Thematics Event


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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 22, 2017

LIST OF PLAYERS WAITING FOR OPPONENTS:

Albin Counter Gambit

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.*

Karin  Martins 2039   2 -Game

Vittorio  Lo Conte 1786  2 Game



Benoni Indian Defense

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

John  Downes 1229  White

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2 Game

Karin  Martins 2039   2 -Game



Old Benoni A43: Mujannah

1.d4 c5 2.d5 f5 3.*

Karin  Martins 2039   2 -Game



Benko-Volga Gambit

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

Karin  Martins 2039   2 -Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2 Game



Benoni Defense A60

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

Karin  Martins 2039  2 Game

Peter James  Hughes 1083  2 Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2 Game



Blackmar Diemer Gambit

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

Pedro  Canizares Cuadra 2149  2 Game

Ivor  Goodman 1143  Black

Joshua Curtis  Smith 1125  Black



Budapest Defense

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.*

Karin  Martins 2039  2 Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1781  2 Game

Greg Leroy  Smith 945  Black

Jose Luis  Llorente 2221  White



Catalan Opening

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

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2236  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1852  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game



Dutch Defense

1.d4 f5 2.*

Greg Leroy  Smith 945  White

Bill  Humphreys 1199  2-Game



English Opening

1.c4 e5 2.*

Werner  Wittal 2134  2-Game

Lelio  Laudati 1852  White

Marcos  Domingues 1852  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 1852  2-Game



English-Dutch

1.c4 f5 *

Lelio  Laudati 1852  White

Marcos  Domingues 1852  2-Game



French Defense Advance Variation

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  Black



French Defense Classical Variation

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

Karin  Martins 2039  2 Game



French Chigorin

1.e4 e6 2.Qe2

Bill  Meetze 1427  White

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2039  2 Game

Bernard  Garau 2227  2 Game



French Rubenstein

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game



French Steinitz Attack

1.e4 e6 2.e5

Karin  Martins 2039  2 Game



French Defense Tarrasch Variation

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

Karin  Martins 2039  2 Game



French Defense Winawer Variation

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2039  White

Bernard  Garau 2227  Black

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2236  Black

Karin  Martins 2039  Black



Gruenfeld

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

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Bernard  Garau 2227  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game

Michael J.  Mahony 1947  Black

Richard  Hargreaves 1563  White

Peter James  Hughes 1083  White

Greg Leroy  Smith 945  White



King's Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.f4 *

Werner  Wittal 2134  2-Game



Kings Indian Defense, Sämisch Attack

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O 6.Be3 e5 *

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Vergara  Rene 1070  Black



King's Indian Samisch Variation

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O 6.Be3 Nc6 *

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game



Konstantinopolsky Opening

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

Werner  Wittal 2134  2-Game

Werner  Wittal 2134  White

Archie  Keiper 1766  White

Clany  Soileau 1250  White

Peter James  Hughes 1083  White



Neo-Gruenfeld defence

d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d5

Werner  Wittal 2134   2 -Game

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game



Nimzo Indian

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

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2236  2-Game

Anthony J.  Wilson 1086  2-Game



Nimzo Indian Classical

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 *

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1852  2-Game



Nimzo Indian Hubner Variation

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bxc3

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Andrew  Hutton 1198  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1852  2-Game



Nimzo Indian Rubinstein

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 *

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1852  2-Game



Nimzo Indian Kasparov

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 *

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1852  2-Game



Nimzowitsch Defence

1. e4 Nc6 2.*

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game



Owen Defence

1. e4 b6 2. *

Peter James  Hughes 1083  Black



Petrov Defense

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 *

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903   2 -Game



Philidor's Defense

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

Richard  Hargreaves 1563   2 -Game

Sheeju Urbanus  Jacob 1085  Black



Pirc

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903   2 -Game

John Michael  Boyd 1234   2 -Game



Queens Gambit

1. d4 d5 2. c4 *

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903   2 -Game

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game



Queen's Gambit Accepted

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4  3.*

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903   2 -Game



Queen's Gambit Declined

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903   2 -Game

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Peter James  Hughes 1083  White



Queen's Gambit Declined Chigorin Defense

1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Derek  Williams 1429  2-Game



Queen Gambit Slav Defence

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.*

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game



Queen's Indian

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

Marcos  Domingues 1852  2-Game



Reti Opening

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 *

Karin  Martins 2039  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 2039  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game



Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation

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

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Bernard  Garau 2227  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  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 2039  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game



Ruy Lopz  Open variation

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

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game



Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defence

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

Werner  Wittal 2134  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game

Michael  Scholz 1497  2-Game



Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5  2.*

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2236  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Fabian  Schmidt 1051  White

Frank Robert  Neumann 1503  White



Semi-Slav Defense

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

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Bernd  Klawitter 1197  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2236  2-Game



Sicilian

1.e4 c5  2.*

Fernando  Hervas 1990  White

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1822  2-Game

Peter James  Hughes 1083  Black

Spiro Albert  Borg 1106  Black

Flavio Hervas  Carretero 1378  2-Game



Sicilian c3, Alapin system

1.e4 c5  2.c3 *

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2 Game

Marcos  Domingues 1852  2 Game



Sicilian Dragon

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

Gary  Sylvester 1637  Black

Bernard  Garau 2227  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2 Game

Marcos  Domingues 1852  2 Game



Sicilian Morra Gambit

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903   2 -Game

Marcos  Domingues 1852  2 Game



Sicilian Najdorf

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2 Game

Marcos  Domingues 1852  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 1903  2 Game

Karin  Martins 2039  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1852  2 Game

Michael  Scholz 1497  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.*