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


2018 Summer Tuesday Night Marathon

May 29th – July 17th

#PlaceNameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot
11-3IM Elliott C Winslow22992305W36W15W20W18 4.0
2 Ezra Paul Chambers22732278W94W45W19W47 4.0
3 WFM Natalya Tsodikova21812209W54W28W41W10 4.0
44-9Michael Askin19822000H---W57W34W29 3.5
5 Ella Papanek19791992H---W66W31W33 3.5
6 Guy Argo19401960W61W52H---W30 3.5
7 Thomas F Maser19001913W114W89W69H--- 3.5
8 James Wonsever18721919W79W108D23W26 3.5
9 Steven Krasnov18551897W62H---W88W23 3.5
1010-21Derek O'Connor23292322W72W42W27L3 3.0
11 Russell Wong22002186L53W105W73W41 3.0
12 Dana N Mackenzie21802175W55H---D33W44 3.0
13 Steffen Thieme20852105H---H---W67W45 3.0
14 Michael S Walder20642052W96L50W59W46 3.0
15 Ethan Boldi19731980W76L1W97W48 3.0
16 Greg Sarafian19721980W97H---H---W50 3.0
17 Kristian Clemens19631970H---W113W32H--- 3.0
18 David Benjamin Askin19601970W60W51W50L1 3.0
19 Jaysen Shi19311940W118W35L2W53 3.0
20 Michael Anderson19051915W78W53L1W55 3.0
21 Willie Campers Jr17251766W110L27W78W40 3.0
2222-38Aleksandr Ivanov21932194H---H---H---W72 2.5
23 Carlos Davila21282108W105W48D8L9 2.5
24 Adrian Kondakov20762077H---H---W58H--- 2.5
25 Isaiah Kim20632064H---H---W61H--- 2.5
26 Alan E Kobernat20001991W74W49H---L8 2.5
27 Cailen Melville19591956W77W21L10D36 2.5
28 Gianluca Pane18471848W103L3W101H--- 2.5
29 Robert Will Drane18001803H---W106W54L4 2.5
30 Teodoro Porlares17941806W82H---W43L6 2.5
31 Richard Karp17611762W85H---L5W100 2.5
32 Martin A Cortinas17521751W87H---L17W77 2.5
33 David Rakonitz17491764W116W100D12L5 2.5
34 John Harris17461752W65D40L4W84 2.5
35 Juan Rodolfo Cendejas17071690W123L19D63W88 2.5
36 Danny Quang16971717L1W102W64D27 2.5
37 Alexander Huberts16941697H---L88W114W67 2.5
38 Shiva Bhattacharjee16141663H---U---W120W69 2.5
3939-66William Gray19891968D57D73H---H--- 2.0
40 Eric Steger19641938W98D34H---L21 2.0
41 Mingson Chen19031897W101W84L3L11 2.0
42 Daniel McKellar18711870W102L10H---H--- 2.0
43 Kevin Walters18651850H---W98L30H--- 2.0
44 Jonathan Mendoza18621863H---H---W95L12 2.0
45 Kevin Yanofsky18591857W115L2W76L13 2.0
46 Scott E Poling18421839H---H---W60L14 2.0
47 Christian Jensen18351828H---D56W79L2 2.0
48 Robert Smith III18201812W81L23W62L15 2.0
49 Lyn Aung Thet17911785W83L26H---H--- 2.0
50 Gagik Babayan17521769W107W14L18L16 2.0
51 Enkhmaa Nyangar17321726W119L18H---H--- 2.0
52 Enkhjin Gomboluudev17231716W111L6H---H--- 2.0
53 Rafik Robeal16731702W11L20W108L19 2.0
54 Alexander Perlov16621661L3W103L29W102 2.0
55 Peter Sherwood16251626L12W81W89L20 2.0
56 Aniket Mondal16241647H---D47W110U--- 2.0
57 Stephen Touset15871600D39L4W121H--- 2.0
58 Richard Hack15821590H---H---L24W103 2.0
59 Louka Waharte15801582H---H---L14W106 2.0
60 Nicholas Boldi14911500L18W116L46W110 2.0
61 Terrance Robertson14391442L6W65L25W122 2.0
62 David R Olson14001445L9W94L48W112 2.0
63 Elena Kondakova13811404H---H---D35H--- 2.0
64 Jack Sayers11251208H---H---L36W97 2.0
65 Nicholas Latourette10661139L34L61B---W98 2.0
66 Eduardo De La Garzaunr.1371H---L5D115W91 2.0
6767-91Joseph J Tracy21122071D73B---L13L37 1.5
68 Joel Marcus19051905H---H---H---U--- 1.5
69 Andre Persidsky18461813H---W80L7L38 1.5
70 Jason Ochoa17731722L84L79W96H--- 1.5
71 James I Matz17421692H---L95L77W108 1.5
72 Jerry L Mays17001689L10W115D84L22 1.5
73 James Cohee16131631D67D39L11D85 1.5
74 Jerry Simpkins15881565L26L76D81W114 1.5
75 Durgashankar Giridharan15721572H---H---H---F--- 1.5
76 Daniel Francis15581554L15W74L45D86 1.5
77 Frank Revi14391480L27H---W71L32 1.5
78 Michael Hilliard14101403L20W121L21H--- 1.5
79 Charles James14051457L8W70L47H--- 1.5
80 Tom Carter Allen14021398H---L69H---H--- 1.5
81 Joel Carron13821408L48L55D74W115 1.5
82 Tim Boldt13371368L30W96H---L99 1.5
83 Brian Wantz12961293L49H---H---H--- 1.5
84 Wolfgang Tobiason12801380W70L41D72L34 1.5
85 Robert H Frank12781299L31H---H---D73 1.5
86 Nicholas Xav Reed11911204H---H---L100D76 1.5
87 Prescott Yu11891187L32H---H---H--- 1.5
88 Peter Rushton11301212H---W37L9L35 1.5
89 A Mendes Da Costa957955B---L7L55H--- 1.5
90 Jon Rodolfo Cendejas911910H---H---H---L93 1.5
91 Leona Hudelson883880H---H---H---L66 1.5
9292-112Frisco Del Rosario20662068U---U---U---W95 1.0
93 Frank Bannan18871888U---U---U---W90 1.0
94 Richard Her Newey16831652L2L62H---H--- 1.0
95 Farhad Azimzadeh16221599L108W71L44L92 1.0
96 Nick Casares Jr16001559L14L82L70W116 1.0
97 Jerry D Morgan15241490L16W107L15L64 1.0
98 John Chan15221479L40L43W123L65 1.0
99 Sam Greene15221535U---U---U---W82 1.0
100 Craig Yamamoto15001491U---L33W86L31 1.0
101 Clarence Harris14091404L41W123L28 --- 1.0
102 Jason Todd Temple14041397L42L36W107L54 1.0
103 Tony Cole14001387L28L54W119L58 1.0
104 Samuel Za Agdamag13921408U---U---U---W105 1.0
105 Jermorio Lucas Sr12391228L23L11W112L104 1.0
106 James Badgett Jr12201212H---L29H---L59 1.0
107 Barry Capdeville12001183L50L97L102W123 1.0
108 Gabriel Enkhjargal9541041W95L8L53L71 1.0
109 John Jennison IVunr.750H---H---F--- --- 1.0
110 Shawn Valesunr.1375L21W118L56L60 1.0
111 Wolfe Chambersunr.750L52H---H---U--- 1.0
112 George T Sullivanunr.750H---H---L105L62 1.0
113113-116Melchor S Malvar14401438H---L17U--- --- 0.5
114 William Thibault14051383L7H---L37L74 0.5
115 Charles Cunningham14031373L45L72D66L81 0.5
116 Jackie Cowgill10991090L33L60H---L96 0.5
117117-123Albert Mart Starr15021502U---U---U---U--- 0.0
118 Guy R Robertson14291400L19L110U---U--- 0.0
119 Wassim Nassif11641150L51U---L103U--- 0.0
120 Chase Jos Bellamy927926U---U---L38U--- 0.0
121 Don Chambersunr.750U---L78L57U--- 0.0
122 Joseph Ant Leperaunr.750U---U---U---L61 0.0
123 Robert Bryanunr.750L35L101L98L107 0.0