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 2017 Tuesday Night Marathon

May 23rd – July 18th

#PlaceNameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Tot
11-4Tenzing Shaw23102322W115W34W10D4W5 4.5
2 Elliott C Winslow22912297W94W33W16D13W15 4.5
3 Josiah P Stearman22902297H---W98W20W38W13 4.5
4 Derek O'Connor22702278W95W50W21D1W17 4.5
55-10Conrado Diaz23052306W105W47W28W7L1 4.0
6 Bryon Doyle22212226H---W43W48H---W31 4.0
7 Romulo C Fuentes22062205W96W51W70L5W32 4.0
8 Arthur Ismakov21692174W41H---H---W70W34 4.0
9 Oleg Shakhnazarov21632172H---H---W29W51W37 4.0
10 Aleksandr Ivanov20922097W59W53L1W36W38 4.0
1111-24Baran Eren22602258W75W49H---H---D16 3.5
12 Russell Wong22002197W77H---H---W19D22 3.5
13 Michael S Walder21412144W24W71W36D2L3 3.5
14 Demetrius Goins21392142H---H---H---W62W50 3.5
15 Joseph J Tracy20882087W61D23W35W18L2 3.5
16 Steven Gaffagan20802086W80W39L2W53D11 3.5
17 Ashik Uzzaman20032024H---W72W23W46L4 3.5
18 Teodoro Porlares19411955H---W30W78L15W52 3.5
19 Joel Marcus19191924H---W97W86L12W55 3.5
20 Michael Anderson19051914H---W57L3W94W56 3.5
21 Thomas F Maser19001910W85W73L4H---W54 3.5
22 Christian Jensen18561865H---D60W79W73D12 3.5
23 Daniel McKellar17401796W110D15L17W66W46 3.5
24 Albert Starr15001630L13H---W116W30W48 3.5
2525-43Keith Vickers22002170W76L70W74D50D35 3.0
26 Michael Askin20722037W62L38D94D39W63 3.0
27 Isaiah Kim20612022L43W106L77W80W78 3.0
28 Guy Argo19881973W83W54L5D55D40 3.0
29 William Gray19861974W84H---L9D72W73 3.0
30 Kayven Riese19381911W64L18W75L24W77 3.0
31 Greg Sarafian19291931W106W40H---H---L6 3.0
32 W Craig Andries18771857L86W85W41W77L7 3.0
33 Kevin Walters18601865H---L2H---W83W75 3.0
34 Ethan Vaugh Boldi18521854W87L1W80W59L8 3.0
35 Kristian Clemens18331843W107H---L15W57D25 3.0
36 Kevin W Kuczek17891830W68W69L13L10W94 3.0
37 Robert Smith III17441748W90L45W43X69L9 3.0
38 Cailen Melville17271761W111W26W122L3L10 3.0
39 Callaghan McCarty-Snead17181731W117L16H---D26W120 3.0
40 Lane Erickson16811695W103L31W64H---D28 3.0
41 Stephen Ka Touset15131552L8W89L32W108W119 3.0
42 Glenn McEnroe15111549L69W109L59W87W70 3.0
43 Jacob Crofts14211587W27L6L37W105W72 3.0
4444-68Carlos Davila21762133L78L93W107D86W85 2.5
45 Jacob Came Sevall21262129W79W37H--- --- --- 2.5
46 Steven Krasnov20522024W81H---W52L17L23 2.5
47 Scott E Poling18651853W121L5H---D78H--- 2.5
48 Robert W Drane18501830H---W82L6W97L24 2.5
49 Sos Hakobyan18221821W88L11H---H---H--- 2.5
50 Gagik Babayan18071818W108L4W60D25L14 2.5
51 Jerry L Mays17901779W101L7W58L9D61 2.5
52 Richard Newey17451737W109H---L46W84L18 2.5
53 Rico Adkins17281717W116L10W83L16D62 2.5
54 Venkatagi Acharya17101704W91L28W87H---L21 2.5
55 Roman Gurovich16791684W118H---H---D28L19 2.5
56 James Cohee16511647H---H---W108H---L20 2.5
57 Brendan Macintyre15001499H---L20W118L35W121 2.5
58 Michael D Abraham14991497H---H---L51W101H--- 2.5
59 Jerry Simpkins14761503L10W117W42L34H--- 2.5
60 Benjamin M White14661483H---D22L50W102H--- 2.5
61 Joshua Mines14461464L15L92W123W113D51 2.5
62 Terrance Robertson14211502L26W111W71L14D53 2.5
63 Charles James14171418W114H---H---H---L26 2.5
64 Gan Mathrubootham13931446L30W113L40W71H--- 2.5
65 Ahyan Zaman13711429H---H---H---U---W95 2.5
66 Benjam Holderness11791279H---H---D84L23W97 2.5
67 Maung Nyunt Than11751281L70D76L72W117W98 2.5
68 Renate Otterbach11421226L36H---W76H---H--- 2.5
6969-91Chinguun Bayaraa21612144W42L36W105F37 --- 2.0
70 Jason Ochoa18001798W67W25L7L8L42 2.0
71 David Rakonitz17501698W89L13L62L64W108 2.0
72 Peter Sherwood16631653H---L17W67D29L43 2.0
73 Charles Dupree16361621W113L21W102L22L29 2.0
74 Samuel Stolpe16331621H---H---L25H---D82 2.0
75 John Chan15821591L11W88L30W115L33 2.0
76 Jerry D Morgan15771525L25D67L68W116D84 2.0
77 Bruce Ricard15661602L12W101W27L32L30 2.0
78 Julian Sachs-Weintraub15161598W44H---L18D47L27 2.0
79 Erkhe Erdenebileg14991497L45W90L22H---H--- 2.0
80 Louka Waharte14411445L16W103L34L27W111 2.0
81 Michael Hilliard14201386L46L99D111W103H--- 2.0
82 Tergelsar Enkh14141422H---L48H---H---D74 2.0
83 Clarence Harris14111422L28W91L53L33W113 2.0
84 Charles Cunningham13971392L29W114D66L52D76 2.0
85 Marty J Valente13341418L21L32W91W96L44 2.0
86 Aniket Mondal13261444W32H---L19D44 --- 2.0
87 Michael Alan Baer13061399L34W115L54L42W105 2.0
88 Robert H Frank12001233L49L75W121H---H--- 2.0
89 Nicholas Boldi11151174L71L41D95W118D96 2.0
90 Nicholas Garfield11041110L37L79H---W114H--- 2.0
91 Martin Marquezunr.1336L54L83L85W121W106 2.0
9292-103Frank Bannan19141916H---W61U---U---U--- 1.5
93 Adrian Kondakov18941931H---W44U---U---U--- 1.5
94 Drew Tuck16071611L2W107D26L20L36 1.5
95 Julian Torres15891518L4L108D89W110L65 1.5
96 Asher Eastham15821536L7H---H---L85D89 1.5
97 Nicholas M Brown15511511H---L19W110L48L66 1.5
98 Samuel Za Agdamag15221487H---L3H---H---L67 1.5
99 Elena Kondakova13471392H---W81U---U---U--- 1.5
100 Sophie Adams13391339H---H---H---U---U--- 1.5
101 Nicole Scalese11451139L51L77W112L58H--- 1.5
102 James Badgett Jr940957H---H---L73L60D107 1.5
103 Derek Kingunr.1163L40L80H---L81W116 1.5
104104-114Paul Whitehead23522353U---U---U---U---W118 1.0
105 Nick Casares Jr16111566L5W121L69L43L87 1.0
106 Frank Revi13541305L31L27D117D107L91 1.0
107 Nicholas Reed12161202L35L94L44D106D102 1.0
108 Barry Capdeville11771220L50W95L56L41L71 1.0
109 Bilguun Bayaraa11071101L52L42H---H--- --- 1.0
110 Nate R Donato10801071L23H---L97L95H--- 1.0
111 Fianna McCarty-Snead976994L38L62D81H---L80 1.0
112 Tal McCarty-Snead722716H---H---L101U---U--- 1.0
113 Keith Howellunr.1101L73L64W114L61L83 1.0
114 Leona Hu Hudelsonunr.895L63L84L113L90W117 1.0
115115-118Erika Malykin16121562L1L87H---L75 --- 0.5
116 Jonathan Baterdene10791054L53H---L24L76L103 0.5
117 Jackie Cowgill946928L39L59D106L67L114 0.5
118 Timothy Bayaraa687683L55H---L57L89L104 0.5
119119-123Cesar Tamondong16001575U---U---U---U---L41 0.0
120 Evan Carter13781372U---U---U---U---L39 0.0
121 Caden Kim13141248L47L105L88L91L57 0.0
122 Wassim Nassif11731171U---U---L38U---U--- 0.0
123 Byambatse Odgerel841839U---U---L61U---U--- 0.0