the leisure version for good players over 2300

A29: English: Four Knights, 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 Nb6 7.O-O Be7 8.a3
'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
1. c4 e5
Clock started on 7/1/2019
2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8. a3 O-O 9. b4 Be6 10. Rb1 f6 11. d3 a5 12. b5 Nd4 13. Nd2 Qc8 14. e3 Nf5 15. Bb2 Rd8 16. Qc2 Nd6 17. Rfc1 a4 18. Nde4 Bb3 19. Qe2 Nf5 20. h4 Bf7 21. Nd2 h6 22. Nc4 Nxc4 23. dxc4 c6 24. Ne4 Nd6 25. Nxd6 Bxd6 26. Rd1 Kh8 27. Rbc1 c5 28. Be4 Ra7 29. Rc2 Be7 30. Rxd8+ Bxd8 31. Rd2 b6 32. Bd5 Bg8 33. Bxg8 Kxg8 34. e4 Be7 35. Kg2 Kh7 36. Rd5 Qe6 37. Qf3 Kg8 38. Bc1 Kf7 39. Qh5+ Kf8 40. Be3 Bd6 41. Qf3 Ra8 42. Kf1 Be7 43. Kg1 Ra7 44. Kg2 Rd7 45. Qh5 Ra7 46. Qe2 Ke8 47. g4 Ra8 48. Qd1 Bd8 49. g5 Bc7 50. gxh6 gxh6 51. h5 Ke7 52. Qf3 Rg8+ 53. Kf1 Qg4 54. Qh1 Rh8 55. f3 Qg7 56. Ke2 Rd8 57. Bg1 Qf7 58. Bf2 Qg8 59. Bh4 Qe6 60. Bf2 Qg8 61. Be3 Qg7 62. Rxd8 Bxd8 63. Qh3 Qf7 64. Kd3 Qg7 65. Kc3 Kf7 66. Qd7+ Be7 67. Qd5+ Ke8 68. Qa8+ Bd8 69. Qxa4 Qf7 70. Qc2 Qxh5 71. Qg2 Qh4 72. Bd2 Kf7 73. Kb2 h5 74. a4 f5 75. exf5 Qf6 76. Qh3 h4 77. Qg4
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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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