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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: October 14, 2017

LIST OF PLAYERS WAITING FOR OPPONENTS:

Albin Counter Gambit

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.*

Karin  Martins 1925   2 -Game


Alekhine's Defense B02

1.e4 Nf6 *

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game


Alekhine's Defense B02: Mokele Mbembe (Buecker) Variation

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Ne4 3.*

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game

Fauzi  Akram 2042  White


Blackmar Diemer Gambit

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

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game


Bird's Opening

1.f4 *

Karin  Martins 1925   2 -Game

Mark John  McCready 1631   2 -Game


Benko-Volga Gambit

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

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1925   2 -Game

Michael  Agulnick 1983   2 -Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903   2 -Game

Marcos  Domingues 1944  Black


Budapest Defense

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.*

Greg Leroy  Smith 965  Black

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game


Catalan Opening

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

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2251  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1944  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game


Dutch Defense

1.d4 f5 2.*

Werner  Wittal 2105  White

David George  Pinch 1445  2-Game

Mark John  McCready 1631  2-Game


Dutch Leningrad variation

1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 *

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game

Mark John  McCready 1631  2-Game


Dutch Staunton gambit

1. d4 f5 2. e4 *

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  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 1652  Black


English Opening

1.c4 *

Paul Caresse  Polo 2012  2-Game

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game

Frank Robert  Neumann 1386  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game

Ivor  Goodman 1141  2-Game

Emile Joseph  Lecours 1623  2-Game


English Opening

1.c4 e5 2.*

Werner  Wittal 2105  2-Game

Lelio  Laudati 1857  White

Marcos  Domingues 1944  2-Game


English Opening

1. Nf3 Nf6  2.c4 g6 3.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2012  White


English Opening

1. Nf3 Nf6  2..c4 e6 3.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2012  White


French Defense

1. e4 e6 2. *

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  White

Fernando  Hervas 1983  White

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1652  Black


French Defense Advance Variation

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

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2251  2-Game

Werner  Wittal 2105  Black

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game


French Defense Advance Variation

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

Paul Caresse  Polo 2012  Black

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game


French Defense Classical Variation

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

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2251  2-Game

John Oland  Jensen 1909  2-Game

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game


French Rubenstein

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

Werner  Wittal 2105  Black

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game


French Defense Tarrasch

e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 *

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2251  2-Game


Gruenfeld

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

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2251  2-Game

Michael  Agulnick 1983  2-Game

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game

Richard  Hargreaves 1587  White

Peter James  Hughes 1093  White

Greg Leroy  Smith 965  White


Konstantinopolsky Opening

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

Werner  Wittal 2105  White

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game


Latvian Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.*

Michael  Agulnick 1983  White

Karin  Martins 1925   2 -Game


Nimzo Indian Defense

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

Paul Caresse  Polo 2012  Black

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2251  2-Game


Nimzovich-Larsen attack

1. b3 *

Paul Caresse  Polo 2012  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game


Nimzowitsch Defence

1. e4 Nc6 2.*

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game


Petrov Defense Classical line

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6  3. Nxe5 *

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game

Peter James  Hughes 1093  2-Game


Petrov Defense, Steinitz variation

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

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game


Petrov Defense, Cochrane Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nxf7 *

Fauzi  Akram 2042  Black


Philidor's Defense

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

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964   2 -Game

Richard  Hargreaves 1587   2 -Game


Pirc

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

Torben Erik  Carlsen 1964   2 -Game

John Michael  Boyd 1242  White

Mario  Vaz Jr. 2110  White

Albert Efimov  Nikolaevich 1880  White

John F.  Croteau 1443  White

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903   2 -Game


Queens Gambit

1. d4 d5 2. c4 *

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903   2 -Game

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game

Mark John  McCready 1631  2-Game


Queens Gambit Declined

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

Paul Caresse  Polo 2012  Black


Queens Pawn

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Bb4+

Paul Caresse  Polo 2012  Black


Reti Opening

1.Nf3 d5 2.*

Emile Joseph  Lecours 1623  2-Game

Ireneusz  Kasznia 2013  2-Game

Ivor  Goodman 1141  2-Game


Ruy Lopez

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

Vergara  Rene 1032  2-Game


Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation

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

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1652  White


Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defence

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

Michael  Scholz 1533  2-Game


Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5  2.*

Robert  Lee 1000  Black

Frank Robert  Neumann 1386  White

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1652  2-Game

Jose Luis  Llorente 2209  White


Semi-Slav Defense

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

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2251  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1903  2-Game


Sicilian

1.e4 c5  2.*

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1811  2-Game


Sicilian c3, Alapin system

1.e4 c5  2.c3 *

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2251  2-Game

Michael  Agulnick 1983  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game


Siclilian Closed

1.e4 c5  2.Nc3 *

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game

Vergara  Rene 1032  2-Game


Siclilian Hungarian

1.e4 c5  2.Nf3  g6 *

Paul Caresse  Polo 2012  Black


Sicilian Morra Gambit

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

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1652  2-Game

Ralf  Blittkowsky 1995  Black

Robert Evan  Butcher Sr 1172  2-Game


Sicilian Sveshnikov

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.*

Mark John  McCready 1631  2-Game


van Geet opening

1. Nc3 *

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game

Emile Joseph  Lecours 1623  2-Game


Van't Kruijs Opening

1 e3 *

John  Downes 1329  White

Emile Joseph  Lecours 1623  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1925  2-Game

Robert  Lee 1000  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.*