Standard Chess League - Season Twelve

C47p: Four Knights: Scotch, 4...exd4 5.Nxd4 d6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 8/18/2020
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bb5 Bd7 7. O-O Be7 8. Be3 Nxd4 9. Bxd7+ Qxd7 10. Qxd4 O-O 11. f4 Ng4 12. Bd2 Rad8 13. Rf3 Bf6 14. Qxa7 Ra8 15. Qxb7 Rfb8 16. Qd5 c6 17. Qh5 Bd4+ 18. Kf1 Rxb2 19. Rg3 Nf6 20. Qg5 g6 21. Rc1 Bxc3 22. Bxc3 Nxe4 23. Qh6 Nxc3 24. Rxc3 Raxa2 25. Rb3 Rxb3 26. cxb3 c5 27. Qh3 Qxh3 28. gxh3 Rxh2 29. Rc3 Rb2 30. Rd3 h5 31. Rxd6 Rxb3 32. Kg2 c4 33. Rc6 Rc3 34. h4 Rc1 35. Kf2 c3 36. Ke2 c2 37. Kd2 Rh1 38. Rxc2 Rxh4 39. Ke3 Kg7 40. Kf3 Rh1 41. Kg2 Ra1 42. Rc5 Ra4 43. Kg3 Ra6 44. Rb5 f6 45. Kf3 Kh6 46. Rb8 Ra3+ 47. Kg2 Ra6 48. Kg3 g5 49. Rh8+ Kg6 50. fxg5 fxg5 51. Rg8+ Kf5 52. Rf8+ Rf6 53. Ra8 h4+ 54. Kh3 Re6 55. Ra5+ Re5 56. Ra3 Re4 57. Rf3+ Rf4 58. Ra3 Kg6 59. Ra8 Rf3+ 60. Kg2 Rg3+ 61. Kh2 Kh5 62. Ra5 Rb3 63. Rc5 h3 64. Rc8 Ra3 65. Rc4 g4 66. Rc8 Ra2+ 67. Kg1 Kh4 68. Rc4 h2+ 69. Kh1 Ra1+
Black win

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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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