CT Class 1 #196

E15d: Queen's Indian: Nimzowitsch, 5.Qc2
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. d4
Clock started on 4/10/2023
1... Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qc2 Bb7 6. Bg2 c5 7. d5 exd5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. O-O Be7 10. Rd1 Nc6 11. Qa4 Nf6 12. Nh4 g6 13. Bh6 Bf8 14. Bg5 h6 15. Bxf6 Qxf6 16. Nc3 O-O-O 17. Rd3 g5 18. Nf3 Na5 19. Rad1 Bc6 20. Qc2 Re8 21. Nd2 Bxg2 22. Kxg2 Qc6+ 23. Kg1 Kb8 24. Nf1 d6 25. Ne3 Qd7 26. R3d2 Nb7 27. Nf5 Rg8 28. a3 Rg6 29. b4 Rc8 30. b5 g4 31. e4 h5 32. a4 Qe6 33. Re2 Be7 34. Nd5 Bg5 35. h3 gxh3 36. Kh2 Rcg8 37. Qd3 Qe8 38. Rde1 Qd7 39. Qf3 Rh8 40. Kxh3 Bd8 41. Kg2 Bf6 42. Rd1 h4 43. g4 Rhg8 44. Kh1 Re8 45. Qh3 Bd8 46. f4 Reg8 47. Rg2 f6 48. Rd3 Rh8 49. Qf3 Na5 50. Qe2 Rgg8 51. Rh3 Qe8 52. Rg1 Qe6 53. Re1 Rg6 54. Rd1 Rh7 55. e5 fxe5 56. Re3 Rg8 57. fxe5 Bg5 58. Re4 Re8 59. Nf6 Bxf6 60. Rxd6 Qb3 61. Re3 Qc4 62. Rxf6 Qd5+ 63. Qf3 Rxe5 64. g5 Qxf3+ 65. Rxf3 Rh8 66. g6 Rg8 67. Nh6 Rc8 68. Nf5 Rg8 69. Rf1 Nb3 70. Nh6 Rc8 71. g7 Rg5 72. Rg1
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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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