Only for strong players (+2300)

B90m: Sicilian: Najdorf, 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Qd2
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 6/27/2020
2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Qd2 Nbd7 9. O-O-O Be7 10. f3 h5 11. Kb1 b5 12. Nd5 Bxd5 13. exd5 Nb6 14. Bxb6 Qxb6 15. Na5 Rc8 16. Nc6 Nxd5 17. Nxe7 Nxe7 18. Qxd6 Qxd6 19. Rxd6 Nc6 20. c3 Ke7 21. Rd1 Nd8 22. Bd3 Ne6 23. Rhe1 Rc5 24. Bc2 h4 25. Rd2 Rb8 26. a3 a5 27. Re3 a4 28. Re4 Nf4 29. g3 hxg3 30. hxg3 Ne6 31. Rh4 g6 32. Rd1 Rb6 33. Rd3 Ng7 34. Rb4 Rbc6 35. Rd2 Nf5 36. g4 Nd6 37. Bd3 Kf6 38. Kc2 Kg5 39. Kd1 Rd5 40. Ke2 Rcc5 41. Kd1 Kf6 42. Ke2 Kg5 43. Rd1 f6 44. Rd2 Rc6 45. Kd1 Rb6 46. c4 bxc4 47. Rxb6 cxd3 48. Rb4 Kh4 49. g5+ Kxg5 50. Rg2+ Kf5 51. Rgg4 g5 52. Rxa4 Kg6 53. Ra6 f5 54. Rc4 Kf7 55. Rc7+ Ke6 56. Rg7 e4 57. fxe4 fxe4 58. Rg6+ Ke5 59. Rxg5+ Nf5 60. Ra8 Kd4 61. Ra4+ Ke3 62. Ra8 Kf4 63. Rg1 Nd4 64. Rf8+ Rf5 65. Rxf5+ Kxf5 66. Rg8 e3 67. Re8 Kf4 68. Ke1 Nf3+ 69. Kf1 Nd2+ 70. Ke1 Nf3+ 71. Kf1 Nd2+ 72. Ke1 Nc4 73. Rb8 Ne5 74. Rf8+ Kg4 75. Re8 Nf3+ 76. Kd1 Kf4 77. a4 e2+ 78. Rxe2 dxe2+=

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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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