CT Class 1 #194

D00i: Trompowsky: 2...d5 3.e3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4 Nf6
Clock started on 3/8/2023
2. Bg5 d5 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Qc2 Ne4 6. Bf4 Nc6 7. Nd2 g5 8. Bg3 Bf5 9. Nxe4 Bxe4 10. dxc5 Qxc5 11. Qb3 Bg7 12. Nf3 O-O 13. Rd1 h6 14. Bd3 Bxd3 15. Rxd3 e6 16. O-O Qe7 17. Rfd1 f5 18. h3 a6 19. Qc2 Rac8 20. Qe2 Qf7 21. Bh2 Qg6 22. R3d2 g4 23. hxg4 fxg4 24. Ne1 Na5 25. Qd3 Qg5 26. e4 Nc4 27. Re2 d4 28. cxd4 Bxd4 29. Bf4 Rxf4 30. Qxd4 Ne5 31. Qb6 Re8 32. g3 Rf7 33. Rc2 Qf6 34. Rc7 Rxc7 35. Qxc7 Rf8 36. Rd2 b5 37. Qc3= h5 38. Rc2 Kh7 39. Kg2 Rf7 40. Qe3 Kg7 41. b3 Kg6 42. Rc8 h4 43. gxh4 Qxh4 44. Qg3 Qh3+ 45. Qxh3 gxh3+ 46. Kxh3 Rxf2 47. Rc5 Nd7 48. Rc7 Ne5 49. Rc5 Nd7 50. Rc7= Nf6 51. a4 Nxe4 52. Rc6 Kf5 53. Rxa6 Rf1 54. Nc2 Rf3+ 55. Kh4 e5 56. Ra8 Rc3 57. Rf8+ Ke6 58. Re8+ Kf5 59. Rf8+ Ke6=

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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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