Standard Chess League - Season Ten

A46r: Torre Attack: 3...Be7
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 Nf6
Clock started on 11/20/2017
2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 Be7 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 h6 6. Bh4 b6 7. O-O c5 8. c4 Bb7 9. Nc3 Nc6 10. Rc1 cxd4 11. exd4 d5 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Bg3 Rc8 14. Qd2 Qd7 15. Rfd1 Rfd8 16. Qe2 Bd6 17. Be4 Nce7 18. Nxd5 Bxd5 19. Bxd5 Nxd5 20. Bxd6 Qxd6 21. g3 Ne7 22. Qe4 f6 23. h4 Kf7 24. Kg2 Rc6 25. Rxc6 Qxc6 26. Qxc6 Nxc6 27. Rc1 Rd6 28. h5 Ke8 29. Rc4 Kd8 30. b4 a6 31. d5 exd5 32. Rg4 Rd7 33. Nd4 Nxd4 34. Rxd4 Ke7 35. Kf3 Kd6 36. Ke2 Rc7 37. Rg4 Kc6 38. a4 Kd6 39. Ke3 a5 40. Kd3 Ke5 41. b5 Kd6 42. Rf4 Re7 43. Kd4 Re2 44. f3 Ra2 45. Kc3 Kc5 46. Rg4 d4+ 47. Kb3 Rf2 48. Rxg7 Rxf3+ 49. Kb2 Kb4 50. Rb7 Kxa4 51. Rxb6 Kb4 52. Rd6 Kc4 53. b6 a4 54. Ka2 Kc5 55. Rd7 Rxg3 56. Ra7 Rg2+ 57. Kb1 Kxb6 58. Rxa4 Kc5 59. Kc1 Rf2 60. Kd1 Rh2 61. Ke1 Kd5 62. Ra7 f5 63. Ra6 Rxh5
Black win

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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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