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 Winter Tuesday Night Marathon

January 9th – February 27th

#PlaceNameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6 Rd 7Tot
11-3Josiah P Stearman23622379H---W21W53W27W6H---W4 6.0
2 Derek O'Connor22752287W93W37W13W64L4W9W11 6.0
3 Ezra Paul Chambers22582269W56W88W14L4W30W29W8 6.0
44-7Elliott C Winslow23112323W74W33W17W3W2D8L1 5.5
5 Keith Vickers22002205W42W49W7L8W12D17W18 5.5
6 Phil Perepelitsky21662183W79W26H---W18L1W28W17 5.5
7 Kevin W Kuczek19161932W99W82L5D26W92W63W16 5.5
88-14Tenzing Will Shaw22972301W41W23W10W5H---D4L3 5.0
9 Natalya Tsodikova21912187W78W25W46H---D28L2W29 5.0
10 Igor Traub21662168W43W105L8W23H---H---W28 5.0
11 Michael Christopher Askin20192032D44H---W89W88W34W27L2 5.0
12 James E Jones20172027H---H---W71W24L5W26W34 5.0
13 Vinzent J Davies20152016W96W89L2H---D50W67W32 5.0
14 David Benjamin Askin19831984W119W71L3D50W51D33W30 5.0
1515-26Aleksandr Ivanov21662151H---W51W32L28W70H---D19 4.5
16 Michael Walder21342101W94L70W38W49D33W31L7 4.5
17 Steven Gaffagan20892091W95W117L4W67W21D5L6 4.5
18 Jason W Childress20392038H---W54W31L6W118W37L5 4.5
19 Guy Argo19511942W97W73L64L70W40W52D15 4.5
20 Ethan Boldi19201905H---W106L29W102L37W82W36 4.5
21 Eric Steger19161922W81L1W72W91L17H---W50 4.5
22 Steven Krasnov19081897W109H---L83W55L26W59W53 4.5
23 Gianluca Pane18111821W102L8W42L10W43D39W51 4.5
24 Gagik Babayan17181732W136L64W81L12W97D47W61 4.5
25 Enkhjin Gomboluudev17121715W62L9W60L85W80H---W63 4.5
26 David Ale Delgado17061787W129L6W62D7W22L12W48 4.5
2727-46Frank Thornally22002187W107W50W70L1W47L11U--- 4.0
28 Thomas F Maser19551987H---W75W36W15D9L6L10 4.0
29 Jamieson Pryor19531990H---H---W20W52W64L3L9 4.0
30 Kristian Clemens19171927W80H---W116W83L3H---L14 4.0
31 Kevin Yanofsky18551848W101H---L18W44W74L16D38 4.0
32 Scott E Poling18411843W110H---L15H---W77W70L13 4.0
33 Daniel McKellar18291883W132L4W57W46D16D14U--- 4.0
34 James Wonsever18251824W120H---H---W45L11W42L12 4.0
35 Christian Jensen18211796D68H---D74D77W78H---D39 4.0
36 Philip Warton17971784H---W55L28D95W99W76L20 4.0
37 Richard D Ash17181768W61L2W80H---W20L18D46 4.0
38 Enkhmaa Nyangar16341654H---H---L16W100W104H---D31 4.0
39 Julian Standen16001625H---H---H---D110W60D23D35 4.0
40 Erika Malykin15901599H---W107L76H---L19W99W80 4.0
41 Jerry Simpkins15801583L8W109L47L60W120W110W78 4.0
42 Frederick Hope15361640L5W61L23W106W56L34W67 4.0
43 Glenn Aus McEnroe15001572L10W112L67W114L23W72W70 4.0
44 Max Ross14521615D11L68W90L31D69W89W71 4.0
45 Jerry D Morgan14491565L127W104W117L34W88L71W75 4.0
46 Adam Mercadounr.1876W72W47L9L33H---W91D37 4.0
4747-63Michael Anderson19001887W100L46W41W53L27D24 --- 3.5
48 Cailen Melville18891836L82W122W73D76H---D53L26 3.5
49 Juan Cendejas17161685W121L5W99L16D101L61W102 3.5
50 Amitoj Singh17101742W112L27W82D14D13D66L21 3.5
51 Rafik Robeal16821678H---L15W131W59L14W101L23 3.5
52 Jossy Chalissery16801641L131W100W114L29W102L19D60 3.5
53 Willie Campers Jr16511688W135W127L1L47W110D48L22 3.5
54 Brendan MacIntyre16191581H---L18L110W121L61W119W97 3.5
55 Nicholas Boldi15591533H---L36W121L22L62W125W101 3.5
56 David Yan15481540L3D110W122L78L42W117W94 3.5
57 John Van Der Wall15341546L64W120L33D61L65W90W104 3.5
58 Samuel Za Agdamag14481499H---H---H---U---W116U---W62 3.5
59 Tom Carter Allen14001487H---H---H---L51W117L22W93 3.5
60 Frank Revi12561439L88W78L25W41L39W107D52 3.5
61 Benjamin Cryer12241426L37L42W107D57W54W49L24 3.5
62 Jamyandagva Zulkhuu11751359L25W96L26H---W55W105L58 3.5
63 Jason Todd Temple11671239H---H---H---W122W121L7L25 3.5
6464-82Russell Wong22002184W57W24W19L2L29 --- --- 3.0
65 Joel Marcus19141907H---H---H---U---W57D74U--- 3.0
66 Richard M Karp18341833H---H---H---U---U---D50W107 3.0
67 Martin Bachseitz17891766H---H---W43L17W95L13L42 3.0
68 Samuel Stolpe17301734D35W44H---H---U---D79U--- 3.0
69 Callaghan McCarty-Snead17041711H---H---H---U---D44U---W92 3.0
70 Martin A Cortinas16701697W133W16L27W19L15L32L43 3.0
71 Peter Sherwood16511620W125L14L12L82W109W45L44 3.0
72 Richard Hack16091588L46W101L21H---H---L43W112 3.0
73 Nick Casares Jr16001553W104L19L48L101W112L80W116 3.0
74 David Rakonitz15951644L4W---D35W92L31D65U--- 3.0
75 Alex Pierre Lilles15911560H---L28L92W129H---W81L45 3.0
76 Lane Erickson15881620H---H---W40D48H---L36U--- 3.0
77 Albert Starr15311506H---H---H---D35L32W115L103 3.0
78 Craig Yamamoto15201512L9L60W120W56L35W116L41 3.0
79 Nicholas M Brown14901489L6H---D115W112H---D68U--- 3.0
80 Charles Cunningham14061419L30W129L37W115L25W73L40 3.0
81 David R Olson14001391L21W135L24L126W124L75W130 3.0
82 Charles James13811498W48L7L50W71W89L20L108 3.0
8383-104Paul A Gallegos22032190H---W131W22L30 --- --- --- 2.5
84 Frank Bannan18941903H---H---H---U---U---U---W87 2.5
85 Lauren Goodkind18491859H---H---H---W25U---U---U--- 2.5
86 Jeffrey Ross18461854H---H---H---U---U---U---W118 2.5
87 Walter Lesquillier17491751H---H---H---U---U---W118L84 2.5
88 Richard Newey17291698W60L3W97L11L45D94U--- 2.5
89 John Chan16551605W124L13L11W109L82L44D99 2.5
90 Asher Eastham16521557H---L116L44L130W122L57W115 2.5
91 Joshua Mines15971586W138H---H---L21H---L46U--- 2.5
92 Farhad Azimzadeh15961582H---W111W75L74L7U---L69 2.5
93 Stephen Ka Touset15741511L2L102H---H---W114D104L59 2.5
94 Terrance Robertson14831421L16L114L104W133W131D88L56 2.5
95 Michael Hilliard14551459L17H---W125D36L67D100U--- 2.5
96 Matthew Erdenebileg14501379L13L62D129H---L115H---W121 2.5
97 Clarence Harris14071390L19W133L88W131L24H---L54 2.5
98 Yonathan Admassu14031434H---H---H---U---U---U---W109 2.5
99 Jordan Wingenroth14001424L7W124L49W105L36L40D89 2.5
100 Michael Alan Baer13851375L47L52W124L38L105D95W122 2.5
101 Vishal Subedar13671383L31L72W135W73D49L51L55 2.5
102 Stefan Isenberger12721380L23W93W105L20L52D108L49 2.5
103 Jermorio Lucas Sr11231218H---H---H---U---U---U---W77 2.5
104 James Badgett Jr10121177L73L45W94W119L38D93L57 2.5
105105-116Jerry L Mays17001624W114L10L102L99W100L62U--- 2.0
106 Sam Greene15651564H---L20W128L42H--- --- --- 2.0
107 Bryant Alan Chen15231463L27L40L61W125W130L60L66 2.0
108 Guy R Robertson14021441U---H---U---U---U---D102W82 2.0
109 Robert Sandoval13921357L22L41W133L89L71W114L98 2.0
110 Tim Boldt13291397L32D56W54D39L53L41U--- 2.0
111 Eric L Fu11911183H---L92H---H---U---U---D113 2.0
112 Barry Capdeville11731185L50L43W137L79L73W113L72 2.0
113 Wassim Nassif11711147H---H---H---U---U---L112D111 2.0
114 Prescott Yu11411154L105W94L52L43L93L109W125 2.0
115 Jackie Cowgill9271042L117D123D79L80W96L77L90 2.0
116 Andrew Fuunr.1319H---W90L30H---L58L78L73 2.0
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118 Na Chea16671640H---H---H---U---L18L87L86 1.5
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121 Ashkon Tabatabai11901158L49H---L55L54L63W131L96 1.5
122 Peter Rushton11421126H---L48L56L63L90W129L100 1.5
123 Micah Si Stearman10881098U---D115U---U---W134U---U--- 1.5
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