Weapon of Choice

C14g: French: Classical, Steinitz, 7...a6
'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move)
1. d4 e6 2. e4
Clock started on 6/16/2006
2... d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. f4 a6 8. Qd2 c5 9. Nf3 Nc6 10. dxc5 Qxc5 11. O-O-O b5 12. Ne2 O-O 13. Ned4 Bb7 14. Bd3 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 b4 16. Qe3 Rfe8 17. Rhe1 Bc6 18. Kb1 Ba4 19. g4 a5 20. f5 exf5 21. Qf4 fxg4 22. e6 fxe6 23. Nxe6 Qa7 24. Rf1 Nf6 25. Nc7 Qc5 26. Nxa8 Rxa8 27. h3 Rc8 28. Rc1 Bd7 29. hxg4 Bxg4 30. Qg5 d4 31. Qh4 h5 32. Rce1 Kf7 33. Qg3 a4 34. Re5 Qd6 35. Qf4 Rc5 36. Bg6+ Kxg6 37. Rg5+ Rxg5 38. Qxd6 b3 39. Qxd4 Bf5 40. Qxa4 Bxc2+ 41. Kc1 Rc5 42. Rg1+ Kh6 43. Qa7 Nd7 44. a4 g5 45. Kd2 Rd5+ 46. Ke2 g4 47. Rh1 Nf6 48. a5 Kg6 49. Qb6 Bd3+ 50. Kf2 Rb5 51. Qa7 Re5 52. Qd4 Rf5+ 53. Ke1 Ba6 54. Qb6 Bc4 55. Qc7 Bd3 56. Rg1 Ba6 57. Qb6 Bc4 58. Kd1 Rb5 59. Qc7 Rb4 60. Rg2 Ra4 61. Rh2 Ra1+ 62. Kd2 Bd5 63. Ke2 Bf3+ 64. Kf2 Ne4+ 65. Ke3 Nf6 66. Qc5 Re1+ 67. Kf4 Bd5 68. Qf2 Re6 69. Qa7 Rc6 70. Kg3 Ne4+ 71. Kh4 Nd6 72. Rf2 Bf3 73. Rxf3 gxf3 74. Qg1+ Kf5 75. Kxh5 Ke4 76. Qe1+ Kd5 77. Qd1+ Kc5 78. Qxf3 Ra6 79. Qxb3 Rxa5 80. Kg4 Rb5 81. Qc3+ Kb6 82. Qd4+ Kc6 83. b4 Rd5 84. Qc5+=
Draw

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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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