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

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Tot
1Hans Niemann21352154W92W32W46W19W11 5.0
2Tenzing Shaw22462257X---W15W10D3W13 4.5
3Bryon Doyle20992124W54W33W7D2W12 4.5
4Ashik Uzzaman20152036W93W36W9H---W42 4.5
5Uyanga Byambaa22052207W51W25W23L11W22 4.0
6Russell Wong22002202H---W48D43W29W23 4.0
7Keith Vickers22002199W52W27L3W28W25 4.0
8Pranav Nagarajan21722176W78W60H---W34H--- 4.0
9Natalya Tsodikova21622161W64W17L4W46W26 4.0
10Michael Walder21302140W67W29L2W33W19 4.0
11Michael Askin19642004W39W20W21W5L1 4.0
12Josiah Stearman21852177W88D43W45W41L3 3.5
13Oleg Shakhnazarov21542152H---W94W18W38L2 3.5
14David Askin20072004W57H---L34W61W43 3.5
15Steven Krasnov20022004W70L2W67H---W47 3.5
16Sos Hakobyan19531944W81H---L38W50W52 3.5
17Gene Gerwin19061913W74L9W54D36W40 3.5
18Igor Royzen18571860D76W82L13W71W41 3.5
19Elliott Winslow22622250W37W40W22L1L10 3.0
20Frank Thornally22002183W62L11W89D55H--- 3.0
21Demetrius Goins21592151W65W28L11H---H--- 3.0
22Steven Gaffagan21292122W68W35L19W32L5 3.0
23Yuan Wang20332028W79W77L5W35L6 3.0
24Peter Grey20141988D56L34D90W93W58 3.0
25Michael Gene Anderson19921988X80L5W92W37L7 3.0
26Eric Steger19891988H---W50H---W51L9 3.0
27Craig Andries19471944H---L7W65W53D34 3.0
28Chinguun Bayaraa18681870W75L21W68L7W63 3.0
29Zolboo Lkhagvasuren18541855W95L10W71L6W64 3.0
30Walter Lesquillier18471834H---D76D56H---W66 3.0
31David Flores17931765L77W57L39W69W68 3.0
32Willie Campers17491752W96L1W74L22W72 3.0
33Richard Newey17471749W97L3W75L10W74 3.0
34Scott Poling17281782H---W24W14L8D27 3.0
35Peter Sherwood17221730W91L22W76L23W75 3.0
36Jossy Chalissery17191733W87L4W77D17H--- 3.0
37Aung Tun Lin16891715L19W69W80L25W60 3.0
38Aaron Cheung15971650H---W47W16L13H--- 3.0
39Linmiao Xu14241513L11W62W31D63H--- 3.0
40Hovik Manvelyan20051988W69L19D63W48L17 2.5
41Ozgur Sahin19691956H---W90W58L12L18 2.5
42Greg Sarafian19261909H---D63W66D52L4 2.5
43Callaghan McCarty-Snead19201926W72D12D6H---L14 2.5
44Raghu Rajaram18971898H---H---W97H---U--- 2.5
45Robert Drane18691855H---W98L12D56D51 2.5
46Renjish Abraham18401830W99W70L1L9D57 2.5
47James Matz17851768H---L38W98W84L15 2.5
48Perry Rosenstein17671756D59L6W94L40W81 2.5
49John Ebert17531743H---D59H---H---H--- 2.5
50Richard Hack16641662H---L26W73L16W83 2.5
51James Cohee16601669L5W80W83L26D45 2.5
52Andrew Todd Handler16521661L7W81W85D42L16 2.5
53Julian Standen16521648H---H---H---L27W84 2.5
54Albert Starr15171531L3W91L17H---W85 2.5
55Na Chea15161543H---H---W72D20U--- 2.5
56Daniel McKellar14961536D24H---D30D45H--- 2.5
57David Eytan14961524L14L31W96W62D46 2.5
58Joshua Lamstein13481380H---W61L41W101L24 2.5
59Seth Borgo11501303D48D49U---W92D61 2.5
60Tom Maser19141897W73L8H---H---L37 2.0
61Enkhmaa Nyangar17691727D82L58W79L14D59 2.0
62Patrick Thomas Donnelly16591631L20L39W82L57W93 2.0
63Robert Reyes16071619H---D42D40D39L28 2.0
64Nick Casares16001583L9L74W99W76L29 2.0
65David Rakonitz15681574L21H---L27W94H--- 2.0
66Togtokh Oyuntseren15611559H---H---L42W77L30 2.0
67Isaac Borgo15531543L10W95L15D83H--- 2.0
68Nicholas Brown15201512L22W96L28W97L31 2.0
69Guy Robertson14941499L40L37W100L31W88 2.0
70Enkhjin Gomboluudev14641477L15L46L88W99W89 2.0
71Tom Allen14401457H---H---L29L18W90 2.0
72David Olson14071440L43W88L55W90L32 2.0
73Michael Hilliard14001413L60H---L50W79H--- 2.0
74Sebastian Poler13911439L17W64L32W88L33 2.0
75Bryan Hood13521412L28W78L33W89L35 2.0
76Asher Eastham13391361D18D30L35L64W97 2.0
77James Paquette12721350W31L23L36L66W92 2.0
78Craig Yamamoto16251605L8L75U---W82H--- 1.5
79David Yaguda Ross15111483L23H---L61L73W100 1.5
80Michael Nagle14481439F25L51L37W96H--- 1.5
81Tony Cole14171432L16L52D91W98L48 1.5
82Shree Ayinala11801236D61L18L62L78W98 1.5
83Nihar Ayinala11081123H---H---L51D67L50 1.5
84Keith Henriques267266H---H---H---L47L53 1.5
85Shawn Coutuunr.750H---H---L52H---L54 1.5
86Bayara Bekhtur17981803U---U---U---W91U--- 1.0
87Ari Ronen16291601L36W93U---U---L96 1.0
88Siddarth Chandrasekaran16271575L12L72W70L74L69 1.0
89Erasmo Vazquez16191578H---H---L20L75L70 1.0
90Clarence Harris16171584H---L41D24L72L71 1.0
91Pat Aquino16091569L35L54D81L86H--- 1.0
92Jerry Morgan15611516L1W99L25L59L77 1.0
93Jerry Simpkins15001483L4L87W95L24L62 1.0
94Matthew Purland14791453H---L13L48L65D99 1.0
95Jared Rhizor13191299L29L67L93H---H--- 1.0
96Renate Otterbach10441076L32L68L57L80W87 1.0
97Bilguun Bayaraa639638L33B---L44L68L76 1.0
98Charles James15421486H---L45L47L81L82 0.5
99Robert Frank12861270L46L92L64L70D94 0.5
100Fianna McCarty-Snead705704U---U---L69H---L79 0.5
101Sankar Ayinala823821U---U---U---L58U--- 0.0