The Tuesday Night Marathon

The Mechanics' Tuesday Night Marathon has a rich tradition that dates back at least 30 years. The idea of playing serious chess one night a week has appealed to a broad range of players from Senior Master to beginner, who find the time commitment fits their schedule quite comfortably. Today we think of eight rounds as the normal duration for a TNM, but that has not always been the case. In 1975 they played 12 rounds per tournament. Recently the Marathon switched to having sudden death for the second time control. It was probably the last tournament in the world to still feature adjourned games, the rest of the chess community having given up the practice years ago due to the rise in playing strength of computers. The Mechanics' still has several hundred adjourned move envelopes, which will no doubt become collector's items.

The TNM not only provides strong competition for players ranging in strength from Master to beginner, it's also very affordable with an entry fee of $50 for eight/nine USCF rated games. The Marathon is a perfect fit for those who can't commit an entire weekend to chess. No matter what your strength, the Tuesday Night Marathon might be the right tournament for you!

IM John Donaldson
MI Chess Room Director and TNM TD



Fall 2014 Tuesday Night Marathon
October 21st – December 16th

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Tot
1Elliott Winslow22622265W45W30 2.0
2Tenzing Shaw22462249X---W31 2.0
3Uyanga Byambaa22052209W46W32 2.0
4Keith Vickers22002204W47W69 2.0
5Pranav Nagarajan21722175W83W34 2.0
6Natalya Tsodikova21622165W85W35 2.0
7Demetrius Goins21592162W75W36 2.0
8Hans Niemann21352137W52W41 2.0
9Michael Walder21302133W53W37 2.0
10Steven Gaffagan21292131W54W43 2.0
11Bryon Doyle20992101W55W42 2.0
12Yuan Wang20332034W77W63 2.0
13Ashik Uzzaman20152019W86W44 2.0
14Michael Askin19641980W58W29 2.0
15Renjish Abraham18401843W93W89 2.0
16Russell Wong22002201H---W72 1.5
17Josiah Stearman21852181W82D23 1.5
18Oleg Shakhnazarov21542155H---W78 1.5
19David Askin20072008W87H--- 1.5
20Eric Steger19891991H---W73 1.5
21Ozgur Sahin19691971H---W74 1.5
22Sos Hakobyan19531954W91H--- 1.5
23Callaghan McCarty-Snead19201928W59D17 1.5
24Robert Drane18691872H---W76 1.5
25Igor Royzen18571848D62W80 1.5
26Scott Poling17281750H---W68 1.5
27Aaron Cheung15971620H---W70 1.5
28Joshua Lamstein13481385H---W71 1.5
29Frank Thornally22002189W81L14 1.0
30Hovik Manvelyan20052003W88L1 1.0
31Steven Krasnov20021999W89L2 1.0
32Michael Gene Anderson19921988X90L3 1.0
33Greg Sarafian19261919H---D50 1.0
34Tom Maser19141911W79L5 1.0
35Gene Gerwin19061903W60L6 1.0
36Chinguun Bayaraa18681866W61L7 1.0
37Zolboo Lkhagvasuren18541851W92L9 1.0
38Walter Lesquillier18471837H---D62 1.0
39David Flores17931774L63W87 1.0
40John Ebert17531741H---D64 1.0
41Willie Campers17491747W94L8 1.0
42Richard Newey17471744W66L11 1.0
43Peter Sherwood17221728W84L10 1.0
44Jossy Chalissery17191725W48L13 1.0
45Aung Tun Lin16891695L1W88 1.0
46James Cohee16601665L3W90 1.0
47Andrew Todd Handler16521657L4W91 1.0
48Ari Ronen16291627L44W86 1.0
49Erasmo Vazquez16191619H---H--- 1.0
50Robert Reyes16071618H---D33 1.0
51Togtokh Oyuntseren15611561H---H--- 1.0
52Jerry Morgan15611565L8W93 1.0
53Isaac Borgo15531558L9W92 1.0
54Nicholas Brown15201521L10W94 1.0
55Albert Starr15171536L11W84 1.0
56Daniel McKellar14961512D68H--- 1.0
57Tom Allen14401440H---H--- 1.0
58Linmiao Xu14241452L14W81 1.0
59David Olson14071435L23W82 1.0
60Sebastian Poler13911418L35W85 1.0
61Bryan Hood13521383L36W83 1.0
62Asher Eastham13391376D25D38 1.0
63James Paquette12721313W39L12 1.0
64Seth Borgo11501196D72D40 1.0
65Nihar Ayinala11081108H---H--- 1.0
66Bilguun Bayaraa639638L42B--- 1.0
67Keith Henriques267267H---H--- 1.0
68Peter Grey20141992D56L26 0.5
69Craig Andries19471943H---L4 0.5
70James Matz17851767H---L27 0.5
71Enkhmaa Nyangar17691734D80L28 0.5
72Perry Rosenstein17671753D64L16 0.5
73Richard Hack16641660H---L20 0.5
74Clarence Harris16171613H---L21 0.5
75David Rakonitz15681567L7H--- 0.5
76Charles James15421538H---L24 0.5
77David Yaguda Ross15111509L12H--- 0.5
78Matthew Purland14791478H---L18 0.5
79Michael Hilliard14001398L34H--- 0.5
80Shree Ayinala11801201D71L25 0.5
81Patrick Thomas Donnelly16591635L29L58 0.0
82Siddarth Chandrasekaran16271603L17L59 0.0
83Craig Yamamoto16251599L5L61 0.0
84Pat Aquino16091580L43L55 0.0
85Nick Casares16001575L6L60 0.0
86Jerry Simpkins15001487L13L48 0.0
87David Eytan14961488L19L39 0.0
88Guy Robertson14941484L30L45 0.0
89Enkhjin Gomboluudev14641459L31L15 0.0
90Michael Nagle14481440F32L46 0.0
91Tony Cole14171408L22L47 0.0
92Jared Rhizor13191309L37L53 0.0
93Robert Frank12861277L15L52 0.0
94Renate Otterbach10441040L41L54 0.0