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20th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Sicilian Najdorf (1801-2000)


#1 cluepon (2292)

#3 determinacy (1967)

TD: CHESScom Started on August 1, 2013 at 6:09 AM
Players: 404   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1801-2000
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 552   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 404 Completed Games: 2334 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 338 (83% of field) Games in Round 1: 2,000
Eliminated Round 2: 53 (13% of field) Games in Round 2: 300
Eliminated Round 3: 7 (1% of field) Games in Round 3: 32
Eliminated Round 4: 2 (0% of field) Games in Round 4: 2
Players Withdrawn: 25 (6%) # Timeouts: 468 (20%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1831 Biggest Upset: 1839 defeats 2173

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!


  • 13 months ago


    Wow I was really lucky to win round two

  • 15 months ago


    Sure ChessDave89 :)

  • 16 months ago


    Woohoo let's play round two! 

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  • 18 months ago


    cute endgame in this tournament :Wink


  • 19 months ago


    This event is a lot of fun. I hope I win the first round.

  • 20 months ago


    3/3 buen scoring!

  • 20 months ago


    So I can participate to eleven (for instance) tournaments as a basic member provided that only one of them is unofficial???

  • 20 months ago


    Currently, I am participating to 1 unofficial tournament, but in spite of the fact that basic members are allowed to play only 1 turn-based tournament at a time, I was able to register for this tournament. What's going to happen??

  • 20 months ago


    Thanks ChessDave89 for commenting, yeah i have seen that i am allowed to play as many games as i want :-)

  • 20 months ago


    I am not a paid member of chess.com and so i am allowed to play only 10 games at a time. I am already playing 2 games, so will i be disqualified from this tournament because my total game count is >10? Please clarify.

  • 21 months ago


    whre i can withdraw?

  • 21 months ago


    Yes, perhaps we could have more such events.

  • 21 months ago


    i totally agree with you..............

  • 21 months ago


    Great opening both for black and white.

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