What are thematic games?

Thematic games start with the first few moves of a specific opening already made. These games are set up this way by whoever creates the game, club match, or tournament.

For example, if you were playing a King’s Indian Attack thematic game, the game would start with the opening moves:

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3

These same moves would be played for all players in a tournament or club match. 

To create your own thematic game, choose Custom Match from the Play menu, be sure you have selected a Daily time setting! 

Then, from the 'setup' dropdown, choose 'book opening':

From here you will be able to select from a list of openings which one you want your game to start with: 

Thematic games can only be created in Daily Chess. 

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