960 better

C55g: Two Knights: 4.d3 Be7 5.O-O
'Blitz' (5 days + 12 hours/move, max 15 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 4/20/2021
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Be7 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 h6 6. Nc3 d6 7. Be3 Bg4 8. Re1 O-O 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Nd4 11. Qd1 a6 12. Ne2 Nxe2+ 13. Qxe2 Rb8 14. a4 b5 15. axb5 axb5 16. Bb3 c5 17. Rf1 d5 18. exd5 Nxd5 19. Bxd5
Conditional Moves: 19... Qxd5
19... Qxd5 20. Bd2 c4 21. dxc4 Qxc4 22. Qxc4 bxc4 23. Bc3 Ra8 24. Bxe5 Rad8 25. Bc3 Rfe8 26. Ra4 Bd6 27. Rxc4 Be5 28. Bxe5 Rxe5 29. b4 Rb8 30. Rd1 Reb5 31. c3 Re5 32. Rcd4 Ree8 33. R1d2 Re1+ 34. Kh2 Ree8 35. Rb2 Kf8 36. b5 Rec8 37. c4 Ke7 38. Re2+ Kf8 39. f4 f6 40. g4 Kf7 41. Rd7+ Kf8 42. Re4 Ra8 43. Red4 Ra2+ 44. Kg3 Ra3+ 45. Kh4 g5+ 46. fxg5 fxg5+ 47. Kh5 Rxh3+ 48. Kg6 Re3 49. Kxh6 Re6+ 50. Kxg5 Re5+ 51. Kh4 Ke8 52. R7d5 Rxd5 53. cxd5 Kd7 54. g5
Conditional Moves: 54... Kd6 55. g6
54... Rh8+ 55. Kg4 Kd6 56. Rb4 Kxd5 57. b6 Rb8 58. g6 Kc5 59. Rb1 Rxb6 60. Rxb6 Kxb6 61. Kf5
Conditional Moves: 61... Kc7 62. Kf6 Kd7 63. Kf7 Kd6 64. g7 Kd5 65. g8=Q
61... Kc6 62. Kf6 Kd7 63. Kf7
Conditional Moves: 63... Kd6 64. g7
63... Kd8 64. g7
Conditional Moves: 64... Kd7 65. g8=Q
64... Kc8 65. g8=Q+
Conditional Moves: 65... Kd7 66. Qe8+
65... Kc7 66. Ke7 Kc6 67. Qd8
Conditional Moves: 67... Kc5
67... Kc5 68. Qd3 Kc6 69. Qd4 Kb5 70. Qc3
Conditional Moves: 70... Ka4 71. Qb2 Ka5 72. Qb3 Ka6 73. Qb4 Ka7 74. Qb5 Ka8 75. Kd7 Ka7 76. Kc7 Ka8 77. Qb7#
70... Kb6 71. Qc4 Ka5 72. Qb3 Ka6 73. Qb4 Ka7 74. Qb5 Ka8 75. Kd7 Ka7 76. Kc7 Ka8 77. Qb7#
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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