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: June 09, 2018

LIST OF PLAYERS WAITING FOR OPPONENTS:

Alekhine's Defense

1.e4 Nf6 *

Bjorn  Nilsson 959  Black

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Werner  Wittal 2096  2-Game

Didier Fernando  Segovia 980  2-Game

Bernd  Klawitter 1203  2-Game


Blackmar Diemer Gambit

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

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


Benko-Volga Gambit

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

Karin  Martins 1924   2 -Game


Bird's Opening

1.f4 *

Paul Caresse  Polo 2047   2 -Game

Karin  Martins 1924   2 -Game

Bernd  Klawitter 1203   2 -Game

Bjorn  Nilsson 959   2 -Game

Roland  Marquis 1713  Black

Michael  Agulnick 1953  2-Game Caro Kahn


Caro-Kahn Exchange Variation

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

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1556  2-Game


Caro-Kahn/Gurgenidze Variation

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

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1556  2-Game


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

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

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1556  2-Game

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1820  2-Game


Caro-Kahn Panov-Botvinnik Attack

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

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1556  2-Game


Catalan Opening

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3  *

Richard  Hargreaves 1790  2-Game

Michael  Agulnick 1953  2-Game


Dutch Defense

1.d4 f5 2.*

Joseph Lawrence  King 1169  White


English Opening

1.c4 *

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1820  Black

Ivor  Goodman 1200  2-Game


English Opening

1. Nf3 Nf6  2.c4 g6 3.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2047  White


English Opening

1. Nf3 Nf6  2..c4 e6 3.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2047  White


English Opening

1. c4 b6 2.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2047  2-Game


English Opening

1. d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2047  2-Game


French Defense

1. e4 e6 2. *

Fernando  Hervas 1998  White

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1556  Black

Carlo  Bottoni 1815  Black


French Defense Advance Variation

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

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Michael  Agulnick 1953  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2256  2-Game


French Defense Advance Variation

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

Paul Caresse  Polo 2047  Black

Michael  Agulnick 1953  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2256  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


French Defense Classical Variation

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

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2256  2-Game

Michael  Agulnick 1953  2-Game


French Steinitz Attack

1.e4 e6 2.e5

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


French Defense Tarrasch

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

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2256  2-Game

Michael  Agulnick 1953  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


French Defense Winawer Variation

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

Michael  Agulnick 1953  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2256  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


Grob attack

1. g4 *

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1820  Black

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


Gruenfeld Defense

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

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2256  2-Game

Silvio Goncalves  de Lima 1866  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Peter James  Hughes 1063  White

Greg Leroy  Smith 965  White

Bjorn  Nilsson 959  2-Game

Ivor  Goodman 1200  2-Game


Hikaru Nakamura

1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 *

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

John  Downes 1487  2-Game

Bjorn  Nilsson 959  2-Game

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1.g3

Paul Caresse  Polo 2047  2-Game


King's Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.f4 *

Bjorn  Nilsson 959  2-Game

Frank Robert  Neumann 1330  2-Game

Vittorio  Lo Conte 1762  2-Game


Keres Defense

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

Paul Caresse  Polo 2047  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 2096  2-Game


Nimzo Indian Defense

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

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1820  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Juan Felipe  Kamanel Zamora 2256  2-Game

Fredrik  Arkefeldt 1478  2-Game


Nimzovich-Larsen attack

1. b3 *

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


Nimzowitsch Defence

1. e4 Nc6 2.*

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


Petrov Defense Classical line

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6  3. Nxe5 *

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


Petrov Defense, Steinitz variation

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

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


Pirc

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

Mario  Vaz Jr. 2110  White

Albert Efimov  Nikolaevich 1880  White

Michael  Kinna 1910  2-Game


Queens Gambit

1. d4 d5 2. c4 *

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


Queens Gambit

1. d4 d5 2. c4  dxc4 3.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2047  Black


Queens Gambit Declined

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

Paul Caresse  Polo 2047  Black


Queens Gambit Declined

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3.*

Paul Caresse  Polo 2047  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 2047  Black


Queens Pawn

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Bb4+

Paul Caresse  Polo 2047  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 2047  White


Ruy Lopez

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

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Ralf  Blittkowsky 2060  2-Game


Ruy Lopez,  - Cozio Defense

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

Lou  Pratt 1158  2-Game

Bernd  Klawitter 1203  2-Game


Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5  2.*

Robert  Lee 942  Black

Hans-Christian  Kohler 1556  2-Game

Frank Edel  Powers Roibal 968  White


Sicilian c3, Alapin system

1.e4 c5  2.c3 *

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Michael  Agulnick 1953  2-Game or White

Bjorn  Nilsson 959  2-Game


Siclilian Closed

1.e4 c5  2.Nc3 *

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


Sicilian Morra Gambit

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

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1820  Black

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Ralf  Blittkowsky 2060  Black


Sicilian Moscow variant

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

Paul Caresse  Polo 2047  Black

Greg Leroy  Smith 965  2-Game

Jorge Luis  Baez 1561  2-Game

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1820  2-Game

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game

Frank Edel  Powers Roibal 968  2-Game


Soller's Gambit

1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 f6 3.*

Fauzi  Akram 2156  White


The London system

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 *

Bjorn  Nilsson 959  2-Game

John  Downes 1487  2-Game

David Charles  Clayton 1812  Black

Karin  Martins 1924  Black


Torre Attack

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

Norlan Miguel  Gaitan Rivas 1820  Black

van Geet opening


1. Nc3 *

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


Van't Kruijs Opening 

1 e3 * 

John  Downes 1487  White

Karin  Martins 1924  2-Game


Wilkes-Barre / Traxler Counter Attack

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

Fauzi  Akram 2156  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.*