The 2019 Winter Tuesday Night Marathon

January 8th – February 26th, 2019

  • 8 rounds, one game every Tuesday.
  • Round 1: 6:30 p.m. January 8th.
    Round 2: January 15th. Round 3: January 22nd. Round 4: January 29th. Round 5: February 5th. Round 6: February 12th. Round 7: February 19th. Round 8: February 26th.
  • Time Control: Game in 2 hours with a 5-second delay (G/2, d5). There will be no adjournments.
  • All time delay must be from the beginning.
  • Entry Fee: $50.00. $60.00 for registration on the day of the first round.
  • Prizes: 55% of the prize fund given to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Overall; Best Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200, and Unrated. All lower-rated players are eligible to win higher class prizes.
  • Cash prizes can only be given to Mechanics' Institute members. All other prizes will be given as either a membership to the Mechanics' Institute plus the remainder in cash, or partial payment toward a year’s membership, the balance of which must be paid within 30 days or forfeited.
  • The tournament will follow USCF rules and all players must be current members of the USCF through the end of February 2019.
  • The tournament will be FIDE-rated.
  • A request for up to three 1/2 point byes will be accepted under the following conditions:
    • All byes are irrevocable.
    • No byes may be requested for rounds seven and eight.
    • Bye requests must be made by noon on Monday for the following Tuesday night round.
  • Normally, pairings will be made Monday noon and will be posted online and in the Chess Room.
  • All pairings are tentative.
  • The Tournament Director for this event is Abel Talamantez.
  • All questions and bye requests should be sent to:, or call 415-393-0110.

To enter the tournament, please print and fill out this form or register online at


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