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



2014 Jay Whitehead Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon
August 5th – September 30th

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2Uyanga Byambaa21712182W44W16W35W13 4.0
3Romulo Fuentes22152223H---W30W17W21 3.5
4Natalya Tsodikova21622168W66H---W27W22 3.5
5Pranav Nagarajan21572161W58W37D22W23 3.5
6Elliott Winslow22542243D30D48W41W24 3.0
7Keith Vickers22002195W43W15L11W37 3.0
8Demetrius Goins21592162H---H---W58W38 3.0
9Ashik Uzzaman21022093W68L17W45W39 3.0
10Igor Traub20782079W69W56L1W47 3.0
11Alex Steger20292042W70W41W7L1 3.0
12David Klinetobe20172021H---W57H---W40 3.0
13John Jaffray19972008W75W53W20L2 3.0
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17Yuan Wang18501880W51W9L3W35 3.0
18Erika Malykin15711582W85W81W80U--- 3.0
19Russell Wong22002195H---H---W42D26 2.5
20Michael Walder21342127W45W38L13H--- 2.5
21Steven Gaffagan21292121W59D26W28L3 2.5
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26Chinguun Bayaraa18571870W50D21D52D19 2.5
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28Richard Newey17471749D52W77L21W60 2.5
29Julian Standen16651666H---L52W79W61 2.5
30Robert Reyes16551677D6L3W63W62 2.5
31Tom Allen14401469H---L23W82W55 2.5
32Michael Hilliard14001401H---W85H---H--- 2.5
33Josh Lamsteinunr.1621H---H---H---W76 2.5
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35David Askin20071995W72W40L2L17 2.0
36Sos Hakobyan19531944W61L1D59H--- 2.0
37Mingson Chen19001895X---L5W72L7 2.0
38Robert Drane18691864W84L20W73L8 2.0
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45Togtokh Oyuntseren15611570L20W84L9W79 2.0
46David Rakonitz15581570H---D34L25W77 2.0
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51Julian Sachs-Weintraub850972L17H---W65D56 2.0
52Nacho Sotounr.1801D28W29D26L15 2.0
53Ari Ronenunr.1741W65L13L39W70 2.0
54Ted Sailor18011780H---L60H---H--- 1.5
55Perry Rosenstein17671747H---H---H---L31 1.5
56Jacob Sadowsky17361701W82L10L47D51 1.5
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59Jon Furukawa15311538L21W78D36L27 1.5
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61James Paquette13201369L36D43W57L29 1.5
62Tyrone Poblete12091206H---H---H---L30 1.5
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