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 Summer Tuesday Night Marathon

May 29th – July 17th

#PlaceNameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
11-6Derek O'Connor23292332W57W47W27 3.0
2 IM Elliott C Winslow22992303W39W24W29 3.0
3 Ezra Paul Chambers22732277W104W32W28 3.0
4 WFM Natalya Tsodikova21812188W70W33W30 3.0
5 David Benjamin Askin19601976W79W54W37 3.0
6 Thomas F Maser19001914W107W96W49 3.0
77-17Carlos Davila21282125W90W36D13 2.5
8 Alan E Kobernat20002008W105W50H--- 2.5
9 Michael Askin19821990H---W60W53 2.5
10 Ella Papanek19791986H---W101W51 2.5
11 Kristian Clemens19631970H---W106W52 2.5
12 Guy Argo19401948W80W55H--- 2.5
13 James Wonsever18721884W83W97D7 2.5
14 Steven Krasnov18551858W86H---W66 2.5
15 Robert Will Drane18001811H---W91W70 2.5
16 Teodoro Porlares17941826W64H---W48 2.5
17 David Rakonitz17491779W110W78D19 2.5
1818-42Russell Wong22002183L40W90W72 2.0
19 Dana N Mackenzie21802172W41H---D17 2.0
20 Steffen Thieme20852097H---H---W44 2.0
21 Adrian Kondakov20762077H---H---W73 2.0
22 Michael S Walder20642047W111L37W74 2.0
23 Isaiah Kim20632064H---H---W80 2.0
24 Ethan Boldi19731974W75L2W76 2.0
25 Greg Sarafian19721974W76H---H--- 2.0
26 Eric Steger19641958W77D53H--- 2.0
27 Cailen Melville19591963W62W38L1 2.0
28 Jaysen Shi19311934W113W56L3 2.0
29 Michael Anderson19051911W81W40L2 2.0
30 Mingson Chen19031901W82W65L4 2.0
31 Jonathan Mendoza18621868H---H---W71 2.0
32 Kevin Yanofsky18591863W108L3W75 2.0
33 Gianluca Pane18471848W87L4W82 2.0
34 Scott E Poling18421846H---H---W79 2.0
35 Christian Jensen18351830H---D42W83 2.0
36 Robert Smith III18201821W109L7W86 2.0
37 Gagik Babayan17521784W114W22L5 2.0
38 Willie Campers Jr17251729W99L27W81 2.0
39 Danny Quang16971703L2W84W94 2.0
40 Rafik Robeal16731716W18L29W97 2.0
41 Peter Sherwood16251632L19W109W96 2.0
42 Aniket Mondal16241654H---D35W99 2.0
4343-68Aleksandr Ivanov21932193H---H---H--- 1.5
44 Joseph J Tracy21122091D72B---L20 1.5
45 William Gray19891968D60D72H--- 1.5
46 Joel Marcus19051905H---H---H--- 1.5
47 Daniel McKellar18711870W84L1H--- 1.5
48 Kevin Walters18651851H---W77L16 1.5
49 Andre Persidsky18461836H---W85L6 1.5
50 Lyn Aung Thet17911785W88L8H--- 1.5
51 Richard Karp17611756W89H---L10 1.5
52 Martin A Cortinas17521746W93H---L11 1.5
53 John Harris17461749W95D26L9 1.5
54 Enkhmaa Nyangar17321726W115L5H--- 1.5
55 Enkhjin Gomboluudev17231715W100L12H--- 1.5
56 Juan Rodolfo Cendejas17071688W118L28D63 1.5
57 Jerry L Mays17001691L1W108D65 1.5
58 Alexander Huberts16941665H---L66W107 1.5
59 Shiva Bhattacharjee16141615H---U---W116 1.5
60 Stephen Touset15871599D45L9W117 1.5
61 Durgashankar Giridharan15721572H---H---H--- 1.5
62 Frank Revi14391496L27H---W103 1.5
63 Elena Kondakova13811404H---H---D56 1.5
64 Tim Boldt13371395L16W111H--- 1.5
65 Wolfgang Tobiason12801392W69L30D57 1.5
66 Peter Rushton11301222H---W58L14 1.5
67 Jon Rodolfo Cendejas911911H---H---H--- 1.5
68 Leona Hudelson883883H---H---H--- 1.5
6969-102Jason Ochoa17731722L65L83W111 1.0
70 Alexander Perlov16621656L4W87L15 1.0
71 Farhad Azimzadeh16221601L97W103L31 1.0
72 James Cohee16131660D44D45L18 1.0
73 Richard Hack15821580H---H---L21 1.0
74 Louka Waharte15801577H---H---L22 1.0
75 Daniel Francis15581568L24W105L32 1.0
76 Jerry D Morgan15241523L25W114L24 1.0
77 John Chan15221514L26L48W118 1.0
78 Craig Yamamoto15001498U---L17W92 1.0
79 Nicholas Boldi14911488L5W110L34 1.0
80 Terrance Robertson14391440L12W95L23 1.0
81 Michael Hilliard14101403L29W117L38 1.0
82 Clarence Harris14091404L30W118L33 1.0
83 Charles James14051456L13W69L35 1.0
84 Jason Todd Temple14041405L47L39W114 1.0
85 Tom Carter Allen14021398H---L49H--- 1.0
86 David R Olson14001446L14W104L36 1.0
87 Tony Cole14001397L33L70W115 1.0
88 Brian Wantz12961293L50H---H--- 1.0
89 Robert H Frank12781275L51H---H--- 1.0
90 Jermorio Lucas Sr12391241L7L18W102 1.0
91 James Badgett Jr12201218H---L15H--- 1.0
92 Nicholas Xav Reed11911183H---H---L78 1.0
93 Prescott Yu11891187L52H---H--- 1.0
94 Jack Sayers11251123H---H---L39 1.0
95 Nicholas Latourette10661059L53L80B--- 1.0
96 A Mendes Da Costa957956B---L6L41 1.0
97 Gabriel Enkhjargal9541050W71L13L40 1.0
98 John Jennison IVunr.750H---H---F--- 1.0
99 Shawn Valesunr.1460L38W113L42 1.0
100 Wolfe Chambersunr.750L55H---H--- 1.0
101 Eduardo De La Garzaunr.1392H---L10D108 1.0
102 George T Sullivanunr.750H---H---L90 1.0
103103-110James I Matz17421689H---L71L62 0.5
104 Richard Her Newey16831652L3L86H--- 0.5
105 Jerry Simpkins15881555L8L75D109 0.5
106 Melchor S Malvar14401438H---L11U--- 0.5
107 William Thibault14051394L6H---L58 0.5
108 Charles Cunningham14031393L32L57D101 0.5
109 Joel Carron13821380L36L41D105 0.5
110 Jackie Cowgill10991092L17L79H--- 0.5
111111-118Nick Casares Jr16001555L22L64L69 0.0
112 Albert Mart Starr15021502U---U---U--- 0.0
113 Guy R Robertson14291406L28L99U--- 0.0
114 Barry Capdeville12001180L37L76L84 0.0
115 Wassim Nassif11641151L54U---L87 0.0
116 Chase Jos Bellamy927926U---U---L59 0.0
117 Don Chambersunr.750U---L81L60 0.0
118 Robert Bryanunr.750L56L82L77 0.0