Stadler & Waldorf

A21: English: Kramnik-Shirov, 3.Nd5 Bc5
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. c4 e5
Clock started on 8/8/2019
2. Nc3 Bb4 3. Nd5 Bc5 4. e3 Nf6 5. b4 Be7 6. Nxe7 Qxe7 7. Bb2 O-O 8. a3 d6 9. Ne2 b6 10. Nc3 a5 11. Be2 Bb7 12. O-O axb4 13. axb4 Rxa1 14. Qxa1 Nc6 15. Qa3 Ra8 16. Qb3 Nd4 17. exd4 exd4 18. Bd1 dxc3 19. Qxc3 h6 20. d3 Re8 21. Ba4 c6 22. h3 Qe6 23. c5 dxc5 24. bxc5 bxc5 25. Ra1 Qd6 26. Bc2 Bc8 27. Ra5 Qf4 28. Bd1 Be6 29. Ra4 Qg5 30. h4 Qg6 31. h5 Qg5 32. Bc1 Qf5 33. g4 Qd5 34. Bxh6 Nxh5 35. Be3 Nf6 36. Qxc5 Qxd3 37. Rd4 Qa6 38. Bf3 Bd5 39. Bxd5 Nxd5 40. Bd2 Qa1+ 41. Kg2 Re5 42. Qc4 Qa7 43. Bc1 Qb7 44. Kh2 Qd7 45. Bf4 Re1 46. Bd2 Qd6+ 47. Kg2 Re5 48. Qb3 c5 49. Ra4 Qc6 50. Kg3 Re8 51. Ra7 c4 52. Qf3 Qe6 53. Kg2 Nf6 54. g5 Ne4 55. Bf4 Kh7 56. Be3 Kg6 57. Ra5 c3 58. Ra4 f6 59. gxf6 gxf6 60. Rd4 Qc6 61. Bf4 Qb7 62. Rd3 Qa8 63. Rd7 f5 64. Rc7 Rg8 65. Kg1 Qa1+ 66. Kg2 Qa8 67. Kg1 Kf6+ 68. Bg3 Qa1+ 69. Kg2 Qa8 70. Kg1 Rh8 71. Kg2 Rc8 72. Rxc8 Qxc8 73. Bf4 Qg8+ 74. Kh2 Qh7+ 75. Kg1 Qg8+ 76. Kh2 Kg6 77. Bc1 Qd8 78. Kg2 Kf6 79. Qh5 Qg8+ 80. Kh2 Qg4 81. Qh8+ Kf7 82. Qd4 Qh4+ 83. Kg1 Qg4+ 84. Kf1 Ng3+
Black 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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