Standard Chess League - Season Thirteen

D87g: Gruenfeld: Classical Exchange, 9.O-O Nc6 10.Be3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 Nf6
Clock started on 5/22/2022
2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Ne2 c5 9. O-O Nc6 10. Be3 b6 11. Qd2 Bb7 12. Rac1 Rc8 13. Rfd1 cxd4 14. cxd4 Na5 15. Bd3 e6 16. f3 Qd7 17. Kf2 Rxc1 18. Rxc1 Rc8 19. h4 h5 20. Rc2 Rxc2 21. Qxc2 Nc6 22. Qa4 Qc8 23. g3 Bf8 24. Bb5 a6 25. Bxc6 Qxc6 26. Qxc6 Bxc6 27. Nf4 b5 28. Nd3 a5 29. Nc5 b4 30. Bf4 Bg7 31. Ke3 a4 32. Nd3 Bf8 33. Bc7 f6 34. Ba5 b3 35. axb3 axb3 36. Bc3 Bb5 37. Nc5 Bc4 38. Kd2 g5 39. Kc1 Bd6 40. Be1 e5 41. Kb2 exd4 42. Nxb3
Conditional Moves: 42... Bxb3 43. Kxb3
42... Be5 43. Nd2 Be2 44. Bf2 d3+ 45. Kb3 Kf7 46. Nc4 Bxf3 47. Nxe5+ fxe5 48. Be3 gxh4 49. gxh4 Bxe4 50. Bd2 Kf6 51. Kc4 Ke6 52. Be3 Kf5 53. Kc3 Kg4 54. Bg5= Bg6 55. Kd2 Bf5 56. Bf6 Kg3 57. Bg5 Kf3 58. Bf6 e4 59. Bg5 Kg2 60. Bf6 Kf3 61. Bg5 Kf2=

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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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