April 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon Online | Mechanics' Institute

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April 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon Online

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 to Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Three Tuesdays: April 13, 20, 27

USCF Online Regular Rated event via Chess.com
Open for everyone! 

List of players Registered -- Standings -- Pairings -- Google Sheet


Platform -- Dates -- Tournament format -- Byes -- Prize Fund

Registration -- Eligibility -- Tournament rules -- Fair Play -- FAQ
 

1. Platform

2. Dates

  • Three Tuesdays in April 2021: April 13, 20, 27
     

3. Tournament format:

  • Tournament format: individual Swiss
  • Total Round: 6 rounds  ---   2 rounds each night
  • Round times: each Tuesday 6:30PM & 8:00PM Pacific Time (GMT+8)
  • Time control: G/35+2  (Game in 35 minutes with 2 second increement with each move.)
  • Games will be US Chess online regular rated - tournament will be submitted 7-14 days after the tourament to allow all games to be screened for fair play.
  • Sections: 1800+ & u1800 (see eligibility for players in the 1800+ section)
  • Pairings are based on the April 2021 OTB or ONL supplemental regular US Chess rating. The higher rating will be used for pairing purposes.
  • Pairings for each round are posted on a Google Sheet as well as here.

3.A. How to Play?

  • Welcome email is sent out before the tournament that explains all the details how to play in the tournament. Be sure to provide a correct email when registering for the event!
  • Players must be logged in to chess.com AND stay on chess.com/live at the start of the round and wait for their game to pop up!
  • Players must NOT engage in any play (game, challenge, other touranment).
  • Games are MANUALLY STARTED by the Chief TD and will automatically pop up for every player. White's clock will automatically start, and games will NOT be aborted due to no move.
  • Tournament Help Desk is available for any player who needs to get in touch with the Chief TD. Zoom link to the Help Desk is shared with every player regsitered for the event.
  • NEW: communication channel for the players to interact with each other is now available through Discord.
    Please connect via: 
    https://discord.gg/mbb2cwzU9w
     

4. Byes

  • Byes are available for players in any rounds in case they can't participate but would like to stay in the tournament.
  • Max 3 half-point byes can be requested in this tournament.
  • Round 1-4 byes must be requested 15 minutes prior to the round start time.
  • Round 5-6 byes must be requested before start of Round 1. Round 6 bye is irrevocable to prevent prize fund manipulations.
  • Late registrations will receive a 0.5 bye for any missed round, up to total 3 rounds.
     

5. Prize Fund

  • NEW Increased Prize Fund: $1000 based on 60 paid entries
  1800+ u1800+
1st Place $250 $200
2nd Place $150 $100
3rd Place $100 $50
Best under2000 $50  
Best under1400   $50
Best Female $50
  • Prizes are paid out after fair play review has been completed, and results are finalized.
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing prize checks.
  • Per IRS rules anyone with a cumulative $600+ prizes in any calendar year will need to fill out a W9 and Mechanics' Institute will be providing a 1099 form. More details coming soon.
     

6. Registration

  • MI library member: $30
  • Non-MI library member: $50
  • Play-up fee: $10 (Only available for players with USCF rating 1600+. Players with rating under 1600 are not eligible.)
  • $5 admin fee for all cancellations & refunds.
     

7. Eligibility

  • Players must have current US Chess Federation membership. Expiration date of their US Chess membership must be later than the last day of the tournament.
  • Not sure if you have a membership? Need to check the expiration date of your members? Visit: https://new.uschess.org/player-search
  • Become a member or renew your membership: https://new.uschess.org/player-search
  • Players must have a chess.com account in good standing. Any previously closed account must be disclosed to the organizer by sending a confidential email to [email protected]
  • 1800+ section eligibility: players must have a minimum 1500 USCF OTB or ONL supplemental rating in order to be eligible to play in the 1800+ section.
     

8. Tournament rules

  • Standard US Chess rules apply, with special focus on the Chapter 10 Online Chess rules.
  • NEW: Announced variation:
    When a player is removed due to fair play violation, scores will be adjusted as follows:
    1. If two or more rounds remain, all opponents of the disqualified player will receive a win by forfeit, unless they defeated the disqualified player, in which case they will retain a rated win.
    2. If the tournament has concluded, or if there is only one round remaining:
    The last opponent of the disqualified player will receive a win by forfeit.
    Other opponents who lost to the disqualified player will receive a half-point bye.
    Other opponents who drew with the disqualified player will receive a win by forfeit.
    Anyone who defeated the disqualified player will retain a rated win, instead of a forfeit win.

     
  • Forfeit time is 15 minutes: if player is not logged in by 6:45pm and 8:15pm, respectively, the opponent will be awarded a forfeit win.
     

9. Fair play

  • Monitoring requirements:

  • Players must abide by US Chess’s Rules of Chess and Code of Ethics, as well as by Chess.com’s Community Policies. Players may not use external chess assistance of any kind: no computer engine, no database, no chess program, no book, no hand-written notes, no other person, etc.
  • Fair play screening: all games will be screened by both Chess.com and by Dr. Kenneth W. Regan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo.
  • US Chess online rated tournament - most USCF rules and consequences apply.
  • Players should not use any outside assistance: not have other browsers open and not be talking to other people during their games
  • Players found or believed to be violating fair play are not eligible for a prize and their account will be removed from Mechanics' group.
  • Players who are confirmed to be using outside assistance will be reported to US Chess and restricted from future Mechanics' online and over-the-board events.
  • Parents - Please help us educate your child that IT'S SIMPLY NOT WORTH THE RISK!
  • Prize distributions and rating submission will take place AFTER all games have been screened.
  • The tournament organizer and/or Chief TD reserves the right to require a camera on any player. Please be prepared to adhere to those requirements if asked.
  • If you believe you have circumstances that would necessitate an alternative, please contact us.
     

10. FAQ

  • What are the time controls mean?
    Time controls are telling you how much time you have for each game.
    G35+2 for example: Game in 35 minutes with 2 second increment. This means you get 35 minutes, your opponent gets 35 minutes and with each move every player gets 2 second added to the clock. So one game can last up to 70-80 minutes.
  • How many games/rounds?
    The 6SS before the time control means how many rounds, i.e. how many games can a player play in the tournament. The tournaments are never elimination, so win or lose you can stay in the tournament.
  • Do I need to join the club on chess.com to play? 
    No, but it's highly recommended.
    https://www.chess.com/club/mechanics-chess-club-uscf-online-rated - we provide regular updates and news on that channel, as well as occasional free tournament.
  • Players Database
    For players who are interested in play in our online tournament.
    PLEASE fill out our online Players database: https://forms.gle/X3hChCWbusHp4Ze56 to get email notifications about last minute changes and invitational opportunities. 

 

 

11. Testimonials

"As always thank you for directing another wonderful tournament. My goodness, you’ve attracted a lot of strong players.” Tom M.

Prize Winners: 

Prizes. April 2021 TNM: 1800+

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 Gadir Guseinov (5.5/2674) 265.00 1st Place: $265
2 Brian Escalante (5.0/2542) 159.00 2nd Place: $159
3 Josiah Stearman (4.5/2494) 53.00 3rd Place: $106;
2way split: $53 each
10 Michael Walder (4.5/2135) 53.00
25 Philip Gerstoft (4.0/1788) 53.00 Best u2000: $53

 

Prizes. April 2021 TNM: u1800

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 Sos Hakobyan (5.0/1771) 162.00 1st Place: $216
9 Sebastian Suarez (5.0/1414) 162.00 2nd Place:- $108
10 Rajtilak Indrajit Jagannathan (4.5/1369) 36.00 3rd Place: $54;
Best u1400: $54;
3way split of $108: $36 each
5 Nicholas M Brown (4.5/1495) 36.00
22 Adam Stafford (4.5/1014) 36.00

 

 
Standings: 

Final Standing

SwissSys Standings. April 2021 TNM: 1800+

# Name Handle ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total Prize
1 Gadir Guseinov gguseinov 17343590 2674 W37 W10 W7 W3 D2 5.5 265.00
2 Brian Escalante BrianEscalante 16836558 2542 W18 D12 W17 W9 D1 5.0 159.00
3 Josiah Stearman josiwales 14006506 2494 W19 W15 W4 L1 D8 4.5 53.00
4 Michael Walder FlightsOfFancy 10345120 2135 W13 W30 L3 D16 W21 4.5 53.00
5 Kyron Griffith KyronGriffith 12860484 2490 H--- H--- W23 L8 W17 4.0  
6 Eric Li kingandqueen2017 15688436 2344 W24 W27 L9 D13 D16 4.0  
7 Ruiyang Yan jij2018 15462690 2242 W11 W16 L1 W27 W10 4.0  
8 Eric Hon microbear 13778105 2203 H--- W28 W12 W5 D3 4.0  
9 Max Gedajlovic MMSanchez 14947382 2141 W34 W32 W6 L2 W14 4.0  
10 David Askin David_Askin 13776967 2041 W21 L1 W11 W17 L7 4.0  
11 Philip Gerstoft pgstar3 12913356 1788 L7 W36 L10 W22 W26 4.0 53.00
12 Michael Wang coalescenet 13605850 2098 W20 D2 L8 W29 W13 3.5  
13 Pranav Sathish championps 16464655 1768 L4 X37 W26 D6 L12 3.5  
14 Elliott Winslow ecwinslow 10363365 2278 W35 L17 W18 W15 L9 3.0  
15 Jonah Busch kondsaga 12469525 1934 W22 L3 W30 L14 W32 3.0  
16 Jeffery Wang twangbio 16291100 1871 W36 L7 W22 D4 D6 3.0  
17 Chelsea Zhou mwncklmann 15239016 1870 W33 W14 L2 L10 L5 3.0  
18 Vishva Nanugonda 3Ke31-0 16380312 1832 L2 W20 L14 W30 D23 3.0  
19 Max Hao Joseph_Truelsons_Fan 16083648 1812 L3 D21 W31 D23 W27 3.0  
20 Jason Ochoa Barok44 12440572 1759 L12 L18 W36 L32 W29 3.0  
21 Ethan Guo LightningDragon8 16761994 1745 L10 D19 W34 W28 L4 3.0  
22 Vedant Talwalkar serverbusy 16408266 1644 L15 W35 L16 L11 W30 3.0  
23 Daniel Lin SmilyFace4 15176393 2027 D29 W25 L5 D19 D18 2.5  
24 Kagan Uz uzkuzk 16434922 1809 L6 D31 L29 W25 W33 2.5  
25 Sanjeev Anand chessp1234 14436451 1766 H--- L23 L28 L24 W34 2.5  
26 Cailen Melville Mangonel 14006141 1940 L30 W29 L13 W33 L11 2.0  
27 Ashik Uzzaman ashikuzzaman 13178575 1940 W31 L6 W32 L7 L19 2.0  
28 Thomas Maser talenuf 10490936 1900 H--- L8 W25 L21 D31 2.0  
29 Callaghan McCarty-Snead DoctorBanner 14948275 1700 D23 L26 W24 L12 L20 2.0  
30 Georgios Tsolias GiorgosTsolias 17266862 1679 W26 L4 L15 L18 L22 2.0  
31 Shravan Sriram Ragingbeast360 15894655 1655 L27 D24 L19 W34 D28 2.0  
32 Nursultan Uzakbaev rimus11 17137317 1513 B--- L9 L27 W20 L15 2.0  
33 Marina Xiao programmingmax 16380642 1512 L17 D34 W35 L26 L24 2.0  
34 Kevin M Fong chessappeals 17254586 1783 L9 D33 L21 L31 L25 1.5  
35 Philip Warton hypermod 12541460 1800 L14 L22 L33 L36 B--- 1.0  
36 David Rakonitz MechAnjin 12931024 1622 L16 L11 L20 W35 U--- 1.0  
37 Samir Alazawi samiralazawi 14690016 1866 L1 F13 U--- U--- U--- 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. April 2021 TNM: u1800

# Name Handle ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total Prize
1 Sos Hakobyan SacrificeandCrush 14452712 1771 W22 W16 W10 D8 W14 5.0 162.00
2 Sebastian Suarez Sebbymeister 16875347 1414 W27 W25 W7 L14 W19 5.0 162.00
3 Nicholas M Brown nmbrown2 12446259 1495 H--- H--- W18 W16 D8 4.5 36.00
4 Rajtilak Indrajit Jagannathan rtindru 30109752 1369 W19 W12 L8 W25 W9 4.5 36.00
5 Adam Stafford aanval22 14257838 1014 D9 W13 L14 W12 W10 4.5 36.00
6 Gabriel Ngam boozerrip 13553308 1350 W23 L8 W27 L19 W25 4.0  
7 Aryan Renjith SavageAryan 15027127 1274 W33 W21 L2 L9 W20 4.0  
8 Ivan Zong ivanzong 30131397 unr. W17 W6 W4 D1 D3 4.0  
9 Ethan Sun sfdeals 16964125 1456 D5 W18 D21 W7 L4 3.5  
10 Michael Xiao swimgrass 16380636 1363 W20 W28 L1 D11 L5 3.5  
11 Ella Guo SunnyCountry 16380657 1197 L21 W33 W20 D10 L13 3.5  
12 Sean Wu dum2020arEEEWS 16802870 1015 W30 L4 W28 L5 W15 3.5  
13 William Kelly wkelly 30161947 unr. H--- L5 W30 W21 W11 3.5  
14 Joshua Lamstein aveevu 15487526 1632 L25 W26 W5 W2 L1 3.0  
15 Michael Hilliard Echecsmike 12279170 1446 L18 L19 W26 W31 L12 3.0  
16 Prescott Yu prescott00000 16009618 1309 W32 L1 W31 L3 W18 3.0  
17 Massimo Jackson Mateojackson 17251318 1305 L8 W23 L19 L20 W32 3.0  
18 Charvi Atreya Charvii 16816706 984 W15 L9 L3 W28 L16 3.0  
19 Anton Bobkov texfan 30162536 unr. L4 W15 W17 W6 L2 3.0  
20 Rehaan Malhotra MrRap9 30118209 unr. L10 W24 L11 W17 L7 3.0  
21 Ahyan Zaman ahyanzaman 15035222 1699 W11 L7 D9 L13 W23 2.5  
22 Andrew Ballantyne andrewaballantyne 17079795 1227 L1 L32 W33 D23 W27 2.5  
23 Jordan Orpia Jorpia42 30158430 unr. L6 L17 W24 D22 L21 2.5  
24 Rodney Brown Bonaparte1984 16401545 1280 L28 L20 L23 W33 W31 2.0  
25 Ian Liao victor6688 16738735 1180 W14 L2 W32 L4 L6 2.0  
26 Bruce Hedman Bruce_Hedman 17344551 1035 L29 L14 L15 W30 W28 2.0  
27 Justin Brunet night_breeze 30055583 963 L2 W30 L6 W32 L22 2.0  
28 Andra Babigian QueenGma 30152085 unr. W24 L10 L12 L18 L26 2.0  
29 Nursultan Uzakbaev rimus11 17137317 1513 W26 U--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0  
30 Daniel Marcus radio_on 12905558 1458 L12 L27 L13 L26 L33 1.0  
31 Samuel Tsen Brown comfyqueso 16380615 811 H--- H--- L16 L15 L24 1.0  
32 Rayna Yan ihaveyourcat 30157975 unr. L16 W22 L25 L27 L17 1.0  
33 Victor Beauchamp Greatboomer 30154650 unr. L7 L11 L22 L24 W30 1.0  
 
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