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18th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Vienna Gambit (1601-1800)


#1 salamala (1704)

#2 Vandal16 (1743)

TD: CHESScom Started on February 1, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Players: 792   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1601-1800
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 553   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 792 Completed Games: 4690 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 663 (83% of field) Games in Round 1: 3,960
Eliminated Round 2: 100 (12% of field) Games in Round 2: 600
Eliminated Round 3: 18 (2% of field) Games in Round 3: 110
Eliminated Round 4: 5 (0% of field) Games in Round 4: 20
Players Withdrawn: 44 (5%) # Timeouts: 830 (17%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1651 Biggest Upset: 1669 defeats 2234

This is the 18th Official Chess.com Thematic Tournament. It will begin February 1st, so register now!


All games start with the Vienna Gambit,


  1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4


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!


  • 20 months ago


    Wish good luck to all for the second round

  • 22 months ago


    permana: I believe that the game determines point-valuess for their group's winner which therfor decides grouping for the next round.

  • 22 months ago


    That's not a decisive game left in group 19, why don't we just continue to next round but still let them play whatever they want to....the admin should think about this... 

  • 22 months ago


    i will never ever take part in tournaments without "no vacation " rule

    it's ridiciolous 

  • 22 months ago


    So what we've learned here is that some people can stretch one 3 day/turn game into a 6 month affair. 

    I understand not everyone has the time/inclination to move every day but this just seems obstinate and rude.

  • 24 months ago


    it's taking sooo long for the round to finish!!!!!

  • 2 years ago


    ive got 8 outta nine games for my group & i hope to at least get a 1/2 a point in the last game ...so i would be 8.5 for the first round ...but another round against a harder group of ten seems very daunting ....

  • 2 years ago


    @aghita, it is the number of points of your opponents whom you defeated..

  • 2 years ago


    what is the Tie Break and how is it calculated?

  • 2 years ago


    4 players with 6 points in our group! Which one will go further? :)

  • 2 years ago


    Rustavi kicked but in our group... great job!

  • 2 years ago


    very good !

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks Abhischek, looking forward to playing some great players the next round!

  • 2 years ago


    nice tournament!

  • 2 years ago


    Alert! We have a real staller on board! 

  • 2 years ago


    @chessboy1998 congrats! You're gonna advance.

    Oddly, I was checking your pairing then I clicked on your remaining games, turns out that I had to refresh the page to see you at 6.5!

  • 2 years ago


    Group number 122 is quite the crazy group, I am quite lucky if I get to go on with 7.5 points!

  • 2 years ago


    Is there any prize for being the first one to get through the next round?? :)

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  • 2 years ago


    Those tournament are indeed very difficult. I myself never went to second round, despite many many participation...

    I almost wanted to skip this one, but I am doing suprisingly good. Finger crossed :)

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