CT Class 1 #180

E11y: Bogo-Indian: 4.Bd2 Bxd2 5.Qxd2 O-O
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 Nf6
Clock started on 1/4/2022
2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Qxd2 O-O 6. g3 b6 7. Bg2 d5 8. Nc3 Nbd7 9. cxd5 exd5 10. O-O Bb7 11. Rfd1 Re8 12. Rac1 c6 13. Qc2 Qe7 14. e3 h6 15. Qb3 Rac8 16. Ne1 Rb8 17. Nd3 a5 18. Rd2 Ba6 19. Qd1 g6 20. Rdc2 Qd6 21. b3 Kg7 22. Na4 Bb5 23. Nc3 Ba6 24. h3 Rbc8 25. Nf4 Rh8 26. Na4 Rhg8 27. Bf1 Bb7 28. Nd3 Qe6 29. Kh2 Ne4 30. Bg2 Rge8 31. Nf4 Qd6 32. h4 f5 33. Bh3 Rf8 34. h5 g5 35. Ng6 Rf7 36. Nc3 Re8 37. Nxe4 dxe4 38. Kg1 Kh7 39. Qe1 Kg7 40. Qc3 Kh7 41. Rb1 Rc8 42. Ne5 Nxe5 43. dxe5 Qe6 44. b4 axb4 45. Qxb4 c5 46. Qxb6 Rc6 47. Qd8 Qxe5 48. Rd2 Qf6 49. Rd7 Qxd8 50. Rxf7+ Kg8 51. Rbxb7 Qd1+ 52. Bf1 Rd6 53. Rxf5 Rd7 54. Rxd7 Qxd7 55. Bc4+ Kg7 56. Rf7+ Qxf7 57. Bxf7 Kxf7 58. g4 Ke6 59. f4 exf3 60. Kf2 Kd5 61. Kxf3 Kc4 62. e4 Kd3 63. e5 c4 64. e6 c3 65. e7 c2 66. e8=Q c1=Q 67. Qd7+ Kc2 68. Qc7+ Kb1 69. Qxc1+ Kxc1 70. a4
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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