CT Class 3 #380

A03: Bird: 1...d5 2.Nf3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. f4 d5
Clock started on 7/17/2021
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. b3 Bg4 4. Bb2 Bxf3 5. exf3 a6 6. d3 Qd6 7. Qd2 b5 8. Be2 d4 9. O-O b4 10. a3 f5 11. a4 a5 12. g4 g6 13. Qe1 Qxf4 14. Nd2 Ne5 15. Nc4 Nxc4 16. dxc4 Qd6 17. Rd1 Bg7 18. c3 c5 19. Qf2 Rd8 20. cxb4 axb4 21. a5 f4 22. Rfe1 g5 23. Bd3 e5 24. Qe2 Ne7 25. Ra1 O-O 26. Qe4 Ng6 27. a6 Ra8 28. a7 Qd7 29. Qd5+ Qxd5 30. cxd5 Rf7 31. Bc4 Rfxa7 32. d6+ Kf8 33. d7 Rxa1 34. Rxa1 Rxa1+ 35. Bxa1 Ke7 36. Bf7 Nf8 37. d8=Q+ Kxd8 38. Bc4 Nd7 39. Kf2 Ke7 40. Bd3 h6 41. Bb2 Nf6 42. Bg6 Nd5 43. h3 Nc3 44. Bc1 Kf6 45. Bd3 Ke6 46. Ke1 Kd5 47. Bc4+ Kc6 48. Kd2 e4 49. fxe4 Nxe4+ 50. Ke2 Kd6 51. Kd3 Ke5 52. Bf7 f3 53. Bg6 Ng3 54. Kc4 f2 55. Bd3 Kd6 56. Bd2 f1=Q 57. Bxf1 Nxf1 58. Be1 Ne3+ 59. Kd3 Kd5 60. Bf2 Ng2 61. Bg1 Nf4+ 62. Kd2 Nxh3 63. Bh2 Nf2
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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