January 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon Online | Mechanics' Institute

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January 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon Online

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 to Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Three Tuesdays: Jan 12, 19, 26

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

Standings -- Pairings


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

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

1. Platform

2. Dates

  • Three Tuesdays in January 2021: Jan 12, 19 and 26.
     

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 January 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.
    Join us via: https://discord.gg/CXktQgn4MC

     

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 50 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 1600 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.
  • 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

  • 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
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to monitor their kids' activity during the tournament to ensure fair play.
  • 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!
  • 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.
     

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: 

 

 
Standings: 

Standings after Round 4

SwissSys Report: Jan 2021 TNM Online

SwissSys Standings. Jan 2021 TNM Online: 1800+ (Standings (no tiebrk))

# Name ID Rating Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Prize
1 GM Aleksan Lenderman 12787646 2704 AlexanderL W29 W17 W10 D2     3.5  
2 GM Gadir Guseinov 17343590 2700 gguseinov W13 W8 W15 D1     3.5  
3 Michael Walder 10345120 2106 FlightsOfFancy W23 W14 D6 W5     3.5  
4 FM Kyron Wa Griffith 12860484 2504 KyronGriffith W21 W18 H--- H---     3.0  
5 FM Eric Yuhan Li 15688436 2368 kingandqueen2017 W22 W19 W16 L3     3.0  
6 IM Elliott Winslow 10363365 2278 ecwinslow D30 W33 D3 W18     3.0  
7 Daniel Lin 15176393 2009 SmilyFace4 L25 W23 W31 W15     3.0  
8 Tejas Mahesh 15086558 1997 ChessTX9 W26 L2 W34 W17     3.0  
9 Nathan Fong 13001390 1981 nathanf314 W37 L15 W25 W16     3.0  
10 Ruiyang Yan 15462690 2242 jij2018 W31 W25 L1 D12     2.5  
11 Nicholas Ruo Weng 15499404 2045 ninjaforce D33 W30 L17 W27     2.5  
12 David Benja Askin 13776967 2023 David_Askin L24 W35 W20 D10     2.5  
13 Jonah Busch 12469525 1934 kondsaga L2 W36 D27 W19     2.5  
14 Ethan Guo 16761994 1644 LightningDragon8 W28 L3 D30 W29     2.5  
15 Ethan Boldi 15088362 2120 etvat W35 W9 L2 L7     2.0  
16 William Sartorio 14715380 2063 unusualkid W36 W24 L5 L9     2.0  
17 Steven Gaffagan 12542809 2058 carbon64 W32 L1 W11 L8     2.0  
18 Arthur Liou 12906142 2034 artliou W34 L4 W22 L6     2.0  
19 Nitish Nathan 15494283 1941 BreatheChessAlways W27 L5 W24 L13     2.0  
20 Guy Argo 12517167 1928 GuyArgo H--- H--- L12 W33     2.0  
21 Thomas F Maser 10490936 1900 talenuf L4 H--- D32 W34     2.0  
22 Chelsea Zhou 15239016 1886 mwncklmann L5 W26 L18 W32     2.0  
23 Adam Mercado 16571026 1831 A-boy415 L3 L7 W37 W28     2.0  
24 Philip Gerstoft 12913356 1766 pgstar3 W12 L16 L19 W31     2.0  
25 Max Hao 16083648 1761 Joseph_Truelsons_Fan W7 L10 L9 W30     2.0  
26 Roger V V Shi 16191192 1751 1-h4-1-0 L8 L22 W35 W37     2.0  
27 Linu John Alex 13836822 1652 ibalek L19 B--- D13 L11     1.5  
28 Cailen J Melville 14006141 1940 mangonel L14 D32 D33 L23     1.0  
29 Ashik Uzzaman 13178575 1940 ashikuzzaman L1 L34 W36 L14     1.0  
30 Nicholas Ar Boldi 15088356 1883 nicarmt D6 L11 D14 L25     1.0  
31 Christian Jensen 12780890 1844 Christianjensen23 L10 W37 L7 L24     1.0  
32 Vishva Nanugonda 16380312 1795 3Ke31-0 L17 D28 D21 L22     1.0  
33 Sanjeev Anand 14436451 1784 chessp1234 D11 L6 D28 L20     1.0  
34 Kevin M Fong 17254586 1783 chessappeals L18 W29 L8 L21     1.0  
35 Patrick John Kut 15898438 1843 pkutchess L15 L12 L26 D36 H---   0.5  
36 Ranen A Lardent 12614986 1820 dashrndrx L16 L13 L29 D35     0.5  
37 Kevin Babb 15480497 1724 Babbaliath L9 L31 L23 L26     0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Jan 2021 TNM Online: u1800 (Standings (no tiebrk))

# Name ID Rating Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Prize
1 Aaron Mic Nicoski 12797931 1789 KingSmasher35 X6 W13 W14 W8     4.0  
2 Sebastian Suarez 16875347 811 Sebbymeister W5 W4 W7 W9     4.0  
3 Mateo Hansen 14907254 1687 mateosh W25 L7 W23 W16     3.0  
4 Reka Sztaray 14656444 1533 rekasztaray W15 L2 W13 W14     3.0  
5 Rama Krish Chitta 17350313 1475 draidus L2 W15 W19 W18     3.0  
6 Elliott Regan 15032065 1079 TTVchessmaster F1 W27 W22 W10     3.0  
7 Andrew Ballantyne 17079795 1057 andrewballantyne W21 W3 L2 W11     3.0  
8 Ethan Sun 16964125 1040 sfdeals W10 W11 W16 L1     3.0  
9 Nicholas M Brown 12446259 1495 nmbrown2 H--- W21 W18 L2     2.5  
10 Ahyan Zaman 15035222 1699 ahyanzaman L8 W25 W24 L6     2.0  
11 David Rakonitz 12931024 1622 MechAnjin X28 L8 W12 L7     2.0  
12 Michael Hilliard 12279170 1446 Echecsmike W17 L16 L11 W21     2.0  
13 Ian Liao 16738735 1105 victor6688 W27 L1 L4 W22     2.0  
14 Jerry Li 16551291 977 figsnoring W19 W24 L1 L4     2.0  
15 Charvi Atreya 16816706 944 Charvii L4 L5 W27 W23     2.0  
16 Shiv Sohal 30032729 861 dribbler23 W22 W12 L8 L3     2.0  
17 Pablo Jose Hansen 14971067 797 Dragonslayer470 L12 L22 W25 W24     2.0  
18 Bill J Day 30060498 782 mrbillstunes1 W20 W23 L9 L5     2.0  
19 Marina Xiao 16380642 1551 maxskiff L14 W29 L5 D20     1.5  
20 Michael Xiao 16380636 1363 swimgrass L18 L26 W29 D19     1.5  
21 Christophe Nelson 13742111 1700 ludimagisterjosephus L7 L9 W26 L12     1.0  
22 Leon Diaz Herrera 17355661 1520 Aeqetes L16 W17 L6 L13     1.0  
23 Nursulta Uzakbaev 17137317 1519 rimus11 W26 L18 L3 L15     1.0  
24 Valerie Jade 17168772 1490 Evariel W29 L14 L10 L17     1.0  
25 Justin Brunet 30055583 1026 night_breeze L3 L10 L17 W26     1.0  
26 Bruce Hedman 17344551 851 Bruce_Hedman L23 W20 L21 L25     1.0  
27 Samuel Tsen Brown 16380615 662 ComfyQueso L13 L6 L15 W29     1.0  
28 Chaitanya Atreya 14126671 1017 catreya F11 U--- U--- U---     0.0  
29 Cleveland W Lee 30037403 812 Vincitore51745 L24 L19 L20 L27     0.0  
Pairings: 

Pairings for Round 5 coming Monday afternoon

 

Location: 
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