Strong, Steady, Standard

B38r: Sicilian: Maroczy Bind, 7.Nc3 O-O 8.Be2 d6 9.O-O Bd7
'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 1/15/2007
2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Bg7 5. c4 Nc6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Be2 d6 9. O-O Bd7 10. Re1 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Bc6 12. Bd3 a5 13. Qd2 a4 14. Nd5 Nd7 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Re3 Re8 17. Rh3 Nf8 18. Rd1 Bxd5 19. exd5 e5 20. dxe6 Rxe6 21. Bf1 Qb6 22. Rd3 Ra5 23. b4 axb3 24. Rxb3 Qa7 25. Rxb7 Qa8 26. Qb2+ Kg8 27. Qb6 Rxa2 28. Qc7 Qe8 29. Rb8 Qe7 30. Qxe7 Rxe7 31. Rb6 Ne6 32. Rbxd6 Rc2 33. g3 Ra7 34. R6d2 Raa2 35. Rxc2 Rxc2 36. Bd3 Rc3 37. Be2 Kf8 38. Rd5 Ke7 39. f4 Kf6 40. Kf2 h5 41. h4 Ng7 42. Bd3 Ke6 43. Ke3 Rc1 44. Rb5 Rg1 45. Kf2 Rc1 46. Ke2 Rg1 47. Kf3 Rc1 48. Rb1 Rc3 49. Ke2 Nf5 50. Rb6+ Ke7 51. Bxf5 gxf5 52. Kf2 Rxc4 53. Rh6 Rc2+ 54. Kf3 Ra2 55. Rxh5 Kf6 56. Ke3 Ra3+ 57. Kf2 Ra2+ 58. Kg1 Ra1+ 59. Kh2 Ra2+ 60. Kh3 Kg6 61. Rg5+ Kf6 62. Rg8 Ra1 63. Kg2 Ra2+ 64. Kg1 Ra1+ 65. Kf2 Ra2+ 66. Ke3 Ra3+ 67. Kd4=

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Game Page Help

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:

  • Download Game: This button will allow you to download the game in PGN format.
  • Move to the 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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