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



Spring Tuesday Night Marathon
March 18th - May 6th

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Tot
1Andy Lee23202333W73W16D13W33W6W2 5.5
2Elliott Winslow22502263W41W18W9W8W5L1 5.0
3Steven Gaffagan20892103D63W32W23W21W33D8 5.0
4Bryon Doyle20642077W50W29L5W26W24W14 5.0
5Hayk Manvelyan23542348W48W15W4D6L2W13 4.5
6Natalya Tsodikova22262231W60W26W14D5L1W20 4.5
7Romulo Fuentes22252223H---H---W40D11W28W22 4.5
8Uyanga Byambaa21362135W62W19X58L2W17D3 4.5
9William Gray20342036W52W40L2W27H---B--- 4.5
10Ozgur Sahin19131925D31W53W37L13W30W33 4.5
11Eitetsu Potharum18001828H---W44W31D7D22W86 4.5
12David Flores17321773H---W45W20H---W23H--- 4.5
13Hans Niemann20542065W51W77D1W10H---L5 4.0
14Hovik Manvelyan20302028W54W38L6W35W18L4 4.0
15Michael Askin19031904W68L5H---D63W48W35 4.0
16Payam Afkham-Ebrahimi18971896W55L1D39W43H---W37 4.0
17Jason Ochoa18801884H---H---W73W55L8W38 4.0
18Peter Sherwood18081813W56L2W62W61L14W41 4.0
19Sos Hakobyan17871800W70L8W54L22W59W34 4.0
20Steven Krasnov20071987D75W61L12W47W31L6 3.5
21Peter Grey20001979D44W63W30L3D37D27 3.5
22Sergey Ostrovsky19831977W83W65L33W19D11L7 3.5
23Victor Todortsev19511934W66W46L3W29L12D26 3.5
24Renjish Abraham18671864H---W75H---W38L4D29 3.5
25Richard Newey18071768L46D66W53L41W75W44 3.5
26Zolboo Lkhagvasuren18021809W69L6W49L4W40D23 3.5
27Robert Drane18001807H---H---W50L9W60D21 3.5
28Chinguun Bayaraa17751779H---W78H---D39L7W47 3.5
29Jossy Chalissery17231727W71L4W67L23W63D24 3.5
30Erasmo Vazquez16831676H---W81L21B---L10W57 3.5
31Willie Campers16631669D10W84L11W76L20W55 3.5
32James Cohee16381635H---L3D75W65D55W49 3.5
33Frank Thornally22002179W42W35W22L1L3L10 3.0
34Bayaraa Bekhtur18781855H---L64H---W50W39L19 3.0
35Ranen Lardent17981790W57L33W65L14W62L15 3.0
36Brendan Macintire16881641L65W68L55W52L44W63 3.0
37Scott Poling16591660H---W85L10W57D21L16 3.0
38David Eytan16371635W49L14W71L24W46L17 3.0
39Julian Standen16371652H---H---D16D28L34W62 3.0
40Nick Casares16081617W79L9L7W54L26W65 3.0
41Jerry Morgan15681598L2D72W45W25H---L18 3.0
42Jon Furukawa15331520L33L57W56D75H---W74 3.0
43Craig Yamamoto15001499H---H---D78L16D53W67 3.0
44Robert Reyes13831467D21L11H---W73W36L25 3.0
45Togtokh Oyuntseren13721398H---L12L41W69D61W60 3.0
46Sebastian Poler12031292W25L23H---H---L38W61 3.0
47German Bertot16311611H---B---L48L20W76L28 2.5
48Siddarth Chandrasekaran15961599L5H---W47H---L15D54 2.5
49Ganhuyag Regzedmaa14831473L38W69L26W68H---L32 2.5
50Henry Louie14751471L4W70L27L34H---W71 2.5
51Tony Cole14441433L13H---X85U---L57W75 2.5
52Robert Frank14381407L9L71W70L36D56W76 2.5
53Andrew Cheng14211420H---L10L25W71D43H--- 2.5
54David Olson14151414L14W80L19L40X81D48 2.5
55Enkhjin Gomboluudev12651367L16W60W36L17D32L31 2.5
56Sid Gandhi12031241L18L62L42W70D52W78 2.5
57Bryan Hood10951194L35W42H---L37W51L30 2.5
58Richard Dorn19401941W67W76F8U---U---U--- 2.0
59Bryan Quick15981592H---H---H---H---L19U--- 2.0
60Jerry Simpkins15511511L6L55W84W66L27L45 2.0
61Tom Allen14961467H---L20W83L18D45L46 2.0
62Charles James14891486L8W56L18W67L35L39 2.0
63Adam Vichik14821494D3L21W81D15L29L36 2.0
64Na Chea14811508H---W34H---U---U---U--- 2.0
65Ivan Rothman14661473W36L22L35L32W68L40 2.0
66David Matthew West13331342L23D25H---L60W80U--- 2.0
67James Paquette13311329L58W87L29L62W78L43 2.0
68Tyrone Poblete12931275L15L36W80L49L65X83 2.0
69Max Schlosberg11801184L26L49H---L45W83H--- 2.0
70Renate Otterbach10561057L19L50L52L56W84W80 2.0
71Jamyandagva Zulkhuu787923L29W52L38L53W79L50 2.0
72John Elbert17661761H---D41H---U---U---U--- 1.5
73Richard Hack15941574L1W79L17L44H---U--- 1.5
74Samuel Agdamag15091494U---U---H---H---H---L42 1.5
75Daniel McKellar14151422D20L24D32D42L25L51 1.5
76Michael Hilliard14001370W87L58H---L31L47L52 1.5
77Callaghan McCarty-Snead17721769W80L13U---U---U---U--- 1.0
78Cory Voorhees14761427H---L28D43U---L67L56 1.0
79Mark Schlosberg12891247L40L73H---U---L71H--- 1.0
80Jackie Cowgill10401001L77L54L68B---L66L70 1.0
81Bryan Locke915913H---L30L63H---F54U--- 1.0
82Amuuna Zulkhuu842851U---U---U---U---U---W84 1.0
83Stephen Toziopolous12151187L22H---L61U---L69F68 0.5
84Barbara Kadri612598H---L31L60U---L70L82 0.5
85Ilya Kamensunr.750H---L37F51U---U---U--- 0.5
86Erika Malykin15801575U---U---U---U---U---L11 0.0
87Fianna McCarty-Snead569568L76L67U---U---U---U--- 0.0