg8 51. Kg3 Ka8 52. Kg4 Kb8 53. Rf7 Nf8 54. f5 Ka7 55. Kh5 Ka6 56. g6 b5 57. g7 Nh7 58. Kg6 Rb8 59. Kxh7 Ka5 60. Ra7+ Kb4 61. g8=Q
White 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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