Test Phil

C41r: Philidor: Improved Hanham
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Rg1 Be7
Clock started on 4/30/2018
6. g4 O-O 7. g5 Ne8 8. a4 c6 9. Be3 Qa5 10. Qd2 Nc7 11. dxe5 d5 12. exd5 Bb4 13. dxc6 bxc6 14. Nd4 Nxe5 15. O-O-O Rd8 16. Nb3 Rxd2 17. Rxd2 Nd3+ 18. Rxd3 Qe5 19. Rd8+ Bf8 20. Nd4 Be6 21. Rxa8 Nxa8 22. Nxe6 fxe6 23. g6 hxg6 24. Rxg6 Nb6 25. Bd3 Be7 26. a5 Qxa5 27. Rxe6 Qa1+ 28. Kd2 Bb4 29. Ke2 Bxc3 30. bxc3 Qxc3 31. Rg6 Kf8 32. Rg4 Qa5 33. h4 Qh5 34. f3 Qe5 35. Kf2 Qh2+ 36. Kf1 Nd7 37. Ra4 Qg3 38. Be2 a5 39. Bg5 Nc5 40. Rc4 Ne6 41. Bd2 Ke8 42. Be3 Kd7 43. Re4 c5 44. c3 g5 45. hxg5 Nxg5 46. Rg4 Qh3+ 47. Kf2 Qh2+ 48. Kf1 Qh1+ 49. Rg1 Qh3+ 50. Kf2 Qh4+ 51. Kf1 Ne6 52. Rg4 Qh1+ 53. Kf2 Qa1 54. Bd2 Qb2 55. Ke1 Qb1+ 56. Bd1= Kc6 57. Ke2 Nc7 58. Ba4+ Kb6 59. Re4 Qb2 60. Rg4 Nd5 61. Rc4 Qa2 62. Kd3 Qb1+ 63. Ke2 Qg6 64. Bd1 Qg2+ 65. Ke1 Qh1+ 66. Ke2 Kb5 67. Rg4 Nb6 68. Be3 Nc4 69. Ba4+ Kxa4 70. Rxc4+ Kb3 71. Rxc5 Qh2+ 72. Bf2 a4 73. Rb5+ Kxc3 74. Rc5+ Kb4 75. Rd5 a3 76. Rd4+ Kb5 77. Rd5+ Ka6 78. Rd2 Qe5+ 79. Be3 Kb5 80. Kf2 Kc4 81. Rc2+ Kd3 82. Rd2+ Kc3 83. Ke2 Qh2+ 84. Kd1 Qh1+ 85. Ke2 Qg2+
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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