2017 Standard Chess Dropout Tournament, Round 4

B14h: Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik, 5...g6, Main Line, 8.Be2 Nbd7
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c6
Clock started on 2/5/2018
2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Qb3 Bg7 7. cxd5 O-O 8. Be2 Nbd7 9. Bf3 Nb6 10. Nge2 Bg4 11. Bxg4 Nxg4 12. a4 Nf6 13. Nf4 a5 14. O-O Rc8 15. Qb5 Rc4 16. Nd3 Ne8 17. Qxa5 Nd6 18. Be3 Bxd4 19. Rfd1 Qa8 20. Qxa8 Rxa8 21. a5 Nd7 22. Bxd4 Rxd4 23. f3 Nf6 24. Nf2 Rb4 25. Rd2 Kf8 26. Ra2 h5 27. Nfd1 Rb3 28. Rd4 Ra6 29. Kf2 Nd7 30. Ke2 Nc5 31. Kd2 e5 32. dxe6 Nxe6 33. Rda4 Nf5 34. Kc2 Ned4+ 35. Kb1 Nc6 36. Nf2 b6 37. axb6 Raxb6 38. Ncd1 Nfd4 39. R2a3 Kg7 40. Rxb3 Nxb3 41. Nd3 Rb7 42. Ka2 Nd2 43. b4 Rd7 44. b5 Rxd3 45. bxc6 Rd6 46. c7 Rc6 47. Ra7 Kf6 48. Ne3 Ke5 49. Kb2 Nc4+ 50. Nxc4+ Rxc4 51. Kb3 Rc1 52. g3 f6 53. f4+ Kd6 54. c8=Q Rxc8 55. Rg7 Ke6 56. Rxg6 Rh8 57. Kc4 Kf5 58. Rg7 h4 59. Kd4 Re8 60. Kd3=

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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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