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A37g: English: Symmetrical, 5.Nf3 d6 6.O-O
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. c4 c5
Clock started on 7/16/2021
2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O Bf5 7. b3 Qd7 8. Bb2 e5 9. d3 Nge7 10. Rb1 O-O 11. a3 Bh3 12. Bxh3 Qxh3 13. b4 Qd7 14. bxc5 dxc5 15. e4 f5 16. Nd5 b6 17. a4 Rae8 18. Re1 Nc8 19. Nd2 Nd6 20. Bc3 Rf7 21. Qe2 Ref8 22. Rf1 f4 23. Nf3 Qh3 24. Rbe1 h6 25. Kh1 fxg3 26. fxg3 Nd4 27. Bxd4 cxd4 28. Kg1 Nb7 29. Ra1 Kh8 30. Ra2 h5 31. Raa1 Nc5 32. a5 Nb3 33. Ra3 Nxa5 34. Qg2 Qd7 35. c5 Bh6 36. Raa1 Nc6 37. cxb6 axb6 38. h3 b5 39. Kh2 b4 40. Ra6 Kg7 41. Rb6 Qc8 42. Qe2 Rb7 43. Rb1 Rxb6 44. Nxb6 Qb7 45. Nc4 b3 46. Qd1 Rb8 47. Nfxe5 Nxe5 48. Nxe5 Qc7 49. Nc4 h4 50. e5 hxg3+ 51. Kxg3 Qe7 52. Qe2 Rf8 53. Rf1 Qg5+ 54. Kh2 Rxf1 55. Qxf1 Qf4+ 56. Kg2 Qxf1+ 57. Kxf1 Bc1 58. Ke2 b2 59. Na3 Bf4 60. Kd1 Bxe5 61. Kc2 Kh6 62. Nc4 Bf4 63. Na5 Kh5 64. Nc6 Be3 65. Ne5 g5 66. Nf3 Kg6 67. Kxb2 Kf5 68. h4 g4
Conditional Moves: 69. Ne1 g3
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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