The Tuesday Night Marathon

The Mechanics' Tuesday Night Marathon (TNM) 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' Institute 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, Mechanics' Institute Chess Room Director and TNM TD


Spring 2016 Tuesday Night Marathon

March 15 – May 3

#PlaceNameIDRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6 Rd 7Tot
11-4James Ma Critelli1276080123662371W68W36W46W10W9L2W11 6.0
2 Elliott C Winslow1036336522952314W78W25W66W3H---W1D4 6.0
3 Bryon Doyle1290597722062225W58W48W13L2W24W6W10 6.0
4 Josiah P Stearman1400650621962214W71W113H---W22X7W5D2 6.0
55-7Michael S Walder1034512021092132H---W94W33W23W19L4W26 5.5
6 Steven Gaffagan1254280920662142H---W81W31W18W8L3W19 5.5
7 Yuan Wang1259536820512108W30W50W53D8F4W22W18 5.5
88-16Tenzing Will Shaw1281137222922276W70W37W47D7L6W20D13 5.0
9 Natalya Tsodikova1263494222072199W57W14W65W15L1L11W39 5.0
10 Russell Wong1254418222002203W73W26W34L1W35W17L3 5.0
11 Oleg Shakhnazarov1255923321392146H---W115D35W48W37W9L1 5.0
12 Steven Le Krasnov1254759919931976W80L15W70D27W79H---W115 5.0
13 Greg M Sarafian1273397819461972B---W83L3W29W15H---D8 5.0
14 Richard H Newey1240077518191823W102L9D79D61W75W31W96 5.0
15 Kevin Walters1268429517011861W117W12W32L9L13W35W33 5.0
16 Alfonso Cheng15976065unr.1909W51L23L54W93W69W37W34 5.0
1717-30Romulo C Fuentes1213715022082191H---W119W91D20W34L10D25 4.5
18 Keith Vickers1019946822002179W72W49D23L6W58W32L7 4.5
19 Igor Vladim Traub1264556921362125W74H---W81W40L5W46L6 4.5
20 Michael Chr Askin1253097419841990H---W100W109D17W36L8D27 4.5
21 Joel Marcus1262873419361906H---D91D58D74D56W79W62 4.5
22 Chinguun Bayaraa1427132419191918W96W43H---L4W76L7W53 4.5
23 David Benja Askin1377696719181939W42W16D18L5H---W48D29 4.5
24 Kristian Clemens1390107519181912D97W92H---W57L3D53W65 4.5
25 Teodoro Porlares1277311518521876W107L2H---H---W72W74D17 4.5
26 Cailen Melville1400614118111867W88L10W93W45W47H---L5 4.5
27 Michael Co Dougal1280406918011865W120H---H---D12D44W66D20 4.5
28 Walter Lesquillier1140095717291764L110W99W98D46H---H---W57 4.5
29 Willie Campers Jr1271813016731712W121L46W43L13W84W36D23 4.5
30 Ethan Vaugh Boldi1508836216581691L7W80D64L33W100W86W45 4.5
3131-44Robert W Drane1247848520121989H---W95L6W68H---L14W63 4.0
32 Ashik Uzzaman1317857519911972W93W67L15H---W50L18D40 4.0
33 Vikas Kumar1292096619731959W61H---L5W30W52H---L15 4.0
34 Jason Ochoa1244057218931883W99W124L10W51L17W123L16 4.0
35 Igor Royzen1305465418791878W84H---D11W67L10L15W72 4.0
36 W Craig Andries1242995018621850W86L1W71W54L20L29W70 4.0
37 Isaiah Taeshi Kim1524361018371832W116L8W73W63L11L16W71 4.0
38 Ephraim Cub Bacus1592474518361808L43W96H---W41H---L44W74 4.0
39 Davi Flores Gomez1479965318361815H---L93H---W101W73W43L9 4.0
40 Fredrick G Harmon1276548918121875H---W72W111L19D66D47D32 4.0
41 Charles Cunningham1591323714161423H---L109W118L38W89D67W68 4.0
42 J Sachs-Weintraub1256795013691447L23H---H---D70W126H---W67 4.0
43 Daniel Weingarten159498079521257W38L22L29W94W106L39W77 4.0
44 Axel Reichwein15945124unr.1941W54D55H---H---D27W38 --- 4.0
4545-65Jerry L Mays1036220219861928W60L53W56L26D57W82L30 3.5
46 Michael Anderson1047113319621960W114W29L1D28W55L19 --- 3.5
47 Felix Rudyak1262453419531939W82W59L8W53L26D40U--- 3.5
48 Gagik Babayan1569545418331818W87L3W59L11W71L23D60 3.5
49 Lazar Shnaiderman1260755918141811W125L18W75 --- ---W73D59 3.5
50 Cal McCarty-Snead1494827517321727W104L7D61W85L32W58U--- 3.5
51 Christopher Nelson1374211117321698L16W84W83L34D82L57W81 3.5
52 Ralph P Palmeri1098840317151727H---H---H---W64L33U---W82 3.5
53 James Paquette1284159916771741W64W45L7L47W61D24L22 3.5
54 Peter Sherwood1265054916711683L44W123W16L36D65D60D64 3.5
55 David Rakonitz1293102416601638D92D44D74W109L46L62W86 3.5
56 Daniel Montoya1381607116191625H---H---L45W83D21L65W84 3.5
57 Daniel McKellar1530153116161642L9W107W95L24D45W51L28 3.5
58 Alok Menghrajani1592362616091650L3W102D21W77L18L50W83 3.5
59 Jerry Simpkins1447915415121576W105L47L48L84W98W69D49 3.5
60 Nicholas M Brown1244625915011509L45L64W107H---W88D54D48 3.5
61 Asher Dan Eastham1540531215011521L33W125D50D14L53H---W89 3.5
62 DURGAS GIRIDHARAN1279400211991374H---H---H---U---W77W55L21 3.5
63 Stephen Ka Touset1419780111521335H---W78H---L37D67W94L31 3.5
64 Julian Magdangal16005752unr.1622L53W60D30L52W81D70D54 3.5
65 Brandon Moren16012455unr.1741H---H---L9W106D54W56L24 3.5
6666-76Thomas F Maser1049093619321911W124W98L2H---D40L27 --- 3.0
67 James Cohee1242336416731619W118L32W97L35D63D41L42 3.0
68 Jerry Dugl Morgan1315922416531615L1W87D94L31W101D76L41 3.0
69 JULIAN STANDEN1048039616221611H---H---H---D90L16L59W97 3.0
70 Craig Yamamoto1221782016171601L8W116L12D42W85D64L36 3.0
71 Nick Casares Jr1042436416041600L4W88L36W96L48W75L37 3.0
72 Erika Malykin1291000715961592L18L40W87W97L25W96L35 3.0
73 German Bertot1314821815891577L10W126L37W98L39L49W100 3.0
74 Togtok Oyuntseren1373896715711575L19W120D55D21W115L25L38 3.0
75 Tom Carter Allen1240255614861489H---H---L49W104L14L71W79 3.0
76 MARC SCHEGERIN15926371unr.1567H---H---H---W126L22D68U--- 3.0
7777-89Bayaraa Bekhtur1287804918961799L98W82H---L58L62X109L43 2.5
78 Charles Dupree1023466216301600L2L63W100H---H---H---U--- 2.5
79 Michael D Abraham1277614715491557L112W103D14W91L12L21L75 2.5
80 Lane Aus Erickson1590712414511391L12L30W116L82D107L87W99 2.5
81 William Edwa Moor1590801714461432H---L6L19W115L64W107L51 2.5
82 Kyle Ga Donaldson1571261514341468L47L77W99W80D51L45L52 2.5
83 David R Olson1391313114001366W115L13L51L56D116W88L58 2.5
84 Barry Capdeville1279262012731289L35L51W126W59L29D100L56 2.5
85 Erkhes Erdenebileg1515729811771183H---H---H---L50L70U---W107 2.5
86 Tergelsar Enkh1515726210811076L36H---L92W118X93L30L55 2.5
87 Sam Greene1280383610191085L48L68L72H---W103W80U--- 2.5
88 Bilguun Bayaraa15191886634728L26L71H---W95L60L83W118 2.5
89 William Harris III15953392unr.1163H---H---H---U---L41W116L61 2.5
9090-104Iris Kokish1280384818551845H---H---H---D69U---U---U--- 2.0
91 Andrew To Handler1259838817591739W103D21L17L79H--- --- --- 2.0
92 Rafik Robeal1306722617181693D55L24W86L114F105H---U--- 2.0
93 Patrick Donnelly1271696415051513L32W39L26L16F86L99W94 2.0
94 Brendan Macintyre1255629315001440H---L5D68L43W99L63L93 2.0
95 Michael Hilliard1227917014001335H---L31L57L88H---H---D101 2.0
96 Charles James1244802813701355L22L38W102L71W104L72L14 2.0
97 Jacky T Tan1549152313281326D24H---L67L72H---H---L69 2.0
98 Robert H Frank1049832513191355W77L66L28L73L59W104U--- 2.0
99 Marc Aafjes1574950813111299L34L28L82W102L94W93L80 2.0
100 Wassim J Nassif1262754911871184H---L20L78W120L30D84L73 2.0
101 Enkhjin Erdenebileg1561617210891103H---H---H---L39L68U---D95 2.0
102 Fia McCarty Snead14948296766824L14L58L96L99W118W115U--- 2.0
103 Tselmeg Orgilmunkh15616151258301L91L79L115L107L87W126B--- 2.0
104 Jonathan Poler16004722unr.1082L50H---H---L75L96L98W116 2.0
105105-109Eric Alan Steger1235827020021977L59H---H---H---F92 --- --- 1.5
106 Dashzveg Erdenebileg1597357311701146H---H---H---L65L43U---U--- 1.5
107 Nicholas Ar Boldi15088356964968L25L57L60W103D80L81L85 1.5
108 Keith A Henriques14764154141141H---H---U---U---H---U---U--- 1.5
109 Anastasio Ruiz16016024unr.994H---W41L20L55F120F77 --- 1.5
110110-118Joseph J Tracy1251945221792181W28U---U---U---U---U---U--- 1.0
111 David L Olson1244360920542035H---H---L40U---U---U---U--- 1.0
112 Soheil Houshdaran1515653520262028W79U---U---U---U---U---U--- 1.0
113 Adrian Kondakov1508259717961793W126L4 --- --- --- --- --- 1.0
114 John Ebert1389402017701775L46U---U---W92U---U---U--- 1.0
115 Renate Otterbach145652081022978L83L11W103L81L74L102L12 1.0
116 Jackie Cowgill14105570956944L37L70L80H---D83L89L104 1.0
117 Joseph Aaron Anderson16001256unr.750L15H---H---U---U---U---U--- 1.0
118 Asma Ben Brahim16008443unr.296L67H---L41L86L102H---L88 1.0
119119-121John Chan1256100715611560H---L17U---U---U---U---U--- 0.5
120 Maximus Shinejil15733303596594L27L74H---L100F109 --- --- 0.5
121 Michelle Shinejil unr.750L29H--- --- --- --- --- --- 0.5
122122-126William Donaldson1027029424112411U---U---U---U---U---U---U--- 0.0
123 Guy R Robertson1260436114751461U---L54U---U---U---L34U--- 0.0
124 Micah Si Stearman1447176010831082L66L34U---U---U---U---U--- 0.0
125 Elena Kondakova15593596753752L49L61 --- --- --- --- --- 0.0
126 Tal McCarty Snead14948301317286L113L73L84L76L42L103U--- 0.0