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


Summer 2015 Tuesday Night Marathon

May 26 – July 14

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7Rd 8Tot
1James Sun20812174W80W38W47W60L2W4W7W8 7.0
2IM Elliott C Winslow23012313W94W21W18W34W1W6D3U--- 6.5
3Aniruddha Basak20312090W65W29D15D11W37W33D2W9 6.5
4Tenzing W Shaw22732264W78D22W14W48D6L1W16W13 6.0
5Benedict A Smail22572258H---H---H---W89W57W22D13W14 6.0
6Art Zhao22082204H---W39W23W22D4L2D25W15 5.5
7Keith Vickers22002190W40D14H---W24W60D10L1W23 5.5
8Natalya Tsodikova21682159W79W76L34H---W24W35W12L1 5.5
9Igor Vladim Traub20972093W63D23W25D35D11W47W10L3 5.5
10Hovik Manvelyan20152028W54W49H---H---W15D7L9W25 5.5
11Pranav Senthilkumar19481970H---W104W66D3D9L13W41W26 5.5
12Guy M Argo18931952W95H---L33W64W78W34L8W17 5.5
13Michael Askin20802095H---W51H---H---W23W11D5L4 5.0
14Thomas F Maser19001941W68D7L4W30H---W57W35L5 5.0
15David Flores Gomez18091850W70B---D3H---L10W58W18L6 5.0
16Richard H Newey17951870W82L34H---W84W17W60L4D18 5.0
17Tim Kokesh20522029W43H---H---H---L16W77W37L12 4.5
18Peter G Grey20001982W81W69L2W26L33W50L15D16 4.5
19Steven Krasnov19771929D66W53L24W80D50D41L26W45 4.5
20Robert W Drane19231904H---H---W63L25H---H---D45W57 4.5
21Scott E Poling19151912W57L2H---H---W65D54L32W52 4.5
22Craig Andries19131910W67D4W64L6W29L5L55W58 4.5
23Kristian Clemens18871892B---D9L6W53L13W55W54L7 4.5
24Sos Hakobyan18731887H---W56W19L7L8W78D34D30 4.5
25Jaysen Shi18331860H---W102L9W20H---W46D6L10 4.5
26Joel Marcus18201834H---H---W54L18W63H---W19L11 4.5
27Willie Campers Jr18061769H---W73L35L66L68W71W53W55 4.5
28Will Fred Delaney18001770H---L64W42H---L58W65D51W54 4.5
29Cailen J Melville17831790W96L3W58H---L22L32W67W51 4.5
30James Cohee16741685H---L33W67L14W97D31W68D24 4.5
31David G Brown13231502H---H---H---H---U---D30W79W50 4.5
32Jacob Cameron Sevallunr.2310H---H---H---U---W62W29W21U--- 4.5
33Russell Wong22002187D51W30W12H---W18L3U---U--- 4.0
34Ashik Uzzaman20272028W45W16W8L2H---L12D24U--- 4.0
35David Askin19591945H---W42W27D9H---L8L14D40 4.0
36Teodoro Porlares18781822H---L66L53W81W64D51D57D41 4.0
37Igor Royzen18781853W59L74W45W71L3D52L17D42 4.0
38Lazar Shnaiderman18261818W104L1W46H---H---W66U---L44 4.0
39Peter Sherwood16981661D73L6H---L55W104W56W69L72 4.0
40Daniel McKellar16421644L7D67L57D69H---W43W59D35 4.0
41Charles Dupree16251682L74W68L75W59W71D19L11D36 4.0
42Jon Furukawa16031639H---L35L28H---D82W80W77D37 4.0
43Daniel S Lagrotta15921575L17L82W70H---H---L40W93W67 4.0
44David Eytan15761666U---U---W102U---W79W85U---W38 4.0
45Ezra G Stuetzel15491594L34W72L37W90B---D48D20L19 4.0
46Ari Ronen15361595L60W101L38W85W87L25U---W62 4.0
47Michael Anderson19911981W55W90L1H---W77L9U---U--- 3.5
48Sergey Khristoforov19481930D56W88W87L4H---D45U---U--- 3.5
49Richard Hack16991680W83L10L71H---H---H---U---W80 3.5
50Aezed Raza16971678W101L60W85D75D19L18D58L31 3.5
51Andrew Handler16631688D33L13H---H---W88D36D28L29 3.5
52Julian Standen16341630H---H---D84H---W89D37U---L21 3.5
53David Rakonitz16131619H---L19W36L23H---D79L27W85 3.5
54Jerry Dugl Morgan15381574L10W83L26W93W76D21L23L28 3.5
55Craig Yamamoto15181564L47L78W101W39H---L23W22L27 3.5
56Jerry Simpkins15041518D48L24H---L62W93L39D71W78 3.5
57Adrian Kondakov15011637L21W94W40W76L5L14D36L20 3.5
58Tom Carter Allen14911528H---H---L29W102W28L15D50L22 3.5
59Guy R Robertson14611495L37L63W94L41H---W72L40W79 3.5
60Eric Alan Steger20071997W46W50W74L1L7L16U---U--- 3.0
61Akshay Padmanabhan19131920H---H---W80W79U---U---U---U--- 3.0
62Aung Tun Lin17431663L90W98L89W56L32L67W70L46 3.0
63Vishrut Gupta16131612L9W59L20W82L26H---U---D71 3.0
64Daniel Montoya16011623H---W28L22L12L36H---W88U--- 3.0
65John Chan15521553L3W96L76W98L21L28W90L86 3.0
66Pat Aquino15141637D19W36L11W27H---L38U---U--- 3.0
67Matthew Sorensen14971498L22D40L30W101H---W62L29L43 3.0
68Enkhjin Gomboluudev14821480L14L41W83H---W27D76L30L73 3.0
69Tony Cole14601505W77L18H---D40U---U---L39W93 3.0
70Michael Hilliard14591431L15L80L43H---W72H---L62W92 3.0
71Asher Dan Eastham14331474H---H---W49L37L41L27D56D63 3.0
72Julian Sachs-Weintraub12471258L87L45H---H---L70L59W100W39 3.0
73Ganesh Mathrubootham11411262D39L27H---H---H---U---U---W68 3.0
74Michael S Walder21182109W41W37L60H---U---U---U---U--- 2.5
75Karthik Padmanabhan20592052H---H---W41D50U---U---U---U--- 2.5
76Gene Gerwin19041850W105L8W65L57L54D68U---U--- 2.5
77Enkhmaa Nyangar17081670L69W81W82H---L47L17L42U--- 2.5
78Willard Everett III16721652L4W55W90H---L12L24U---L56 2.5
79German Bertot16281571L8W103X93L61L44D53L31L59 2.5
80Nick Casares Jr16001568L1W70L61L19D90L42W83L49 2.5
81Clarence Harris15311511L18L77H---L36W83H---U---D82 2.5
82Nicholas M Brown14461463L16W43L77L63D42H---U---D81 2.5
83Renate Otterbach11481136L49L54L68H---L81W91L80W100 2.5
84Aniket Mondal800905H---D89D52L16H---H---U---U--- 2.5
85Marc Aafjesunr.1204H---H---L50L46H---L44W91L53 2.5
86William Donaldson24082409U---U---U---U---U---W89U---W65 2.0
87Perry Rosenstein17221693W72H---L48H---L46U---U---U--- 2.0
88Samuel Agdamag14591435H---L48H---H---L51H---L64U--- 2.0
89James Paquette14561457H---D84W62L5L52L86U---F101 2.0
90Ben Joyce13881400W62L47L78L45D80H---L65U--- 2.0
91Erkhe Erdenebileg844828H---H---U---U---U---L83L85W98 2.0
92Tergelsar Enkh513572H---H---U---U---U---L99W101L70 2.0
93Wassim J Nassifunr.935H---H---F79L54L56W101L43L69 2.0
94Jossy Chalissery16851636L2L57L59H---H---H---U---U--- 1.5
95Charles James14731470L12H---H---H---U---U---U---U--- 1.5
96David R Olson14001382L29L65H---H---H---U---U---U--- 1.5
97Robert H Frank13071302H---H---H---U---L30U---U---F102 1.5
98Keith A Henriques144130H---L62H---L65H---L100U---L91 1.5
99Roman Gurovich17161717U---U---U---U---U---W92U---U--- 1.0
100Enkhjin Erdenebileg395406U---U---U---U---U---W98L72L83 1.0
101Esperanza Torrevillasunr.496L50L46L55L67W102L93L92F89 1.0
102Nina Polyakovaunr.445U---L25L44L58L101U---W106F97 1.0
103Russell Stinson15241504H---L79U---U---U---U---U---U--- 0.5
104Na Chea16301599L38L11U---U---L39U---U---F106 0.0
105Albert Martin Starr15001495L76U---U---U---U---U---U---U--- 0.0
106Anujin Gomboluudev367334U---U---U---U---U---U---L102F104 0.0