7th Annual Winter Solstice Dark Tournament

'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
This game is being played under Dark2 (king capture wins) rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
Clock started on 1/2/2022
1. e4 e6 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. d3 b6 4. Be3 Bb7 5. Qd2 Be7 6. g3 c5 7. f4 Nc6 8. Bg2 d6 9. Nf3 Qc7 10. O-O O-O-O 11. Rab1 Kb8 12. Ne2 h6 13. c3 Rhg8 14. b3 Nh7 15. Qc2 g5 16. fxg5 Nxg5 17. Nxg5 Bxg5 18. Bxg5 Rxg5 19. Qc1 Rgg8 20. Qe3 Ne7 21. Nf4 Rdf8 22. Rb2 f5 23. exf5 Bxg2 24. Nxg2 Nxf5 25. Qf3 Nh4 26. Qe2 Rxf1 27. Qxf1 Nf5 28. Re2 Qb7 29. Qe1 h5 30. Rf2 h4 31. gxh4 Nxh4 32. Qe2 Nf5 33. Kf1 Qh7 34. Qe1 Rh8 35. Qd2 Qxh2 36. Qf4 Qxf4 37. Rxf4 Rh1 38. Kf2 Rh6 39. Rf3 Kc7 40. Ke2 Kd7 41. Rf2 e5 42. Kd2 Ke6 43. Kc2 Rf6 44. Kb2 Ne7 45. Rc2 Nd5 46. a3 Nf4 47. Ne1 d5 48. b4 d4 49. cxd4 cxd4 50. Kb3 Nd5 51. Rd2 Nc3 52. Nc2 Rf7 53. a4 Kd5 54. Na3 a6 55. Kb2 Rd7 56. Nc4 b5 57. axb5 axb5 58. Na3 Ra7 59. Kb3 Rd7 60. Nc2 Rd6 61. Kb2 Ke6 62. Rg2 Nd5 63. Kb3 Ne3 64. Rd2 Nxc2 65. Rxc2 Ra6 66. Rg2 Kd5 67. Rg6 Rxg6
Black win

(Under Construction)

See Dark1, however there are no checks or mates - the game is won by capturing your opponent's king.

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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