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The New Britain Quick Chess Thematic Champions

Starting in 2012, the NBCC began holding thematic tournaments. These events have provided an opportunity for the members to test their skills on certain areas of the game.


2023 (Halloween Openings): Jordan Groff
2021 (World Chess Championship): Suhas Kodali
2021 (Latvian Gambit - online): Richard Bauer
2017 (Blackmar-Diemer Gambit): Suhas Kodali (Quad 1), Dennis Himes and Allan Mo (Quad 2), Vijay Yammanuru (Quad 3), Teddy Theodoropoulus (Quad 4), Yoghavi Jegadeeswarun (Quad 5)
2016 (Gambits as Black): Nelson Castaneda (Quad 1), Norman Burtness and Alexander Ruth (Quad 2), Joseph Mansigian (Quad 3)
2015 (King's Gambit): Dennis Prawira and Andres Castaneda (Quad 1), Jose De la Cruz (Quad 2), Norman Burtness (Quad 3), Donovan Yeung (Quad 4)
2015 (French Defense): Nelson Castaneda (Quad 1), Gary Caruso (Quad 2), Bill Campbell (Quad 3)
2014 (Silician Defense): Dennis Prawira
2013 (Endgames): Matthew Faille
2012 (Openings II): Nelson Castaneda
2012 (Openings I): Yogesh Raghunathan