CT Class 5 #133

B20: Sicilian: 2.Bc4
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 9/24/2022
2. Bc4 e6 3. h4 Nf6 4. f3 Bd6 5. d3 Bg3+ 6. Kf1 Nh5 7. Ne2 Bxh4 8. g3 Nxg3+ 9. Kg2 Nxh1 10. Qxh1 Bf6 11. a3 d5 12. Bb5+ Bd7 13. Bxd7+ Nxd7 14. Nbc3 d4 15. Nd1 Qc7 16. Bf4 e5 17. Bd2 O-O-O 18. b4 c4 19. a4 h6 20. c3 cxd3 21. Ng3 Nb6 22. a5 Nc4 23. Be1 Ne3+ 24. Nxe3 dxe3 25. Bd2 exd2 26. Qd1 Qxc3 27. Nf1 Qc2 28. Nxd2 Rd7 29. Rc1 Rc7 30. Rxc2 dxc2 31. Qc1 Rd8 32. Nb3 Bg5 33. Qa1 c1=Q 34. Nxc1 Bxc1 35. Qxe5 f6 36. Qe6+ Kb8 37. Kh3 Ba3 38. Qb3 Bc1 39. a6 Bf4 40. b5 b6 41. Kg4 g5 42. Qe6 Be5 43. Kh5 Rd3 44. Qe8+ Rc8 45. Qe7 Rc7 46. Qf8+ Rc8 47. Qe7 Bc7 48. Qxf6 Rb3 49. Kxh6 Rxb5 50. Qa1 Bf4 51. e5 Bxe5 52. Qb1 Rcc5 53. Qh7 Bc7 54. Qg8+ Bd8 55. Qxd8+ Rc8 56. Qd6+ Rc7 57. Qe6 Ra5 58. Qg6 Rxa6 59. Qxg5 b5+ 60. Kh5 Rb6 61. f4 a5 62. f5 Rcc6 63. Qe7 a4 64. Qe5+ Ka7 65. Qe1 b4 66. Qe7+ Ka6 67. Qe2+ Ka5 68. Kg5 Rb5 69. Qf3 Ra6 70. Qf4 a3 71. Qf1 Ka4 72. Qd1+ b3 73. Qd4+ Ka5 74. Qd8+

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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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