the leisure version for good players over 2300

B33o: Sicilian: Pelikan, Chelyabinsk, 9.Nd5 Be7, 11.c3 O-O
'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
Clock started on 11/6/2019
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 O-O 12. Nc2 Rb8 13. h4 g6 14. g3 Bg7 15. h5 Ne7 16. Nce3 Nxd5 17. Nxd5 Be6 18. Qd3 Qd7 19. O-O-O h6 20. f3 g5 21. Rh2 a5 22. Kb1 f5 23. Rhd2 f4 24. g4 Rfc8 25. Be2 Qa7 26. Rc1 Kh8 27. Bd1 Rc5 28. Bb3 Bf7 29. a3 Rbc8= 30. Ba2 Be6 31. Qf1 Ra8 32. Qg1 Bg8 33. Rd3 Qb7 34. Qd1 Qa7 35. Rd2 Bf7 36. Qg1 Bg8 37. Rcc2 Qb7 38. Qd1 Rc6 39. Qe2 Rc5 40. Qd3 Bf7 41. Qe2 Qa7 42. Rc1 Kh7= 43. Qe1 Kh8 44. Qf2 Qb7 45. Qe2 Rc6 46. Kc2 b4 47. Kd1 Rc5 48. Ke1 b3 49. Bb1 Ra7 50. Bd3 a4 51. Nb4 Bf8 52. Kf1 Be6 53. Rcd1 Raa5 54. Kg2 Kg7 55. Nd5 Qa8 56. Qf2 Qb7 57. Bb1 Ra8 58. Nb4 Rac8 59. Rd5 Bxd5 60. exd5 Kh8 61. Qe2 Ra5 62. Nc6 Raa8 63. Qe4 Qg7 64. c4 Re8 65. c5 Rec8 66. Kh1 Rc7 67. Bd3 Qf6 68. cxd6 Bxd6 69. Kg2 Qg7 70. Rc1 Rcc8 71. Rc4 Re8 72. Nb4 Rf8 73. Rc6 Rfd8 74. Rb6 Kg8 75. Nc6 Rd7 76. Nb4 Rdd8 77. Kh3 Kh8 78. Bb1 Rd7 79. Nd3 Re8 80. Ra6 Qf8 81. Qxa4 Red8 82. Qe4 Re8 83. Nb4
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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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