Thematics Event


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Report Results of your Match

To request a match: (IECC members only)

Thematic Game Request

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Thematics Waiting List:

This is a great way to explore specific openings. You play either a two-game match, both as black and white, or a one-game match where you decide the color you would like to play. A list of players waiting for opponents appears below, along with popular variations with no players. You can also specify a variation that does not appear on the list.

You may specify a minimum or maximum rating for your opponent. Otherwise, we'll assign an opponent within 400 points of your rating at the time that the match is set up.

In the event that 3 players sign up at once the TD reserve the right to change the 2 game matches to a Trio.

Special Notice:

In order to leave room on our waiting list for new variations and to limit the accumulation of very specialized requests, we are having to establish limits.

  1. Requests older than a year will be deleted. You can get your name back on the list by making another request.
  2. Unusual variations will be deleted after three months at the discretion of the Tournament Directors. We will strive to retain variations that might be of general interest.
  3. New variations will ONLY be accepted if the requestor will play a two-game match with no special rating request.
  4. New variations will be limited to 7 move pairs.

We appreciate your understanding.

To report the results of your match

The following form is for reporting the results of your chess match. The report is submitted by the winner, or in tha case of a draw, by the white player.

Please enter all the details, including the complete PGN record, which can be copied and pasted into the large text box.

The form is unable to send a copy to your opponent, so to observe the usual courtesy of sending them a copy, it is recommended that the response page that will appear in your browser window when you submit the form, is copied in its entirety, and pasted into an email message, and sent to your opponent.

Game Report For a Thematics Match

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Thematics Available for Play

Updated: May 20, 2017

LIST OF PLAYERS WAITING FOR OPPONENTS:

Albin Counter Gambit

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.*

Karin  Martins 2052   2 -Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1781   2 -Game


Benoni Indian Defense

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 g6 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.e4 d6 *

John  Downes 1267  White

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2 Game

Karin  Martins 2052   2 -Game


Old Benoni A43: Mujannah

1.d4 c5 2.d5 f5 3.*

Karin  Martins 2052   2 -Game


Benko-Volga Gambit

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.*

Karin  Martins 2052   2 -Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2 Game


Benoni Defense A60

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 *

Karin  Martins 2052  2 Game

Peter James  Hughes 1083  2 Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2 Game


Blackmar Diemer Gambit

1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 *

Pedro  Canizares Cuadra 2149  2 Game

Joshua Curtis  Smith 1125  Black


Budapest Defense

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.*

Greg Leroy  Smith 934  Black

Jose Luis  Llorente 2222  White


Catalan Opening

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3  *

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2232  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1859  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game


Dutch Defense

1.d4 f5 2.*

Dogeval Ferreira  Holanda 2153  2-Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1781  2-Game

Robert  Lee 1055  2-Game


English Opening

1.c4 e5 2.*

Werner  Wittal 2134  2-Game

Lelio  Laudati 1835  White

Marcos  Domingues 1859  2-Game


English Opening-Botvinnik System

1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.d3 d6 6.e4

Werner  Wittal 2134  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1859  2-Game


English-Dutch

1.c4 f5 *

Lelio  Laudati 1835  White

Marcos  Domingues 1859  2-Game


French Defense Advance Variation

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 *

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  Black


French Defense Classical Variation

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 *

Karin  Martins 2052  2 Game


French Chigorin

1.e4 e6 2.Qe2

Bill  Meetze 1427  White

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2052  2 Game

Bernard  Garau 2228  2 Game


French Rubenstein

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.*

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2-Game


French Steinitz Attack

1.e4 e6 2.e5

Karin  Martins 2052  2 Game


French Defense Tarrasch Variation

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 *

Karin  Martins 2052  2 Game


French Defense Winawer Variation

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.*

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2052  White

Bernard  Garau 2228  Black

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2232  Black

Karin  Martins 2052  Black


Gruenfeld

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.*

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Bernard  Garau 2228  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2-Game

Michael J.  Mahony 1956  Black

Richard  Hargreaves 1477  White

Peter James  Hughes 1083  White

Greg Leroy  Smith 934  White


Konstantinopolsky Opening

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 *

Werner  Wittal 2134  2-Game

Werner  Wittal 2134  White

Karin  Martins 2052  White

Peter James  Hughes 1083  White


Neo-Gruenfeld defence

1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d5

Werner  Wittal 2134   2 -Game

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2-Game


Nimzo Indian

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4. *

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2232  2-Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1781  Black

Marcos  Domingues 1859  Black

Richard  Hargreaves 1477  2-Game


Nimzowitsch Defence

1. e4 Nc6 2.*

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game


Owen Defence

1. e4 b6 2. *

Peter James  Hughes 1083  Black


Petrov Defense

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 *

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816   2 -Game


Philidor's Defense

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Bb5 *

Richard  Hargreaves 1477   2 -Game

Sheeju Urbanus  Jacob 1085  Black


Pirc

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.*

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816   2 -Game

John Michael  Boyd 1235   2 -Game


Queens Gambit

1. d4 d5 2. c4 *

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816   2 -Game

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game


Queen's Gambit Accepted

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4  3.*

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816   2 -Game


Queen's Gambit Declined

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 *

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816   2 -Game

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Peter James  Hughes 1083  White


Queen's Indian

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 b6 4.*

Marcos  Domingues 1859  2-Game


Reti Opening

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 *

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game


Ruy Lopez

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.*

Vergara  Rene 1070  2-Game

Louis  Bowman 1600  White


Ruy Lopez Berlin Defense

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.*

Werner  Wittal 2134  2-Game

Peter James  Hughes 1083  Black

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2-Game


Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 *

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Bernard  Garau 2228  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2-Game


Ruy Lopez Marshall Counterattack

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8. c3 d5

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2-Game


Ruy Lopz  Open variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Nxe4

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2-Game


Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defence

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.*

Werner  Wittal 2134  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2-Game

Michael  Scholz 1497  2-Game


Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5  2.*

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2232  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Fabian  Schmidt 1051  White

Frank Robert  Neumann 1498  White


Semi-Slav Defense

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.*

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Bernd  Klawitter 1197  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2232  2-Game


Sicilian

1.e4 c5  2.*

Fernando  Hervas 1970  White

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1822  2-Game

Peter James  Hughes 1083  Black

Flavio Hervas  Carretero 1378  White


Sicilian c3, Alapin system

1.e4 c5  2.c3 *

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2232  2-Game

Michael  Agulnick 1933  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1859  Black

Della Diane  Stringer-Lester 1136  2-Game


Siclilian closed

1.e4 c5  2.Nc3 *

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2232  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Kurt  Schwenger 1494  Black


Sicilian Dragon

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.*

Gary  Sylvester 1637  Black

Bernard  Garau 2228  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2 Game

Marcos  Domingues 1859  2 Game


Sicilian Morra Gambit

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 *

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816   2 -Game

Marcos  Domingues 1859  2 Game


Sicilian Najdorf

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.*

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2 Game

Marcos  Domingues 1859  2 Game


Sicilian Sozin Attack

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bc4 *

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1816  2 Game

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1859  2 Game

Michael  Scholz 1497  2 Game


Trompowski Attack

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 *

Anthony J.  Wilson 1117  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2052  2-Game


Two Knights: Traxler Counter-Attack

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5

Werner  Wittal 2134  2 Game

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POPULAR VARIATIONS WITH NO PLAYERS:

Alekhine's Defense B02: Mokele Mbembe (Buecker) Variation
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Ne4 3.*

Alekhine's Defense Modern Variation B03
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 *

Bogo(lyubov) Indian Defense
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+

Caro-Kann Exchange Variation
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 *

Caro-Kann/Gurgenidze Variation
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 b5

Catalan Opening
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 *

Center Counter Defense
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 *

Damiano Defense
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 *

Dutch Defense
1.d4 f5 2.*

Dutch Defense Staunton Gambit
1.d4 f5 2.e4 *

Dutch Leningrad-Main Line
1.d4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.c4 d6 6.0-0 0-0 7.Nc3

Elephant Gambit
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 Bd6

English Opening, Hedgehog
1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 e6 4.g3 b6 *

English Hedgehog System
1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 b6 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.O-O e6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.*

English Opening
1.c4 e5 *

English Bellon Gambit
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 e4 4.Ng5 b5 *

English Opening Four Knights
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 *

Evans Gambit
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 *

French Defense
1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5

French Bird Variation
1. e4 e6 2. Bc5

French La Bourdonnais Variation
1. e4 e6 2. f4

French Defense Classical Variation
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 *

French Defense Tarrasch Variation
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 *

French Hecht System
1.e4 e5 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nc6

French Defence MacCutcheon Variation
1.e4 d6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4

French OrthoSchnapp Gambit
1.e4 e6 2.c4 d5 3.cxd5 exd5 4.Qb3

French Pelikan Variation
1.e4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.f4

French Reti variation
1. e4 e6 2. b3

French Steinitz Attack
1.e4 e6 2.e5

French Steiner Variation
1.e4 e6 2.c4 d5

French Two Knights Variation
1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3

French Wing Gambit
1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.b4

From's Gambit
1.f4 e5 *

Giuoco Piano
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.*

Gruenfeld Modern Exchange Variation
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 *

Hikaru Nakamura`s 2.Qh5
1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 *

Irregular Opening
1.a3 *

Konstantinopolsky Opening
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 *

Latvian Gambit
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.*

Max Lange Attack
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d4 exd4 5.O-O Nf6 6.e5*

Mittel Gambit
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Qxd4 Nc6 4.Qe3 *

Morra Gambit
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 *

Nimzowitsch-Larsen: Indian Variation
1.b3 Nf6 2.*

Omega-Osiris Gambit
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e5 3.*

Petrov Defense, Cochrane Gambit
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nxf7 *

Petrov Defense; The 5.Nc3 Variation
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 *

Queen Gambit Slav Defence - Moldavian-Chebanenko Variation
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 *

Queen Gambit Slav Defence - Rausis Variation
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 dxc4 4.e3 Be6

Queen's Gambit Declined Tarrasch Defense
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 *

Queen's Pawn Counter Gambit:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5

Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defence
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.*

Scandinavian Defense/Gubnitsky-Pytel Variation
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 a6 6.g3 b5 7.*

Sicilian
1.e4 c5 *

Sicilian 2.Na3
1.e4 c5 2.Na3 *

Sicilian defence
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 *

Sicilian, Bryntse Gambit
1.e4 c5 2.f4 d5 3.Nf3 *

Sicilian Boleslavsky Variation
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be2 e5 7.*

Sicilian: Closed B23 Kavalek-Bosch Variation
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g4 *

Sicilian Defense
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Bd3 *

Sicilian Defence:Meszaros Variation
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Rb8

Sicilian Defense - Hyper Dragon
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.*

Sicilian Dragadorf
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 a6

Sicilian Paulsen
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 *

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer Attack
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 *

Soller's Gambit
1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 f6 3.*

Spanish
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d4*

Two Knights Defence, Belgrade Gambit
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nd5 *

Two Knights: Traxler Counter-Attack
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5

Winawer Counter Gambit
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 e5 4.*

Wilkes-Barre / Traxler Counter Attack
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5

E10 - Blumenfeld counter gambit
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 b5 5.*