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


2017 Peter Grey Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon

August 8th – October 3rd

Prize Winners

  • 1st Place: Winslow — $700.00
  • Tied for 2nd and 3rd Places: J. Stearman and Diaz — $400.00 each
  • Tied for Best Under 2200: Traub and Tracy — $112.50 each
  • Best Under 2000: Yanofsky — $220.00
  • Best Under 1800: Greene — $215.00
  • Tied for Best Under 1600: Liang and Abraham — $105.00 each
  • Tied for Best Under 1400 and Best Under 1200: Baer and Baterdene — $102.50 each
  • Tied for Best Under 1000: Bayaraa and Badgett — $60.00 each
  • Tied for Best Unrated: Beatty and B. Chen — $60.00 each.
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22-3Josiah P Stearman23052320W96W21W100W8D7W3L1W4W9 7.5
3 Conrado Diaz22932309W37W47W103W9D1L2W8W12W7 7.5
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6 Kevin Yanofsky17711891W72L8W65D24H---W93W27W41D5 6.5
77-18Derek O'Connor23002293W51W56W13W26D2L1W41D10L3 6.0
8 Russell Wong22002193W116W6W15L2D30W56L3W29D17 6.0
9 Michael S Walder21472148W63W32W17L3W74L5W42W25L2 6.0
10 Aleksandr Ivanov21242152W75W33W31H---W41H---D4D7U--- 6.0
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17 Kevin W Kuczek18261905W122W82L9H---H---W124D26W42D8 6.0
18 Sam Greene15071631L5W54L21W82L31W110W57W32W72 6.0
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2323-40Demetrius Goins21442138H---D29W37W31W27W44L5 --- --- 5.0
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37 Ting Liang15591600L3W53L23L90W89W40W65W95L13 5.0
38 Michael D Abraham15351669W4L13H---L20H---W53W39L30W56 5.0
39 Joel Beattyunr.1566L59H---W69L50W92H---L38W64W96 5.0
40 Bryant Alan Chenunr.1599W95L103L49L78W87L37W67W66W59 5.0
4141-54Romulo C Fuentes22032175H---W98W59W22L10W30L7L6U--- 4.5
42 Michael Askin20261991W78H---L64W63W48W50L9L17U--- 4.5
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50 Bruce Ricard15931741L1W85D20W39W22L42W56L14L12 4.5
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52 Joshua Mines14991578L25H---W71W58D85H---L55L48W82 4.5
53 Michael Alan Baer13541436L30L37W87D36D104L38D101W83W76 4.5
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5555-72Steven Krasnov20281969L77H---H---W65L62W78W52L33U--- 4.0
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63 Stephen Touset15351573L9W72H---L42H---W67W31L21L32 4.0
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71 Elena Kondakova12951389H---L22L52W113W96L48D64L62W86 4.0
72 Nicholas Boldi12501360L6L63W79D51H---H---H---W86L18 4.0
7373-84William Donaldson24172418H---H---H---U---U---U---U---W97W119 3.5
74 Greg Sarafian19521939W80W86D16H---L9D47 --- --- --- 3.5
75 Erika Malykin15341540L10W112D66L28H---H---W88 --- --- 3.5
76 Jerry D Morgan15011510W11L15D56L16L14W98L49W115L53 3.5
77 Martin Marquez14751504W55W16L26L15L33D35L36W101L54 3.5
78 Benjamin M White14701466L42W91L29W40L47L55H---L82W101 3.5
79 Terrance Robertson14331351L117L92L72L54L83D69W125W110W102 3.5
80 Tergelsar Enkh14041406L74W108D57W100L56L46L35W102L47 3.5
81 Maung Nyunt Than13551400L16L51W102W86H---D57H---L49U--- 3.5
82 Julian McLainunr.1465W35L17L34L18D68D70H---W78L52 3.5
83 Stephen Schneiderunr.1391L36W68L33H---W79L58L51L53W98 3.5
84 Peter Rushtonunr.1638H---H---H---U---U---U---U---W112W106 3.5
8585-93Michael Anderson19081849W87L50X116D49D52L61 --- --- --- 3.0
86 Nick Casares Jr16001511W108L74L24L81W106L66W89L72L71 3.0
87 David R Olson14001312L85L35L53W120L40D102D92L91W108 3.0
88 Julian Torres13111365L21W105W47L11H---L32L75D100L57 3.0
89 Renate Otterbach12641269L56L116L105W91L37W113L86L67W110 3.0
90 Robert H Frank12431316D121L46H---W37L59H---H---U---L64 3.0
91 James Badgett Jr9181000L48L78L70L89B---L106W108W87L66 3.0
92 Timothy Bayaraa782967L34W79L11L109L39H---D87W106L67 3.0
93 Max Rossunr.1315H---W120L46W104H---L6L59L65L68 3.0
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98 Barry Capdeville12641238W62L41L32H---L36L76L102W120L83 2.5
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