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 2015 Tuesday Night Marathon

January 6 – February 24

Prize Winners:

1st Place: Winslow — $750.00
2nd Place: Shaw — $500.00
Tied for 3rd Place and Best Under 2200: Lee, Tsodikova, Traub, and Byambaa — $141.25 each
Tied for Best Under 2000: Hakobyan, Wang, Uzzaman, Maser, and Khristofurov — $52.80 each
Tied for Best Under 1800: Lin and Bekhtur — $131.50 each
Best Under 1600: Gupta — $262.00
Best Under 1400: Stuetzel — $261.00
Tied for Best Under 1200 and Unrated: N. Ayinala, Kolla, and Nachiappan — $86.66 each

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7Rd 8Tot
1Elliott Winslow22832315W79W58W12W2L3W8W4W11 7.0
2Tenzing Shaw22552273W37W29W20L1W11W10W9D3 6.5
3Andy Lee23862401W36H---W17W8W1W7U---D2 6.0
4Uyanga Byambaa22422254W62W91H---W6W9H---L1W16 6.0
5Natalya Tsodikova21702163W49D95L28H---W97W62W40W13 6.0
6Igor Traub20732106W66W61H---L4W43W29D13W14 6.0
7Paul Whitehead23652353H---W45W42D27W58L3W19D10 5.5
8Josiah Stearman21952191W63W44W40L3W19L1D28W24 5.5
9Michael Walder21542152W113W46D24W39L4W17L2W28 5.5
10Steven Gaffagan21502147W50W33D47D28W22L2W41D7 5.5
11Oleg Shaknazarov21402138H---W68W77W47L2W24W34L1 5.5
12David Klinetobe20082014W53W78L1W59D30L13W35W34 5.5
13Russell Wong22152190W48D41W32L24W21W12D6L5 5.0
14Keith Vickers22002176W103D42D34H---W76D18W22L6 5.0
15Mahlon A Smith III21212079W51L24D63W67L29W38W60D95 5.0
16Michael Askin21032082W65L47H---W63W79D28W95L4 5.0
17Peter Grey20062005H---W23L3W80W92L9D47W44 5.0
18Sergey Khristofurov19771960D68D92W49D43W78D14D102D20 5.0
19Michael Wang19481955W69D88H---W33L8W32L7W40 5.0
20Ashik Uzzaman19381921W70W85L2D78L62W36W64D18 5.0
21Thomas Maser19211903L86W70H---W94L13D63W48W47 5.0
22Sos Hakobyan18891892D64H---W81W37L10W79L14W50 5.0
23Aung Tun Lin17351742H---L17W85D52W86W71L66W39 5.0
24Bayaraa Bekhtur17311873W105W15D9W13H---L11W59L8 5.0
25Vishrut Gupta15471619L112W117L30L103W99W86W77W62 5.0
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32Robert Drane18001810W99H---L13W82H---L19W80D27 4.5
33Perry Rosenstein17451737W110L10W89L19L38H---W70W65 4.5
34Willie Campers17421855H---W51D14W91D28W39L11L12 4.5
35Richard Hack16941702W117L39H---H---W89H---L12W67 4.5
36Jacob Sadowsky16811695L3H---W98L76W69L20W100W68 4.5
37Andrew Handler16721666L2W106W107L22W88L41D68W75 4.5
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40Gene Gerwin19101905W54W57L8L79W50W61L5L19 4.0
41Igor Royzen18741870W55D13H---L114W103W37L10U--- 4.0
42Callaghan McCarty-Snead18431854W108D14L7D68W81W48U---U--- 4.0
43Kristian Clemens18261808H---W72H---D18L6D80D63D51 4.0
44David Flores18181801W71L8L50W55D65W67D27L17 4.0
45Richard Newey17551759H---L7W96D38D68W97D39U--- 4.0
46Aaron Cheung17481711W118L9L86W83H---H---L50W73 4.0
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50Steve Ho16361699L10W108W44L26L40W55W46L22 4.0
51Jon Furukawa16271599L15L34L105W101W107D70W72D43 4.0
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53Sanjayan Manivannan15541550L12L74W99W110D49H---W105U--- 4.0
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55Enkhjin Gomboluudev14321519L41H---D64L44W108L50W83W82 4.0
56Ezra Stuetzel13001444H---H---W88L57L48L49W84W80 4.0
57Jordy Mont-Reynaud22702255W120L40H---W56H---H---U---U--- 3.5
58Craig Andries19351942W84L1W66W60L7H---U---U--- 3.5
59Lazar Shnaiderman18461822D89W96H---L12W52H---L24U--- 3.5
60Walter Lesquillier17971780H---D90W83L58H---W94L15U--- 3.5
61Ralph Palmeri17081684W116L6L97W70W54L40D65U--- 3.5
62Peter Sherwood16691708L4W54D74W31W20L5U---L25 3.5
63James Cohee16601697L8W71D15L16W96D21D43L31 3.5
64Daniel McKellar16531652D22L28D55H---W98W104L20L29 3.5
65Nick Casares Jr.16001584L16L110W101W75D44D77D61L33 3.5
66David Eytan15991575L6W105L58L89H---L72W23W90 3.5
67Clarence Harris15821584L27W119H---L15W72L44W74L35 3.5
68Henry Louie15321585D18L11W106D42D45D52D37L36 3.5
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70John Chan15141521L20L21W119L61W93D51L33W99 3.5
71Tony Cole14001397L44L63L48H---B---L23B---W111 3.5
72Ivan Rothman13791438H---L43D69D111L67W66L51W96 3.5
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74Venkata Kollaunr.1560L77W53D62H---H---L47L67W97 3.5
75Nagappan Nachiappanunr.1417L78L69W108L65W105H---W97L37 3.5
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81Tom Allen15651516L39W116L22W105L42D89L73D87 3.0
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84Nicholas Brown15021455L58L79H---W117L80H---L56W107 3.0
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86Jerry Simpkins14781507W21L102W46L30L23L25W106L48 3.0
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88James Paquette14381442W107D19L56D87L37W103L31L49 3.0
89Charles James14091489D59H---L33W66L35D81D49U--- 3.0
90Julian Sachs-Weintraub11411258H---D60L78H---L94W87D93L66 3.0
91Greg Sarafian18941879W98L4W93L34H---U---U---U--- 2.5
92James Matz17341742H---D18W104H---L17U---U---U--- 2.5
93Craig Yamamoto15841547H---H---L91U---L70W121D90U--- 2.5
94Siddarth Chandrasekaran15551540H---D98H---L21W90L60U---U--- 2.5
95Na Chea15331624H---D5U---U---U---W69L16D15 2.5
96Bryan Hood15211467H---L59L45W119L63H---D99L72 2.5
97Asher Eastham14711482L29W48W61H---L5L45L75L74 2.5
98Matthew Purland14641411L91D94L36W106L64W101L52L115 2.5
99Robert Frank12961304L32L80L53W108L25W105D96L70 2.5
100Shree Ayinala12361276H---H---H---U---U---W85L36L69 2.5
101Ling Feng Ren823894H---L49L65L51W117L98L69W108 2.5
102John Ebert17381760H---W86U---U---U---U---D18U--- 2.0
103Enkhmaa Nyangar16631640L14H---H---W25L41L88U---U--- 2.0
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105Renate Otterbach10761099L24L66W51L81L75L99L53W119 2.0
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