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15th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Tarrasch Defense (1401-1600)


#1 carbon64 (1953)

#2 Brazzuca (2175)

TD: CHESScom Started on May 1, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Players: 1091   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1401-1600
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 519   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 1,091 Completed Games: 6490 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 904 (82% of field) Games in Round 1: 5,450
Eliminated Round 2: 149 (13% of field) Games in Round 2: 880
Eliminated Round 3: 25 (2% of field) Games in Round 3: 130
Eliminated Round 4: 6 (0% of field) Games in Round 4: 30
Players Withdrawn: 36 (3%) # Timeouts: 1158 (17%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1478 Biggest Upset: 1406 defeats 1862

This is the 15th Official Chess.com Thematic Tournament. It will begin May 1st, so register now!

All games start with the Tarrasch Defense,

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5

NOTE: If you register now and your rating changes before the start date, you will be AUTOMATICALLY moved to the correct group when the tournament starts. 

You will play up to 10 games at a time in this event.

Vacation time is allowed.  

New rounds will start when ALL games in the current round are complete.  

If you have other questions (group size, # of people advancing, etc) read the Tournament Description above. If you still have questions, try this help file

Good luck everyone!


  • 19 months ago


    Amigo no se puede controlar ese mal uso, mucha suerte.

  • 21 months ago


     blunderer77 está usando programa para poder jogar

  • 22 months ago


    Massive timeout will occur within 10 min


  • 23 months ago


    Down to two now! A dead draw and a decisive win for black. Unfortunately, the decisive win game will run about 15 moves if played out to mate. I do understand the need to keep fighting but this is really ridiculous. Simply put, lack of respect for the game, the opponent and a utter waste of time. Forecast -> Few more weeks of meaningless wait to continue.

  • 23 months ago


    Down to 2 now I think Kludvig, but yeah they are stupidly one sided, I find it very selfish for the players on the losing sides to be carrying on, and so slowly.

  • 23 months ago


    Hey Kludvig6,

    you know the difference between a gambler and a good chess player?

    ....the chess player knows, when it`s over!

    Like yor already mentioned, one game is draw, the other ones lost for white. One in 9 another one in 14 moves.

    The reason why the players in my group d`ont offer draw is certainly that

    each one hopes that the opponent falls ill,asleep or dead.

    I`m waiting.

    Seems like attending Godot.

  • 24 months ago


    One of the last games are draw and the other three is hopeless for white. Why can't they just resign?

  • 2 years ago


    Has anybody checked to see if chs-paladinis still alive, or still on the planet (might be an alien), or even a real person, (might be an avatar). To be on vacation could not be the reason and it would demonstrate a rudeness and arrogance of massive proportions.


  • 2 years ago


    Don't rush him...:0)

  • 2 years ago


    I see that six of the remaining nine games  involve a CHS Paladin. I hope he is true to his name and does what is right in the coming days and weeks as we wait for round two to begin!!!

  • 2 years ago



  • 2 years ago


    The little red icon after the name Joe000 means the account was closed. Good for the 2nd place guy...

  • 2 years ago


    Why doesn't Joe000 not go through from group 13

  • 2 years ago


    @Underestimated, I know how you feel ;-)

  • 2 years ago


    First time I've ever advanced in a tournament.  Very Exciting!

  • 2 years ago


    how to wake you up??

  • 2 years ago



    Someone wake me up when round 2 starts.

  • 2 years ago


    also, i swept you head-to-head

  • 2 years ago


    hakim - that's called tiebreaks.  deal with it.

  • 2 years ago


    it is unfair for me that just one player who will be qualify coz the first one and me had the same score:7 pointsYell

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