2017 Standard Chess Dropout Tournament, Round 4

C01l: French: Exchange, 4.Nf3 Nf6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
Clock started on 2/8/2018
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bb5+ c6 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Nc3 Re8 9. Bg5 Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. g4 Bg6 12. Bxg6 hxg6 13. Qd3 Na6 14. Rfe1 Qb6 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. Na4 Qa5 17. Nc3 Nc7 18. a3 Ne6 19. b4 Qd8 20. Ne2 Nc7 21. Nd2 a5 22. bxa5 Rxa5 23. c4 b6 24. a4 Kg7 25. cxd5 Nxd5 26. Nc4 Ra7 27. Nxd6 Qxd6 28. Reb1 Rae7 29. Qg3 Qd8 30. Nf4 Nxf4 31. Qxf4 Re4 32. Qf3 Rxd4 33. Qxc6 Rd3 34. Kg2 Re6 35. Qb7 Qh8 36. Rh1 Re2 37. Raf1 Qe8 38. Rh2 Qxa4 39. Kh1 Rd1 40. Kg2 Rxf1 41. Kxf1 Qd1+ 42. Kg2 Qe1 43. Qxb6 Rd2 44. Rh1 Qe4+ 45. Kh2 Qe5+ 46. Kg2 f5 47. gxf5 Qe4+ 48. Kh2 Qxf5 49. Kg2 Qg5+ 50. Kh2 Qh4 51. Kg2 Qe4+ 52. Kh2 Qf3 53. Rf1 Rd3 54. Kg1 Qf4 55. Qb2+ Kh7 56. Qc1 Qh4 57. Qc6 Rxh3 58. Re1 Qf4 59. Qe4 Qh2+ 60. Kf1 Qh1+ 61. Qxh1 Rxh1+ 62. Ke2 Rxe1+ 63. Kxe1 Kg7 64. Ke2 Kf6 65. Ke3 Kf5 66. Kf3 g5 67. Ke3 g4 68. Kd3 Kf4 69. Ke2 Ke4 70. Kd2 Kf3 71. Ke1 f6 72. Kf1 f5 73. Kg1 f4 74. Kf1 g3 75. Ke1 g2 76. Kd2 g1=Q 77. Kc3 Qxf2 78. Kc4 Ke4 79. Kc3 Qd4+ 80. Kc2 Qd3+ 81. Kc1 Qe2 82. Kb1 f3 83. Kc1 f2 84. Kb1 f1=Q#
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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