Standard Chess League - Season Fourteen

C43t: Russian Game: Modern Attack, 3...Nxe4, Main Line, 7...Bd6
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 e5
Clock started on 1/13/2023
2. Nf3 Nf6
Conditional Moves: 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5
3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Nd7 6. Nxd7 Bxd7 7. O-O Bd6 8. Nc3 Nxc3 9. bxc3 O-O 10. Qh5 f5 11. Re1 Be8 12. Qf3 c6 13. Bf4 Qc7 14. Be5 Bd7 15. Qg3 Rf6 16. c4 Re8 17. cxd5 cxd5 18. Rab1 Bxe5
Conditional Moves: 19. dxe5 Rb6
19. Rxe5 f4
Conditional Moves: 20. Qf3 Rxe5 21. dxe5 Qxe5 22. Rxb7 Bf5
20. Qh4 h6 21. Qh5 Qc6 22. h3 f3 23. g4 Rxe5 24. Qxe5 b6 25. Qb8+ Qc8 26. Qxc8+ Bxc8 27. Re1 Re6 28. Rxe6 Bxe6 29. Kh2 g5 30. Kg3 Kg7
Conditional Moves: 31. Kxf3 Kf6
31. Bb5 Bf7 32. Kxf3 Kf6 33. Ke3 Bg6 34. Bd3 Be8 35. c3 Bd7 36. f4 Bc6 37. Ba6 Bd7 38. Kf3 Ke6 39. Kg3 Kf6
Conditional Moves: 40. Bb7 Be6
40. h4 Be6 41. Bb7 Bf7 42. fxg5+ hxg5 43. Bc6 Be6 44. h5 Bg8 45. Kf3 Be6 46. h6 a6 47. c4 dxc4 48. d5 Bg8 49. d6 c3 50. Ke3 c2 51. Kd2 c1=Q+ 52. Kxc1 a5 53. Ba4 Bh7 54. Bc2 Bg8 55. Bf5 b5 56. Kb2 b4 57. h7 Bxh7 58. Bxh7 Ke6 59. Kb3 Kxd6 60. Ka4 Kc5 61. Kxa5
Conditional Moves: 61... Kc4 62. Bc2
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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