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


Winter 2016 Tuesday Night Marathon

January 5 – February 23

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Tot
1James Ma Critelli23662376H---W100W54W16W3 4.5
2Josiah P Stearman22032209W68H---W63W50W27 4.5
3Elliott C Winslow23112315W64W23W49W4L1 4.0
4Tenzing Will Shaw22872285W65W22W30L3W34 4.0
5Natalya Tsodikova22072208W67W52W35H---D9 4.0
6Russell Wong22002201H---W40W33D34W30 4.0
7Keith Vickers22002192W81D54W60D24W31 4.0
8Joseph J Tracy21792172W41D53W55W59D12 4.0
9Michael Christopher Askin20532061W82D55W58W53D5 4.0
10Steven Gaffagan20402042W84W57D39H---W36 4.0
11David Klinetobe20002001W85D59W103D21W35 4.0
12Steven Le Krasnov19581985W72W61H---W39D8 4.0
13William Donaldson24102411H---W51W77W112U--- 3.5
14Romulo C Fuentes22082210H---H---H---W72W57 3.5
15Bryon Doyle22032184W79L35W42D25W50 3.5
16Michael S Walder21232120W42W36W38L1D24 3.5
17Bill Ortega20902078H---W69L53W66W59 3.5
18Eric Alan Steger20382030H---W45L59W54W60 3.5
19Peter G Grey20002007W28W37H---H---H--- 3.5
20Greg M Sarafian19561945W87L26H---W85W61 3.5
21Kristian Clemens19321941H---W88H---D11W63 3.5
22Sos Hakobyan18861879W46L4D83W100W90 3.5
23Igor Royzen18791876W99L3W84D68W74 3.5
24Cailen Melville18611941W124W111H---D7D16 3.5
25Kevin W Kuczek17411805W125L49W112D15W47 3.5
26Ralph P Palmeri17151762W120W20H---H---H--- 3.5
27Willie Campers Jr16691770H---W119W48W32L2 3.5
28Ethan Vaugh Boldi15281598L19W117W127D57W53 3.5
29Ephraim Cubero Bacusunr.2219H---H---H---W107W55 3.5
30Felix Rudyak19731977W71W56L4W38L6 3.0
31Michael Anderson19461929W123L39W82W67L7 3.0
32Thomas F Maser19441926H---W86W106L27H--- 3.0
33Joel Marcus18931880H---W73L6D90W88 3.0
34Chinguun Bayaraa18891905W90W43H---D6L4 3.0
35Gagik Babayan18331861W91W15L5W81L11 3.0
36Michael Dougal18011805W114L16W43W44L10 3.0
37Andrew To Handler17521739W117L19D85W103H--- 3.0
38Christopher Nelson17321744W128W122L16L30W83 3.0
39Craig Yamamoto16771745W109W31D10L12H--- 3.0
40Daniel S Lagrotta16531679H---L6W73H---W82 3.0
41Daniel McKellar16161659L8H---W110D48W94 3.0
42Shi Bhattacharjee16141627L16W110L15W117W97 3.0
43David A Smith15811630W98L34L36W116W112 3.0
44Jerry Simpkins15121582L49W104W64L36W78 3.0
45Brendan Macintyre15001632H---L18W98W52H--- 3.0
46Songtham Tungkitkancharoen13801498L22H---W69H---W81 3.0
47Yuan Wang21052087H---H---H---W80L25 2.5
48William Gray20432014H---W70L27D41H--- 2.5
49Jerry L Mays19821958W44W25L3D61L80 2.5
50Bayaraa Bekhtur19151911W89W83H---L2L15 2.5
51Teodoro Porlares18921883H---L13H---D62W93 2.5
52Gene Gerwin18591833W75L5H---L45W105 2.5
53Soheil Houshdaran18291835W113D8W17L9L28 2.5
54David Flores Gomez18261832W101D7L1L18W99 2.5
55Richard H Newey18191824W102D9L8W106L29 2.5
56Fredrick G Harmon18121779H---L30L88W119W100 2.5
57Adrian Kondakov17861776W92L10W71D28L14 2.5
58Leonid Alzhin17821777W115H---L9H---H--- 2.5
59Martin Bachseitz17631804W104D11W18L8L17 2.5
60Micah Koga17381745H---W62L7W127L18 2.5
61Rafik Robeal17181728W94L12W87D49L20 2.5
62Callaghan McCarty-Snead17001695H---L60H---D51W101 2.5
63Kevin Walters16781675W121H---L2W108L21 2.5
64Peter Sherwood16711648L3W124L44W114D72 2.5
65Shree Ayinala16711672L4H---H---W92H--- 2.5
66Julian Standen16531643H---H---D100L17W106 2.5
67Isaiah Taeshi Kim16391649L5W75W94L31H--- 2.5
68Charles Dupree16301650L2W113W97D23L76 2.5
69German Bertot15891567H---L17L46W102W127 2.5
70Patrick Donnelly15391506H---L48L108W125W103 2.5
71Nicholas M Brown15011504L30W128L57H---W109 2.5
72Asher Eastham14991544L12W125W78L14D64 2.5
73Charles James13691377H---L33L40W110W108 2.5
74Michael Pintor13391386H---H---H---W87L23 2.5
75Marc Aafjes13111316L52L67W128W120H--- 2.5
76John Ebert17701802W77U---U---U---W68 2.0
77James Paquette16761642L76L99L13W124W114 2.0
78Richard Hack16541614L111W91L72W115L44 2.0
79Enkhjin Gomboluudev16301639L15W101W99U---U--- 2.0
80Na Chea16291677U---U---W96L47W49 2.0
81Albert Mart Starr16231599L7W114W109L35L46 2.0
82Nick Casares Jr16041587L9W102L31W104L40 2.0
83Erika Malykin15961594W126L50D22H---L38 2.0
84Jerry Dugl Morgan15901566L10W92L23L94W115 2.0
85Matthew Purland15601565L11W115D37L20H--- 2.0
86Tom Carter Allen14851473H---L32H---L97W121 2.0
87Kyle Ga Donaldson14791450L20W120L61L74W116 2.0
88Samuel Agdamag14271481H---L21W56H---L33 2.0
89David R Olson14001347L50L109L114W128W117 2.0
90Michael Hilliard14001434L34W121H---D33L22 2.0
91Barry Capdeville12731241L35L78L104B---W120 2.0
92Stephen Touset11521205L57L84W123L65W107 2.0
93Barbara Kadri496453L118B---H---H---L51 2.0
94Charles Cunninghamunr.1516L61W123L67W84L41 2.0
95Daniel Pierre Weingartenunr.1150H---H---U---U---W128 2.0
96Christopher Heunr.750H---H---L80H---H--- 2.0
97Michael D Abrahamunr.1574H---D98L68W86L42 2.0
98Scott E Poling20031947L43D97L45H---H--- 1.5
99Julian Sachs-Weintraub13691402L23W77L79H---L54 1.5
100Jacky T Tan13271343W127L1D66L22L56 1.5
101Erkhes Erdenebileg11961216L54L79W121H---L62 1.5
102Wassim J Nassif11861176L55L82H---L69W119 1.5
103Jamyandag Zulkhuu10491053H---W116L11L37L70 1.5
104Maria O'Brien914990L59L44W91L82H--- 1.5
105Keith A Henriques140139H---H---H---U---L52 1.5
106Lane Aus Ericksonunr.1427H---W108L32L55L66 1.5
107Itzhak Avrahamunr.750H---H---H---L29L92 1.5
108Alok Menghrajaniunr.1276H---L106W70L63L73 1.5
109Dashzeveg Erdenebilegunr.1340L39W89L81H---L71 1.5
110Lasran Dovchinunr.937H---L42L41L73W125 1.5
111Uyanga Byambaa22412226W78L24U---U---U--- 1.0
112Shant Tokatyan14901470H---H---L25L13L43 1.0
113Jared Rhizor12461208L53L68L120H---H--- 1.0
114Renate Otterbach11531189L36L81W89L64L77 1.0
115Tergelsar Enkh10381087L58L85W124L78L84 1.0
116Fianna McCarty Snead772760H---L103H---L43L87 1.0
117Jonathan Baterdene768765L37L28B---L42L89 1.0
118Anuji Gomboluudev398486W93U---U---U---U--- 1.0
119Tallulah McCarty Snead160159H---L27H---L56L102 1.0
120Brennan Riegerunr.1105L26L87W113L75L91 1.0
121Makoto O'Donnellunr.1176L63L90L101W123L86 1.0
122Enkhmaa Nyangar16471632H---L38U---U---U--- 0.5
123Clarence Harris14781392L31L94L92L121H--- 0.5
124Robert H Frank13191271L24L64L115L77H--- 0.5
125Bilguun Bayaraa543537L25L72H---L70L110 0.5
126Sankar Ayinala11151111L83U---U---U---U--- 0.0
127Micah Si Stearman968959L100U---L28L60L69 0.0
128Michael McKennaunr.350L38L71L75L89L95 0.0