Knights of Caissa 1st Open

C87h: Spanish: Closed, Averbakh, 7.c3 Bg4 8.d3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 10/4/2021
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 Bg4 8. d3 Nd7 9. Be3 h6 10. h3 Bh5 11. Nbd2 Bg5 12. Nf1 Bxe3 13. Rxe3 O-O 14. d4 Qe7 15. Rc1 Nf6 16. Bc2 Rae8 17. Ng3 Bxf3 18. Rxf3 g6 19. Qd2 Kg7 20. a4 Na7 21. a5 c5 22. d5 Rb8 23. c4 b5 24. axb6 Rxb6 25. b3 Nc8 26. Ra1 Qd8 27. Re3 Nd7 28. Ne2 Ne7 29. Kh2 h5 30. Ng1 h4 31. Nf3 Rh8 32. Ree1 Ng8 33. g3 hxg3+ 34. fxg3 Ndf6 35. Kg2 Qd7 36. Rh1 Nh7 37. Nh2 Ngf6 38. Nf1 Nh5 39. Ne3 N7f6 40. Qc3 Qe7 41. Nd1 Ng8 42. Rf1 Qg5 43. Rf3 Ngf6 44. h4 Qg4 45. Nf2 Qd7 46. Bd1 Ra8 47. Ra2 Qc8 48. Re3 a5 49. Ree2 Rb7 50. Re1 Raa7 51. Qf3 a4 52. bxa4 Rb4 53. Qc3 Qa6 54. Bb3 Qb7 55. Ra3 Qc8 56. a5 Ng4 57. Nd3 Rb8 58. Bd1 Nhf6 59. Bf3 Rba8 60. Qd2 Qd8 61. Rea1 Ra6 62. R1a2 Qc7 63. Qe1 Qd8 64. Qd2 Qc7= 65. Nc1 Qd8 66. Ne2 R6a7 67. Ra1 Nh6 68. Qa2 Ra6 69. Ng1 Nh7 70. Qd2 R8a7 71. Nh3 Nf6 72. Nf2 Nh7 73. Kh3 Rb7 74. g4 g5 75. h5 Rba7 76. Kg3 Ra8 77. Nd1 R8a7 78. Qe1=

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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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