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 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6 Rd 7Tot
11Tenzing Shaw22952314W37W69W12W10D15W4W6 6.5
22Derek O'Connor21612183W76W25W19L15W29W16W7 6.0
33-6Elliott C Winslow23102307W50W29W11D14L6W41W10 5.5
4 Conrado Diaz22692273H---W65W28W16W14L1X15 5.5
5 Russell Wong22012206W51D32W26H---D41W17W14 5.5
6 Aleksandr Ivanov20922119D39W52W112W20W3W15L1 5.5
77-13Natalya Tsodikova22102205W59W30L16W22W17W11L2 5.0
8 Keith Vickers22002180W74L24W23D26W35D22W28 5.0
9 Romulo C Fuentes22002177W75L26W67W34L30W45W29 5.0
10 Chinguun Bayaraa21342138W77W27W24L1W33W30L3 5.0
11 Michael S Walder21002105W61W45L3W44W24L7W30 5.0
12 Steven Gaffagan20612058W62W47L1D72W26D32W31 5.0
13 Adam Murray20442041H---W48L46W75W43H---W32 5.0
1414-27Joseph J Tracy21422145W38W34W18D3L4W44L5 4.5
15 Arthur Ismakov21142129W60W72W21W2D1L6F4 4.5
16 Isaiah Kim20602064W78W35W7L4W38L2D23 4.5
17 Jacob Sevall20482039D80W39W43W46L7L5W48 4.5
18 Steven Krasnov20432036W90W57L14W47H---H---D25 4.5
19 Ashik Uzzaman20001981W54W58L2L35W73D33W36 4.5
20 Guy Argo19741963H---W64W49L6L45W40W46 4.5
21 Sergey Khristoforov19341940W91W99L15H---H---H---W47 4.5
22 Adrian Kondakov19211939H---W80W36L7W46D8D27 4.5
23 Sierk Kanis18971904W99H---L8W80D36W51D16 4.5
24 Kristian Clemens18751913W95W8L10W40L11H---W45 4.5
25 W Craig Andries18601863W85L2L38W89W39W53D18 4.5
26 Igor Royzen18301891W55W9L5D8L12W49W52 4.5
27 Gagik Babayan18061800W113L10L78W54W91W38D22 4.5
2828-40Thomas F Maser19201916H---W81L4D39W78W34L8 4.0
29 Alfonso Cheng19131918W93L3W50W51L2W35L9 4.0
30 Jesse Turner19041917W108L7W58W76W9L10L11 4.0
31 Kevin Walters18971885D94W87H---H---W72H---L12 4.0
32 Greg Sarafian18621874W84D5H---H---W67D12L13 4.0
33 Christian Jensen18531850H---W100H---W83L10D19D37 4.0
34 Jerry L Mays18041803W86L14W61L9W63L28W62 4.0
35 Richard Newey17211749W104L16W94W19L8L29W63 4.0
36 Peter Sherwood17031744H---W77L22W101D23W56L19 4.0
37 Kevin Yanofsky16421699L1H---W81L42W100W71D33 4.0
38 Asher Eastham15661674L14W55W25W56L16L27W65 4.0
39 Bruce Ricard15451609D6L17W84D28L25W92W67 4.0
40 Jacob Crofts13801565W56H---H---L24W42L20W60 4.0
4141-55Michael Askin20502044W63D49W53H---D5L3U--- 3.5
42 Scott E Poling18681853H---H---H---W37L40U---W79 3.5
43 James Wonsever18271828H---W82L17W79L13W50U--- 3.5
44 Jason Ochoa18001790H---D83W63L11H---L14W78 3.5
45 Philip Warton17991797W102L11D79W64W20L9L24 3.5
46 Kevin W Kuczek17991806H---W101W13L17L22W76L20 3.5
47 Daniel McKellar17441735W110L12W93L18H---W82L21 3.5
48 Willie Campers Jr17211706H---L13W82L53W83W79L17 3.5
49 Walter Lesquillier17201700W68D41L20L67W80L26W81 3.5
50 Lane Aus Erickson16451646L3W92L29H---W108L43W83 3.5
51 Nick Casares Jr16001613L5W108W62L29W94L23D53 3.5
52 Glenn McEnroe15281527H---L6L101W85W84W72L26 3.5
53 Craig Yamamoto15001606H---W70L41W48H---L25D51 3.5
54 Drew Tuck14791487L19L56W110L27W68D77W84 3.5
55 Barry Capdeville11771292L26L38L65W104H---W108W75 3.5
5656-68Michael Anderson19021849L40W54W73L38W77L36 --- 3.0
57 David Rakonitz17171656W116L18L83L63H---D95W93 3.0
58 James Cohee16511611W88L19L30D65D64L63W85 3.0
59 Charles Dupree16361596L7L93W102L92W101W64U--- 3.0
60 Erkhes Erdenebileg15511523L15L86H---H---W65W91L40 3.0
61 John Chan15511527L11W113L34L70W86L65W94 3.0
62 Nicholas M Brown15281534L12D107L51W78H---W93L34 3.0
63 Jerry Simpkins15131548L41W110L44W57L34W58L35 3.0
64 Brendan MacIntyre15021495H---L20W111L45D58L59W95 3.0
65 Guy R Robertson14631475H---L4W55D58L60W61L38 3.0
66 Elena Kondakova12441371U---U---W103U---U---W94W91 3.0
67 Wassim Nassif11351216W115H---L9W49L32H---L39 3.0
68 Nate R Donatounr.1234L49L79L108W102L54W110W92 3.0
6969-88Joel Marcus19181917W92L1H---H---H---U---U--- 2.5
70 Sos Hakobyan18431797H---L53H---W61L89D78 --- 2.5
71 Andrew Handler18171770H---D94H---D91H---L37 --- 2.5
72 Cailen Melville17451718W103L15W90D12L31L52L106 2.5
73 Julian Standen16001606H---H---L56W108L19D89U--- 2.5
74 Richard Hack15991608L8H---H---W93H---U---U--- 2.5
75 Albert Martin Starr15711515L9D84W85L13L82W87L55 2.5
76 Erika Malykin15671562L2W95W86L30H---L46U--- 2.5
77 Jerry D Morgan15611549L10L36W113W95L56D54L105 2.5
78 Michael D Abraham15271539L16W104W27L62L28D70L44 2.5
79 Samuel Agdamag15031519U---W68D45L43W81L48L42 2.5
80 Ting Liang14841471D17L22W87L23L49L85W104 2.5
81 Tergelsar Enkh14471435H---L28L37W87L79W101L49 2.5
82 Andrew Ys Cheng13531383H---L43L48W113W75L47U--- 2.5
83 Sophie Adams13191392H---D44W57L33L48H---L50 2.5
84 Robert H Frank12291236L32D75L39W88L52W114L54 2.5
85 Bilguun Bayaraa11801227L25H---L75L52W113W80L58 2.5
86 Jackie Cowgill937994L34W60L76L109L61D104W117 2.5
87 Ashkon Tabatabaiunr.1333H---L31L80L81W109L75W100 2.5
88 Nicholas Garfieldunr.939L58L90L95L84H---W102W103 2.5
8989-96Ethan Vaugh Boldi18651821H---L97L91L25W70D73U--- 2.0
90 Durgashankar Giridharan14821473L18W88L72H---H--- --- --- 2.0
91 Michael Hilliard14651462L21H---W89D71L27L60L66 2.0
92 Charles James14351397L69L50W104W59L93L39L68 2.0
93 Clarence Harris14001412L29W59L47L74W92L62L57 2.0
94 Marty J Valente13521343D31D71L35B---L51L66L61 2.0
95 Benjamin M White12961290L24L76W88L77H---D57L64 2.0
96 Julian Esteban Torresunr.1735U---U---U---U---U---W113W108 2.0
9797-104Matthew Hernandez20092016H---W89U---U---U---U---U--- 1.5
98 Tony A Lama18011802H---W111U---U---U---U---U--- 1.5
99 Daniel Weingarten16581644L23L21H---H---H--- --- --- 1.5
100 Tom Carter Allen14201383H---L33H---H---L37U---L87 1.5
101 Nicholas Armen Boldi11261172H---L46W52L36L59L81U--- 1.5
102 Timothy Bayaraa621662L45H---L59L68L104L88W113 1.5
103 James M Reichmuthunr.515L72H---L66H---H---U---L88 1.5
104 James Badgett Jrunr.962L35L78L92L55W102D86L80 1.5
105105-111William Donaldson24172418U---U---U---U---U---U---W77 1.0
106 Frank Bannan18991907U---U---U---U---U---U---W72 1.0
107 Sam Greene14661470H---D62U---U---U---U---U--- 1.0
108 Terrance Robertson13801341L30L51W68L73L50L55L96 1.0
109 Brian Pepperell12701259U---U---U---W86L87U---U--- 1.0
110 Alexander Zaiunr.750L47L63L54H---H---L68U--- 1.0
111 Marc Brandtunr.750H---L98L64H--- --- --- --- 1.0
112112-117Cesar Tamondong16001598U---U---L6U---U---U---U--- 0.0
113 Renate Otterbach1034974L27L61L77L82L85L96L102 0.0
114 Kevin Zhang965954U---U---U---U---U---L84U--- 0.0
115 Byambatsetseg Odgerel851842L67U---U---U---U---U---U--- 0.0
116 Benjamin Holdernessunr.750L57U---U---U---U---U---U--- 0.0
117 Leona Hu Hudelsonunr.575U---U---U---U---U---U---L86 0.0