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 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6 Rd 7Tot
11-2Conrado Diaz22602276W53W108H---W26W3W16D6 6.0
2 Chinguun Bayaraa21392161W62W34L3W56W28W27W13 6.0
33-7Elliott C Winslow23122311W52W73W2W11L1D17W14 5.5
4 Romulo C Fuentes22002210H---W65W50W42H---H---W17 5.5
5 Igor Vladim Traub21632167W61W92W36H---L10W32W18 5.5
6 Arthur Ismakov20682117H---W78H---W34W9W20D1 5.5
7 Steven Krasnov20432057W80H---W64L10W51W21W23 5.5
88-15Josiah P Stearman23112312H---W41D46W48W26F13W25 5.0
9 Natalya Tsodikova22102194W57L20W49W33L6W55W26 5.0
10 Bryon Doyle22032224W58W32H---W7W5H--- --- 5.0
11 Derek O'Connor21672162W60W33W27L3L17W56W30 5.0
12 Joseph J Tracy21632149W77H---D37W44L27W36W31 5.0
13 Ganesh Viswanath-Natraj21372134H---H---W70W45W30X8L2 5.0
14 Teodoro Porlares18751961H---H---W60W76W25W40L3 5.0
15 David Delgado16031763H---L40W92W103D50W28W41 5.0
1616-23Michael Askin20812101W93W55H---W46W40L1U--- 4.5
17 Tsegmed Munkhchuluun20352057W67H---W68D25W11D3L4 4.5
18 Isaiah Kim19991984W83L36W58W37H---W54L5 4.5
19 Ashik Uzzaman19741976W84W45H---L40W38L23W46 4.5
20 Greg Sarafian18831922W86W9H---H---D31L6W47 4.5
21 Philip Warton17991824H---W35L40W64W79L7W54 4.5
22 Lane Erickson16481720H---H---H---W98L32W73W45 4.5
23 Adam Murrayunr.2043W49H---D44H---W46W19L7 4.5
2424-39Frank Thornally22002187W59D44D56W43H---H--- --- 4.0
25 Jacob Sevall20822067H---W63W54D17L14W37L8 4.0
26 Michael S Walder20752066W105W48B---L1L8W33L9 4.0
27 Guy Argo19742003W41W70L11W36W12L2U--- 4.0
28 Adrian Kondakov19621940H---W66W87H---L2L15W59 4.0
29 Sierk Kanis19481945H---H---H---U---W60D38W61 4.0
30 Kevin Walters18841886H---H---W72W53L13W61L11 4.0
31 Ethan Boldi18501834L70H---W82W59D20W63L12 4.0
32 Gagik Babayan18501851W101L10W80H---W22L5D35 4.0
33 W Craig Andries18371840W95L11W81L9W53L26W62 4.0
34 Kevin W Kuczek17991781W89L2W107L6D77D59W63 4.0
35 Sukhada Kulkarni17631759H---L21W95H---H---W70D32 4.0
36 Richard Newey17211770W39W18L5L27W93L12W65 4.0
37 David Rakonitz17171759H---W51D12L18W66L25W68 4.0
38 Walter Lesquillier16931705H---H---H---W87L19D29W69 4.0
39 Zachary Greenunr.1536L36W67L65L80W96W93W57 4.0
4040-54Russell Wong22012181H---W15W21W19L16L14 --- 3.5
41 Thomas Maser19591932L27L8W108W81H---W49L15 3.5
42 Kristian Clemens18981883W85W62H---L4L54W51U--- 3.5
43 Scott E Poling18641844H---H---W77L24D63W58L44 3.5
44 Igor Royzen18301845W102D24D23L12L75H---W43 3.5
45 Jerry Mays18041775W88L19W90L13D58W76L22 3.5
46 Sos Hakobyan17921817W90W104D8L16L23W79L19 3.5
47 Martin Bachseitz17901789H---H---H---U---W83W77L20 3.5
48 Daniel McKellar17701749W71L26H---L8D82D80W84 3.5
49 Cailen Melville17301728L23W83L9H---W86L41W80 3.5
50 Callaghan McCarty-Snead17211747H---W52L4W65D15H--- --- 3.5
51 Kevin Yanofsky17161704H---L37W94W68L7L42W82 3.5
52 Peter Sherwood17031668L3L50W67W101L61D82W83 3.5
53 Jacob Sadowsky17011712L1W82W55L30L33H---W85 3.5
54 John Chan15871665B---H---L25W73W42L18L21 3.5
5555-72James Wonsever18271810W97L16L53W69W57L9U--- 3.0
56 Willie Campers Jr17361753H---W96D24L2W78L11U--- 3.0
57 Daniel Weingarten16581620L9H---D96W106L55W94L39 3.0
58 Nick Casares Jr.16001598L10W86L18W96D45L43D70 3.0
59 Asher Dan Eastham15661572L24W101H---L31W87D34L28 3.0
60 Jerry Morgan15611557L11W61L14W102L29L68W86 3.0
61 Glenn McEnroe15281529L5L60X---W107W52L30L29 3.0
62 Michael D Abraham15271519L2L42L69W67W103W71L33 3.0
63 Jerry Simpkins15131545H---L25W85W84D43L31L34 3.0
64 Craig Yamamoto15001463W107H---L7L21L90D95W66 3.0
65 Tergelsar Enkh14661496H---L4W39L50H---W72L36 3.0
66 Charles James14351426H---L28D71W72L37W90L64 3.0
67 Charles Cunningham14211406L17L39L52L62W108W97W95 3.0
68 William Moor14071464H---W69L17L51H---W60L37 3.0
69 Jacob Crofts13801411L73L68W62L55W107W78L38 3.0
70 Benjamin M White12961439W31L27L13H---W100L35D58 3.0
71 Michael Baerunr.1419L48H---D66L77W101L62W93 3.0
72 Vahe Gulagianunr.1323H---H---L30L66W102L65W96 3.0
7373-90Robert W Drane18911850W69L3H---L54W80L22 --- 2.5
74 Joel Marcus18881890H---H---H---U---W85U--- --- 2.5
75 John Ebert17991826H---H---H---U---W44U---U--- 2.5
76 Erika Malykin15671599H---H---W104L14H---L45 --- 2.5
77 Nicholas M Brown15281542L12W111L43W71D34L47U--- 2.5
78 Brendan MacIntyre15021471H---L6W97H---L56L69D81 2.5
79 Durgashankar Giridharan14821480H---H---H---W95L21L46 --- 2.5
80 Alex W Karweit14221459L7W98L32W39L73D48L49 2.5
81 Tom Carter Allen14201418H---H---L33L41H---H---D78 2.5
82 Erkhes Erdenebileg14121425H---L53L31W89D48D52L51 2.5
83 Clarence Harris14101401L18L49H---W108L47W87L52 2.5
84 David R Olson14001372L19H---H---L63D97W103L48 2.5
85 Terrance Robertson13801395L42H---L63W97L74W100L53 2.5
86 Sophie Adams13191358L20L58H---W105L49W109L60 2.5
87 Renate Otterbach11491180H---W89L28L38L59L83W101 2.5
88 Wassim Nassif11361126L45L93H---H---L94H---W103 2.5
89 Jackie Cowgill914946L34L87H---L82L95B---W102 2.5
90 Kevin R Fallon830990L46W112L45H---W64L66F--- 2.5
9191-98William Donaldson24122413U---U---U---W110W98U---U--- 2.0
92 Andrew Handler18171795W106L5L15H---H--- --- --- 2.0
93 Michael Hilliard14651427L16W88H---H---L36L39L71 2.0
94 Guy R Robertson14211409L104H---L51H---W88L57 --- 2.0
95 Matthew Marrus12641255L33H---L35L79W89D64L67 2.0
96 Bilguun Bayaraa12081202H---L56D57L58L39W107L72 2.0
97 Nicholas Boldi12021184L55H---L78L85D84L67W107 2.0
98 Fianna McCarty-Snead837927H---L80W105L22L91H--- --- 2.0
9999-103Richard Hack15991599H---H---H---U---U---U---U--- 1.5
100 Marie K Graeber15441486H---H---H---U---L70L85 --- 1.5
101 Marty Valente12911237L32L59B---L52L71H---L87 1.5
102 Robert H. Frank12291167L44H---H---L60L72H---L89 1.5
103 Nicholas Reed836824H---H---H---L15L62L84L88 1.5
104104-108Jamieson Pryor20151974W94L46L76 --- --- --- --- 1.0
105 Kyle Donaldson14431374L26H---L98L86H--- --- --- 1.0
106 William Harris III11751170L92H---H---L57 --- --- --- 1.0
107 Timothy Bayaraa591587L64B---L34L61L69L96L97 1.0
108 Tallulah McCarty-Snead568567H---L1L41L83L67H--- --- 1.0
109109-112Frank Revi13941366U---U---U---U---U---L86U--- 0.0
110 Micah Stearman11001099U---U---U---L91U---U---U--- 0.0
111 Elena Kondakova10941090U---L77U---U---U---U---U--- 0.0
112 Dashzveg Erdenebileg10421002U---L90U---U---U---U---U--- 0.0