Mikhail Tal Memorial (2300+)

B18o: Caro-Kann: Classical, 6.Nf3 Nd7 7.Bd3 e6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c6
Clock started on 12/26/2019
2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nd7 7. Bd3 e6 8. O-O Ngf6 9. Re1 Qc7 10. Bxg6 hxg6 11. Qd3 O-O-O 12. Bg5 Bd6 13. c4 a6 14. Nf1 c5 15. b4 cxb4 16. Qe3 Qc6 17. Rac1 Qa4 18. Ne5 Nxe5 19. dxe5 Ng4 20. Qd4 Nxe5 21. Bxd8 Rxd8 22. Rxe5 f6 23. Rc5+ Kb8 24. g3 Be7 25. Qf4+ Rd6 26. Re1 g5 27. Qe3 Bd8 28. Nd2 b6 29. Ne4 Rd1 30. Nxg5 bxc5 31. Nxe6 Bb6 32. Rxd1 Qxd1+ 33. Kg2 Qd7 34. h4 a5 35. Nf4 a4 36. Nd5 Ka7 37. Kf1 Kb7 38. h5 a3 39. Kg2 Qc6 40. Qe7+ Ka6 41. Kh2 Ba5 42. Qe4 Qc8 43. Qe3 Bc7 44. Qe7 Be5 45. f4 Qg4 46. Qe8 Qe2+ 47. Kh3 Qf1+ 48. Kh4 Qxc4 49. Qa8+ Kb5 50. Qb7+ Ka5 51. Qc6 Bb8 52. Qa8+ Qa6 53. Qxb8 Qc6 54. Qg8 c4 55. Ne3 b3 56. Nxc4+ Ka6 57. Nxa3 Qh1+ 58. Kg4 Qd1+ 59. Kf5 Qxh5+ 60. Ke6 Qe2+ 61. Kf7 bxa2 62. Qc8+ Kb6 63. Qc3 Qh5+ 64. Kxg7 Qh2 65. Qb3+ Kc5 66. Qc3+ Kb6 67. f5 a1=Q 68. Nc4+ Kc5 69. Qxa1 Qxg3+ 70. Kf7 Qc7+ 71. Ke6 Qc8+ 72. Ke7 Qb7+ 73. Kxf6 Qc6+ 74. Kg5=

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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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