CT Class 5 #95

C41b: Philidor: 3.Bc4
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 1/5/2020
2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 h6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. O-O Nc6 6. Nd5 Na5 7. b3 Nxc4 8. bxc4 Nxd5 9. cxd5 Bg4 10. Ba3 Be7 11. h3 Bd7 12. c4 O-O 13. d4 f6 14. Rb1 Qb8 15. Rb2 Kh8 16. Qb1 a6 17. Rxb7 Qc8 18. dxe5 Qd8 19. exd6 Bxd6 20. Bxd6 cxd6 21. Nd4 Bc8 22. Rb8 Rxb8 23. Nc6 Qc7 24. Nxb8 Qxc4 25. Rc1 Qb5 26. Qxb5 g5 27. g4 axb5 28. Rc6 Rd8 29. Rc1 Bd7 30. Nc6 Rc8 31. Rb1 Bxc6 32. dxc6 Rxc6 33. Rxb5 Rc2 34. a4 Rc4 35. a5 Rxe4 36. a6 Re1+ 37. Kg2 Ra1 38. Rb6 d5 39. Rxf6 Kg7 40. Rd6 Ra5 41. f3 d4 42. Rd7+ Kg6 43. a7 d3 44. Rd6+ Kg7 45. Rd7+ Kg6 46. Rd6+ Kg7= 47. Rxd3 Rxa7 48. Rd4 Kg6 49. Kg3 Rf7 50. Rd6+ Rf6 51. Rd8 Kg7 52. h4 Kg6 53. h5+ Kh7 54. Rd7+ Kh8 55. Rd5 Kg7= 56. Rf5 Rd6 57. f4 gxf4+ 58. Rxf4 Rd3+ 59. Kh4 Rd1 60. Rf3 Rh1+ 61. Rh3 Rg1 62. Rg3 Rh1+=

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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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