Thematics Event


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Report Results of your Match

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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: April 14, 2018

LIST OF PLAYERS WAITING FOR OPPONENTS:

Blackmar Diemer Gambit

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

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

Benko-Volga Gambit

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

Karin  Martins 1958   2 -Game

 

Bird's Opening

1.f4 *

David George  Pinch 1493   2 -Game

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051   2 -Game

Karin  Martins 1958   2 -Game

 

Michael  Agulnick 1959  2-Game Caro Kahn

 

Caro Kahn Advance Variation

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 *

Peter James  Hughes 1114  Black

 

Caro-Kahn Exchange Variation

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 *

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1590  2-Game

 

Caro-Kahn/Gurgenidze Variation

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 b5

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1590  2-Game

 

Caro-Kahn/Milner-Barry Gambit, Rasa-Studier Gambit:

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.f3

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1590  2-Game

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1788  2-Game

 

Caro-Kahn Panov-Botvinnik Attack

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 *

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1590  2-Game

 

Catalan Opening

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3  *

Richard  Hargreaves 1717  2-Game

Michael  Agulnick 1959  2-Game

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  Black

 

Dutch Defense

1.d4 f5 2.*

Bill  Humphreys 1252  2-Game

Ralf  Blittkowsky 2053  2-Game

Werner  Wittal 2076  White

Mark John  McCready 1668  2-Game

Frank Edel  Powers Roibal 1100  2-Game

 

Dutch Defence ( Stonewall)

1 d4 f5 2 c4 Nf6 3 g3 e6 4 Bg2 Be7 5 Nf3 0-0 6. 0-0 d5 7.Nc3 c6 8.*

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1590  Black

 

English Opening

1.c4 *

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

Bernd  Klawitter 1204  2-Game

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1788  Black

Jorge Luis  Baez 1561  2-Game

Frank Edel  Powers Roibal 1100  2-Game

 

English Opening

1. Nf3 Nf6  2.c4 g6 3.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  White

 

English Opening

1. Nf3 Nf6  2..c4 e6 3.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  White

 

English Opening

1. c4 b6 2.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  2-Game

 

English Opening

1. d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  2-Game

 

French Defense

1. e4 e6 2. *

Fernando  Hervas 1998  White

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1590  Black

Carlo  Bottoni 1825  Black

 

French Defense Advance Variation

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

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

Michael  Agulnick 1959  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2267  2-Game

 

French Defense Advance Variation

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

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  Black

Michael  Agulnick 1959  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2267  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

French Defense Classical Variation

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

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2267  2-Game

Michael  Agulnick 1959  2-Game

 

French Steinitz Attack

1.e4 e6 2.e5

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

French Defense Tarrasch

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

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2267  2-Game

Michael  Agulnick 1959  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

French Defense Winawer Variation

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

Kevin  Powers Plutin 1094  2-Game

Michael  Agulnick 1959  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2267  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

Grob attack

1. g4 *

Zeljko Sl  Cirovic 1607  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

Claude  Jouan 2200  2-Game

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1788  Black

 

Gruenfeld Defense

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

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2267  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

Peter James  Hughes 1114  White

Greg Leroy  Smith 965  White

 

Hikaru Nakamura

1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 *

John  Downes 1443  2-Game

Frank Edel  Powers Roibal 1100  2-Game

Bjoern  Nilsson 948  2-Game

 

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1.g3

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  2-Game

 

Keres Defense

1. d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  2-Game

 

Latvian Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.*

Karin  Martins 1958   2 -Game

 

Max Lange Attack

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

Werner  Wittal 2076  2-Game

 

Nimzo Indian Defense

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

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1788  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2267  2-Game

 

Nimzovich-Larsen attack

1. b3 *

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

Nimzowitsch Defence

1. e4 Nc6 2.*

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

Petrov Defense Classical line

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6  3. Nxe5 *

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

Petrov Defense, Steinitz variation

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 *

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

Pirc

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

John Michael  Boyd 1240  White

Mario  Vaz Jr. 2110  White

Albert Efimov  Nikolaevich 1880  White

Michael  Scholz 1555   2 -Game

 

Queens Gambit

1. d4 d5 2. c4 *

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

Queens Gambit

1. d4 d5 2. c4  dxc4 3.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  Black

 

Queens Gambit Declined

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  Black

 

Queens Gambit Declined

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  Black

 

Queens Gambit Slav Defense

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3.*

Fernando  Hervas 1998   2 -Game

 

Queen's Indian

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

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  Black

 

Queens Pawn

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Bb4+

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  Black

 

Reti Opening

1.Nf3 d5 2.*

Ireneusz  Kasznia 2083  2-Game

 

Reti

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 0-0 6. 0-0 *

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  White

 

Ruy Lopez

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

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

Ralf  Blittkowsky 2053  2-Game

Jay Roy  Hall 1726  Black

 

Ruy Lopez,  - Cozio Defense

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nge7

Lou  Pratt 1146  2-Game

 

Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5  2.*

Robert  Lee 980  Black

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1590  2-Game

Frank Edel  Powers Roibal 1100  White

 

Sicilian c3, Alapin system

1.e4 c5  2.c3 *

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

Siclilian Closed

1.e4 c5  2.Nc3 *

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

Sicilian Morra Gambit

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

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1788  Black

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

Ralf  Blittkowsky 2053  Black

 

Sicilian Moscow variant

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ *

Paul Caresse  Polo 2051  Black

Greg Leroy  Smith 965  2-Game

Jorge Luis  Baez 1561  2-Game

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1788  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

Frank Edel  Powers Roibal 1100  2-Game

 

Soller's Gambit

1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 f6 3.*

Fauzi  Akram 2149  White

 

Torre Attack

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 *

Kevin  Powers Plutin 1094  2-Game

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1788  Black

 

van Geet opening

1. Nc3 *

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

Van't Kruijs Opening 

1 e3 * 

John  Downes 1443  White

Karin  Martins 1958  2-Game

 

Wilkes-Barre / Traxler Counter Attack

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

Fauzi  Akram 2149  White

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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.*