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



Summer 2014 Tuesday Night Marathon
May 27th - July 15th

Prize Winners

1st: Lee — $600
Tied for 2nd and 3rd: Winslow and Fuentes — $300 each
Best Under 2200: Niemann — $200
Tied for Best Under 2000: Michael Askin and Eric Steiger — $99.50 each
Best Under 1800: Hakobyan — $198
Best Under 1600: Oyuntseren — $197
Best Under 1400: Ross — $196
Best Under 1200: Hood — $195
Best Unrated Raghavan - $105

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7Rd 8Tot
1Andy Lee23202340W39H---W9W24W6W2D5W7 7.0
2Elliott Winslow22352251W32W10D15W25W22L1W4W14 6.5
3Romulo Fuentes22252229W20W26L24W45D10W9W12W5 6.5
4Hans Niemann20972120W82H---W12D5W42W14L2W16 6.0
5Hayk Manvelyan23492340W19W64D14D4W23W24D1L3 5.5
6Frank Thornally22002196H---W80W27W15L1D11W35D9 5.5
7Art Zhao21112119H---H---H---W62X37W29W22L1 5.5
8Hovik Manvelyan20262008D62W29L45L13W46W32W37W27 5.5
9Steven Krasnov20072017W40W73L1W57W55L3W19D6 5.5
10Peter Grey20002008W49L2W20W28D3L22W47W30 5.5
11Eric Steger19041929W75H---W33L14W45D6W20D15 5.5
12Michael Askin18981926H---W51L4W82W67W23L3W24 5.5
13Sos Hakobyan17881851H---H---H---W8W25H---D24W26 5.5
14Keith Vickers22002194W59W57D5W11H---L4W54L2 5.0
15Gennadiy Fomin20892078W68W43D2L6L35W45W29D11 5.0
16David Klinetobe20172015W69W77L22H---H---W56W18L4 5.0
17Payam Afkham-Ebrahimi18971894W88L22W47W30L24D37W33D51 5.0
18Mesut Timur17531762L73W78W21D64H---W53L16W39 5.0
19Scott Poling16831713L5L40W70W21W48W54L9W35 5.0
20Willie Campers16141662L3W89L10W71W49W57L11W34 5.0
21Togtokh Oyuntseren13951498L24W46L18L19W77W62W57W89 5.0
22Natalya Tsodikova22022197W46W17W16H---L2W10L7U--- 4.5
23Oleg Shaknazarov21932162W66D55W54W67L5L12L30W75 4.5
24Ashik Uzzaman20862082W21W35W3L1W17L5D13L12 4.5
25Bryon Doyle20562045W48W37H---L2L13W51W40U--- 4.5
26Gene Gerwin19101903W50L3U---W33D51W66W41L13 4.5
27Yuan Wang18871872D33W41L6L29W68W48W50L8 4.5
28Audrey Zhao17881783H---H---W40L10D66L33W51W47 4.5
29James Matz17721781H---L8W75W27W80L7L15W50 4.5
30Jossy Chalissery17231722L80W49W77L17W62H---W23L10 4.5
31Homer Oca17111720H---H---H---U---L41W69W49W42 4.5
32Andrew Handler16361647L2W70W73L55D40L8X44W43 4.5
33Arun Raghavanunr.1872D27W56L11L26W38W28L17W45 4.5
34Thomas Maser19001882D51W74H---H---W39H---U---L20 4.0
35Richard Newey17961799W84L24H---W69W15H---L6L19 4.0
36Shu Yamamoto17721749D78H---D82L53H---H---W67D40 4.0
37David Flores17321727W79L25W52W63F7D17L8D41 4.0
38Erasmo Vazquez16391632H---H---H---L54L33D75W78W59 4.0
39James Cohee16381639L1W50W71H---L34H---W63L18 4.0
40Jon Furukawa15151566L9W19L28W73D32W44L25D36 4.0
41David Ross13481452H---L27H---D44W31W59L26D37 4.0
42Jason Ochoa19091900H---W65H---W58L4H---U---L31 3.5
43Peter Sherwood17971752W52L15H---L51W82L50W46L32 3.5
44Ralph Palmeri17401709H---H---L67D41W69L40F32W63 3.5
45Perry Rosenstein17251750H---W53W8L3L11L15W68L33 3.5
46Nick Casares16001579L22L21D50W75L8W72L43W71 3.5
47David Rakonitz15581561H---H---L17W52H---W82L10L28 3.5
48Guy Robertson15241490L25L52W91W77L19L27D71W72 3.5
49Jerry Simpkins14781491L10L30W83W65L20D52L31W81 3.5
50Michael Nagle14021433L26L39D46W88X58W43L27L29 3.5
51Robert Reyes13831517D34L12W65W43D26L25L28D17 3.5
52Bryan Hood10921226L43W48L37L47W84D49L59W68 3.5
53David Cherkes19651941H---L45W80W36D54L18U---U--- 3.0
54Lazar Shnaiderman18701857W89H---L23W38D53L19L14U--- 3.0
55Igor Royzen18551861W91D23H---W32L9U---U---U--- 3.0
56Eitetsu Potharam18251815H---L33W74W68H---L16U---U--- 3.0
57Enkhmaa Nyangar18071775W83L14W63L9W59L20L21U--- 3.0
58John Ebert17671760H---H---H---L42F50H---H---H--- 3.0
59Jerry Morgan15981566L14H---H---W89L57L41W52L38 3.0
60Erika Malykin15671568U---U---U---U---H---H---W90W78 3.0
61Melchor Malvar15421551U---U---U---U---H---H---W79W70 3.0
62Charles James15171539D8H---W86L7L30L21U---W74 3.0
63David Matthew West14281412H---H---L57L37W72W79L39L44 3.0
64Arnold Hua19871983W70L5W66D18U---U---U---U--- 2.5
65Brendan MacIntyre17231670H---L42L51L49W88L68W75U--- 2.5
66Siddarth Chandrasekaran15971600L23W88L64W84D28L26U---U--- 2.5
67Craig Yamamoto15771592W81D68W44L23L12U---L36U--- 2.5
68Daniel McKellar15291514L15D67W72L56L27W65L45L52 2.5
69Henry Louie15171500L16D72W78L35L44L31U---W82 2.5
70David Olson14061410L64L32L19D81L87W74W82L61 2.5
71James Paquette13141313H---H---L39L20U---W77D48L46 2.5
72Ahyan Zaman9691046L77D69L68W74L63L46W89L48 2.5
73Julian Sachs-Weintraub850991W18L9L32L40W89U---U---D76 2.5
74Michael Hilliard14001348H---L34L56L72H---L70W77L62 2.0
75Tony Cole14001399L11H---L29L46W91D38L65L23 2.0
76Richard Knolla12561245H---H---H---U---U---U---U---D73 2.0
77Lorraine Eastham9991039W72L16L30L48L21L71L74W88 2.0
78Renate Otterbach9941012D36L18L69H---L79W89L38L60 2.0
79Amuuna Zulkhuu842870L37B---U---U---W78L63L61U--- 2.0
80Jamyandagva Zulkhuu832872W30L6L53U---L29L81B---U--- 2.0
81David Eytan15951510L67L85L89D70L83W80U---L49 1.5
82Enkhjin Gomboluudev15331489L4W83D36L12L43L47L70L69 1.5
83Max Schlosberg11621183L57L82L49H---W81U---U---U--- 1.5
84Jackie Cowgill10191009L35U---B---L66L52H---U---U--- 1.5
85Kayven Riese19001902U---W81U---U---U---U---U---U--- 1.0
86Renjish Abraham18591843H---H---L62U---U---U---U---U--- 1.0
87Samuel Agdamag14871498U---U---U---U---W70U---U---U--- 1.0
88Robert Frank13411291L17L66H---L50L65H---U---L77 1.0
89Tyrone Poblete12931219L54L20W81L59L73L78L72L21 1.0
90Tristan Hanceunr.750U---U---U---U---H---H---L60U--- 1.0
91Mark Schlosberg12771258L55U---L48H---L75U---U---U--- 0.5