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 7Tot
1Tenzing Shaw22552279W46W30W11W8D2D6W10 6.0
2Russell Wong22152245W62W23W27W9D1D3W6 6.0
3Aniruddha Basak20392120H---W104W31W42W38D2W7 6.0
4Sergey Khristoforov19772033W75W77L15W73W8W9D12 5.5
5David Askin19592016W86L6H---W33W42W37W18 5.5
6Elliott Winslow23062302W60W5D37W12W10D1L2 5.0
7Romulo Fuentes22252211W61L70W45W80W13W11L3 5.0
8Natalya Tsodikova21752167W49W41W28L1L4W23W24 5.0
9Uyanga Byambaa21682162W51W19W70L2W30L4W29 5.0
10Bryon Doyle21582163W52W59W64W15L6W28L1 5.0
11Michael Walder21432136W36W31L1W26X14L7W32 5.0
12Igor Traub20732074W73D53W20L6W25W40D4 5.0
13Peter Grey20002005H---W43D14W49L7W44W30 5.0
14Renjish Abraham18371902H---W63D13W66F11W35W28 5.0
15Keith Vickers22002180W81W39W4L10D29D24D20 4.5
16Steven Krasnov20161993W85L64W47H---W41D20D22 4.5
17Tom Maser19561927D87H---D48L34W61W49W43 4.5
18Craig Andries19351931H---W35L42W51W79W38L5 4.5
19Sos Hakobyan18851862W96L9D52L74W63W73W46 4.5
20Igor Royzen18811907H---W50L12W52W48D16D15 4.5
21Kristian Clemens18771876H---W102L38H---D53W51W41 4.5
22Lazar Shnaiderman18461850H---H---D51W85H---W54D16 4.5
23Joel Marcus18201824W67L2H---W87W74L8X38 4.5
24Robert Drane18001890H---W92W94W37H---D15L8 4.5
25Richard Newey17971796L77W103H---W95L12W52W40 4.5
26Andrew Handler16721717W55L27W77L11H---W79W39 4.5
27Ashik Uzzaman20452042W84W26L2W53H---D29U--- 4.0
28David Klinetobe20081989W74W72L8W84W57L10L14 4.0
29Eric Steger19631969W65W78H---H---D15D27L9 4.0
30Teodoro Porlares18471850W54L1W81W65L9W64L13 4.0
31Gualalupe Sainz18351842W89L11L3U---W75W82W53 4.0
32Callaghan McCarty-Snead18011808H---W87H---W69U---W65L11 4.0
33Willard Everett III16731674H---L94W92L5D77W84W60 4.0
34Christopher Nelson16651759W99L37D93W17L40D56W65 4.0
35Steve Ho16361633L53L18W67W68W66L14W69 4.0
36Vishrut Gupta15471556L11L89L68W91W71W66W59 4.0
37Steven Gaffagan21282106W82W34D6L24W64L5U--- 3.5
38Mahlon Smith III21212096W83D42W21W40L3L18F23 3.5
39Gene Gerwin19101865W68L15L49W47W82D46L26 3.5
40Scott Poling18951880W88H---W58L38W34L12L25 3.5
41Aung Lin17351728W90L8H---W78L16W74L21 3.5
42Willie Campers17271740W91D38W18L3L5L53W68 3.5
43Robert Reyes16811660H---L13L87W88W85W55L17 3.5
44Daniel McKellar16741635L78D74W75D55W86L13D47 3.5
45James Cohee16531639H---H---L7D77D87W86D54 3.5
46German Bertot16281640L1W88L56W103W89D39L19 3.5
47Julian Standen16261628H---H---L16L39W102W83D44 3.5
48Roman Gurovich16031694H---H---D17W94L20U---W73 3.5
49Daniel LaGrotta15921612L8W67W39L13D55L17W78 3.5
50Erasmo Vazquez15761547H---L20L66W101H---D78W79 3.5
51Tom Allen15651608L9W96D22L18W90L21W74 3.5
52Sanjayan Manivannan15541644L10W90D19L20W94L25W72 3.5
53Ezra Stuetzel15491668W35D12H---L27D21W42L31 3.5
54Joshua Lamstein14131562L30W62W59U---W84L22D45 3.5
55Shant Tokatyan11091231L26H---W106D44D49L43X80 3.5
56William Gray20502043H---H---W46H---U---D34U--- 3.0
57Vahak Mandjian17961800H---H---W83W62L28U---U--- 3.0
58Ralph Palmeri17081689H---W98L40D89H---H---U--- 3.0
59Peter Sherwood16691616W97L10L54L86W101W89L36 3.0
60Albert Starr16281584L6L65W91W99L69W87L33 3.0
61Bryan Hood16281608L7L86H---W98L17W85D63 3.0
62Charles Dupree16251591L2L54W90L57L68W96W87 3.0
63Sebastian Poler15071541H---L14H---H---L19W71D61 3.0
64Mathew Purland15071611W105W16L10W70L37L30U--- 3.0
65Jerry Simpkins14781574L29W60W71L30W80L32L34 3.0
66Enkhj Gomboluudev14001444H---H---W50L14L35L36W84 3.0
67Ivan Rothman13971457L23L49L35U---W91W101W81 3.0
68Adrian Kondakov12511401L39L84W36L35W62W81L42 3.0
69Ganesh Mathrubootham11411294H---D100W72L32W60L98L35 3.0
70Greg Sarafian19431926W101W7L9L64D73U---U--- 2.5
71Jossy Chalissery17061629D92H---L65H---L36L63W96 2.5
72Shu Yamamoto16681614W102L28L69H---H---H---L52 2.5
73Pat Aquino15141559L12W99W100L4D70L19L48 2.5
74Tony Cole14871512L28D44W98W19L23L41L51 2.5
75Nicholas Brown14841478L4H---L44H---L31W88D77 2.5
76Samuel Agdamag14591504H---H---H---W81U---U---U--- 2.5
77James Paquette13811484W25L4L26D45D33U---D75 2.5
78Julian Sachs-Weintraub11411241W44L29H---L41H---D50L49 2.5
79Wassim J Nassifunr.1264H---H---H---W102L18L26L50 2.5
80Richard Hack16941676H---H---W86L7L65U---F55 2.0
81Nick Casares Jr16001537L15W101L30L76W99L68L67 2.0
82Gregory Magnuson15311521L37W97H---H---L39L31U--- 2.0
83David Ross15191506L38W91L57H---H---L47U--- 2.0
84Jerry Morgan15121475L27W68W102L28L54L33L66 2.0
85Michael Hilliard14911454L16H---W105L22L43L61D90 2.0
86Clarence Harris14671493L5W61L80W59L44L45F101 2.0
87Guy Robertson14371468D17L32W43L23D45L60L62 2.0
88David Olson14261371L40L46L99L43W105L75W103 2.0
89Charles James14091403L31W36H---D58L46L59L91 2.0
90Robert Frank12961285L41L52L62H---L51W103D85 2.0
91Asher Eastham12891284L42L83L60L36L67W102W89 2.0
92Shree Ayinala12811293D71L24L33H---H---H---U--- 2.0
93Steven Rand21152106H---H---D34U---U---U---U--- 1.5
94Michael Gene Anderson19001846H---W33L24L48L52U---U--- 1.5
95Nagapp Nachiappan14511445H---H---H---L25U---U---U--- 1.5
96Andrew Cheng14181383L19L51H---H---H---L62L71 1.5
97Nihar Ayinala1004994L59L82L101H---H---H---U--- 1.5
98Dan Salazarunr.1318H---L58L74L61U---W69U--- 1.5
99Ben Joyceunr.1306L34L73W88L60L81H---U--- 1.5
100Aaron Cheung17481706H---D69L73U---U---U---U--- 1.0
101Michael Nagle14301378L70L81W97L50L59L67F86 1.0
102Renate Otterbach997978L72L21L84L79L47L91W105 1.0
103Fianna McCarty-Snead638635H---L25H---L46U---L90L88 1.0
104David Flores18181812H---L3U---U---U---U---U--- 0.5
105Keith Henriques144143L64H---L85U---L88U---L102 0.5
106Joseph A Gingrich12351204U---U---L55U---U---U---U--- 0.0