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: March 18, 2017

LIST OF PLAYERS WAITING FOR OPPONENTS:

Alekhine's Defense B02

1.e4 Nf6 *

Werner  Wittal 2044  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2 Game



Albin Counter Gambit

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.*

Karin  Martins 2053   2 -Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2 Game



Benoni Indian Defense

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

John  Downes 1189  White

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2 Game

Karin  Martins 2053   2 -Game



Old Benoni A43: Mujannah

1.d4 c5 2.d5 f5 3.*

Karin  Martins 2053   2 -Game



Benko-Volga Gambit

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

Karin  Martins 2053   2 -Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2 Game

Juan Carlos  del Monte 1310  2 Game



Benoni Defense A60

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

Karin  Martins 2053  2 Game

Peter James  Hughes 1054  2 Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2 Game



Bird's Opening

1.f4 *

Dave  Phillips 1123  2 Game



Blackmar Diemer Gambit

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

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Derek  Williams 1450  2-Game



Blackmar-Diemer Gambit:Ziegler Variation

1.d4 d5 2.e4 c6 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Nf6

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game



Blackmar Diemer Gambit:Holwell Variation

1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Qd6

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game



Blackmar-Diemer Gambit:Rasmussen Attack

1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nge2 exd4 5.Qxd4 *

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game



Blackmar-Diemer Gambit:Kampers Gambit

1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 Bf5 5.g4 Bg6 6.g5 Nd5 7.fxe4 *

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game



Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Brombacher Counter Gambit

1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 c5!?

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game



Blackmar's Second Gambit

1.d4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 *

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game



Colle

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3

Werner  Wittal 2044  2-Game



Dutch Defense

1.d4 f5 2.*

Mirko  Djuric 2880  2-Game

Alan Nascimento  Teixeira 1848  Black

Greg Leroy  Smith 966  White

Bill  Humphreys 1195  2-Game



English Opening

1.c4 e5 2.*

Werner  Wittal 2044  2-Game

Lelio  Laudati 1812  White

Marcos  Domingues 1719  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 2044  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1719  2-Game



English-Dutch

1.c4 f5 *

Lelio  Laudati 1812  White

Marcos  Domingues 1719  2-Game



Evans Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 *

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game



French Defense Advance Variation

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  Black

Felipe  Vasquez 1809  Black



French Defense Classical Variation

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

Karin  Martins 2053  2 Game

Greg Leroy  Smith 966  2 Game



French Chigorin

1.e4 e6 2.Qe2

Bill  Meetze 1427  White

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2053  2 Game

Bernard  Garau 2222  2 Game



French Rubenstein

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2-Game



French Steinitz Attack

1.e4 e6 2.e5

Karin  Martins 2053  2 Game



French Defense Tarrasch Variation

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

Karin  Martins 2053  2 Game



French Defense Winawer Variation

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2053  White

Bernard  Garau 2222  Black

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2250  Black

Karin  Martins 2053  Black





From's Gambit

1.f4 e5 *

Frank Robert  Neumann 1525  2-Game



Gruenfeld

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

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Michael J.  Mahony 1948  Black

Bernard  Garau 2222  2-Game

Greg Leroy  Smith 966  White

Richard  Hargreaves 1579  White

Peter James  Hughes 1054  White



King's Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.f4 *

Werner  Wittal 2044  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 2053  2-Game

Vergara  Rene 1056  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 2053  2-Game



Neo-Gruenfeld defence

d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d5

Werner  Wittal 2044   2 -Game

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2-Game



Nimzo Indian

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

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2250  2-Game

Anthony J.  Wilson 1028  2-Game

Louis  Bowman 1600  Black



Nimzo Indian Classical

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

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1719  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 2053  2-Game

Andrew  Hutton 1199  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1719  2-Game



Nimzo Indian Rubinstein

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

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1719  2-Game



Nimzo Indian Kasparov

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

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1719  2-Game



Nimzowitsch Defence

1. e4 Nc6 2.*

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game



Nimzowitsch-Larsen: Indian Variation

1.b3 Nf6 2.*

Frank Robert  Neumann 1525  2-Game



Owen Defence

1. e4 b6 2. *

Peter James  Hughes 1054  Black

Zoran  Gajic 1887  2-Game



Petrov Defense

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 *

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917   2 -Game



Petrov Defense, Steinitz variation

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3. d4

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Alexandre Vasconcelos  Netto 1319  White

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917   2 -Game



Pirc

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917   2 -Game

John Michael  Boyd 1236   2 -Game



Queens Gambit

1. d4 d5 2. c4 *

Uddhav  Kanbur 1419   2 -Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917   2 -Game

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2250  2-Game



Queen's Gambit Accepted

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4  3.*

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917   2 -Game



Queen's Gambit Baltic Defence

1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5

Werner  Wittal 2044  2-Game



Queen's Gambit Declined

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917   2 -Game

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Peter James  Hughes 1054  White



Queen's Gambit Declined Chigorin Defense

1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Derek  Williams 1450  2-Game



Queen Gambit Slav Defence

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.*

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game



Queen's Indian

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

Marcos  Domingues 1719  2-Game



Reti Opening

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 *

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game



Ruy Lopez

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

Vergara  Rene 1056  2-Game

Louis  Bowman 1600  White



Ruy Lopez Berlin Defense

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

Werner  Wittal 2044  2-Game

Jose  Linares 1751  2-Game

Peter James  Hughes 1054  Black

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2-Game



Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation

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

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Bernard  Garau 2222  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  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 2053  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2-Game



Ruy Lopz  Open variation

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

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2-Game



Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defence

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

Werner  Wittal 2044  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2-Game



Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5  2.*

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2250  2-Game

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Fabian  Schmidt 1051  White

Frank Robert  Neumann 1525  White



Semi-Slav Defense

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

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Bernd  Klawitter 1207  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2250  2-Game



Sicilian c3, Alapin system

1.e4 c5  2.c3 *

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2 Game

Marcos  Domingues 1719  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 2222  2-Game

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2 Game

Marcos  Domingues 1719  2 Game



Sicilian Morra Gambit

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917   2 -Game

Marcos  Domingues 1719  2 Game



Sicilian Najdorf

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

Orlando  Peraza Balleste 1917  2 Game

Marcos  Domingues 1719  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 1917  2 Game

Karin  Martins 2053  2-Game

Marcos  Domingues 1719  2 Game



Two Knights: Traxler Counter-Attack

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

Werner  Wittal 2044  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.*