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 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon

March 20th – May 8th

#PlaceNameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Tot
11Conrado Diaz23382357W45W36W20W29W4 5.0
22Edward Mich Lewis19832019W49D13W76W60W15 4.5
33-13Elliott Winslow23232318W63W37W75D15D10 4.0
4 Derek O'Connor23052306W83W40W23W6L1 4.0
5 Natalya Tsodikova21912178L48W109W70W40W33 4.0
6 Aleksandr Ivanov21662167W84W28W62L4W35 4.0
7 Michael S Walder21172120H---W79W56D11W37 4.0
8 Steffen Thieme20602070H---W85H---W41W52 4.0
9 Vinzent Davies20152013W86W41D60W54D13 4.0
10 Alfonso Cheng19591977H---W67W80X17D3 4.0
11 Eric Steger19331991W89W78H---D7W29 4.0
12 Kristian Clemens19171954H---W116W65W30H--- 4.0
13 Martin A Cortinas16921830W130D2W24W31D9 4.0
1414-28Josiah P Stearman23952383W81H---D35W38D20 3.5
15 Ezra Pau Chambers22772267W47W74W25D3L2 3.5
16 Russell Wong22002187H---W58L54W49W53 3.5
17 Carlos Davila21372142H---W119W45F10W54 3.5
18 James E Jones20202027H---H---H---W64W56 3.5
19 Ethan Boldi19972000H---W66H---H---W101 3.5
20 Maxim Gre Elisman19862005W68W42L1W77D14 3.5
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22 Guy Argo19511933L60W50W82D43W59 3.5
23 David Askin19361946W87W77L4H---W60 3.5
24 Thomas F Maser19311923H---W88L13W79W61 3.5
25 Cailen Melville19241930W90W43L15H---W69 3.5
26 Kevin W Kuczek19161905W50L60H---W80W65 3.5
27 Walter Lesquillier17491777W118L29W86W42H--- 3.5
28 Juan Rod Cendejas17161725W129L6H---W70W100 3.5
2929-50Tenzing Shaw23032285W46W27W34L1L11 3.0
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32 Frank Bannan19201913H---H---H---W94D43 3.0
33 Joel Marcus19171919H---W102H---W44L5 3.0
34 Michael Anderson19001904W91W48L29H---H--- 3.0
35 Christian Jensen18731893W105H---D14W62L6 3.0
36 Daniel McKellar18291828W106L1W63D48H--- 3.0
37 James Wonsever18251865W92L3W46W71L7 3.0
38 Gianluca Pane18111835H---W108D51L14W82 3.0
39 Tony A Lama18021806U---W130W97U---W127 3.0
40 Jason Ochoa18001808W94L4W84L5W81 3.0
41 Gagik Babayan17181730W119L9W87L8W74 3.0
42 Enkhjin Gomboluudev17121704W120L20W89L27W90 3.0
43 Willie Campers Jr16891703W97L25X---D22D32 3.0
44 Peter Sherwood16511685W122W52L71L33W92 3.0
45 David Rakonitz15951676L1W104L17W87W72 3.0
46 Anand Vemuri15811627L29W107L37W91W75 3.0
47 Jerry Simpkins15801577L15L95W120W118W77 3.0
48 Frederick Hope15361674W5L34W99D36H--- 3.0
49 Alexander Perlov14741549L2W114W119L16W78 3.0
50 David R Olson14001499L26L22W134W83W76 3.0
5151-70Theodore Biyiasas21502143H---W126D38H--- --- 2.5
52 Steven Krasnov19081882W104L44H---W68L8 2.5
53 Scott E Poling18701869H---H---H---W85L16 2.5
54 Kevin Yanofsky18401862H---W69W16L9L17 2.5
55 Teodoro Porlares18241825H---H---H---U---W135 2.5
56 Robert Drane18001795H---W98L7W88L18 2.5
57 Richard Her Newey17291707W95H---L30L69W102 2.5
58 Rafik Robeal16821661H---L16L69W97W104 2.5
59 Jossy Chalissery16801676H---H---W95H---L22 2.5
60 John Harris16571758W22W26D9L2L23 2.5
61 Alex Pierre Lilles16411646W115H---L31W111L24 2.5
62 Patrick Donnelly16341673W134W71L6L35H--- 2.5
63 Lane Aus Erickson15881594L3W92L36W116H--- 2.5
64 Stephen Ka Touset15741583L71H---W98L18W108 2.5
65 Louka Waharte14961609H---W72L12W73L26 2.5
66 Nicholas M Brown14901530D30L19H---W95H--- 2.5
67 Durgashankar Giridharan14891498D72L10L108W106W111 2.5
68 Matthew Erdenebileg14771525L20W121H---L52W99 2.5
69 Yonathan Admassu13781525D73L54W58W57L25 2.5
70 Frank Revi12561353H---W73L5L28W109 2.5
7171-98Keith Vickers22002167W64L62W44L37 --- 2.0
72 Michael Askin20241970D67L65H---W108L45 2.0
73 Richard M Karp18341773D69L70W113L65D86 2.0
74 Richard D Ash17331695W107L15D111D90L41 2.0
75 Amitoj P Singh17101689W121L21L3W115L46 2.0
76 Danny Quang17021670W132H---L2H---L50 2.0
77 Jerry L Mays17001674W96L23W91L20L47 2.0
78 John Chan16631624W111L11W96L82L49 2.0
79 Brendan MacIntyre16191605H---L7W105L24D93 2.0
80 Richard Hack16091599W124H---L10L26H--- 2.0
81 Nick Casares Jr16001578L14L91W107W89L40 2.0
82 Erika Malykin15901598H---H---L22W78L38 2.0
83 Jerry D Morgan15861543L4L94W129L50W116 2.0
84 Kyle Donaldson15181513L6W129L40H---H--- 2.0
85 Glenn Aus McEnroe15001487H---L8W106L53D96 2.0
86 Terrance Robertson14831510L9W120L27D99D73 2.0
87 Tavis Lee Bennett14611451L23W122L41L45W120 2.0
88 Michael Hilliard14551456H---L24W118L56H--- 2.0
89 Charles Cunningham14061394L11W124L42L81W122 2.0
90 Clarence Harris14001406L25W134H---D74L42 2.0
91 Michael Alan Baer13851440L34W81L77L46W115 2.0
92 Stefan Isenberger12721299L37L63W124W103L44 2.0
93 Robert H Frank12611290U---H---H---H---D79 2.0
94 Aaron Soffer12551318L40W83H---L32H--- 2.0
95 Jason Todd Temple11671289L57W47L59L66W114 2.0
96 Timothy Bayaraa10191047L77W133L78H---D85 2.0
97 Jon Rodo Cendejas422431L43W123L39L58B--- 2.0
98 Hugh Smithunr.1359D110L56L64W105H--- 2.0
9999-111Adam Mercado18101750H---H---L48D86L68 1.5
100 Albert Mart Starr15231512H---H---H---U---L28 1.5
101 Craig Yamamoto15081505H---H---H---U---L19 1.5
102 Nicholas Boldi14511440H---L33H---H---L57 1.5
103 Guy R Robertson14471414H---H---H---L92U--- 1.5
104 Jamyandagva Zulkhuu13931380L52L45H---W121L58 1.5
105 Charles James13811353L35H---L79L98W129 1.5
106 Tim Boldt13291307L36H---L85L67W130 1.5
107 Ashkon Tabatabai11901197L74L46L81H---W119 1.5
108 Barry Capdeville11731232H---L38W67L72L64 1.5
109 Peter Rushton11421128H---L5H---H---L70 1.5
110 Wassim Nassif11251146D98U---W123U---U--- 1.5
111 Joel Carronunr.1414L78W115D74L61L67 1.5
112112-124Kerry Ham Lawless22762277U---W135U---U---U--- 1.0
113 Roman Gurovich17301714H---H---L73U---U--- 1.0
114 Ganhuya Regzedmaa14731422L21L49H---H---L95 1.0
115 Elena Kondakova14641406L61L111W130L75L91 1.0
116 Tom Carter Allen14001374H---L12H---L63L83 1.0
117 James Badgett Jr12281231U---U---U---W135U--- 1.0
118 Prescott Yu12171200L27H---L88L47H--- 1.0
119 Jermorio Lucas Sr11231104L41L17L49W136L107 1.0
120 Jackie Cowgill10801073L42L86L47W124L87 1.0
121 Caroline Soffer10401029L75L68H---L104H--- 1.0
122 Hadi Tabatabaiunr.1080L44L87D128H---L89 1.0
123 JP Mallonunr.100U---L97L110H---H--- 1.0
124 Alex Mendes Da Costaunr.791L80L89L92L120W134 1.0
125125-130Anuj R Patel19671953H---L31U---U---U--- 0.5
126 Na Chea16411639H---L51U---U---U--- 0.5
127 Samuel Za Agdamag14521446H---L30U---U---L39 0.5
128 Misha Lubich12031194U---U---D122U---U--- 0.5
129 Renate Otterbach10821057L28L84L83D130L105 0.5
130 Gabriel Enkhjargal943942L13L39L115D129L106 0.5
131131-136William Donaldson24152415U---U---U---U---U--- 0.0
132 Nicole Scalese10201019L76U---U---U---U--- 0.0
133 Max V Smith101100U---L96U---U---U--- 0.0
134 Anna Podvalkovaunr.350L62L90L50U---L124 0.0
135 Danny Lockettunr.750U---L112U---L117L55 0.0
136 Shin Jingjangunr.702U---U---U---L119U--- 0.0