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 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon

March 20th – May 8th

#PlaceNameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6 Tot
11Conrado Diaz23382359W45W24W11W16W3W12 6.0
22-5Elliott Winslow23232320W46W39W54D7D21W19 5.0
3 Derek O'Connor23052308W84W26W13W4L1W21 5.0
4 Aleksandr Ivanov21662170W85W42W80L3W37W22 5.0
5 Steffen Thieme20602096H---W94H---W53W72W17 5.0
66-15Josiah P Stearman23952384W60H---D37W25D11W28 4.5
7 Ezra Pau Chambers22772269W61W77W34D2L12W33 4.5
8 Carlos Davila21372146H---W127W45F21W38W34 4.5
9 Michael S Walder21172115H---W81W76D22W39D14 4.5
10 Ethan Boldi19972005H---W86H---H---W111W40 4.5
11 Maxim Gre Elisman19862011W66W27L1W55D6W42 4.5
12 Edward Mich Lewis19832011W29D28W43W78W7L1 4.5
13 David Askin19361981W67W55L3H---W78W30 4.5
14 Kristian Clemens19171966H---W125W64W18H---D9 4.5
15 Kevin W Kuczek19161920W87L78H---W82W64W31 4.5
1616-29Tenzing Shaw23032286W47W40W36L1L22W53 4.0
17 Natalya Tsodikova21912167L63W117W89W26W35L5 4.0
18 Ashik Uzzaman20962074D86W134W41L14H---W118 4.0
19 Vinzent Davies20152009W65W53D78W38D28L2 4.0
20 Jamieson Pryor19841983H---W132W79L28H---W59 4.0
21 Alfonso Cheng19591971H---W48W82X8D2L3 4.0
22 Eric Steger19331977W98W58H---D9W16L4 4.0
23 Thomas F Maser19311922H---W96L28W81W79H--- 4.0
24 Daniel McKellar18291837W101L1W46D63H---W56 4.0
25 Gianluca Pane18111844H---W103D71L6W83W61 4.0
26 Jason Ochoa18001816W90L3W85L17W60W63 4.0
27 Enkhjin Gomboluudev17121703W104L11W98L40W99X--- 4.0
28 Martin A Cortinas16921822W121D12W23W20D19L6 4.0
29 Alexander Perlov14741608L12W95W127L30W58W72 4.0
3030-49Russell Wong22002173H---W44L38W29W73L13 3.5
31 James E Jones20202011H---H---H---W62W76L15 3.5
32 William Gray19821987W95W54H---H---H---U--- 3.5
33 Guy Argo19511928L78W87W83D56W57L7 3.5
34 Cailen Melville19241925W99W56L7H---W49L8 3.5
35 Joel Marcus19171919H---W97H---W59L17H--- 3.5
36 Michael Anderson19001904W88W63L16H---H---H--- 3.5
37 Christian Jensen18731882W113H---D6W80L4D43 3.5
38 Kevin Yanofsky18401875H---W49W30L19L8W80 3.5
39 James Wonsever18251850W102L2W47W92L9D45 3.5
40 Walter Lesquillier17491763W114L16W65W27H---L10 3.5
41 Richard Her Newey17291733W69H---L18L49W97W50 3.5
42 Juan Rod Cendejas17161720W136L4H---W89W110L11 3.5
43 Danny Quang17021711W137H---L12H---W87D37 3.5
44 Rafik Robeal16821672H---L30L49W106W100W86 3.5
45 David Rakonitz15951692L1W100L8W67W93D39 3.5
46 Lane Aus Erickson15881637L2W102L24W125H---W76 3.5
47 Anand Vemuri15811627L16W116L39W88W54H--- 3.5
48 Durgashankar Giridharan14891544D93L21L103W101W107W78 3.5
49 Yonathan Admassu13781579D51L38W44W41L34W79 3.5
5050-70Frank Bannan19201892H---H---H---W90D56L41 3.0
51 Richard M Karp18341778D49L89W123L64D65W98 3.0
52 Tony A Lama18021806U---W121W106U---W134U--- 3.0
53 Gagik Babayan17181729W127L19W67L5W77L16 3.0
54 Amitoj P Singh17101692W119L32L2W124L47W89 3.0
55 Jerry L Mays17001683W105L13W88L11L61W111 3.0
56 Willie Campers Jr16891691W106L34X---D33D50L24 3.0
57 Jossy Chalissery16801670H---H---W69H---L33D66 3.0
58 John Chan16631633W107L22W105L83L29W99 3.0
59 Peter Sherwood16511676W108W72L92L35W102L20 3.0
60 Nick Casares Jr16001584L6L88W116W98L26W102 3.0
61 Jerry Simpkins15801573L7L69W104W114W55L25 3.0
62 Stephen Ka Touset15741588L92H---W70L31W103H--- 3.0
63 Frederick Hope15361655W17L36W75D24H---L26 3.0
64 Louka Waharte14961610H---W93L14W51L15H--- 3.0
65 Terrance Robertson14831508L19W104L40D75D51W106 3.0
66 Matthew Erdenebileg14771539L11W119H---L72W75D57 3.0
67 Tavis Lee Bennett14611460L13W108L53L45W104W105 3.0
68 Robert H Frank12611315U---H---H---H---D81W127 3.0
69 Jason Todd Temple11671352L41W61L57L86W95W94 3.0
70 Hugh Smithunr.1459D118L76L62W113H---W96 3.0
7171-91Theodore Biyiasas21502143H---W133D25H--- --- --- 2.5
72 Steven Krasnov19081861W100L59H---W66L5L29 2.5
73 Scott E Poling18701868H---H---H---W94L30U--- 2.5
74 Teodoro Porlares18241825H---H---H---U---W140U--- 2.5
75 Adam Mercado18101754H---H---L63D65L66W113 2.5
76 Robert Drane18001775H---W70L9W96L31L46 2.5
77 Richard D Ash17331694W116L7D107D99L53H--- 2.5
78 John Harris16571711W33W15D19L12L13L48 2.5
79 Alex Pierre Lilles16411624W124H---L20W107L23L49 2.5
80 Patrick Donnelly16341655W128W92L4L37H---L38 2.5
81 Brendan MacIntyre16191598H---L9W113L23D68D97 2.5
82 Richard Hack16091600W131H---L21L15H---H--- 2.5
83 Erika Malykin15901599H---H---L33W58L25H--- 2.5
84 Jerry D Morgan15861534L3L90W136L87W125D88 2.5
85 Kyle Donaldson15181513L4W136L26H---H---H--- 2.5
86 Nicholas M Brown14901512D18L10H---W69H---L44 2.5
87 David R Olson14001422L15L33W128W84L43H--- 2.5
88 Michael Alan Baer13851450L36W60L55L47W124D84 2.5
89 Frank Revi12561339H---W51L17L42W117L54 2.5
90 Aaron Soffer12551317L26W84H---L50H---H--- 2.5
91 Tal McCarty-Snead10011059H---H---H---U---U---W136 2.5
9292-108Keith Vickers22002167W62L80W59L39 --- --- 2.0
93 Michael Askin20241970D48L64H---W103L45 --- 2.0
94 Glenn Aus McEnroe15001461H---L5W101L73D105L69 2.0
95 Ganhuya Regzedmaa14731431L32L29H---H---L69W142 2.0
96 Michael Hilliard14551435H---L23W114L76H---L70 2.0
97 Nicholas Boldi14511450H---L35H---H---L41D81 2.0
98 Charles Cunningham14061398L22W131L27L60W108L51 2.0
99 Clarence Harris14001398L34W128H---D77L27L58 2.0
100 Jamyandagva Zulkhuu13931381L72L45H---W119L44H--- 2.0
101 Tim Boldt13291313L24H---L94L48W121D107 2.0
102 Stefan Isenberger12721289L39L46W131W112L59L60 2.0
103 Barry Capdeville11731234H---L25W48L93L62H--- 2.0
104 Jackie Cowgill10801116L27L65L61W131L67W116 2.0
105 Timothy Bayaraa10191035L55W139L58H---D94L67 2.0
106 Jon Rodo Cendejas422430L56W130L52L44B---L65 2.0
107 Joel Carronunr.1394L58W124D77L79L48D101 2.0
108 Hadi Tabatabaiunr.1254L59L67D135H---L98W125 2.0
109109-121Julian Standen16131613H---H---H---U---U---U--- 1.5
110 Albert Mart Starr15231512H---H---H---U---L42U--- 1.5
111 Craig Yamamoto15081494H---H---H---U---L10L55 1.5
112 Guy R Robertson14471413H---H---H---L102U---U--- 1.5
113 Charles James13811355L37H---L81L70W136L75 1.5
114 Prescott Yu12171198L40H---L96L61H---H--- 1.5
115 Jonathan Baterdene12021202H---H---H---U---U---U--- 1.5
116 Ashkon Tabatabai11901168L77L47L60H---W127L104 1.5
117 Peter Rushton11421127H---L17H---H---L89U--- 1.5
118 Wassim Nassif11251152D70U---W130U---U---L18 1.5
119 Caroline Soffer10401029L54L66H---L100H---H--- 1.5
120 Fia McCarty-Snead10131013H---H---H---U---U---U--- 1.5
121 Gabriel Enkhjargal943944L28L52L124D136L101W140 1.5
122122-131Kerry Ham Lawless22762277U---W140U---U---U---U--- 1.0
123 Roman Gurovich17301714H---H---L51U---U---U--- 1.0
124 Elena Kondakova14641387L79L107W121L54L88L95 1.0
125 Tom Carter Allen14001347H---L14H---L46L84L108 1.0
126 James Badgett Jr12281229U---U---U---W140U---U--- 1.0
127 Jermorio Lucas Sr11231092L53L8L29W141L116L68 1.0
128 Anna Podvalkovaunr.479L80L99L87U---L131W130 1.0
129 Don Chambersunr.1150U---U---U---U---U---W131 1.0
130 JP Mallonunr.100U---L106L118H---H---L128 1.0
131 Alex Mendes Da Costaunr.735L82L98L102L104W128L129 1.0
132132-137Anuj R Patel19671953H---L20U---U---U---U--- 0.5
133 Na Chea16411639H---L71U---U---U---U--- 0.5
134 Samuel Za Agdamag14521446H---L18U---U---L52U--- 0.5
135 Misha Lubich12031208U---U---D108U---U---U--- 0.5
136 Renate Otterbach10821034L42L85L84D121L113L91 0.5
137 Nicole Scalese10201019L43U---U---U---U---H--- 0.5
138138-142William Donaldson24152415U---U---U---U---U---U--- 0.0
139 Max V Smith101100U---L105U---U---U---U--- 0.0
140 Danny Lockettunr.549U---L122U---L126L74L121 0.0
141 Shin Jingjangunr.689U---U---U---L127U---U--- 0.0
142 Wolfe Chambersunr.750U---U---U---U---U---L95 0.0