14th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Nimzowitsch Defense (2001-2200)


#3 semboy (2338)

TD: CHESScom Started on February 1, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Players: 84   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 2001-2200
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 434   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 84 Completed Games: 482 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 70 (83% of field) Games in Round 1: 420
Eliminated Round 2: 10 (11% of field) Games in Round 2: 60
Eliminated Round 3: 2 (2% of field) Games in Round 3: 2
Players Withdrawn: 11 (13%) # Timeouts: 103 (21%)
Remaining Players: 3 (3%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1952 Biggest Upset: 1996 defeats 2299

This is the 14th Official Chess.com Thematic Tournament. It will begin February 1st, so register now!

All games start with the Nimzowitsch Defense,

1. e4 Nc6

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!


  • 5 years ago


    I think litevibe is right. I choose many time 5min - 2hours tournament game something else. Not because Nimzowitsch defence is so strong. No. Its because i won´t play something that my opponent learned lot.

    However it´s interesting play and (mybe? ) learned something new. And it is interesting, because every player has to play (of cource) both side!

  • 5 years ago


    There are so many possible transpositions from our starting position it is a stretch to call this a true Nimzowitsch thematic tournament.  In this tournament I am playing a Scotch. a Chigorin, a Jaenisch Gambit, a Ruy Lopez and I don't know what else.

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