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


2018 Winter Tuesday Night Marathon

January 9th – February 27th

#PlaceNameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6 Tot
11Elliott C Winslow23112333W56W25W10W5W4D3 5.5
22-6Josiah P Stearman23622371H---W29W42W13W8H--- 5.0
3 Tenzing Will Shaw22972310W60W35W15W7H---D1 5.0
4 Derek O'Connor22752284W79W36W18W49L1W14 5.0
5 Ezra Paul Chambers22582260W81W74W19L1W23W21 5.0
6 Michael Christopher Askin20192041D66H---W94W74W26W13 5.0
77-12Keith Vickers22002201W61W75W12L3W17D10 4.5
8 Phil Perepelitsky21662175W65W40H---W11L2W20 4.5
9 Michael Walder21342116W83L54W43W75D25W33 4.5
10 Steven Gaffagan20892098W84W107L1W51W29D7 4.5
11 Jason W Childress20392045H---W76W33L8W108W36 4.5
12 Kevin W Kuczek19161913W100W69L7D40W78W47 4.5
1313-27Frank Thornally22002187W98W39W54L2W31L6 4.0
14 Natalya Tsodikova21912184W63W38W48H---D20L4 4.0
15 Igor Traub21662164W64W93L3W35H---H--- 4.0
16 Aleksandr Ivanov21662157H---W41W24L20W54H--- 4.0
17 James E Jones20172021H---H---W55W37L7W40 4.0
18 Vinzent J Davies20152011W110W94L4H---D39W51 4.0
19 David Benjamin Askin19831975W111W55L5D39W41D25 4.0
20 Thomas F Maser19552002H---W57W27W16D14L8 4.0
21 Jamieson Pryor19532004H---H---W28W53W49L5 4.0
22 Guy Argo19511936W86W96L49L54W58W53 4.0
23 Kristian Clemens19171949W68H---W105W71L5H--- 4.0
24 Scott E Poling18411853W102H---L16H---W62W54 4.0
25 Daniel McKellar18291886W128L1W82W48D9D19 4.0
26 James Wonsever18251829W113H---H---W67L6W61 4.0
27 Philip Warton17971794H---W80L20D84W100W59 4.0
2828-48Ethan Boldi19201897H---W97L21W89L36W69 3.5
29 Eric Steger19161915W99L2W95W77L10H--- 3.5
30 Steven Krasnov19081890W101H---L71W80L40W87 3.5
31 Michael Anderson19001888W112L48W60W42L13D37 3.5
32 Cailen Melville18891853L69W117W96D59H---D42 3.5
33 Kevin Yanofsky18551856W88H---L11W66W56L9 3.5
34 Christian Jensen18211804D52H---D56D62W63H--- 3.5
35 Gianluca Pane18111810W89L3W61L15W64D44 3.5
36 Richard D Ash17181760W45L4W68H---W28L11 3.5
37 Gagik Babayan17181728W132L49W99L17W86D31 3.5
38 Enkhjin Gomboluudev17121714W46L14W70L72W68H--- 3.5
39 Amitoj Singh17101761W103L13W69D19D18D91 3.5
40 David Ale Delgado17061749W129L8W46D12W30L17 3.5
41 Rafik Robeal16821687H---L16W127W87L19W88 3.5
42 Willie Campers Jr16511705W131W122L2L31W102D32 3.5
43 Enkhmaa Nyangar16341641H---H---L9W112W90H--- 3.5
44 Julian Standen16001608H---H---H---D102W70D35 3.5
45 Benjamin Cryer12241440L36L61W98D82W76W75 3.5
46 Jamyandagva Zulkhuu11751383L38W110L40H---W80W93 3.5
47 Jason Todd Temple11671250H---H---H---W117W115L12 3.5
48 Adam Mercadounr.1902W95W31L14L25H---W77 3.5
4949-70Russell Wong22002184W82W37W22L4L21 --- 3.0
50 Joel Marcus19141907H---H---H---U---W82D56 3.0
51 Martin Bachseitz17891787H---H---W64L10W84L18 3.0
52 Samuel Stolpe17301733D34W66H---H---U---D65 3.0
53 Jossy Chalissery16801650L127W112W125L21W89L22 3.0
54 Martin A Cortinas16701743W130W9L13W22L16L24 3.0
55 Peter Sherwood16511637W120L19L17L69W101W67 3.0
56 David Rakonitz15951646L1W---D34W78L33D50 3.0
57 Alex Pierre Lilles15911580H---L20L78W129H---W99 3.0
58 Erika Malykin15901589H---W98L59H---L22W100 3.0
59 Lane Erickson15881621H---H---W58D32H---L27 3.0
60 Jerry Simpkins15801570L3W101L31L70W113W102 3.0
61 Frederick Hope15361592L7W45L35W97W81L26 3.0
62 Albert Starr15311541H---H---H---D34L24W104 3.0
63 Craig Yamamoto15201527L14L70W113W81L34W105 3.0
64 Glenn Aus McEnroe15001525L15W103L51W125L35W95 3.0
65 Nicholas M Brown14901491L8H---D104W103H---D52 3.0
66 Max Ross14521573D6L52W109L33D92W94 3.0
67 Jerry D Morgan14491528L122W90W107L26W74L55 3.0
68 Charles Cunningham14061438L23W129L36W104L38W96 3.0
69 Charles James13811543W32L12L39W55W94L28 3.0
70 Frank Revi12561418L74W63L38W60L44W98 3.0
7171-90Paul A Gallegos22032190H---W127W30L23 --- --- 2.5
72 Lauren Goodkind18491859H---H---H---W38U---U--- 2.5
73 Walter Lesquillier17491763H---H---H---U---U---W108 2.5
74 Richard Newey17291697W70L5W86L6L67D83 2.5
75 Juan Cendejas17161681W115L7W100L9D88L45 2.5
76 Brendan MacIntyre16191573H---L11L102W115L45W111 2.5
77 Joshua Mines15971587W135H---H---L29H---L48 2.5
78 Farhad Azimzadeh15961595H---W114W57L56L12U--- 2.5
79 Stephen Ka Touset15741534L4L89H---H---W125D90 2.5
80 Nicholas Boldi15591523H---L27W115L30L46W120 2.5
81 David Yan15481528L5D102W117L63L61W107 2.5
82 John Van Der Wall15341544L49W113L25D45L50W109 2.5
83 Terrance Robertson14831433L9L125L90W130W127D74 2.5
84 Michael Hilliard14551459L10H---W120D27L51D112 2.5
85 Samuel Za Agdamag14481478H---H---H---U---W105U--- 2.5
86 Clarence Harris14071399L22W130L74W127L37H--- 2.5
87 Tom Carter Allen14001436H---H---H---L41W107L30 2.5
88 Vishal Subedar13671407L33L95W131W96D75L41 2.5
89 Stefan Isenberger12721394L35W79W93L28L53D124 2.5
90 James Badgett Jr10121192L96L67W83W111L43D79 2.5
9191-105Richard M Karp18341830H---H---H---U---U---D39 2.0
92 Callaghan McCarty-Snead17041697H---H---H---U---D66U--- 2.0
93 Jerry L Mays17001624W125L15L89L100W112L46 2.0
94 John Chan16551612W119L18L6W101L69L66 2.0
95 Richard Hack16091584L48W88L29H---H---L64 2.0
96 Nick Casares Jr16001546W90L22L32L88W103L68 2.0
97 Sam Greene15651562H---L28W123L61H--- --- 2.0
98 Bryant Alan Chen15231465L13L58L45W120W126L70 2.0
99 David R Olson14001387L29W131L37L121W119L57 2.0
100 Jordan Wingenroth14001411L12W119L75W93L27L58 2.0
101 Robert Sandoval13921374L30L60W130L94L55W125 2.0
102 Tim Boldt13291394L24D81W76D44L42L60 2.0
103 Barry Capdeville11731189L39L64W133L65L96W116 2.0
104 Jackie Cowgill9271054L107D118D65L68W110L62 2.0
105 Andrew Fuunr.1379H---W109L23H---L85L63 2.0
106106-120Jacob Crofts17311731H---H---H---U---U---U--- 1.5
107 Michael D Abraham16781603W104L10L67H---L87L81 1.5
108 Na Chea16671649H---H---H---U---L11L73 1.5
109 Asher Eastham16521552H---L105L66L126W117L82 1.5
110 Matthew Erdenebileg14501371L18L46D129H---L104H--- 1.5
111 Julian Mclain14351385L19H---H---L90H---L76 1.5
112 Michael Alan Baer13851368L31L53W119L43L93D84 1.5
113 Robert H Frank12821261L26L82L63W134L60H--- 1.5
114 Eric L Fu11911186H---L78H---H---U---U--- 1.5
115 Ashkon Tabatabai11901168L75H---L80L76L47W127 1.5
116 Wassim Nassif11711144H---H---H---U---U---L103 1.5
117 Peter Rushton11421135H---L32L81L47L109W129 1.5
118 Micah Si Stearman10881098U---D104U---U---W134U--- 1.5
119 Gabriel Enkhjargal911944L94L100L112W133L99H--- 1.5
120 Jon Cendejas422524L55H---L84L98W129L80 1.5
121121-127William Donaldson24182419U---U---U---W99U---U--- 1.0
122 Greg Sarafian19931972W67L42 --- --- --- --- 1.0
123 Daniel Weingarten16281604H---H---L97U---U---U--- 1.0
124 Guy R Robertson14021400U---H---U---U---U---D89 1.0
125 Prescott Yu11411155L93W83L53L64L79L101 1.0
126 Tallulah McCarty-Snead10211112U---U---U---W109L98U--- 1.0
127 Timothy Bayaraa9731011W53L71L41L86L83L115 1.0
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131 Michael McSweeney813808L42L99L88H--- --- --- 0.5
132132-135Jonathan Baterdene12051202L37U---U---U---U---U--- 0.0
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134 Fianna McCarty-Snead918894U---U---U---L113L118U--- 0.0
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