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

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Tot
1Andy Lee23612372W41W17W14W15H---W3 5.5
2Elliott Winslow22542250D42D69W28W24W21W13 5.0
3Uyanga Byambaa21712187W45W20W31W16W6L1 5.0
4Natalya Tsodikova21622174W63H---W36W22D5W14 5.0
5Pranav Nagarajan21572166W47W32D22W23D4W15 5.0
6Romulo Fuentes22152217H---W42W35W9L3W19 4.5
7Keith Vickers22002195W43W19L15W32D16W22 4.5
8Michael Walder21342135W55W33L16H---W34W23 4.5
9Steven Gaffagan21292126W49D34W26L6W42W24 4.5
10Russell Wong22002193H---H---W41D34W36D16 4.0
11Frank Thornally22002178D44D48W63L20W29W25 4.0
12Demetrius Goins21592153H---H---W47W33L19W32 4.0
13Ashik Uzzaman21022093W50L35W55W37W18L2 4.0
14Igor Traub20782077W80W27L1W51W20L4 4.0
15Alex Steger20292037W64W28W7L1W81L5 4.0
16John Jaffray19972016W81W52W8L3D7D10 4.0
17Sos Hakobyan19531952W57L1D49H---W45W37 4.0
18Eric Steger19311935H---W74W69H---L13W35 4.0
19Michael Askin19131931W58L7W50W30W12L6 4.0
20Gene Gerwin19061919W70L3W73W11L14W41 4.0
21David Klinetobe20172018H---W44H---W54L2H--- 3.5
22Michael Anderson20062004W66W67D5L4W40L7 3.5
23Steven Krasnov20021997H---W29W79L5W26L8 3.5
24Peter Grey20001985D74X68W75L2W60L9 3.5
25Ozgur Sahin19691952L69W64W48H---W56L11 3.5
26Richard Newey17471748D30W83L9W75L23W56 3.5
27Jacob Sadowsky17361707W86L14L51D71W75W58 3.5
28Scott Poling16771691W62L15L2W73D30W60 3.5
29Tom Allen14401484H---L23W86W38L11W80 3.5
30Nacho Sotounr.1835D26W40D34L19D28W54 3.5
31David Askin20071988W65W54L3L35D43H--- 3.0
32Mingson Chen19001894X---L5W65L7W55L12 3.0
33Robert Drane18691851W82L8W66L12D58D42 3.0
34Chinguun Bayaraa18571862W59D9D30D10L8D43 3.0
35Yuan Wang18501870W71W13L6W31U---L18 3.0
36David Flores17931788W77H---L4W49L10D44 3.0
37James Matz17851786H---H---W52L13W69L17 3.0
38Perry Rosenstein17671741H---H---H---L29W71D51 3.0
39Peter Sherwood17221674L52L66L71W81W80W59 3.0
40Julian Standen16651662H---L30W74W57L22H--- 3.0
41Clarence Harris16551676L1W81L10W65W52L20 3.0
42Robert Reyes16551681D2L6W61W76L9D33 3.0
43Andrew Handler16521651L7D57D83W67D31D34 3.0
44Erasmo Vazquez16331628D11L21L57W86W76D36 3.0
45Nick Casares16001590L3L58W82W66L17W69 3.0
46Erika Malykin15711574W84W85W68U---L53U--- 3.0
47Richard Hack15701576L5W59L12H---W57H--- 3.0
48David Rakonitz15581570H---D11L25W83H---H--- 3.0
49Jon Furukawa15311538L9W77D17L36D61W71 3.0
50Albert Starr15231522L13W62L19L59W67W63 3.0
51Michael Nagle14491485H---H---W27L14H---D38 3.0
52Ari Ronenunr.1686W39L16L37W64L41W73 3.0
53John Ebert17531759H---H---H---U---W46U--- 2.5
54Jossy Chalissery17161709W61L31W67L21H---L30 2.5
55Togtokh Oyuntseren15611563L8W82L13W74L32D61 2.5
56Michael Hilliard14001395H---W84H---H---L25L26 2.5
57James Paquette13201353L17D43W44L40L47W77 2.5
58Bryan Hood12581310L19W45H---H---D33L27 2.5
59Shree Ayinala9621084L34L47W80W50H---L39 2.5
60Josh Lamsteinunr.1472H---H---H---W70L24L28 2.5
61Pat Aquinounr.1506L54W80L42H---D49D55 2.5
62Ion Bazganunr.1185L28L50L70H---W86W76 2.5
63Craig Yamamoto15931587L4W70L11U---W66L50 2.0
64Daniel McKellar15041484L15L25W77L52D70H--- 2.0
65David Eytan14961516L31W78L32L41U---W82 2.0
66Jerry Simpkins14801478L22W39L33L45L63W83 2.0
67Bruce Wishard14121388X78L22L54L43L50W84 2.0
68Sebastian Poler13911378H---F24L46U---W83D70 2.0
69David Yaguda Ross13481388W25D2L18H---L37L45 2.0
70Lorraine Eastham12291252L20L63W62L60D64D68 2.0
71Julian Sachs-Weintraub850945L35H---W39D27L38L49 2.0
72Ted Sailor18011781H---L75H---H---U---U--- 1.5
73Charles James14971480H---H---L20L28H---L52 1.5
74David Olson14071379D24L18L40L55L82W86 1.5
75Robert Frank13441368H---W72L24L26L27U--- 1.5
76Tyrone Poblete12091183H---H---H---L42L44L62 1.5
77Nihar Ayinala841843L36L49L64W84H---L57 1.5
78James Jones20001984F67L65H---H---U---U--- 1.0
79Melchor Malvar15581556H---H---L23U---U---U--- 1.0
80Henry Louie15091445L14L61L59W82L39L29 1.0
81Tony Cole14001387L16L41W84L39L15U--- 1.0
82Renate Otterbach11361151L33L55L45L80W74L65 1.0
83Tyler Plants908924H---L26D43L48L68L66 1.0
84Bilguun Bayaraa544535L46L56L81L77B---L67 1.0
85Peter Beierle12351230H---L46U---U---U---U--- 0.5
86Keith Henriquesunr.750L27H---L29L44L62L74 0.5