Mikhail Tal Memorial (2300+)

D06p: QGD: 2...Bf5 3.Nf3 e6 4.Nc3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. Nf3 d5
Clock started on 2/11/2020
2. d4 Bf5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Qb3 Nc6 7. Bg5 Nge7 8. a3 Bxc3+ 9. Qxc3 O-O 10. e3 Qe8 11. Bf4 Nd8 12. h3 Ne6 13. Bh2 b6 14. b4 Be4 15. Be2 f5 16. O-O Qg6 17. Bg3 Bxf3 18. Bxf3 Ng5 19. Be2 c6 20. Qc2 Ne4 21. Be5 Qe6 22. Bd3 Rac8 23. Bh2 c5 24. Ba6 Rcd8 25. f3 Nf6 26. dxc5 bxc5 27. Qxc5 Qxa6 28. Qxe7 Rfe8 29. Qc5 Rc8 30. Qd4 Rc2 31. Rfe1 Rc4 32. Qd2 h6 33. Bg3 Qb6 34. Qd3 Qe6 35. b5 Nd7 36. a4 Nc5 37. Qd1 Re7 38. Kh2 h5 39. a5 Rb7 40. Rb1 Na4 41. Qd2 Nc3 42. Rb3 Nxb5 43. a6 Rb6 44. Reb1 Rc5 45. Qd3 Qe8 46. Be1 Qd7 47. f4 d4 48. exd4 Rd5 49. Qf1 Kh7 50. Bf2 Kh6 51. Bh4 Kh7 52. Bg5 Qe8 53. Re1 Re6 54. Rxe6 Qxe6 55. Rxb5 Qxa6 56. Rb1 Qxf1 57. Rxf1 Rxd4 58. Ra1 a6 59. Rxa6 h4 60. Re6 Ra4 61. Kg1 Ra1+ 62. Kf2 Ra3 63. Bxh4 Rd3 64. Re3 Rd1 65. Rc3 Rd7 66. Kf3 Kg8 67. Rc5 Rd3+ 68. Ke2 Rd7 69. Rxf5
White 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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