CT Class 5 #85

A04: Reti
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. Nf3 f6
Clock started on 5/9/2019
2. d4 e5 3. Be3 g5 4. g3 Bh6 5. g4 d6 6. Nbd2 Bxg4 7. Bg2 Bxf3 8. Bxf3 g4 9. Bxb7 Nd7 10. Bc6 Rb8 11. Ne4 Bxe3 12. fxe3 Rxb2 13. Ba4 c6 14. Bxc6 f5 15. Nxd6+ Kf8 16. O-O Rb6 17. Rxf5+ Ngf6 18. Be4 Rxd6 19. Qe1 Ke7 20. dxe5 Nxe4 21. exd6+ Nxd6 22. Rf4 Rg8 23. Kg2 Nf6 24. Qh4 Rg6 25. Kg3 Qd7 26. Kf2 Ne4+ 27. Rxe4+ Kf7 28. Rf4 Qe6 29. Qxh7+ Rg7 30. Qh5+ Ke7 31. Qc5+ Qd6 32. Qxa7+ Qd7 33. Qa3+ Kf7 34. Rb1 Rh7 35. Kg3 Rh3+ 36. Kg2 Qd5+ 37. Kg1 g3 38. hxg3 Rxg3+ 39. Kf2 Qf3+ 40. exf3 Rh3 41. Kg2 Rh8 42. Rb7+ Kg6 43. Qe7 Nd5 44. Qg7+ Kh5 45. Kg3 Nxf4 46. exf4 Rc8 47. Qg5#
White 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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