B23c: Sicilian: Closed
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 3/16/2019
2. Nc3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 e5 5. Qd1 Nf6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Nf3 h6 8. h3 Be6 9. Qe2 a6 10. Bd2 Be7 11. a3 O-O 12. g4 g5 13. Nh2 Nd4 14. Qe3 Nh7 15. O-O-O Bd7 16. Nf3 Qb6 17. Nd5 Qd8 18. Nxd4 Nf6 19. Nxf6+ Bxf6 20. Nb3 Be6 21. Na1 d5 22. Qe2 d4 23. c3 Rc8 24. Kb1 dxc3 25. Bxc3 Be7 26. Bxa6 Qb6 27. Bd3 Bxa3 28. Bxe5 f6 29. Bd4 Qxd4 30. e5 Qxb2+ 31. Qxb2 Bxb2 32. Kxb2 fxe5 33. Be4 b5 34. Rhf1 Rb8 35. Bd5 Bxd5 36. Rxd5 e4 37. Nc2 b4 38. Kb3 Rf3+ 39. Kb2 b3 40. Ne3 Rxh3 41. Re5 h5 42. Rxg5+ Kh7 43. Rxh5+ Rxh5 44. gxh5 Kh6 45. Rh1 Rb5 46. Rh4 Rb4 47. f3 Kg5 48. Rxe4 Rb5 49. f4+ Kxh5 50. Re5+ Rxe5 51. fxe5 Kg6 52. Nc4 Kf7 53. Kxb3 Ke6 54. Kc3 Kd5 55. Kd3 Kc5 56. Ke4
White 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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