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


2015 Leighton Allen Tuesday Night Marathon

August 4 – September 29

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot
1James Ma Critelli23762383W57W22W13W8 4.0
2Elliott C Winslow23282337W42W73W10W11 4.0
3Bryon Doyle21642189W61W38W33W6 4.0
4Uyanga Byambaa21952206H---W55W26W20 3.5
5Teodoro Porlares18491860H---W77W88W66 3.5
6Russell Wong22052204W75W15W16L3 3.0
7Aniruddha Basak21652161W28W34L11W38 3.0
8Natalya Tsodikova21642166W30W37W41L1 3.0
9Josiah P Stearman21372133H---D46W48W33 3.0
10Jonathan Pfefer21312135W76W39L2W35 3.0
11Hongkai Pan21012114W32W74W7L2 3.0
12Edward Rosenthal20982091W80D26W40D17 3.0
13Tim Kokesh20522064W81W54L1W34 3.0
14David Klinetobe20002005H---W62W44H--- 3.0
15Peter G Grey20002006W64L6W78W54 3.0
16Steven Krasnov19652001W65W19L6W41 3.0
17Kristian Clemens19281938W92H---W47D12 3.0
18Frank Thornally22002201W60H---H---H--- 2.5
19Keith Vickers22002179W45L16D57W61 2.5
20Steven Gaffagan21132110W78W25H---L4 2.5
21Michael Askin20802066W48L41W55H--- 2.5
22Gil Alvarez20032002W82L1W60D23 2.5
23Jason Ochoa19521956H---W79H---D22 2.5
24Thomas F Maser19411954H---H---W36H--- 2.5
25Sos Hakobyan18481858W86L20W39H--- 2.5
26Gene Gerwin18221862W27D12L4W45 2.5
27Andrew To Handler17301740L26W64D37W63 2.5
28Kevin W Kuczek16111635L7W84H---W65 2.5
29Vishrut Gupta16081609H---H---H---W70 2.5
30Jon Furukawa16031607L8D51W86W72 2.5
31Craig Yamamoto15351592H---H---H---W57 2.5
32Ivan Rothman15131560L11D90W62W43 2.5
33Michael Anderson19431935W84W88L3L9 2.0
34Greg M Sarafian19131904W68L7W76L13 2.0
35Robert W Drane19091903H---H---W93L10 2.0
36Chinguun Bayaraa19041894H---H---L24W78 2.0
37Mingson Chen19001890W51L8D27H--- 2.0
38Craig Andries18631859W69L3W49L7 2.0
39Richard H Newey18561840W89L10L25W80 2.0
40Lazar Shnaiderman18261823D87W63L12H--- 2.0
41Joel Marcus18151829B---W21L8L16 2.0
42Daniel S Lagrotta16651666L2D49H---W82 2.0
43David Eytan16581638W70W85U---L32 2.0
44Robert Reyes16511664H---W59L14H--- 2.0
45Daniel McKellar16151660L19W92W73L26 2.0
46David Rakonitz16131638H---D9H---H--- 2.0
47Shu Yamamoto15711569H---W94L17H--- 2.0
48Micah Kamuel Koga14711596L21W56L9W73 2.0
49James Paquette14711545H---D42L38W74 2.0
50Ting Liang14301463L73L60W90W75 2.0
51Shree Ayinala13221411L37D30H---W76 2.0
52Erkhes Erdenebileg847847H---H---H---H--- 2.0
53Enkhjin Erdenebileg372372H---H---H---H--- 2.0
54Gagik Babayanunr.1909W56L13W74L15 2.0
55Cailen J Melville18091794W72L4L21D64 1.5
56Will Fred Delaney18001767L54L48W67H--- 1.5
57Willie Campers Jr17601753L1W81D19L31 1.5
58Sebastian Poler16601660H---H---H---U--- 1.5
59Charles Dupree16541612H---L44L65W85 1.5
60Peter Sherwood16331626L18W50L22D68 1.5
61Nick Casares Jr16001585L3D69W91L19 1.5
62Brendan Macintyre15751551H---L14L32W91 1.5
63Adrian Kondakov15361539H---L40W77L27 1.5
64Nicholas M Brown14511481L15L27W92D55 1.5
65Clarence Harris14251471L16D75W59L28 1.5
66Shant Tokatyan14131410H---H---H---L5 1.5
67Michael P Nagle13761371H---H---L56H--- 1.5
68Ganesh Mathrubootham13461362L34H---H---D60 1.5
69Robert H Frank13001318L38D61H---H--- 1.5
70Sankar Ayinala9981000L43W91H---L29 1.5
71Tergelsar Enkh547547H---H---H---U--- 1.5
72Marc Aafjesunr.1490L55W80H---L30 1.5
73Pranav Senthilkumar19981952W50L2L45L48 1.0
74David Flores Gomez18441803W90L11L54L49 1.0
75Jerry Dugl Morgan16451607L6D65H---L50 1.0
76Jossy Chalissery15861556L10W89L34L51 1.0
77Tom Carter Allen15411511H---L5L63D81 1.0
78Jerry Simpkins15361532L20W86L15L36 1.0
79Albert Mart Starr15001501W94L23U---U--- 1.0
80Guy R Robertson14801471L12L72W84L39 1.0
81Charles James14641459L13L57H---D77 1.0
82Asher Dan Eastham14621450L22H---H---L42 1.0
83Samuel Agdamag14511456U---U---U---W93 1.0
84Michael Hilliard14181394L33L28L80W90 1.0
85Wassim J Nassif12171208H---L43H---L59 1.0
86Jacky T Tan11121162L25L78L30W92 1.0
87John C Ebert17561759D40U---U---U--- 0.5
88Na Chea15981586H---L33L5U--- 0.5
89Myagmar Nergui12361227L39L76H---U--- 0.5
90Renate Otterbach10631073L74D32L50L84 0.5
91William Mannonunr.600H---L70L61L62 0.5
92David R Olson14001340L17L45L64L86 0.0
93Micah Si Stearman10771071U---U---L35L83 0.0
94Nihar Ayinala10541047L79L47U---U--- 0.0