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


Spring 2017 Tuesday Night Marathon

March 14 – May 2

#PlaceNameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Tot
11-15Elliott C Winslow23102312W55W40 2.0
2 Tenzing Shaw22952297W73W39 2.0
3 Natalya Tsodikova22102213W94W41 2.0
4 Derek O'Connor21612165W57W43 2.0
5 Joseph J Tracy21422145W58W46 2.0
6 Chinguun Bayaraa21342138W95W45 2.0
7 Arthur Ismakov21142117W96W49 2.0
8 Michael S Walder21002104W59W48 2.0
9 Steven Gaffagan20612065W78W50 2.0
10 Isaiah Kim20602064W60W51 2.0
11 Steven Krasnov20432047W63W52 2.0
12 Ashik Uzzaman20002004W97W54 2.0
13 Sergey Khristoforov19341940W81W53 2.0
14 Kristian Clemens18751917W100W37 2.0
15 Igor Royzen18301876W101W38 2.0
1616-36Conrado Diaz22692270H---W82 1.5
17 Russell Wong22012194W56D26 1.5
18 Aleksandr Ivanov20922082D76W77 1.5
19 Michael Askin20502042W61D31 1.5
20 Jacob Sevall20482038D80W76 1.5
21 Matthew Hernandez20092017H---W70 1.5
22 Guy Argo19741976H---W79 1.5
23 Adrian Kondakov19211923H---W80 1.5
24 Thomas F Maser19201922H---W83 1.5
25 Kevin Walters18971884D66W92 1.5
26 Greg Sarafian18621875W86D17 1.5
27 Christian Jensen18531855H---W84 1.5
28 James Wonsever18271829H---W85 1.5
29 Tony A Lama18011802H---W91 1.5
30 Kevin W Kuczek17991800H---W88 1.5
31 Walter Lesquillier17201734W106D19 1.5
32 Peter Sherwood17031714H---W95 1.5
33 Jacob Crofts13801463W42H--- 1.5
34 Wassim Nassif11351144W103H--- 1.5
35 Adam Murrayunr.2118H---W72 1.5
36 Craig Yamamotounr.2239H---W71 1.5
3737-69Keith Vickers22002184W74L14 1.0
38 Romulo C Fuentes22002183W75L15 1.0
39 Joel Marcus19181917W98L2 1.0
40 Alfonso Cheng19131912W65L1 1.0
41 Jesse Turner19041901W99L3 1.0
42 Michael Anderson19021877L33W97 1.0
43 W Craig Andries18601856W87L4 1.0
44 Andrew Handler18171803H---D66 1.0
45 Gagik Babayan18061802W102L6 1.0
46 Jerry L Mays18041800W68L5 1.0
47 Jason Ochoa18001785H---D67 1.0
48 Philip Warton17991794W89L8 1.0
49 Cailen Melville17451741W90L7 1.0
50 Daniel McKellar17441739W104L9 1.0
51 Richard Newey17211717W105L10 1.0
52 David Rakonitz17171712W107L11 1.0
53 Daniel Weingarten16581652W93L13 1.0
54 James Cohee16511647W108L12 1.0
55 Lane Aus Erickson16451652L1W98 1.0
56 Nick Casares Jr16001607L17W99 1.0
57 Erika Malykin15671572L4W100 1.0
58 Asher Eastham15661568L5W101 1.0
59 John Chan15511552L8W102 1.0
60 Michael D Abraham15271526L10W105 1.0
61 Jerry Simpkins15131512L19W104 1.0
62 Samuel Agdamag15031504U---W106 1.0
63 Durgas Giridharan14821481L11W108 1.0
64 Sam Greene14661470H---D78 1.0
65 Clarence Harris14001454L40W94 1.0
66 Marty J Valente13521425D25D44 1.0
67 Sophie Adams13191353H---D47 1.0
68 Jackie Cowgill9371042L46W96 1.0
69 Brandon Hsiaounr.750H---H--- 1.0
7070-93Ethan Vaugh Boldi18651856H---L21 0.5
71 Sos Hakobyan18431840H---L36 0.5
72 Willie Campers Jr17211718H---L35 0.5
73 Kevin Yanofsky16421641L2H--- 0.5
74 Richard Hack15991598L37H--- 0.5
75 Albert Mart Starr15711555L38D86 0.5
76 Bruce Ricard15451566D18L20 0.5
77 Glenn McEnroe15281526H---L18 0.5
78 Nicholas M Brown15281523L9D64 0.5
79 Brendan Macintyre15021499H---L22 0.5
80 Ting Liang14841506D20L23 0.5
81 Michael Hilliard14651462L13H--- 0.5
82 Guy R Robertson14631462H---L16 0.5
83 Tergelsar Enkh14471444H---L24 0.5
84 Tom Carter Allen14201416H---L27 0.5
85 Andrew Ys Cheng13531350H---L28 0.5
86 Robert H Frank12291253L26D75 0.5
87 Bilguun Bayaraa11801179L43H--- 0.5
88 Nicholas Ar Boldi11261125H---L30 0.5
89 Timothy Bayaraa621620L48H--- 0.5
90 James M Reichmuthunr.750L49H--- 0.5
91 Marc Brandtunr.750H---L29 0.5
92 Ashkon Tabatabaiunr.750H---L25 0.5
93 Sierk Kanisunr.750L53H--- 0.5
9494-108Charles Dupree16361605L3L65 0.0
95 Jerry D Morgan15611548L6L32 0.0
96 Erkhes Erdenebileg15511510L7L68 0.0
97 Drew Tuck14791473L12L42 0.0
98 Charles James14351422L39L55 0.0
99 Terrance Robertson13801368L41L56 0.0
100 Benjamin M White12961286L14L57 0.0
101 Barry Capdeville11771171L15L58 0.0
102 Renate Otterbach10341030L45L59 0.0
103 Byambatse Odgerel851840L34U--- 0.0
104 Alexander Zaiunr.750L50L61 0.0
105 James Badgett Jrunr.750L51L60 0.0
106 Nate R Donatounr.750L31L62 0.0
107 Benjamin Holdernessunr.750L52U--- 0.0
108 Nicholas Garfieldunr.750L54L63 0.0