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

#PlaceNameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Tot
11-16Josiah P Stearman23052306W58W43 2.0
2 Derek O'Connor23002301W59W44 2.0
3 Conrado Diaz22932294W60W48 2.0
4 Russell Wong22002202W62W45 2.0
5 Michael S Walder21472149W64W49 2.0
6 Aleksandr Ivanov21242126W65W50 2.0
7 Ashik Uzzaman20362039W83W51 2.0
8 Michael K Lum19811985W69W54 2.0
9 Greg Sarafian19521956W71W55 2.0
10 Sergey Khristoforov19401944W93W63 2.0
11 Kristian Clemens19021907W84W67 2.0
12 Mingson Chen19001910W95W77 2.0
13 Kevin W Kuczek18261840W98W75 2.0
14 Richard Newey17551810W101W32 2.0
15 Richard Hack16081666W107W36 2.0
16 Martin Marquez14751625W79W40 2.0
1717-31Elliott C Winslow23212322W57H--- 1.5
18 Romulo C Fuentes22032204H---W73 1.5
19 Joseph Tracy21062097W66D25 1.5
20 Michael Askin20262027W68H--- 1.5
21 James E Jones20002002H---W82 1.5
22 Scott E Poling18371839W97H--- 1.5
23 Robert Drane18171819H---W87 1.5
24 Cailen Melville17721774H---W88 1.5
25 Peter Sherwood16591680W105D19 1.5
26 David Rakonitz16231624W90H--- 1.5
27 Brendan Macintyre15191588H---W80 1.5
28 Clarence Harris14221441H---W86 1.5
29 Erkhe Erdenebileg14211422W106H--- 1.5
30 Tyrone C Poblete11541191H---W103 1.5
31 Max Rossunr.750H---W106 1.5
3232-77Keith Vickers22002182W91L14 1.0
33 Igor Traub21632143L63W85 1.0
34 Demetrius Goins21442137H---D41 1.0
35 Steven Gaffagan20902081H---D47 1.0
36 Guy Argo19691947W70L15 1.0
37 Glenn Buyo19631964W92U--- 1.0
38 Joel Marcus19121912H---H--- 1.0
39 Michael Anderson19081885W94L57 1.0
40 Ethan Boldi18721847W96L16 1.0
41 Teodoro Porlares18611872H---D34 1.0
42 Christian Jensen18441844H---H--- 1.0
43 Daniel McKellar18201821W72L1 1.0
44 Gagik Babayan18131812W99L2 1.0
45 Kevin Yanofsky17711770W100L4 1.0
46 Andrew Handler17501750H---H--- 1.0
47 Jerry L Mays17411756H---D35 1.0
48 Juan Cendejas17411740W102L3 1.0
49 Samuel Stolpe17061704W103L5 1.0
50 Jacob Crofts16921690W104L6 1.0
51 Willie Campers Jr16511648W74L7 1.0
52 Asher Eastham16271627H---H--- 1.0
53 Drew Tuck16241618L75W94 1.0
54 James Cohee16041614W76L8 1.0
55 Nick Casares Jr16001596W108L9 1.0
56 Cesar Tamondong16001592L77W89 1.0
57 Bruce Ricard15931647L17W39 1.0
58 Albert Starr15701579L1W95 1.0
59 John Chan15641572L2W96 1.0
60 Ting Liang15591567L3W97 1.0
61 Jerry Simpkins15531528L73W98 1.0
62 Ezra Paul Chambers15411547L4W99 1.0
63 Michael D Abraham15351597W33L10 1.0
64 Stephen Ka Touset15351540L5W100 1.0
65 Erika Malykin15341539L6W101 1.0
66 Sam Greene15071510L19W102 1.0
67 Jerry D Morgan15011564W78L11 1.0
68 Benjamin M White14701471L20W105 1.0
69 Durgashankar Giridharan14691468L8W104 1.0
70 Tavis Lee Bennett14601458L36W107 1.0
71 Tergelsar Enkh14041403L9W108 1.0
72 Julian Torres13111369L43W91 1.0
73 Barry Capdeville12641335W61L18 1.0
74 Timothy Bayaraa782897L51W92 1.0
75 Julian McLainunr.1728W53L13 1.0
76 Stephen Schneiderunr.1497L54W93 1.0
77 Bryant Alan Chenunr.1750W56L12 1.0
7878-90Larry Snyder20742051L67H--- 0.5
79 Steven Krasnov20282004L16H--- 0.5
80 Adrian Kondakov19241897H---L27 0.5
81 Lane Aus Erickson16891673D88U--- 0.5
82 Charles Dupree16051601H---L21 0.5
83 Joshua Mines14991497L7H--- 0.5
84 Charles James13821380L11H--- 0.5
85 Benjam Holderness13381337H---L33 0.5
86 Frank Revi13061289H---L28 0.5
87 Elena Kondakova12951293H---L23 0.5
88 Robert H Frank12431270D81L24 0.5
89 Nicholas Garfield11921187H---L56 0.5
90 Joel Beattyunr.750L26H--- 0.5
9191-108Ahyan Zaman15421510L32L72 0.0
92 Terrance Robertson14331387L37L74 0.0
93 Michael Hilliard14001381L10L76 0.0
94 David R Olson14001387L39L53 0.0
95 Charles Cunningham13771364L12L58 0.0
96 Maung Nyunt Than13551342L40L59 0.0
97 Michael Alan Baer13541340L22L60 0.0
98 Marty J Valente13111298L13L61 0.0
99 Renate Otterbach12641254L44L62 0.0
100 Nicholas Boldi12501239L45L64 0.0
101 Keith K Howell12471237L14L65 0.0
102 Jonathan Baterdene11521144L48L66 0.0
103 Nicole Scalese11261101L49L30 0.0
104 Jackie Cowgill925922L50L69 0.0
105 James Badgett Jr918915L25L68 0.0
106 Kate Canessa104102L29L31 0.0
107 Cecilia Yuunr.750L15L70 0.0
108 Nick Klavert Carrelunr.750L55L71 0.0