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



Winter 2015 Tuesday Night Marathon
January 6 – February 24

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Elliott Winslow22832288W35W22W18 3.0
2Tenzing Shaw22552260W36W48W21 3.0
3Josiah Stearman21952201W59W70W23 3.0
4Andy Lee23862388W57H---W45 2.5
5Paul Whitehead23652366H---W52W49 2.5
6Uyanga Byambaa22422245W58W24H--- 2.5
7Russell Wong22152210W73D26W51 2.5
8Michael Walder21542148W77W71D15 2.5
9Steven Gaffagan21502145W37W31D16 2.5
10Oleg Shaknazarov21402143H---W63W55 2.5
11Igor Traub20732077W79W72H--- 2.5
12Chinguun Bayaraa20622056W61D55W66 2.5
13Steven Krasnov20162021W81W56H--- 2.5
14Eric Steger19732008H---W76W42 2.5
15Bayaraa Bekhtur17311809W94W43D8 2.5
16Martin Bachseitz17121791W110W44D9 2.5
17Keith Vickers22002185W74D49D32 2.0
18David Klinetobe20082009W82W34L1 2.0
19Sergey Khristofurov19771962D63D33W75 2.0
20Michael Wang19481938W65D67H--- 2.0
21Ashik Uzzaman19381939W86W99L2 2.0
22Craig Andries19351937W98L1W79 2.0
23Gene Gerwin19101943W87W41L3 2.0
24Greg Sarafian18941897W100L6W80 2.0
25Sos Hakobyan18891884D76H---W81 2.0
26Igor Royzen18741889W88D7H--- 2.0
27Eitetsu Potharam18501843H---D85W83 2.0
28Lazar Shnaiderman18461837D89W97H--- 2.0
29Kristian Clemens18261828H---W91H--- 2.0
30Walter Lesquillier17971787H---D92W85 2.0
31Perry Rosenstein17451748W93L9W89 2.0
32Willie Campers17421779H---W105D17 2.0
33James Matz17341752H---D19W90 2.0
34Robert Reyes16911693W96L18W92 2.0
35Willard Everett16731683L1W98W93 2.0
36Andrew Handler16721671L2W102W95 2.0
37Steve Ho16361685L9W107W70 2.0
38Jerry Simpkins14781594W47L53W71 2.0
39Asher Eastham14711578L48W73W72 2.0
40Ezra Sturtzel13001360H---H---W67 2.0
41Jordy Mont-Reynaud22702255W106L23H--- 1.5
42Natalya Tsodikova21702147W75D84L14 1.5
43Mahlon A Smith III21212094W105L15D59 1.5
44Michael Askin21032084W78L16H--- 1.5
45Peter Grey20062008H---W54L4 1.5
46Michael Anderson19291929H---H---H--- 1.5
47Thomas Maser19211898L38W86H--- 1.5
48Scott Poling19101909W39L2H--- 1.5
49Callaghan McCarty-Snead18431855W107D17L5 1.5
50Renjish Abraham18371823H---D90H--- 1.5
51Robert Drane18001799W109H---L7 1.5
52Richard Newey17551761H---L5W97 1.5
53John Ebert17381747H---W38U--- 1.5
54Aung Tun Lin17351736H---L45W99 1.5
55Jossy Chalissery17061743W68D12L10 1.5
56Richard Hack16941689W104L13H--- 1.5
57Jacob Sadowsky16811688L4H---W100 1.5
58Peter Sherwood16691675L6W87D68 1.5
59James Cohee16601687L3W108D43 1.5
60Daniel Montoya16151620U---W109H--- 1.5
61Clarence Harris15821580L12W110H--- 1.5
62Siddarth Chandrasekaran15551549H---D100H--- 1.5
63Henry Louie15321554D19L10W102 1.5
64Erika Malykin15251508H---L66W101 1.5
65Jerry Morgan15241526L20W96D91 1.5
66Sebastian Poler15061534H---W64L12 1.5
67James Paquette14381429W95D20L40 1.5
68Venkata Kollaunr.1650L55W82D58 1.5
69Arun Raghavan18881892W83U---U--- 1.0
70David Flores18181795W108L3L37 1.0
71Aaron Cheung17481721W101L8L38 1.0
72Ralph Palmeri17081679W111L11L39 1.0
73Christopher Nelson16651645L7L39W108 1.0
74Enkhmaa Nyangar16631661L17H---H--- 1.0
75Patrick Donnelly16591652L42W103L19 1.0
76Daniel McKellar16531649D25L14D88 1.0
77Ari Ronen16391637L8H---H--- 1.0
78Nick Casares Jr.16001563L44L93W103 1.0
79David Eytan15991594L11W94L22 1.0
80Craig Yamamoto15841578H---H---L24 1.0
81Tom Allen15651557L13W111L25 1.0
82Sanjayan Manivannan15541543L18L68W109 1.0
83Vishrut Gupta15471537L69W104L27 1.0
84Na Chea15331563H---D42U--- 1.0
85David Ross15231531H---D27L30 1.0
86John Chan15141507L21L47W110 1.0
87Guy Robertson14771464L23L58W111 1.0
88Enkhjin Gomboluudev14321441L26H---D76 1.0
89Charles James14091424D28H---L31 1.0
90Michael Hilliard14001416H---D50L33 1.0
91Ivan Rothman13791385H---L29D65 1.0
92Julian Sachs-Weintraub11411177H---D30L34 1.0
93Michael Bailey11191197L31W78L35 1.0
94Renate Otterbach10761158L15L79W105 1.0
95Keith Henriques145144L67B---L36 1.0
96Nagappan Nachiappanunr.1394L34L65W107 1.0
97Bryan Hood15211507H---L28L52 0.5
98Nicholas Brown15021488L22L35H--- 0.5
99Samuel Agdamag14931481H---L21L54 0.5
100Matthew Purland14641457L24D62L57 0.5
101Tyrone Poblete11601151L71H---L64 0.5
102Micah Stearman935932H---L36L63 0.5
103Ling Feng Ren823822H---L75L78 0.5
104Pat Raphaelunr.750L56L83H--- 0.5
105Jon Furukawa16271578L43L32L94 0.0
106Melchor Malvar14841483L41U---U--- 0.0
107David Olson14001368L49L37L96 0.0
108Tony Cole14001380L70L59L73 0.0
109Robert Frank12961278L51L60L82 0.0
110Bilguun Bayaraa644643L16L61L86 0.0
111Fianna McCarty-Snead588587L72L81L87 0.0