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 2015 Tuesday Night Marathon

March 17 – May 5

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7Rd 8Tot
1Tenzing Shaw22552287W33W22W16W4D2D3W6W7 7.0
2Russell Wong22152251W44W31W18W5D1D7W3W11 7.0
3Elliott Winslow23062305W69W11D49W17W6D1L2W10 6.0
4Natalya Tsodikova21752174W34W51W36L1L10W31W14W16 6.0
5Uyanga Byambaa21682167W59W21W75L2W22L10W20W19 6.0
6Bryon Doyle21582173W60W39W71W8L3W36L1W15 6.0
7Aniruddha Basak20392107H---W105W24W52W26D2W15L1 6.0
8Keith Vickers22002183W70W28W10L6D20D14D13W30 5.5
9Steven Krasnov20162000W88L71W56H---W51D13D30W23 5.5
10Sergey Khristoforov19772025W78W80L8W62W4W5D17L3 5.5
11David Askin19592003W89L3H---W38W52W49W27L2 5.5
12Tom Maser19561937D90H---D57L40W43W34W54W29 5.5
13Igor Royzen18811924H---W58L17W60W57D9D8W31 5.5
14Robert Drane18001922H---W93W95W49H---D8L4W27 5.5
15Romulo Fuentes22252201W43L75W41W68W19W16L7L6 5.0
16Michael Walder21432128W45W24L1W25X23L15W37L4 5.0
17Igor Traub20732074W62D61W13L3W32W50D10U--- 5.0
18Ashik Uzzaman20452047W77W25L2W61H---D20U---W32 5.0
19Peter Grey20001999H---W54D23W34L15W55W22L5 5.0
20Eric Steger19631974W72W83H---H---D8D18L5W40 5.0
21Sos Hakobyan18851858W97L5D60L63W46W62W33D25 5.0
22Teodoro Porlares18471856W35L1W70W72L5W71L19W38 5.0
23Renjish Abraham18371882H---W46D19W64F16W42W36L9 5.0
24Gualalupe Sainz18351846W92L16L7U---W78W86W61W42 5.0
25Andrew Handler16721726W48L18W80L16H---W84W28D21 5.0
26Mahlon Smith III21212096W87D52W29W50L7L27F31W59 4.5
27Craig Andries19351916H---W42L52W59W84W26L11L14 4.5
28Gene Gerwin19101872W73L8L34W56W86D33L25W57 4.5
29Kristian Clemens18771864H---W103L26H---D61W59W51L12 4.5
30Lazar Shnaiderman18461847H---H---D59W88H---W35D9L8 4.5
31Joel Marcus18201815W47L2H---W90W63L4X26L13 4.5
32Richard Newey17971789L80W104H---W96L17W60W50L18 4.5
33German Bertot16281657L1W91L65W104W92D28L21W45 4.5
34Daniel LaGrotta15921655L4W47W28L19D48L12W83W52 4.5
35Joshua Lamstein14131559L22W44W39U---W77L30D41W103 4.5
36David Klinetobe20081990W63W76L4W77W66L6L23U--- 4.0
37Callaghan McCarty-Snead18011807H---W90H---W74U---W72L16U--- 4.0
38Willard Everett III16731664H---L95W93L11D80W77W69L22 4.0
39Peter Sherwood16691629W98L6L35L89W102W92L45W60 4.0
40Christopher Nelson16651748W85L49D94W12L50D65W72L20 4.0
41James Cohee16531624H---H---L15D80D90W89D35D48 4.0
42Steve Ho16361626L61L27W47W73W64L23W74L24 4.0
43Bryan Hood16281620L15L89H---W100L12W88D46W72 4.0
44Charles Dupree16251599L2L35W81L66L73W97W90W78 4.0
45Vishrut Gupta15471545L16L92L73W82W53W64W39L33 4.0
46Sebastian Poler15071560H---L23H---H---L21W53D43W73 4.0
47Ivan Rothman13971507L31L34L42U---W82W102W70W69 4.0
48Shant Tokatyan11091262L25H---W106D55D34L54X68D41 4.0
49Steven Gaffagan21282106W86W40D3L14W71L11U---U--- 3.5
50Scott Poling18951879W91H---W67L26W40L17L32U--- 3.5
51Aung Lin17351728W81L4H---W83L9W63L29U--- 3.5
52Willie Campers17271720W82D26W27L7L11L61W73L34 3.5
53Jossy Chalissery17061637D93H---L72H---L45L46W97W79 3.5
54Robert Reyes16811659H---L19L90W91W88W48L12U--- 3.5
55Daniel McKellar16741635L83D63W78D48W89L19D56U--- 3.5
56Julian Standen16261628H---H---L9L28W103W87D55U--- 3.5
57Roman Gurovich16031678H---H---D12W95L13U---W62L28 3.5
58Erasmo Vazquez15761545H---L13L64W102H---D83W84U--- 3.5
59Tom Allen15651602L5W97D30L27W81L29W63L26 3.5
60Sanjayan Manivannan15541614L6W81D21L13W95L32W76L39 3.5
61Ezra Stuetzel15491666W42D17H---L18D29W52L24U--- 3.5
62Pat Aquino15141585L17W85W101L10D75L21L57W80 3.5
63Tony Cole14871521L36D55W100W21L31L51L59W84 3.5
64Enkhj Gomboluudev14001426H---H---W58L23L42L45W77D81 3.5
65William Gray20502043H---H---W33H---U---D40U---U--- 3.0
66Vahak Mandjian17961801H---H---W87W44L36U---U---U--- 3.0
67Ralph Palmeri17081689H---W100L50D92H---H---U---U--- 3.0
68Richard Hack16941683H---H---W89L15L72U---F48W88 3.0
69Albert Starr16281565L3L72W82W85L74W90L38L47 3.0
70Nick Casares Jr16001549L8W102L22L79W85L73L47W91 3.0
71Mathew Purland15071612W99W9L6W75L49L22U---U--- 3.0
72Jerry Simpkins14781547L20W69W53L22W68L37L40L43 3.0
73Adrian Kondakov12511380L28L77W45L42W44W70L52L46 3.0
74Ganesh Mathrubootham11411293H---D101W76L37W69L100L42U--- 3.0
75Greg Sarafian19431926W102W15L5L71D62U---U---U--- 2.5
76Shu Yamamoto16681612W103L36L74H---H---H---L60U--- 2.5
77Jerry Morgan15121466L18W73W103L36L35L38L64D82 2.5
78Nicholas Brown14841464L10H---L55H---L24W91D80L44 2.5
79Samuel Agdamag14591479H---H---H---W70U---U---U---L53 2.5
80James Paquette13811456W32L10L25D41D38U---D78L62 2.5
81Robert Frank12961291L51L60L44H---L59W104D88D64 2.5
82Asher Eastham12891293L52L87L69L45L47W103W92D77 2.5
83Julian Sachs-Weintraub11411242W55L20H---L51H---D58L34U--- 2.5
84Wassim J Nassifunr.1211H---H---H---W103L27L25L58L63 2.5
85Ben Joyceunr.1399L40L62W91L69L70H---U---W90 2.5
86Gregory Magnuson15311521L49W98H---H---L28L24U---U--- 2.0
87David Ross15191507L26W82L66H---H---L56U---U--- 2.0
88Michael Hilliard14911448L9H---W99L30L54L43D81L68 2.0
89Clarence Harris14671494L11W43L68W39L55L41F102U--- 2.0
90Guy Robertson14371441D12L37W54L31D41L69L44L85 2.0
91David Olson14261366L50L33L85L54W99L78W104L70 2.0
92Charles James14091404L24W45H---D67L33L39L82U--- 2.0
93Shree Ayinala12811294D53L14L38H---H---H---U---U--- 2.0
94Steven Rand21152106H---H---D40U---U---U---U---U--- 1.5
95Michael Gene Anderson19001846H---W38L14L57L60U---U---U--- 1.5
96Nagapp Nachiappan14511445H---H---H---L32U---U---U---U--- 1.5
97Andrew Cheng14181384L21L59H---H---H---L44L53U--- 1.5
98Nihar Ayinala1004994L39L86L102H---H---H---U---U--- 1.5
99Keith Henriques144143L71H---L88U---L91U---L103B--- 1.5
100Dan Salazarunr.1318H---L67L63L43U---W74U---U--- 1.5
101Aaron Cheung17481706H---D74L62U---U---U---U---U--- 1.0
102Michael Nagle14301381L75L70W98L58L39L47F89U--- 1.0
103Renate Otterbach997975L76L29L77L84L56L82W99L35 1.0
104Fianna McCarty-Snead638636H---L32H---L33U---L81L91U--- 1.0
105David Flores18181812H---L7U---U---U---U---U---U--- 0.5
106Joseph A Gingrich12351206U---U---L48U---U---U---U---U--- 0.0