20th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Sicilian Najdorf (1601-1800)


#1 chenfi (1927)

#2 jpazz (2247)

TD: CHESScom Started on August 1, 2013 at 6:08 AM
Players: 854   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1601-1800
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 559   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 854 Completed Games: 5022 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 716 (83% of field) Games in Round 1: 4,250
Eliminated Round 2: 107 (12% of field) Games in Round 2: 660
Eliminated Round 3: 21 (2% of field) Games in Round 3: 110
Eliminated Round 4: 2 (0% of field) Games in Round 4: 2
Players Withdrawn: 34 (3%) # Timeouts: 1011 (20%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1650 Biggest Upset: 1451 defeats 1770

This is the 20th Official Chess.com Thematic Tournament. It will begin August 1st, so register now!


All games start with the Sicilian Najdorf,


  1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6


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!


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  • 2 years ago


    Indeed, Omer. Being new to this kind of tourney, guess u have to take the good with the bad.


  • 2 years ago


    najdorf96 you are right, but there is nothing we can do :)

  • 2 years ago


    If tiebreak is tied then both advance.

  • 2 years ago


    how find the winner if tie-break tied ??

  • 2 years ago


    Hey. Over a month and my group hasn't shown the slightest sign of finishing?! Fact is, im 7-1-2. Modest, but enough ta advance. I understand how one must play with dignity n try to finish admirably...heh. guess im just frustrated.

    Knowing im the clear winner, yet having ta wait.


  • 2 years ago


    Hey. Isn't this just a game? Especially turn-base online games...where ur opponent is anonymous. Unlike OTB play where u can get a "sense" of the person opposite u. Personally, my main focus is initiative, positional play n adapting to my partner...trying to get in his head n trying to figure out the why's n what's is beyond me!

  • 2 years ago


    There is a tie-check, but in your case you won 1 and lost 1 game against jpazz. So the tie of you two will be exactly the same.

    I can see the logic in your argument. If I were him, I would resign those games against you. I don't put myself first, so I rather have a fair tournament going on. I just think you cannot expect him to do it (his possible arguments have logic too). They don't seem to be on each others friendlists or have any messages on their wall, or live next to each other (different countries). I doubt that this is a scam.

  • 2 years ago


    That would be fair to you, but not to him, if he resigned or lost those 2 games against you.
    If you have internet-problems, life-issues or whatsoever that keep you busy for too long, then you lose games. Why should he suffer any more than needed? Would be unfair to him.

    What if he had blundered his Queen in both games? Would you expect him to blunder his Queen in your games too?

    Like I said, if you cannot beat him, then next round would be bad anyway. And yeah, if you win the rest of your games, then both of you would advance. At another tourney I am in, even 3 advanced (well, will advance once the last game of the round is over) to the next round, while only 1 is allowed.

  • 2 years ago


    Unfair or unlucky? Unfair it would be, if done on purpose. Unlucky it would be, if done by accident. Not clear whether he should resign/lose on time against the other ones, if lost on time to one person.

    Let's assume he lost by accident. Should he be punished even more now? It's fair to you, but even more unfair to him. By continuing he puts you on a disadvantage, but you can still prove to be better than him. If you cannot win against him, then you would suffer severe losses in next round. I would say, take it as a test.

  • 2 years ago


    Hi all

  • 2 years ago


    i winner!!!!!!!

  • 2 years ago


    Wish you all a very good tournament

  • 2 years ago


    All the best guys!

  • 2 years ago


    Good luck guys

  • 2 years ago


    Good luck everyone

  • 2 years ago



    Good luck .

  • 2 years ago


    whn games will strt?

  • 2 years ago


    Good luck for all!

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