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17th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Catalan (1401-1600)


#1 problematic (2153)

#2 adolganov (1886)

TD: CHESScom Started on November 1, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Players: 1181   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1401-1600
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 522   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 1,181 Completed Games: 7030 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 983 (83% of field) Games in Round 1: 5,900
Eliminated Round 2: 162 (13% of field) Games in Round 2: 960
Eliminated Round 3: 28 (2% of field) Games in Round 3: 150
Eliminated Round 4: 5 (0% of field) Games in Round 4: 20
Players Withdrawn: 32 (2%) # Timeouts: 1441 (20%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1470 Biggest Upset: 1501 defeats 1921

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!


  • 17 months ago


    Only the 1st

  • 18 months ago


    does the second one in group come up?

  • 20 months ago


    Congrats to Aporcel for winning round 2 of Group 27. BA Chess Player, Imnhines, Theo50, Ultraviola - thanks for games. I enjoy myself in this group.  Some wondeful battles, I looked at most of them. Good lessons for me from the whole group.

    May the 'horse' be with all of You.


  • 21 months ago


    why it starts without my accept? i dontwant to play that sh*t

  • 21 months ago

    NM chess_player_17

    saboorsohrab, they had the same score and same tiebreak.

  • 21 months ago


    I wonder how the people are qualified for next round?

    In most groups there is only one player, but in some there are two players are qualified? like group 55, 88, 105 and etc.

    What is wrong?

    Am I confused or something is wrong here?

  • 21 months ago


    Some still playing even if they will lose ! Just look at those games......pathetic !

  • 22 months ago


    hmm im still playing :/

  • 24 months ago


    wait till next year for round 2 to begin as i wait too

  • 2 years ago


    why is the tournament NOT progressing? people aren't getting timed out?

  • 2 years ago


    damn u have to be first to continue :s wish me luck

  • 2 years ago


    A new small tournament is open, ratings between 1400 and 1600, its called BLOW THE WHISTLE ON CHEATS - PLEASE JOIN

  • 2 years ago


    de nada

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks you! needspraxis

  • 2 years ago


    Top person in each group so at least 197and all who tie for first place in group.

  • 2 years ago


    how many go through from round one?

  • 2 years ago


    @fasanagu, #Advance: 1

  • 2 years ago


    How many people can pass the first round by group?Laughing

  • 2 years ago


    Come on!

  • 2 years ago


    lets play!!!!!

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