Fast Chess For Five 1600-1799

D02k: Queen's Pawn: 3.c3
'Fast' (10 days + 1 day/move, max 30 days)
1. Nf3 d5
Clock started on 9/12/2023
2. c3 Nf6 3. d4 Bf5 4. Qb3 b6 5. Bg5 e6 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. e3 O-O 8. Be2 h6 9. Bh4 Nbd7 10. O-O c5 11. dxc5 Nxc5 12. Qd1 Bd3 13. Nd4 Bxe2 14. Qxe2 Rc8 15. N2f3 Nfe4 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17. Ne5 Qd6 18. f4 Nd7 19. Nb5 Qe7 20. Nxa7 Nxe5 21. Nxc8 Rxc8 22. fxe5 Qg5 23. Rad1 Qxe5 24. Qf3 Qc7 25. Qg4 Ra8 26. a3 Ra4 27. Rd4 Ra8 28. Qh5 Rf8 29. Rb4 Qc5 30. Qh3 Nd2 31. Rd1 Nc4 32. Re1 Ne5 33. Rd4 Nc4= 34. Rg4 Kh7 35. Qg3 Rg8 36. Kh1 Nxb2 37. Rf1 Qxc3 38. h4 f6 39. h5 f5 40. Rg6 Nc4 41. Rxe6 d4 42. Qg6+ Kh8 43. exd4 Qxd4 44. Rxf5 Nd2 45. Qg3 Qa1+ 46. Kh2 Nf1+ 47. Rxf1 Qxf1 48. Rxb6 Ra8 49. Rb7 Qf8= 50. Rb3 Qf7 51. Rb8+ Rxb8 52. Qxb8+ Kh7 53. Qe5 Qb3 54. Qc5 Qd1 55. Qa5 Qd6+ 56. g3 Qd1 57. Qf5+ Kg8 58. Qc5 Qe2+ 59. Kh3 Qf1+ 60. Kh4 Qh1+ 61. Kg4 Qe4+ 62. Kh3 Qh1+=

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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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