December 2020 Tuesday Night Marathon Online | Mechanics' Institute

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December 2020 Tuesday Night Marathon Online

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 to Tuesday, December 22, 2020

2020 December
​Tuesday Night Marathon Online

via, Open for everyone
USCF online rated

Four Tuesdays: Dec 1 through Dec 22

First time joining us? Please scroll down for step-by-step instructions how to join us!

Event Schedule:

2 rounds of G/35+2 each night: Round times are: 6:30PM & 8PM

Time control: 8SS G/35+2.  (Game in 35 minutes with 2 second increement with each move.)

MUST Register in order to play: 
Registration deadline in order to be paired in Round 1: 3PM on 12/1. Anyone registering after that will get a 0.5 point bye. Late registrations *might* be paired for extra rated games, but it's not guaranteed.


For List of registered players (Standings) & Pairings - Please scroll down!


Eligibility - Players must have:

- current US Chess Federation membership
- account that is part of Mechanics' Chess Club (free account is perfectly sufficient) -- Don't have one yet? Easy to make, just follow the instructions below.


- 8 rounds of G/35+2  - more details on tournament details here.
- One OPEN section
- paired based on OTB or ONL Dec 2020 supplemental regular rating!
- paired based on swiss tournament rules
- NEW: pairing will be done manually using match command on You'll need to be on and wait for your game to pop up!
- NEW: Pairing will be posted for Round 1, Round 3, Round 5 and Round 7 on Tuesdays 4:30PM
- if you register after Tuesday 3:00PM, you'll still be able to join the tournament, but you'll be paired as an extra rated, and will be given a 0.5 point bye for the first round.
- Players have to be online on when Round 1 starts, and their game will be started by the Chief TD.
- Chief TD will have a list of match commands needed to be executed one by one: IF players are not online when pairing is executed, they'll be put at the end of the list, and match command will be tried one more time. Two times not present on will automatically get a 0F.
- Late registraitons *might* be paired up for extra rated games, but it's not guaranteed.
- Games will be US Chess Online regular rated - tournament will be submitted 5-7 days after the tourament to allow all games to be screened for fair play.


Rules:  standard USCF rules apply.

  • Mouse slips count, no takebacks.
  • If player is not logged in to live chess when pairings occur, we will assign a 0 point bye
  • Section prizes will be awarded based on USCF standard rating

Prizes: $1000 based on 50 paid entries

1st Place $300
2nd Place $225
3rd Place $150
Best under2000 $75
Best under1800 $75
Best under1600 $75
Best under1400 $50
Best Female $50


Fair Play

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
Parents are strongly encouraged to monitor their kids' activity during the tournament to ensure fair play.
All games will be carefully reviewed by and Mechanics' Institue Chess club staff during and after the event.
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!

For some helpful links regarding fair play, please check these out:

Fair play screening: all games will be screened by both and by Dr. Kenneth W. Regan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo. 

The Organizer and/or the Chief Tournament Director can require players to play their games with a camera that records the player playing with a view to the screen. Players should be prepared to provide this precaution if asked to do so.

Prize distributions and rating submission will take place AFTER all games have been screened.


Entry Fee

MI library member: $30
Non-MI library member: $50

Registraton deadline: 2 hours before tournament start time to be included in the pairing, any registration after - first round is not guaranteed.

Tournament Informaiton

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 8SS 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.

Late joins: if you joining late, you'll get zero(0) points for each missed rounds.

Sections: One open section


Pre-requested byes: since we are pairing manually, based on OTB ratings, pre-requestd byes now available. You must let us know by Tuesday noon.


How to join us?

If you would like to play in our online tournaments, you must

1) Register for the event -- we need to know your full name, and ID

2) have an account on; -- don't have one? Sign up now!


For players who are interested in play in our online tournament,
PLEASE fill out our online Players database:
to get email notifications about last minute changes and invitational opportunities.


Prize Winners: 



Tentativel Final Result

SwissSys Standings. 2020 December TNMO: Open

# Name ID Rating Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total Prize
1 GM Gadir Guseinov 17343590 2600 gguseinov W31 W26 W25 W8 W3 W2 D5 D7 7.0 1st Place: $336
2 FM Kyron Griffith 12860484 2470 KyronGriffith H--- W42 W20 W11 W7 L1 W14 W3 6.5 2nd Place: $252
3 IM Elliott Winslow 10363365 2278 ecwinslow W36 W27 W43 W5 L1 W6 W8 L2 6.0 3rd Place: $168;
3-way split: $56 each
4 Arun Dixit 14607904 2199 Limelight2727 W23 W9 L6 W28 L13 W29 W26 W15 6.0
5 Michael Walder 10345120 2075 FlightsOfFancy W32 W44 W18 L3 W29 W7 D1 D8 6.0
6 Nicholas Ruo Weng 15499404 1958 ninjaforce W38 W17 W4 L7 W18 L3 W28 W12 6.0 1st u2000: $84
7 NM Eric Hon 13778105 2202 microbear W22 W14 W12 W6 L2 L5 W13 D1 5.5  
8 NM Kireet Panuganti 13843374 2138 kkpanu9 W24 W28 W29 L1 W26 W13 L3 D5 5.5  
9 Jonah Busch 12469525 1934 kondsaga W56 L4 W46 L10 D23 W52 W35 W20 5.5  
10 Ethan Boldi 15088362 2120 etvat W52 L29 W36 W9 H--- H--- L15 W21 5.0  
11 William Sartorio 14715380 2063 unusualkid W45 D20 W30 L2 D31 W16 D21 D14 5.0  
12 Ako Heidari 15206848 1980 oka_ako W53 W16 L7 L29 W40 W17 W31 L6 5.0  
13 Nathan Fong 13001390 1954 nathanf314 H--- H--- W22 W21 W4 L8 L7 W31 5.0  
14 Ashik Uzzaman 13178575 1940 ashikuzzaman W55 L7 B--- D31 W20 W15 L2 D11 5.0  
15 Chelsea Zhou 15239016 1866 mwncklmann H--- H--- W49 W19 W25 L14 W10 L4 5.0 Best Female: $56
16 Davi Flores Gomez 14799653 1812 PlayerCreate1 W33 L12 L40 W38 W53 L11 W45 W27 5.0  
17 Max Hao 16083648 1761 Joseph_Truelsons_Fan W51 L6 W33 L26 W27 L12 W46 W25 5.0 Best u1800: $84;
2-way split: $42 each
18 Philip Gerstoft 12913356 1724 pgstar3 W60 W19 L5 W27 L6 L28 W29 W26 5.0
19 Kevin Yanofsky 15901193 1968 kyanofsky W47 L18 W23 L15 W30 L31 D24 W37 4.5  
20 Vishva Nanugonda 16380312 1829 vish1080 W40 D11 L2 W42 L14 W41 W23 L9 4.5  
21 Ranen A Lardent 12614986 1803 dashrndrx W50 L43 W51 L13 W33 W25 D11 L10 4.5  
22 Erika Malykin 12910007 1693 starserika18 L7 W55 L13 H--- H--- H--- W41 W39 4.5  
23 Mateo Hansen 14907254 1687 mateosh L4 W56 L19 W59 D9 W42 L20 W40 4.5  
24 Ethan Guo 16761994 1664 LightningDragon8 L8 W39 L26 W49 L28 W33 D19 W36 4.5  
25 Kristian Clemens 13901075 1997 kclemens W46 W35 L1 W44 L15 L21 W40 L17 4.0  
26 Nitish Nathan 15494283 1941 BreatheChessAlways W58 L1 W24 W17 L8 W46 L4 L18 4.0  
27 Cailen J Melville 14006141 1940 Mangonel W48 L3 W32 L18 L17 W47 W34 L16 4.0  
28 Thomas F Maser 10490936 1900 talenuf W39 L8 W47 L4 W24 W18 L6 U--- 4.0  
29 Javier Silva III 16089208 1889 J3Chess24 W49 W10 L8 W12 L5 L4 L18 W42 4.0  
30 Kevin M Fong 17254586 1783 chessappeals D42 W54 L11 D40 L19 L49 W57 W48 4.0  
31 Pudur Ramaswamy 16106884 1718 MatnMatt20 L1 W58 W50 D14 D11 W19 L12 L13 4.0  
32 Linu John Alex 13836822 1652 ibalek L5 W57 L27 L33 L42 W54 W50 W49 4.0  
33 Ethan Sun 16964125 931 sfdeals L16 W53 L17 W32 L21 L24 W47 W45 4.0 Best u1600: $84
34 Leon Diaz Herrera 17355661 unr. Aeqetes H--- H--- L35 L53 X59 W44 L27 W46 4.0  
35 Zachi Baharav 13464604 1813 fastZachi W41 L25 W34 L43 W47 H--- L9 U--- 3.5  
36 Ahyan Zaman 15035222 1711 ahyanzaman L3 W48 L10 D58 W39 L40 W49 L24 3.5  
37 Nursulta Uzakbaev 17137317 1513 rimus11 L43 L50 D39 W54 L41 W38 W53 L19 3.5  
38 Nicholas M Brown 12446259 1495 nmbrown2 L6 L51 W57 L16 H--- L37 X58 W52 3.5  
39 Kevin Sun 16898540 1161 kevin_mx_sun L28 L24 D37 W48 L36 W58 W52 L22 3.5 Best u1400: $56;
4-way split: $14 each
40 Andrew Ballantyne 17079795 1033 andrewaballantyne L20 W45 W16 D30 L12 W36 L25 L23 3.5
41 Elliott Regan 15032065 943 TTVchessmaster L35 L46 W48 D52 W37 L20 L22 W53 3.5
42 Sebby Suarez 16875347 811 Sebbymeister D30 L2 W54 L20 W32 L23 W44 L29 3.5
43 RIP Felix German 12624534 1976 FelixGerman W37 W21 L3 W35 U--- U--- U--- U--- 3.0  
44 Nicholas Boldi 15088356 1883 nicarmt W57 L5 W59 L25 L46 L34 L42 W54 3.0  
45 Bryan Hood 12839763 1574 fiddleleaf L11 L40 H--- H--- W50 W51 L16 L33 3.0  
46 Marina Xiao 16380642 1556 programmingmax L25 W41 L9 W50 W44 L26 L17 L34 3.0  
47 Kr Gopalakrishnan 16545130 1506 chessboi2010 L19 W60 L28 W51 L35 L27 L33 W57 3.0  
48 Michael Hilliard 12279170 1446 Echecsmike L27 L36 L41 L39 W55 W60 W51 L30 3.0  
49 Ian Liao 16738735 1105 victor6688 L29 W52 L15 L24 W60 W30 L36 L32 3.0  
50 Adithya Chitta 16695036 930 adichi L21 W37 L31 L46 L45 W55 L32 W60 3.0  
51 Bruce Hedman 17344551 unr. Bruce_Hedman L17 W38 L21 L47 W57 L45 L48 W56 3.0  
52 Christoph Bradley 16047844 1654 ifyoustayreti L10 L49 W55 D41 W58 L9 L39 L38 2.5  
53 Ella Guo 16380657 1556 SunnyCountry L12 L33 W56 W34 L16 H--- L37 L41 2.5  
54 Samuel Tsen Brown 16380615 662 ComfyQueso B--- L30 L42 L37 H--- L32 W60 L44 2.5  
55 Michael Xiao 16380636 1363 swimgrass L14 L22 L52 L57 L48 L50 B--- W59 2.0  
56 Peter Jam Rushton 16453812 1239 pedrojrush L9 L23 L53 L60 B--- L57 W59 L51 2.0  
57 Jeff North 17179258 1043 JeffNorthSF L44 L32 L38 W55 L51 W56 L30 L47 2.0  
58 Valerie Jade 17168772 1490 Evariel L26 L31 W60 D36 L52 L39 F38 U--- 1.5  
59 Willia Harris III 15953392 1184 15953392 H--- H--- L44 L23 F34 U--- L56 L55 1.0  
60 Cleveland W Lee 30037403 unr. Vincitore51745 L18 L47 L58 W56 L49 L48 L54 L50 1.0  


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