kw78 v Team G.B. Standard 5 a side Friendly

C40a: Open Game: Damiano Defence
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 11/14/2022
2. Nf3 f6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 c6 5. O-O b5 6. Bxg8 Rxg8 7. d4 exd4 8. Nxd4 Bxd4 9. Qxd4 Qb6 10. Be3 Qxd4 11. Bxd4 Ba6 12. b4 d6 13. a3 Nd7 14. Rad1 c5 15. Be3 Ne5 16. Rxd6 Bc8 17. h3 Nc4 18. Bxc5 Nxa3 19. Rfd1 Kf7 20. R1d2 Nc4 21. Nxb5 Nxd2 22. Rxd2 a6 23. Nc7 Ra7 24. Bxa7 h5 25. b5 axb5 26. Nxb5 g5 27. Nd6+ Kg6 28. Nxc8 Rxc8 29. Bd4 Rd8 30. c3 h4 31. Rb2 Re8 32. f3 Ra8 33. Rb6 Rf8 34. c4 Kh5 35. Bxf6 Rc8 36. Rb4 Kg6 37. e5 Kf5 38. Kf2 Ra8 39. c5 Ra2+ 40. Kg1 Rc2 41. Rb5 Kf4 42. Kh2 Ke3 43. Bxg5+ Kf2 44. Bxh4+ Kf1 45. Rb1+ Ke2 46. Be7 Kf2 47. Bd6 Ra2 48. c6 Ra8 49. c7 Rg8 50. g4 Kxf3 51. Rb8 Rg7 52. c8=Q Ra7 53. Qc4 Ra2+ 54. Qxa2 Kf4 55. e6+ Ke4 56. Rb5 Kd3 57. Re5 Kd4 58. Qa4+ Kd3 59. Rb5 Kc3 60. Rb3+ Kc2 61. Qa2+ Kc1 62. Rb1#
White win

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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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