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17th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Catalan (1201-1400)


#1 janet100 (1857)

#2 unholydead (2007)

#3 gloradin (1752)

TD: CHESScom Started on November 1, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Players: 1018   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1201-1400
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 457   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 1,018 Completed Games: 6100 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 845 (83% of field) Games in Round 1: 5,080
Eliminated Round 2: 142 (13% of field) Games in Round 2: 850
Eliminated Round 3: 25 (2% of field) Games in Round 3: 150
Eliminated Round 4: 5 (0% of field) Games in Round 4: 20
Players Withdrawn: 29 (2%) # Timeouts: 1525 (25%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1312 Biggest Upset: 1364 defeats 1722

This is the 17th Official Chess.com Thematic Tournament. It will begin November 1st, so register now!


All games start with the Catalan,


  1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2


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!


  • 16 months ago


    this types of games are good to play

  • 17 months ago


    Wrapped up my group.....see u in the third round!! I love this game!!!

  • 17 months ago


    This is getting really tough now... Just might Squeeze through..

    2 to advance is a luxury, one is biting nails time!!

  • 18 months ago


    Well, in group 141 it's just that 1 account got closed so that doesn't go in but the 2nd place is a replacment

  • 19 months ago


    group 141 I'm not sure what is going on if you go to the group and click on the top two finnishers it says they are both eliminated don't know what's up

  • 19 months ago


    Can anyone tell me why in group 141 both players have gone through to second round. The top player scored 10 with 40 tiebreak and the second scored 8 with a 24 tiebreak?..........in answer to my own question, the second player has been eliminated......although it still looks like they have gone through to next round in the group.....just read your message above and didn't realise that both had been eliminated. Very odd!

  • 19 months ago


  • 20 months ago


    Start next round quickly?

  • 22 months ago


    I started here because i'm new in chess.com, i didn't know how my real level was. Sorry for that, dutchobe... next time

  • 22 months ago


    Could dutchobe be a bigger cry baby?

  • 22 months ago


    the winner of my group doesn't belong in this tournement because of his very high ranking his name is luun.If you thing you can win a tournement start playing at your one ranking .Bad sportmenship.

  • 22 months ago


    when next round start if any one know tell me?

  • 22 months ago


    can any one tell me when this tournament end?

  • 22 months ago


    half of my team timed ouy

  • 22 months ago


    Dear chessplayers,If you feel that you are not going to win some games please resign with the idea of not taking the time of tournament continuation. 



  • 22 months ago


  • 22 months ago


    Depends on the player.. I guess it has nothing to do with anything else

  • 22 months ago


    Hi, just an observation, opponenets do not like to resign in this longer term tournament? Any ideas, even though no chance of victory?

  • 22 months ago


    How many player from each group will go to next round?I mean first 2 player or 3?Can any one tell?

  • 22 months ago


    Seven: Your tiebreak points are the sum of all the points scored by the people you have beaten in your group (and half if you tie).  So if you beat someone with no wins yet you don't receive tiebreak points, but they are dynamic so if they start winning matches you will be awarded tie break points eventually. Hope that makes sense.

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