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 2Tot
1Elliott Winslow23062308W85W35 2.0
2Tenzing Shaw22552257W53W39 2.0
3Russell Wong22152217W87W41 2.0
4Keith Vickers22002204W54W37 2.0
5Natalya Tsodikova21752177W55W45 2.0
6Uyanga Byambaa21682172W56W38 2.0
7Bryon Doyle21582160W57W49 2.0
8Michael Walder21432147W88W40 2.0
9Steven Gaffagan21282130W58W51 2.0
10Ashik Uzzaman20452049W61W48 2.0
11David Klinetobe20082012W76W50 2.0
12Sergey Khristoforov19771980W77W66 2.0
13Eric Steger19631965W62W68 2.0
14Greg Sarafian19431980W89W31 2.0
15Mathew Purland15071576W82W34 2.0
16Mahlon Smith III21212113W59D28 1.5
17Igor Traub20732063W60D30 1.5
18Aniruddha Basak20392044H---W69 1.5
19Peter Grey20002004H---W70 1.5
20Craig Andries19351939H---W84 1.5
21Michael Gene Anderson19001906H---W72 1.5
22Scott Poling18951897W90H--- 1.5
23Igor Royzen18811885H---W73 1.5
24Kristian Clemens18771878H---W97 1.5
25Renjish Abraham18371841H---W74 1.5
26Callaghan McCarty-Snead18011805H---W78 1.5
27Robert Drane18001802H---W79 1.5
28Willie Campers17271748W94D16 1.5
29Ralph Palmeri17081709H---W83 1.5
30Ezra Stuetzel15491623W84D17 1.5
31Romulo Fuentes22252210W86L14 1.0
32Steven Rand21152115H---H--- 1.0
33William Gray20502050H---H--- 1.0
34Steven Krasnov20161993W75L15 1.0
35David Askin19591958W63L1 1.0
36Tom Maser19561943D78H--- 1.0
37Gene Gerwin19101906W95L4 1.0
38Sos Hakobyan18851882W91L6 1.0
39Teodoro Porlares18471848W64L2 1.0
40Gualalupe Sainz18351833W65L8 1.0
41Joel Marcus18201819W92L3 1.0
42Richard Newey17971767L66W81 1.0
43Vahak Mandjian17961796H---H--- 1.0
44Aaron Cheung17481731H---D67 1.0
45Aung Lin17351734W93L5 1.0
46Jossy Chalissery17061690D79H--- 1.0
47Richard Hack16941694H---H--- 1.0
48Andrew Handler16721670W80L10 1.0
49Peter Sherwood16691668W96L7 1.0
50Shu Yamamoto16681664W97L11 1.0
51Christopher Nelson16651663W98L9 1.0
52James Cohee16531653H---H--- 1.0
53German Bertot16281636L2W90 1.0
54Nick Casares Jr16001609L4W89 1.0
55Daniel LaGrotta15921600L5W92 1.0
56Tom Allen15651575L6W91 1.0
57Sanjayan Manivannan15541560L7W93 1.0
58Gregory Magnuson15311532L9W96 1.0
59David Ross15191526L16W94 1.0
60Pat Aquino15141513L17W98 1.0
61Jerry Morgan15121518L10W95 1.0
62Jerry Simpkins14781520L13W85 1.0
63Clarence Harris14671510L35W86 1.0
64Joshua Lamstein14131462L39W87 1.0
65Charles James14091450L40W88 1.0
66James Paquette13811451W42L12 1.0
67Ganesh Mathrubootham11411184H---D44 1.0
68Julian Sachs-Weintraub11411231W71L13 1.0
69David Flores18181811H---L18 0.5
70Robert Reyes16811676H---L19 0.5
71Daniel McKellar16741630L68D76 0.5
72Willard Everett III16731665H---L21 0.5
73Erasmo Vazquez15761570H---L23 0.5
74Sebastian Poler15071501H---L25 0.5
75Michael Hilliard14911489L34H--- 0.5
76Tony Cole14871493L11D71 0.5
77Nicholas Brown14841481L12H--- 0.5
78Guy Robertson14371456D36L26 0.5
79Shree Ayinala12811306D46L27 0.5
80Shant Tokatyan11091107L48H--- 0.5
81Fianna McCarty-Snead638637H---L42 0.5
82Keith Henriques144143L15H--- 0.5
83Dan Salazarunr.750H---L29 0.5
84Steve Ho16361609L30L20 0.0
85Albert Starr16281601L1L62 0.0
86Bryan Hood16281600L31L63 0.0
87Charles Dupree16251595L3L64 0.0
88Vishrut Gupta15471519L8L65 0.0
89Michael Nagle14301416L14L54 0.0
90David Olson14261413L22L53 0.0
91Andrew Cheng14181402L38L56 0.0
92Ivan Rothman13971382L41L55 0.0
93Robert Frank12961283L45L57 0.0
94Asher Eastham12891275L28L59 0.0
95Adrian Kondakov12511241L37L61 0.0
96Nihar Ayinala10041000L49L58 0.0
97Renate Otterbach997995L50L24 0.0
98Ben Joyceunr.750L51L60 0.0