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  1. Standard memberfierytorment
    Mr. Flame of Fury
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    13 Jun '05 22:52
    I suggest we have another Thematic Tourney..... any suggestions?
  2. Standard memberRavello
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    13 Jun '05 23:15
    Sicilian Dragon.
  3. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    13 Jun '05 23:43
    Originally posted by Ravello
    Sicilian Dragon.
    Now that is a good suggestion.
  4. London
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    13 Jun '05 23:45
    bird's opening...could be the from gambit. but then again maybe not.
  5. Standard memberfierytorment
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    13 Jun '05 23:49
    I don't know about the bird opening.... thats just ugh. but its an idea
  6. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    14 Jun '05 02:151 edit
    Originally posted by fierytorment
    I don't know about the bird opening.... thats just ugh. but its an idea
    I think a Dragon themed tourney would be much more interesting:


    White to move.

    Or maybe I'm just biased because it's my favourite opening.
  7. Standard memberfierytorment
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    14 Jun '05 04:43
    How about the Slav Defense?
  8. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    14 Jun '05 05:06
    Past Themed Tournaments:

    Dutch Defense: Stonewall Variation
    Dutch Denfense: Staunton Gambit
    Sokolsky Opening with 1...e5
    Hypermodern Capablanca System
    Hypermodern New York system
    Grunfeld Defence Classical Variation
    Colle System
    Danish Gambit Schlechter Defence
    Chigorin's Defense
    Nimzo Indian Defense (3 of them)
    Alekhine's Defence: Chase Variation
    Benko Gambit
    Queen's Gambit Declined Orthodox Defence
    Dutch Defence
    Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
    Bird's Opening
    Halloween Gambit
    French: Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit
    English Opening

    I don't know why I compiled this list but I do think preference should be to openings that haven't had themed tourneys before.
  9. Donationbbarr
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    14 Jun '05 05:13
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Past Themed Tournaments:

    Dutch Defense: Stonewall Variation
    Dutch Denfense: Staunton Gambit
    Sokolsky Opening with 1...e5
    Hypermodern Capablanca System
    Hypermodern New York system
    Grunfeld Defence Classical Variation
    Colle System
    Danish Gambit Schlechter Defence
    Chigorin's Defense
    Nimzo Indian Defense (3 of them)
    Alekhine's Defence: Chase Var ...[text shortened]... list but I do think preference should be to openings that haven't had themed tourneys before.
    How about a Cochrane Gambit tournament? That'd be crazy fun.
  10. Standard memberskeeter
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    14 Jun '05 10:47
    Originally posted by bbarr
    How about a Cochrane Gambit tournament? That'd be crazy fun.
    Yep. Thats me.

    skeeter
  11. Standard memberflexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
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    14 Jun '05 11:06
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Yep. Thats me.

    skeeter
    how about a tournament where in every game ... the higher rated player would have their queenside knight removed šŸ™„
    now that would really mix them up!
  12. Standard memberRavello
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    14 Jun '05 17:24
    We're talking about thematic tournaments, not handicap tournaments..........
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    14 Jun '05 18:13
    While we are on the thematic topic.

    Anybody else here like the idea of Thematic Siege Boards?

    I'd make a post in the site ideas, but I got here first...somebody else feel free if you like the idea.

    --tmetzler
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    14 Jun '05 18:18
    King's Gambit accepted?
  15. Standard memberRavello
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    14 Jun '05 19:04
    Originally posted by tmetzler
    While we are on the thematic topic.

    Anybody else here like the idea of Thematic Siege Boards?

    I'd make a post in the site ideas, but I got here first...somebody else feel free if you like the idea.

    --tmetzler
    Great idea Tim,thematic boards maybe where you can play openings from set pieces,good idea indeed!
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