Standard Standard Double Round Robin

A30c: English: Symmetrical, 2.Nf3 Nf6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. Nf3 c5
Clock started on 7/9/2019
2. c4 Nf6 3. b3 Nc6 4. Bb2 e6 5. g3 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bg2 Be7 8. d4 O-O 9. O-O Bf5 10. Nc3 Rc8 11. Rc1 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Bg6 13. e3 Qd7 14. Nce2 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Be4 16. Qd2 h5 17. h3 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 Rxc1 19. Rxc1 h4 20. g4 Nxg4 21. hxg4 Qxg4+ 22. Kh2 Bd6+ 23. f4 Qg3+ 24. Kh1 Qh3+ 25. Qh2 Qxe3 26. Nf5 Qe4+ 27. Qg2 Qxg2+ 28. Kxg2 Bxf4 29. Rc8 Rxc8 30. Ne7+ Kh7 31. Nxc8 a6 32. Ne7 Kh6 33. Nf5+ Kg6 34. Nxh4+ Kg5 35. Nf3+ Kg6 36. Kh3 f6 37. Kg4 Bc7 38. Nd4 Be5 39. Bc3 Kf7 40. Kf3 Ke7 41. Nf5+ Kf7 42. Bxe5 fxe5 43. Nd6+ Ke6 44. Nxb7 d4 45. Ke4 g5 46. Nc5+ Kd6 47. Nd3 g4 48. Nxe5 g3 49. Nf3 Kc5 50. Nxd4 g2 51. Nf3 Kb4 52. Kd4 a5 53. Ng1=

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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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