🏆🏆🏆 JULY 2022 ♟♟♟

E91u: King's Indian: 6.Be2 Bg4
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
Clock started on 7/9/2022
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O c5 8. dxc5 dxc5 9. Be3 b6 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Bxf3 e5 12. Qxd8 Rxd8 13. Rad1 Nbd7 14. Bg4 Nxg4 15. hxg4 a6 16. Rd6 Nf6 17. Rxd8+ Rxd8 18. Bg5 Rd4 19. b3 Nxe4 20. Nxe4 Rxe4 21. Be3 f5 22. Re1 Rxg4 23. Rd1 f4 24. Bc1 f3 25. g3 b5 26. Rd5 Re4 27. Be3 bxc4 28. bxc4 Rxc4 29. Bxc5 Ra4 30. a3 Ra5 31. Rd8+ Kf7 32. Bb4 Ra4 33. Rd7+ Kf6 34. Rb7 a5 35. Be7+ Kf5 36. Bd8 Bh6 37. Be7 g5 38. Bc5 Kg6 39. Bb4 axb4 40. axb4 Ra1+ 41. Kh2 g4 42. Rb5 e4 43. Re5 Re1 44. b5 Re2 45. b6 Rxf2+ 46. Kg1 e3 47. b7 Rb2 48. Re6+ Kf7 49. Rxh6 Rb1+ 50. Kh2 e2 51. Rxh7+ Kg8 52. Re7 f2 53. Re8+ Kf7 54. b8=Q
Conditional Moves: 54... Rxb8 55. Rxb8
54... Rh1+ 55. Kxh1 e1=Q+ 56. Rxe1 fxe1=Q+ 57. Kg2 Qe2+ 58. Kg1 Qf3 59. Qf4+ Qxf4 60. gxf4= Kf6 61. Kf2 Ke6 62. Kg2 Kf6 63. Kf2 Kg6=

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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:

  • Settings: This button will bring up your chess board and pieces display settings.
  • Download Game: This button will allow you to download the game in PGN format.
  • Copy Position: This button will copy the position to your clipboard.
  • Move to 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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