Suggestion for thematic tourny


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Michael Aigner    (2009-06-21)
Suggestion for thematic tourny

I am interested in the Cochran Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Sf3 Sf6 3.Sxe5 d6 4.Sxf7)
and would be happy if we could play a thematic tourny with this opening - some day.

All the best,

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-06-21 23:02:23)
Cochrane gambit

It is now planned to be the 86th thematic tourney !

By the way it has been played before, see :


Daniel Parmet    (2009-06-22 03:12:33)

Excellent idea Michael!

Normajean Yates    (2009-06-22 16:12:42)
looking forward to it...

looking forward to it... but I'll move in that after wimbledon is over! (hopefully it will start after wimbledon, since the waiting list is not yet in place...)

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-06-24 19:06:32)
Future thematic tournaments

Thanks everyone for your nice suggestions, so we'll have :

Anti-Moscow gambit, 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 :


Sicilian Dragon, 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 :


Daniel Parmet    (2009-06-24 21:53:18)
thematics rock

I'm down for 86 and 88!!

I would also suggest Alekhine's and Benko for future ones

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2009-06-25 04:38:46)
Thematics ...

Also if it is possible I would like the Ponziani and the 4 horses

Normajean Yates    (2009-06-25 06:01:09)
Benko, definitely!

After KG thematics (#81-83) there was supposed to be benko gambit thematic, no?

#89 - benko gambit: I second Daniel's proposal (actually the original Banko suggestion was made by someone between 20-24 May I think.. if it was not Daniel then I am the third person to request Benko.)

Tano-Urayoan Russi Roman    (2009-06-25 20:42:58)
About thematic Volga

We had recently one: FICGS__CHESS__THEMATIC_TOURNAMENT__000059

Normajean Yates    (2009-06-25 21:39:33)
Oh ! Thanks!

Thanks for pointing it out, Mr/Ms Russi Román!

I should have just search for benko/volga games (in the standard move-order) to check if a benko thematic has been held... Thematics #3, #58 and #59 were benko (volga) gambit thematics.

Daniel Parmet    (2009-06-25 22:51:01)
can always have more!

always time for another one after all there has been many KG ones!

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-06-26 03:19:32)
Benko, Ponziani and so on...

Okay, we'll have all these ones soon !

Yugi Inving    (2009-06-26 18:11:07)

What about the leningrad Dutch ?

Wilhelm Schuett    (2009-06-27 19:45:23)
Armenian Variation

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Ba5 is a good idea. I never played it before. Even with the white pieces. But White has to be prepared.

Sophie Leclerc    (2009-06-30 06:07:16)
Budapest gambit.

Is the Budapest gambit a good choice, or is it a choice that refute white as Yugi would say ?

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2009-06-30 13:09:01)
The Bucharest gambit?

Good idea, I think

Wilhelm Schuett    (2021-04-02 14:33:17)
Suggestion for thematic tourny

The Armenian Variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Ba5 is not my interest anymore. 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 is enough. Perhaps 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 b6 or 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Qd7.
Did we had 1.e4 Nc6 2.d4
Did we had 1.d4 d6 or 1.e4 e5 2.d4 ed4

Wilhelm Schuett    (2021-09-15 20:38:37)
Suggestion for thematic tourny

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Sf6 3.Sc3 Sbd7 could be very helpful!

Ilmars Cirulis    (2022-03-11 21:45:09)
Suggestion for thematic tourny

What about 1.g3 d5 2.Nf3 h5 3.Bg2 h4 4.Nxh4 e5 :)

Wilhelm Schuett    (2022-03-12 03:26:07)
Suggestion for thematic tourny

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 or 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 is still interesting for me.
Also Dragon.
Did we ever had 1.e4 b6

Stanislas Gounant    (2022-03-21 18:33:33)
Suggestion for thematic tourny

1. g4
1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. d4
1. e4 e5 2. Cf3 d5
1. e4 e5 2. Cf3 f5

des positions déséquilibrées qui ne donnent pas des parties nulles