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

Prize Winners:

1st: Niemann – $650.00
Tied for 2nd and 3rd and Best Under 2200: Shaw, Wong, and Stearman – $336.66 each
Best Under 2000: M. Askin – $250.00
Tied for Best Under 1800: Campers, Newey, and Lin – $80.00 each
Tied for Best Under 1600: Cheung and McKellar – $115.00 each
Best Under 1400: Hood – $220.00
Tied for Best Under 1200: N. Ayinala and S. Borgo – $100.00 each

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7Rd 8Tot
1Hans Niemann21352219W80W22W37W14W9W2W15D3 7.5
2Tenzing Shaw22462256X---W11W7D10W25L1W27W8 6.5
3Russell Wong22002215H---W53D64W21W17W10W9D1 6.5
4Josiah Stearman21852188W86D64W51W18L10W11W25X16 6.5
5Keith Vickers22002195W42W12L10W13W35L9W17W21 6.0
6Natalya Tsodikova21622166W44W30L8W37W36L15W40W14 6.0
7Michael Walder21302156W59W21L2W23W14L16W36W15 6.0
8Ashik Uzzaman20152057W67W55W6H---W29H---W23L2 6.0
9Michael Askin19642104W48W50W62W15L1W5L3W25 6.0
10Bryon Doyle20992130W45W23W5D2W4L3L14W29 5.5
11Steven Krasnov20022011W82L2W59H---W52L4W38W30 5.5
12Craig Andries19471952H---L5W79W57D40D54W31W28 5.5
13Chinguun Bayaraa18681887W34L62W66L5W43D32W60W27 5.5
14Elliott Winslow22622247W24W75W26L1L7W20W10L6 5.0
15Uyanga Byambaa22052197W56W35W17L9W26W6L1L7 5.0
16Pranav Nagarajan21722191W58W19H---W40H---W7U---F4 5.0
17Yuan Wang20332028W46W61L15W54L3W22L5W40 5.0
18Ozgur Sahin19691955H---W87W84L4L20W48D37W39 5.0
19Tom Maser19141900W49L16H---H---L24W73W69W41 5.0
20Igor Royzen18571872D72W85L25W69W18L14W33D26 5.0
21Zolboo Lkhagvasuren18541918W98L7W69L3W44W62W50L5 5.0
22Willie Campers17491758W93L1W71L26W83L17W72W48 5.0
23Richard Newey17471794W100L10W34L7W71W63L8W42 5.0
24Aung Tun Lin16891748L14W91W47L35W19L36W66W101 5.0
25Oleg Shakhnazarov21542136H---W68W20W32L2W28L4L9 4.5
26Steven Gaffagan21292116W66W54L14W22L15W51U---D20 4.5
27David Askin20071993W60H---L40W77W64W30L2L13 4.5
28Sos Hakobyan19531929W70H---L32W31W42L25W54L12 4.5
29Greg Sarafian19261905H---D43W89D42L8W57W56L10 4.5
30Gene Gerwin19061907W71L6W45D55W75L27W51L11 4.5
31Richard Hack16641673H---L36W49L28W74W84L12W60 4.5
32Aaron Cheung15971759H---W52W28L25H---D13U---W54 4.5
33Daniel McKellar14961664D63H---D65D51H---W52L20W56 4.5
34Bryan Hood13521562L13W58L23W97L54H---W57W55 4.5
35Michael Gene Anderson19921953X47L15W80W24L5L40L39W69 4.0
36Eric Steger19891987H---W31H---W56L6W24L7U--- 4.0
37Renjish Abraham18401836W92W82L1L6D60W45D18U--- 4.0
38David Flores17931748L61W60L48W91W66H---L11D43 4.0
39John Ebert17531756H---D73H---H---H---H---W35L18 4.0
40Scott Poling17281849H---W63W27L16D12W35L6L17 4.0
41Patrick Thomas Donnelly16591656L50L48W85L60W67W49W63L19 4.0
42Andrew Todd Handler16521659L5W70W95D29L28H---W71L23 4.0
43Robert Reyes16071651H---D29D75D48L13H---W84D38 4.0
44Nick Casares16001574L6L71W92W72L21L69W74W68 4.0
45Albert Starr15171539L10W88L30H---W95L37D61W71 4.0
46David Yaguda Ross15111512L17H---L77L49W99H---W87W72 4.0
47Michael Nagle14481462F35L56L24W93H---W78D70W103 4.0
48Linmiao Xu14241594L9W41W38D43H---L18W65L22 4.0
49Michael Hilliard14001500L19H---L31W46H---L41W89W66 4.0
50Frank Thornally22002165W41L9W97D81H---H---L21U--- 3.5
51Robert Drane18691837H---W90L4D33D56L26L30W73 3.5
52James Matz17851749H---L32W90W94L11L33U---W83 3.5
53Perry Rosenstein17671736D73L3W68L75W70L60U---W91 3.5
54Peter Sherwood17221721W88L26W72L17W34D12L28L32 3.5
55Jossy Chalissery17191713W78L8W61D30H---H---U---L34 3.5
56James Cohee16601655L15W47W74L36D51W70L29L33 3.5
57Julian Standen16521621H---H---H---L12W94L29L34W85 3.5
58Craig Yamamoto16251605L16L34U---W85H---H---W91D61 3.5
59Isaac Borgo15531552L7W98L11D74H---H---W83U--- 3.5
60David Eytan14961567L27L38W93W41D37W53L13L31 3.5
61James Paquette12721431W38L17L55L89W80D82D45D58 3.5
62Demetrius Goins21592134W79W13L9H---H---L21U---U--- 3.0
63Peter Grey20141943D33L40D87W67W84L23L41U--- 3.0
64Callaghan McCarty-Snead19201929W83D4D3H---L27H---U---U--- 3.0
65Walter Lesquillier18471805H---D72D33H---W89U---L48U--- 3.0
66Nicholas Brown15201499L26W93L13W100L38W90L24L49 3.0
67Jerry Simpkins15001488L8L78W98L63L41L86W93W87 3.0
68Matthew Purland14791461H---L25L53L79D92W93W86L44 3.0
69Tom Allen14401503H---H---L21L20W87W44L19L35 3.0
70Tony Cole14171437L28L42D88W90L53L56D47W92 3.0
71Sebastian Poler13911465L30W44L22W86L23W91L42L45 3.0
72Asher Eastham13391391D20D65L54L44W100W89L22L46 3.0
73Seth Borgo11501326D53D39U---W80D77L19D85L51 3.0
74Nihar Ayinala11081121H---H---L56D59L31H---L44W94 3.0
75Hovik Manvelyan20051981W91L14D43W53L30U---U---U--- 2.5
76Raghu Rajaram18971898H---H---W100H---U---U---U---U--- 2.5
77Enkhmaa Nyangar17691705D85L84W46L27D73D83U---U--- 2.5
78Ari Ronen16291569L55W67U---U---L93L47W102D80 2.5
79David Rakonitz15681577L62H---L12W68H---H---U---U--- 2.5
80Jerry Morgan15611518L1W92L35L73L61W98U---D78 2.5
81Na Chea15161578H---H---W83D50U---U---U---U--- 2.5
82Enkhjin Gomboluudev14641475L11L37L86W92W97D61U---U--- 2.5
83David Olson14071447L64W86L81W87L22D77L59L52 2.5
84Joshua Lamstein13481378H---W77L18W103L63L31L43U--- 2.5
85Shree Ayinala11801261D77L20L41L58W90H---D73L57 2.5
86Siddarth Chandrasekaran16271554L4L83W82L71L91W67L68U--- 2.0
87Clarence Harris16171539H---L18D63L83L69W100L46L67 2.0
88Pat Aquino16091564L54L45D70L96H---U---W98U--- 2.0
89Togtokh Oyuntseren15611511H---H---L29W61L65L72L49U--- 2.0
90Charles James15421464H---L51L52L70L85L66H---W98 2.0
91Guy Robertson14941462L75L24W99L38W86L71L58L53 2.0
92Robert Frank12861259L37L80L44L82D68H---W100L70 2.0
93Renate Otterbach10441081L22L66L60L47W78L68L67W100 2.0
94Keith Henriques267266H---H---H---L52L57U---U---L74 1.5
95Shawn Coutuunr.750H---H---L42H---L45U---U---U--- 1.5
96Bayara Bekhtur17981805U---U---U---W88U---U---U---U--- 1.0
97Erasmo Vazquez16191568H---H---L50L34L82U---U---U--- 1.0
98Jared Rhizor13191270L21L59L67H---H---L80L88L90 1.0
99Fianna McCarty-Snead705704U---U---L91H---L46H---U---U--- 1.0
100Bilguun Bayaraa639633L23B---L76L66L72L87L92L93 1.0
101Melchor Malvar14981489U---U---U---U---U---U---U---L24 0.0
102Tyron Poblete11661161U---U---U---U---U---U---L78U--- 0.0
103Sankar Ayinala823819U---U---U---L84U---U---U---L47 0.0