Gameboard User Guide

Click the dropdowns above the boards to select from the available games.

The squares on the game board diagram also act as functional shortcuts. Hover your mouse pointer (if viewing on a pc) over the squares on the board and you get a popup message saying what clicking on that square does. Not all the squares are active. Click on the square g8 (with Black at the top) for a list of the shortcut squares.

Example: the square e7 (with Black at the top) flips the board so you see the position from Black’s point of view. Clicking the same square (d2 with White at the top) flips back again. However, the player names stay as they are, which is why I have shown the names with “(White”) and “(Black”) after them, so that there is no confusion as to who is who on the diagram, whichever way you are viewing the board.

Of the buttons beneath the board, the + button toggles autoplay, and the squares on the second rank (with White at the bottom) control the autoplay settings.

Apart from the moves in the game, it is also possible to play through variations given in annotations. However, note this only applies to the variations given between square brackets, e.g. [If 37. Bc3 Ra3 38. Kd2 Kc4] click on any of these moves to play from that point. Then re-select the game move you had reached, to return to the game.

The game boards are provided by, a project run by Paolo Casaschi, who plays for Ilford in the London League.