CT Class 1 #184

E08g: Catalan: Closed, 7.Qc2 c6 8.Bf4
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 Nf6
Clock started on 5/31/2022
2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. Qc2 Nbd7 8. O-O c6 9. Bf4 h6 10. Rd1 b6 11. Nc3 Bb7 12. Ne5 g5 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. Be3 Rc8 15. Qd3 Kg7 16. Rac1 Nxe5 17. dxe5 Nd7 18. Bd4 f6 19. Qe3 Nxe5 20. Bxe5 fxe5 21. Qxe5+ Rf6 22. e3 Bd6 23. Qd4 Rc4 24. Qd2 Qd7 25. a3 Rc7 26. Rc2 Qe8 27. Rdc1 Qd7 28. Qd1 Rc4 29. Bf1 Rc7 30. h4 a6 31. hxg5 hxg5 32. Bg2 Rc4 33. e4 d4 34. Qd3 b5 35. e5 Bxe5 36. Ne4 Bxe4 37. Bxe4 Rxc2 38. Rxc2 Rf8 39. Rc5 Qf7 40. Qe2 Qf6 41. Bd3 Bb8 42. Rc6 Qf3 43. Rxa6 Qxe2 44. Bxe2 e5 45. Bd3 Rf6 46. Ra8 Bd6 47. Kg2 Re6 48. Ra6 Kf6 49. Bxb5 Ke7 50. Bc4 Rf6 51. Ra7+ Kd8 52. Ra8+ Kd7 53. Bd3 g4 54. Ra7+ Bc7 55. Rb7 Rd6 56. Rb5 Ke6 57. a4 Kf6 58. Kf1 Re6 59. Rb7 e4 60. Bxe4 Rxe4 61. Rxc7 Re6 62. Rc4 d3 63. Rd4 Re2 64. Rxd3 Rxb2 65. Ra3 Rb6 66. a5 Ra6 67. f3 gxf3 68. Rxf3+ Ke7 69. Ra3 Kd6 70. g4 Ke5 71. Ra2 Kd6 72. g5 Ke5 73. Ke2 Kd4 74. Kf3 Ke5 75. Kg4 Ke6 76. g6 Kf6 77. Kh5 Kg7 78. Ra4 Ra8 79. a6 Ra7 80. Kg5 Kh8 81. Kf5 Kg8 82. Ke4 Kg7 83. Kd5 Kxg6 84. Kc6 Rf7 85. a7 Rf6+ 86. Kd5 Rf5+ 87. Ke4 Rf8 88. a8=Q Rxa8 89. Rxa8 Kf6 90. Ra6+ Ke7 91. Kd5 Kf7 92. Re6 Kf8 93. Kd6 Kf7 94. Kd7
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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