CT Class 1 #176

C58d: Two Knights: Morphy, Polerio, 6...Bd7
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 8/23/2021
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 6. Bb5+ Bd7 7. Qe2 Be7 8. Nf3 Nxd5 9. Nxe5 c6 10. Bd3 O-O 11. O-O Nf4 12. Qf3 Nxd3 13. Qxd3 Be6 14. Qxd8 Bxd8 15. Re1 c5 16. d3 f6 17. Ng6 Re8 18. Nf4 Bf7 19. Rxe8+ Bxe8 20. Nc3 Bf7 21. Be3 b6 22. Nfe2 Nc6 23. Rd1 Nb4 24. Rd2 Be7 25. h4 h6 26. b3 Rd8 27. a3 Nc6 28. Ng3 Kh7 29. Kf1 Rd7 30. f3 Bd8 31. Kf2 g6 32. h5 g5 33. Rd1 Nd4 34. Bxd4 cxd4 35. Nce2 Rd5 36. b4 f5 37. c4 dxc3 38. Nxc3 f4 39. Nxd5 fxg3+ 40. Kxg3 Bxd5 41. Rc1 Be6 42. Kf2 Bd7 43. Ke3 g4 44. Ke4 Kg7 45. fxg4 Bxg4 46. d4 Bxh5 47. d5 Kf6 48. Rc6+ Kg5 49. Rc8 Bg6+ 50. Ke3 Be7 51. Rc7 Kf6 52. Rc6+ Kf7 53. Rc7 Kf6 54. Rd7 Bf5 55. Rxa7 Bd6 56. Kd4 Bh2 57. Kc4 Be4 58. Rb7 Bg1 59. g4 Bf3 60. Rh7 Ke5 61. Re7+ Kd6 62. Re6+ Kc7 63. Rc6+ Kb7 64. Rxh6 Bxg4 65. Rh1 Be3 66. Kd3 Bf4 67. Rh4 Bf5+ 68. Kc4 Be3 69. a4 Bc2 70. Rh3 Bf4 71. Ra3 Bd1 72. Ra1 Be2+ 73. Kd4 Bd6 74. Re1 Bg4 75. b5 Kc7 76. Rh1 Bc5+ 77. Ke4 Be2 78. Rh6 Kd7 79. Rc6 Bf1 80. Ke5 Be2 81. Rg6 Bd1 82. a5 bxa5 83. b6 Bf2 84. Rf6 Bg3+ 85. Kd4 Kc8 86. Kc5 Bh4 87. Rf8+ Kb7 88. d6 Bh5 89. d7 Be7+ 90. Kb5 a4 91. Re8 Bf6 92. d8=N+ Bxd8 93. Rxd8 Bg4 94. Rd4 Bf5 95. Kc5 a3 96. Ra4 Kc8 97. Rxa3 Be4 98. Re3 Bg2 99. Re7 Kb8 100. b7 Ka7 101. Re2 Bh1 102. Rb2 Bxb7 103. Ra2+ Kb8 104. Kb6 Kc8 105. Rc2+ Kb8 106. Rh2 Kc8 107. Rh8+ Kd7 108. Kxb7 Ke6 109. Rh5 Kd6 110. Rb5 Ke7 111. Kc6 Ke6 112. Rd5 Kf7 113. Kd6 Kf6 114. Kd7 Kf7 115. Rd6
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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