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!


2019 Winter Tuesday Night Marathon

January 8th – February 26th

#NameRtngRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Tot
1Conrado Diaz2343W54W36W15W3D2W12 5.5
2Aleksandr Ivanov2171W75W51W30W16D1D8 5.0
3Steven Gaffagan2054W60W24W14L1W---W17 5.0
4Kyron Wa Griffith2458H---H---H---W51W38W31 4.5
5Elliott Winslow2318W55W37H---W34L12W33 4.5
6Romulo C Fuentes2200H---W49W20W13H---H--- 4.5
7Adam Corper2193W57F14W27D38W50W35 4.5
8Natalya Tsodikova2185W59W40H---H---W22D2 4.5
9Ethan Kazanjian Boldi2134W84W68W35D---H---H--- 4.5
10Kevin W Kuczek2003H---D42W54W40D33W36 4.5
11Kristian Clemens2002H---W83H---D14W---W37 4.5
12Michael Walder1970W77W71D28X---W5L1 4.5
13Andre Persidsky1814D39W94W29L6W71W30 4.5
14Jonah Busch1799X97X7L3D11W34W29 4.5
15David Benjamin Askin2019W61W69L1H---X68D19 4.0
16Michael Askin1993W62W52W46L2D26D21 4.0
17Kevin Yanofsky1915H---H---W57W41W64L3 4.0
18Thomas F Maser1907H---W53H---W23U---W45 4.0
19Gianluca Pane1863H---W93L64W70W75D15 4.0
20Joel Marcus1833W89H---L6W69D---W60 4.0
21Sos Hakobyan1829W90L28W61D35W80D16 4.0
22Robert Drane1800H---W106W32D28L8W63 4.0
23Rafik Robeal1716H---H---W39L18W90W54 4.0
24Juan Cendejas1686W98L3W108L37W82W53 4.0
25Alex Pierre Lilles1622H---D31D44W103H---X64 4.0
26Cesar B Tamondong1608H---H---H---X93D16W47 4.0
27Nicholas Latourette1347W33H---L7W39H---W52 4.0
28Win Aung Ye2229W56W21D12D22H---U--- 3.5
29Cailen Melville1954W78H---L13W63W44L14 3.5
30Michael K Lum1941W85W82L2D73W43L13 3.5
31James Wonsever1916H---D25W56W82D37L4 3.5
32Guy Argo1909W45D70L22W99H---H--- 3.5
33Michael Anderson1903L27W101W72W77D10L5 3.5
34Felix Rudyak1892H---W76W67L5L14W70 3.5
35Daniel McKellar1872W86W58L9D21W73L7 3.5
36Christian Jensen1857W79L1H---W71W59L10 3.5
37John Harris1854W88L5W58W24D31L11 3.5
38Gagik Babayan1806W105L46W60D7L4W73 3.5
39Alexander Perlov1720D13X112L23L27X61W74 3.5
40Adam Mercado1714W110L8W78L10H---W75 3.5
41Jerry L Mays1700D108H---W86L17D81X76 3.5
42Joshua D Lamstein1655H---D10H---L75X93W77 3.5
43Erika Malykin1628H---H---W62D46L30X78 3.5
44Jayden Xu1619L82W79D25W76L29W81 3.5
45Jahaan Ansari1390L32W92H---W83X20L18 3.5
46Russell Wong2200W72W38L16D43D53U--- 3.0
47Steven Krasnov1876H---W74W70H---U---L26 3.0
48Tam Phu Pham1833W95H---W103Z---U---U--- 3.0
49Walter Lesquillier1750H---L6W94H---D77D55 3.0
50Danny Quang1719H---W81H---H---L7D59 3.0
51Jacob Sadowsky1703W107L2L77L4W99W80 3.0
52Martin A Cortinas1666W100L16L82W86W65L27 3.0
53Andy Kim1604H---L18W85W89D46L24 3.0
54Nick Casares Jr1600L1W95L10W88W84L23 3.0
55Richard Newey1600L5L88W74H---W103D49 3.0
56John Chan1560L28W90L31W97L60W92 3.0
57Tony Cole1520L7W97L17L90B---W101 3.0
58Jerry Simpkins1508W115L35L37X108L63W86 3.0
59Joel Carron1491L8W105D99W67L36D50 3.0
60Clarence Harris1469L3W98L38W91W56L20 3.0
61Christopher Bradley1427L15W110L21H---H---W103 3.0
62Robert H Frank1426L16W100L43L81W94W90 3.0
63Don Chambers1127L67W84W91L29W58L22 3.0
64Nate Bakerunr.H---W113W19H---L17F25 3.0
65Joseph Robertsunr.H---H---H---D94L52W85 3.0
66Walter Dubenskyunr.L71L86W105L80X89W84 3.0
67Andrew Yun1780W63H---L34L59L74W91 2.5
68Sam Greene1672W114L9W88H---F15U--- 2.5
69Michael Abraham1609W111L15H---L20L78X97 2.5
70Daniel E Francis1607W92D32L47L19W79L34 2.5
71James I Matz1601W66L12H---L36L13W99 2.5
72Nicholas Boldi1521L46W89L33H---H---H--- 2.5
73Samuel Za Agdamag1506H---H---W107D30L35L38 2.5
74Albert Mart Starr1500H---L47L55W95W67L39 2.5
75Jerry Morgan1491L2W107H---W42L19L40 2.5
76Jordan Wingenroth1442H---L34X113L44W83F41 2.5
77Charles Cunningham1414L12W111W51L33D49L42 2.5
78Sophie Adams1406L29W115L40H---W69F43 2.5
79Aaron Soffer1260L36L44H---W101L70W102 2.5
80William Thibault1052H---H---H---W66L21L51 2.5
81Michael Lintzunr.D83L50H---W62D41L44 2.5
82William Patrick Zellerunr.W44L30W52L31L24H--- 2.5
83David Rakonitz1644D81L11W101L45L76H--- 2.0
84Michael A Baer1488L9L63W115X---L54L66 2.0
85Michael Hilliard1404L30H---L53W100H---L65 2.0
86Renate Otterbach1281L35W66L41L52W105L58 2.0
87Nicholas Reed1271U---U---U---U---W107W100 2.0
88Barry Capdeville1219L37W55L68L54L92W109 2.0
89Timothy Bayaraa1175L20L72W98L53F66W105 2.0
90Hadi Tabatabai1149L21L56X111W57L23L62 2.0
91Jon Cendejas952H---H---L63L60W95L67 2.0
92Victor Hugo Reyesunr.L70L45F97W107W88L56 2.0
93Ganesh Mathrubootham1499H---L19X112F26F42U--- 1.5
94Charles James1419H---L13L49D65L62H--- 1.5
95Peter Rushton1186L48L54H---L74L91X111 1.5
96William Payne1171H---H---H---U---U---U--- 1.5
97Gabriel Enkhjargal1135F14L57X92L56H---F69 1.5
98George Sullivan958L24L60L89H---L101X113 1.5
99Wade Robertson957H---H---D59L32L51L71 1.5
100Josiah Soffer799L52L62H---L85X111L87 1.5
101Erik Birdsallunr.H---L33L83L79W98L57 1.5
102Carson Mayerunr.H---H---H---U---U---L79 1.5
103Karl Buchnerunr.H---W114L48L25L55L61 1.5
104Craig Yamamoto1500U---U---U---U---U---W106 1.0
105Ashkon Tabatabai1138L38L59L66W115L86L89 1.0
106Mehron Edwar Abdi1069H---L22H---U---U---L104 1.0
107Steven Dunlap1057L51L75L73L92L87W115 1.0
108Alex Mendes Da Costa990D41H---L24F58U---U--- 1.0
109Richard Ahrensunr.U---U---U---U---W115L88 1.0
110Christopher Derleth1060L40L61H---U---U---U--- 0.5
111Aiza Golledgeunr.L69L77F90H---F100F95 0.5
112Romulo Silvestreunr.H---F39F93U---U---U--- 0.5
113Andrew Robb Whiteunr.H---L64F76U---U---F98 0.5
114Wassim Nassif1119L68L103U---U---U---U--- 0.0
115Robert R Bryan429L58L78L84L105L109L107 0.0