the 4th english slow knockout

A22: English: King's, 2.Nc3 Nf6
'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3
Clock started on 3/30/2019
2... Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qe3+ Be7 6. Nd5 O-O 7. Bd2 Nxd5 8. cxd5 Nb4 9. Qb3 a5 10. Nf3 a4 11. Qc4 b5 12. Qe4 f5 13. Qb1 a3 14. e3 Nxd5 15. b4 c6 16. Qb3 Qb6 17. Bd3 Kh8 18. O-O Ra4 19. Qc2 Nxb4 20. Bxb4 Rxb4 21. Bxf5 Qc7 22. Qd3 g6 23. Qc3+ Rf6 24. Bd3 Rb2 25. Ng5 d5 26. Rab1 b4 27. Qd4 Rd2 28. Qh4 Bd8 29. Bxg6 Rxg6 30. Qxb4 Rxg5 31. Qxd2 Bh3 32. g3 Bf6 33. Rfe1 Bb2 34. e4 Qd8 35. exd5 Qxd5 36. Qxd5
Conditional Moves: 36... cxd5 37. Rbd1
36... Rxd5 37. Re7 Rd2 38. Ra7 Re2 39. Rc7 Be6 40. Rd1 Bd5 41. Ra7 Re8 42. f4 Bxa2 43. Rd3 Bd5 44. Kf2 Rb8 45. Raxa3 Bxa3 46. Rxa3 Rb2+ 47. Ke3 Rxh2 48. Kd4 Kg7 49. Ke5 Re2+ 50. Kd4 Kg6 51. Ra7 h5 52. Rd7 Re4+ 53. Kd3
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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