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


Winter 2016 Tuesday Night Marathon

January 3 – February 21

#PlaceNameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
11-4Elliott C Winslow23122318W67W41W22 3.0
2 Derek O'Connor21672175W70W31W26 3.0
3 Igor Vladim Traub21632167W71W64W36 3.0
4 Michael S Walder20752079W90W45B--- 3.0
55-17Conrado Diaz22602261W38W99H--- 2.5
6 Bryon Doyle22032206W69W30H--- 2.5
7 Russell Wong22012204H---W49W44 2.5
8 Romulo C Fuentes22002202H---W55W47 2.5
9 Jacob Sevall20822084H---W73W51 2.5
10 Michael Askin20812086W56W63H--- 2.5
11 Steven Krasnov20432045W75H---W54 2.5
12 Tsegmed Munkhchuluun20352036W101H---W57 2.5
13 Ashik Uzzaman19741982W77W33H--- 2.5
14 Adrian Kondakov19621963H---W74W58 2.5
15 Kristian Clemens18981902W78W100H--- 2.5
16 Greg Sarafian18831925W94W19H--- 2.5
17 Sos Hakobyan17921856W85W61D18 2.5
1818-40Josiah P Stearman23112306H---W62D17 2.0
19 Natalya Tsodikova22102196W68L16W66 2.0
20 Frank Thornally22002185W52D32D35 2.0
21 Joseph J Tracy21632155W72H---D37 2.0
22 Chinguun Bayaraa21392137W100W34L1 2.0
23  Viswanath Natraj21372138H---H---W80 2.0
24 Arthur Ismakov20682069H---W53H--- 2.0
25 Isaiah Kim19991982W93L36W69 2.0
26 Guy Argo19741980W62W80L2 2.0
27 Kevin Walters18841885H---H---W88 2.0
28 Teodoro Porlares18751880H---H---W70 2.0
29 Scott E Poling18641868H---H---W72 2.0
30 Gagik Babayan18501849W81L6W75 2.0
31 W Craig Andries18371836W95L2W76 2.0
32 Igor Royzen18301856W82D20D40 2.0
33 Jerry Mays18041796W97L13W85 2.0
34 Kevin W Kuczek17991795W98L22W86 2.0
35 Willie Campers Jr17361758H---W83D20 2.0
36 Richard Newey17211769W89W25L3 2.0
37 David Rakonitz17171770H---W48D21 2.0
38 Jacob Sadowsky17011741L5W92W63 2.0
39 Erika Malykin15671633H---H---W61 2.0
40 Adam Murrayunr.1987W66H---D32 2.0
4141-60Robert W Drane18911890W79L1H--- 1.5
42 Joel Marcus18881888H---H---H--- 1.5
43 Ethan Boldi18501823L80H---W92 1.5
44 Philip Warton17991810H---W46L7 1.5
45 Daniel McKellar17701769W87L4H--- 1.5
46 Sukhada Kulkarni17631750H---L44W95 1.5
47 Callaghan McCarty-Snead17211737H---W67L8 1.5
48 Kevin Yanofsky17161705H---L37W91 1.5
49 David Delgado16031648H---L7W64 1.5
50 Richard Hack15991599H---H---H--- 1.5
51 John Chan15871585B---H---L9 1.5
52 Asher Dan Eastham15661572L20W81H--- 1.5
53 Brendan MacIntyre15021507H---L24W96 1.5
54 Craig Yamamoto15001498W86H---L11 1.5
55 Tergelsar Enkh14661489H---L8W89 1.5
56 Michael Hilliard14651469L10W97H--- 1.5
57 William Moor14071436H---W79L12 1.5
58 Renate Otterbach11491159H---W98L14 1.5
59 Yuriy Pasko966966H---H---H--- 1.5
60 Fianna McCarty Snead837944H---L75W90 1.5
6161-89Jamieson Pryor20151975W91L17L39 1.0
62 Thomas Maser19591943L26L18W99 1.0
63 James Wonsever18271803W96L10L38 1.0
64 Andrew Handler18171791W84L3L49 1.0
65 Christian Jensen17931793H---H---F71 1.0
66 Cailen Melville17301726L40W93L19 1.0
67 Peter Sherwood17031691L1L47W101 1.0
68 Daniel Weingarten16581640L19H---D83 1.0
69 Nick Casares Jr.16001601L6W94L25 1.0
70 Jerry Morgan15611571L2W71L28 1.0
71 Glenn McEnroe15281509L3L70X65 1.0
72 Nicholas M Brown15281525L21W102L29 1.0
73 Jerry Simpkins15131504H---L9D78 1.0
74 Charles James14351431H---L14D87 1.0
75 Alex W Karweit14221419L11W60L30 1.0
76 Tom Carter Allen14201416H---H---L31 1.0
77 David R Olson14001398L13H---H--- 1.0
78 Terrance Robertson13801386L15H---D73 1.0
79 Jacob Crofts13801388L41L57W100 1.0
80 Benjamin M White12961371W43L26L23 1.0
81 Marty Valente12911281L30L52B--- 1.0
82 Robert H. Frank12291227L32H---H--- 1.0
83 Bilguun Bayaraa12081236H---L35D68 1.0
84 William Harris III11751173L64H---H--- 1.0
85 Kevin R Fallon830904L17W103L33 1.0
86 Timothy Bayaraa591590L54B---L34 1.0
87 Michael Baerunr.1399L45H---D74 1.0
88 Vahe Gulagagianunr.750H---H---L27 1.0
89 Zachary Greenunr.1408L36W101L55 1.0
9090-99Kyle Donaldson14431399L4H---L60 0.5
91 Guy R Robertson14211412L61H---L48 0.5
92 Erkhe Erdenebileg14121402H---L38L43 0.5
93 Clarence Harris14101402L25L66H--- 0.5
94 Sophie Adams13191309L16L69H--- 0.5
95 Matthew Marrus12641259L31H---L46 0.5
96 Nicholas Boldi12021193L63H---L53 0.5
97 Wassim Nassif11361128L33L56H--- 0.5
98 Jackie Cowgill914901L34L58H--- 0.5
99 Talluah McCarty Snead568567H---L5L62 0.5
100100-103Michael D Abraham15271494L22L15L79 0.0
101 Charles Cunningham14211389L12L89L67 0.0
102 Elena Kondakova10941089U---L72U--- 0.0
103 Dashz Erdenebileg1042997U---L85U--- 0.0