Football League Tournament Division 8

B20: Sicilian Defence
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move)
1. e4
Clock started on 7/28/2006
1... c5 2. Bb5 a6 3. Bc4 e6 4. d3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bd6 6. O-O Nge7 7. Bg5 O-O 8. Nbd2 Qb6 9. b3 Bc7 10. Bxe7 Nxe7 11. h3 d5 12. exd5 exd5 13. Re1 Be6 14. Ng5 dxc4 15. Qh5 Bf5 16. Rxe7 Bf4 17. Nxc4 Qf6 18. Rae1 Qxg5 19. Qxg5 Bxg5 20. R7e5 g6 21. g4 b5 22. gxf5 bxc4 23. fxg6 f6 24. gxh7+ Kh8 25. Rxc5 cxd3 26. cxd3 Rf7 27. d4 Rd7 28. d5 Rad8 29. Rd1 Kxh7 30. Kf1 Kg6 31. f3 Bf4 32. Kf2 Bc7 33. Kg2 Rg8 34. Rc6 Kf7+ 35. Kf1 a5 36. Rd3 Rg5 37. d6 Bd8 38. f4 Rb5 39. Ke2 Rb6 40. Rxb6 Bxb6 41. f5 Bc5 42. Rd5 Bb4 43. Kf3 Rxd6 44. Rxd6 Bxd6 45. h4 Kg7 46. Kg4 Kh6 47. h5 Bc5 48. Kh4 Bf2+ 49. Kg4 Be1 50. a3 Bf2 51. b4 a4 52. Kf3 Bd4 53. Ke4 Bb2 54. Kd3 Bxa3 55. Kc4 Bc1 56. Kc3 Kxh5 57. Kc2 Ba3 58. Kc3 Kg5 59. Kc4 Bc1 60. b5 Be3 61. Kb4 Kxf5 62. Kxa4 Ke4 63. Ka5 Kd5 64. Kb4 Bb6 65. Kc3 f5 66. Kd3 f4 67. Ke2 Be3 68. Kf3 Kc5 69. b6 Kxb6 70. Ke4 Kc5 71. Kf5 f3 72. Ke4 f2 73. Kxe3 f1=Q 74. Ke4 Qf6 75. Ke3 Qd4+ 76. Kf3 Kd5 77. Kg3 Qe4 78. Kf2 Ke5 79. Kg3 Qf4+ 80. Kg2 Kf5 81. Kg1 Kg4 82. Kg2 Qf3+ 83. Kg1 Qe2
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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