Spring Tournament 2018 under 2300

C47x: Four Knights: Scotch, Main Line, 10.Bg5 c6 11.Qf3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 3/24/2018
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8. exd5 cxd5 9. O-O O-O 10. Bg5 c6 11. Qf3 Bd6 12. Rae1 Rb8 13. Nd1 h6 14. Bf4 Bg4 15. Qg3 Bxf4 16. Qxf4 Bxd1 17. Rxd1 Rxb2 18. a4 c5 19. Qe5 Rb4 20. Ra1 Re8 21. Qg3 Ne4 22. Bxe4 Rexe4 23. f3 Re2 24. Rf2 Qe7 25. Rxe2 Qxe2 26. Qf2 Qxf2+ 27. Kxf2 Rc4 28. Ra2 Kf8 29. Ke3 Ke7 30. Kd3 Kd6 31. c3 Rf4 32. Ke3 Rf6 33. Rb2 Re6+ 34. Kd3 Kc6 35. Rb5 a6 36. Rb8 Kc7 37. Rg8 g6 38. g4 g5 39. Rf8 Rf6 40. Ke3 Kd6 41. Ra8 Ke5 42. Re8+ Re6 43. Rf8 d4+ 44. cxd4+ cxd4+ 45. Kd3 Rf6 46. Ke2 d3+ 47. Kxd3 Rxf3+ 48. Ke2 Rf4 49. h3 Kf6 50. a5 Ra4 51. Rh8 Kg7 52. Ra8 Rxa5 53. Kf3 Ra3+ 54. Kg2 a5 55. Ra6 a4 56. Kh2 Ra1 57. Kg2 a3 58. Kh2 a2 59. Kg2 Kf8 60. Ra7 Ke8 61. Kh2 Kd8 62. Kg2 Kc8 63. Kh2 Kb8 64. Ra3 Kb7 65. Kg2 Kb6 66. Kh2 Kb5 67. Kg2 Kb4 68. Ra8 Kb3 69. Rb8+ Kc4 70. Rc8+ Kd4 71. Rd8+ Ke4 72. Re8+ Kd5 73. Ra8 Ke6 74. Ra6+ Ke7 75. Ra7+ Kf6 76. Ra6+ Kg7 77. Ra7 Kg6 78. Ra6+ f6 79. Kh2 h5 80. Kg2 hxg4 81. hxg4 Kg7 82. Ra7+ Kh6 83. Ra6 Kg6 84. Kh2 Kf7 85. Ra7+ Ke6 86. Kg2 Kd5 87. Ra5+ Kc4 88. Ra8 Kc3 89. Rc8+ Kd3 90. Ra8 Rc1 91. Ra3+ Rc3 92. Ra8 Rc2+ 93. Kf3 Kc3 94. Ke4 Kb2 95. Rb8+ Kc1 96. Ra8 Kb1 97. Kf5 Rf2+
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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