Heading Towards Summer

D00d: Queen's Pawn: 2.e3
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
1. d4 d5
Clock started on 6/9/2023
2. e3 Bf5 3. Bb5+ c6 4. Bd3 Bd7 5. b3 e6 6. Ne2 Nf6 7. O-O Bd6 8. Ng3 b5 9. c3 a5 10. a4 Na6 11. Qe2 O-O 12. Nh5 Nxh5 13. Qxh5 g6 14. Qe2 Nc7 15. Bb2 Qh4 16. g3 Qe7 17. Qf3 Rfb8 18. Ra2 bxa4 19. bxa4 c5 20. Kg2 Qe8 21. dxc5 Bxc5 22. Bc2 f5 23. Qd1 Qf7 24. Ba3 Bb6 25. Rb2 Na6 26. Bd6 Bc7 27. Rxb8+ Rxb8 28. Bxc7 Nxc7 29. Qd4 Qe7 30. Qa7 Rb2 31. Qxc7 Rxc2 32. Qb8+ Kg7 33. Qb3 Re2 34. Rd1 Bc6 35. Qb8 Bxa4 36. Qe5+ Qf6 37. Qxf6+ Kxf6 38. Rd4 Bc2 39. Na3 Be4+ 40. Kf1 Ra2 41. Nb5 Bf3 42. Ke1 Be2 43. Nd6 Ba6 44. Ne8+ Kf7 45. Nc7 Bc4 46. Rd2 a4 47. Rxa2 Bxa2 48. Nb5 Bb3 49. Na3 Kf6 50. Kd2 Ke5 51. f3 Kd6 52. f4 e5 53. h4 e4 54. Kc1 Ke6 55. Kb2 Bc4 56. Nxc4 dxc4 57. Ka3 Kd5 58. Kxa4 Kc5 59. Ka5 h6 60. Ka4 h5 61. Ka5 Kc6 62. Kb4 Kd5 63. Kb5 Kd6 64. Kxc4 Kc6 65. Kd4 Kb5 66. c4+ Kc6 67. c5 Kc7 68. Kd5 Kd7 69. c6+ Kc7 70. Kc5 Kc8 71. Kd6 Kd8 72. Kc5 Kc7 73. Kd5 Kc8 74. Kd6=

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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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