CT Class 1 #130

A03: Bird: Lasker, 3...g6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. f4 d5
Clock started on 11/10/2017
2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 g6 4. c4 Bg7 5. Nc3 O-O 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Qb3 Nb6 8. d4 Be6 9. Qc2 Nc6 10. Qf2 Nb4 11. a3 N4d5 12. Ng5 c5 13. Qh4 h5 14. Nxe6 fxe6 15. Qh3 cxd4 16. Qxe6+ Kh7 17. Ne4 dxe3 18. Ng5+ Kh6 19. Nf7+ Rxf7 20. Qxf7 Rc8 21. Bb5 Bd4 22. f5 Nf4 23. fxg6 Nbd5 24. O-O e2+ 25. Kh1 exf1=Q+ 26. Bxf1 Rxc1 27. Rxc1 Nxg6 28. Bd3 Ndf4 29. Be4 Be5 30. Qb3 Qd2 31. Qc2 Qe3 32. Rf1 h4 33. Bxb7 Bd4 34. Qe4 Qd2 35. Qf5 Bxb2 36. Be4 e6 37. Qg4 Qe3 38. Bb1 Be5 39. Rd1 a5 40. a4 Qf2 41. Be4 Ne7 42. Rc1 Nfg6 43. Bd3 Nf5 44. Rf1 Qc5 45. Bb1 Bf4 46. Qf3 Kg5 47. Re1 Qd5 48. Qxd5 exd5 49. Re8 Bd6 50. Re6 Bb4 51. Kg1 Bc5+ 52. Kh1 Nge7 53. Ra6 Bb4 54. Re6 Nd4 55. Re5+ Kg4 56. Ba2 Bd6 57. Re3 Ndf5 58. Re6 Bc5 59. Ra6 Bb4 60. Re6 Kf4 61. Bb1 Ne3 62. Rh6 Kg5 63. Rh8 d4 64. Rd8 N7d5 65. Kg1 Kf6 66. Kf2 Ng4+ 67. Kg1 Nc3 68. Bc2 Ne2+ 69. Kf1 Nf4 70. Bb1 Nxh2+ 71. Kf2 d3 72. Ke3 Nxg2+ 73. Kxd3 h3 74. Ke2 Bc5 75. Be4 Nf4+ 76. Ke1 Ng4 77. Rg8 Nf2 78. Bf3 h2 79. Rh8 N4d3+ 80. Ke2 Nf4+ 81. Ke1=

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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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