CT Class 2 #283

B50m: Sicilian: 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Nf6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
Clock started on 10/22/2021
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. c3 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. exd6 e6 6. d4 Qxd6 7. Be2 Nc6 8. dxc5 Qxc5 9. Nbd2 Be7 10. O-O Bd7 11. Nb3 Qb6 12. c4 Nf6 13. Be3 Qc7 14. h3 O-O 15. Nbd4 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 Rad8 17. Qc1 Bc6 18. Be5 Qb6 19. b3 Nd7 20. Bd4 Qa5 21. Bc3 Qb6 22. Ne5 Nxe5 23. Bxe5 f6 24. Bf4 e5 25. Be3 Bc5 26. Bd2 Bd4 27. Bc3 Bc5 28. Qc2 Qc7 29. Bd3 h6 30. Bf5 Rfe8 31. Bg6 Re7 32. Rad1 e4 33. Rxd8+ Qxd8 34. b4 Bb6 35. b5 e3 36. bxc6 exf2+ 37. Kh1 bxc6 38. Qb3 Bc5 39. Bb4 Qb8 40. Bxc5 Qxb3 41. axb3 Re1 42. Bxf2 Rxf1+ 43. Bg1 Rc1 44. Kh2 Rc3 45. Bxa7 Rxb3 46. c5 Rb7 47. Bb6 Re7 48. h4 Re5 49. Kh3 Kh8 50. h5 Kg8 51. Kg4 Kf8 52. Kf4 Ke7 53. Bf5 Rd5 54. g4 Re5 55. Ba7 Rd5 56. Be4 Rd4 57. Kf5 Ra4 58. Bb8 Rc4 59. Bd6+ Kd7 60. Bf3 Rc3 61. Bd1 Rc1 62. Bb3 Rf1+ 63. Kg6 Rg1 64. Kxg7 Rxg4+ 65. Kxf6 Rg5 66. Be6+ Kd8 67. Bf7 Kd7 68. Bg6 Rd5 69. Bf5+ Ke8 70. Bg6+ Kd7 71. Kg7
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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