March 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon Online | Mechanics' Institute

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March 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon Online

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 to Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Four Tuesdays: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30

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

Final Standings  -- Google Sheet


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

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

1. Platform

2. Dates

  • Four Tuesdays in March 2021: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30
     

3. Tournament format:

  • Tournament format: individual Swiss
  • Total Round: 8 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: one Open sections
  • Pairings are based on the March 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 7-8 byes must be requested before start of Round 1. Round 8 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
  Open
1st Place $300
2nd Place $225
3rd Place $150
Best under2000 $75
Best under1800 $75
Best under1600 $75
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.
  • Entries in excess of the based on number of players will not be scaled up. 
     

6. Registration

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

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: 

Prizes. March 2021 TNM: Open

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 GM Gadir Guseinov (7.0/2738) 367.50 Place: 1 - $420
2 IM Brian Escalante (7.0/2544) 367.50 Place: 2 - $315
4 FM Kyron Wa Griffith (6.0/2500) 42.00 Place: 3 - $210
5 GM James Edwa Tarjan (6.0/2469) 42.00  
6 FM Eric Yuhan Li (6.0/2344) 42.00  
10 NM Michael Walder (6.0/2127) 42.00  
14 Alan Finkelstein (6.0/2054) 42.00  
20 Jonah Busch (5.5/1934) 105.00 u2000/1 - $105
35 Sanjeev Anand (5.5/1753) 105.00 u1800/1 - $105
48 Ethan R Mei (5.0/1482) 87.50 u1600/1 - $105
64 Adam For Stafford (5.0/1014) 87.50 u1400/1 - $70
  Chelsea Zhou 70 Best Female

 

 
Standings: 

Standings

Final Results

SwissSys Standings. March 2021 TNM: Open

# Name Handle ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total Prize
1 GM Gadir Guseinov gguseinov 17343590 2738 W54 W45 W9 W4 W2 D3 W8 D6 7.0 367.50
2 IM Brian Escalante BrianEscalante 16836558 2544 W29 W46 W22 W5 L1 W13 W3 W9 7.0 367.50
3 FM Kyron Wa Griffith KyronGriffith 12860484 2500 H--- W21 W11 W13 W32 D1 L2 W18 6.0 42.00
4 GM James Edwa Tarjan tirantes 10991820 2469 W63 W24 W14 L1 D6 W29 D9 W11 6.0 42.00
5 FM Eric Yuhan Li kingandqueen2017 15688436 2344 W30 W26 W44 L2 W23 D22 D7 W14 6.0 42.00
6 NM Michael Walder FlightsOfFancy 10345120 2127 W20 D28 W25 W14 D4 D8 W16 D1 6.0 42.00
7 Alan Finkelstein stratus_junior 14958842 2054 D40 W38 D28 D26 W35 W17 D5 W13 6.0 42.00
8 IM Elliott Winslow ecwinslow 10363365 2278 W37 W34 W16 L32 W44 D6 L1 W29 5.5  
9 FM Max Gedajlovic MMSanchez 14947382 2141 W56 W27 L1 W36 W15 W32 D4 L2 5.5  
10 Nicholas Ruo Weng ninjaforce 15499404 2055 W65 W18 L32 D29 D24 D30 W28 W25 5.5  
11 Jonah Busch kondsaga 12469525 1934 W58 W62 L3 D19 W12 W24 W22 L4 5.5 105.00
12 Sanjeev Anand chessp1234 14436451 1753 W76 L14 W21 D16 L11 W37 W44 W22 5.5 105.00
13 Austin R Mei TitanChess666 16090452 2149 W55 W35 W15 L3 W33 L2 W23 L7 5.0  
14 Abhi Penagalapati Qing29 15467440 2082 X64 W12 L4 L6 W54 W36 W15 L5 5.0  
15 Nathan Fong nathanf314 13001390 2015 W50 W53 L13 W39 L9 W42 L14 W35 5.0  
16 Daniel Lin SmilyFace4 15176393 2000 W43 W41 L8 D12 W48 W25 L6 D17 5.0  
17 Jeffery Wang twangbio 16291100 1878 W59 L32 D37 W42 W19 L7 W48 D16 5.0  
18 Ethan Guo LightningDragon8 16761994 1726 W72 L10 W70 L44 W50 W33 W46 L3 5.0  
19 Cal McCarty-Snead DoctorBanner 14948275 1700 H--- H--- W57 D11 L17 D26 W58 W33 5.0  
20 Ethan R Mei erm999 16090467 1482 L6 W76 L24 W68 W27 L34 W62 W36 5.0 87.50
21 Adam For Stafford aanval22 14257838 1014 W75 L3 L12 L55 W43 W54 W56 W44 5.0 87.50
22 Pranav Sairam chesspilot01 15424820 2084 X39 W36 L2 W27 W46 D5 L11 L12 4.5  
23 David Askin David_Askin 13776967 2023 L41 W43 W30 W28 L5 W39 L13 D27 4.5  
24 Chelsea Zhou mwncklmann 15239016 1875 W60 L4 W20 W50 D10 L11 L29 W49 4.5 $70
25 Adam Mercado A-boy415 16571026 1831 H--- W40 L6 W38 W49 L16 W30 L10 4.5  
26 Aaron Mic Nicoski KingSmasher35 12797931 1789 W51 L5 W56 D7 L29 D19 W40 D31 4.5  
27 Max Hao Joseph_Truelsons_Fan 16083648 1785 W73 L9 W58 L22 L20 W41 W39 D23 4.5  
28 Pranav Sathish championps 16464655 1770 W68 D6 D7 L23 W56 D44 L10 W53 4.5  
29 Vedant Talwalkar serverbusy 16408266 1644 L2 W67 W45 D10 W26 L4 W24 L8 4.5  
30 David Rakonitz MechAnjin 12931024 1622 L5 W74 L23 W59 W45 D10 L25 W48 4.5  
31 Michael Jannetta GM_Fobby_Bischer 15172933 1165 L45 D48 L38 W64 W66 D35 W47 D26 4.5  
32 IM Josiah Stearman josiwales 14006506 2505 W49 W17 W10 W8 L3 L9 U--- U--- 4.0  
33 Cailen J Melville Mangonel 14006141 1940 L57 W66 W63 W53 L13 L18 W49 L19 4.0  
34 Ranen A Lardent dashrndrx 12614986 1815 W61 L8 L41 W43 W55 W20 U--- U--- 4.0  
35 Kevin M Fong chessappeals 17254586 1783 W74 L13 D65 W37 L7 D31 W50 L15 4.0  
36 Sos Hakobyan SacrificeandCrush 14452712 1771 W71 L22 W62 L9 W41 L14 W42 L20 4.0  
37 Joel Carron bigchampionofchess 16600505 1610 L8 W61 D17 L35 W70 L12 W52 D45 4.0  
38 Nicholas M Brown nmbrown2 12446259 1495 H--- L7 W31 L25 D40 L58 W68 W60 4.0  
39 Jahaan Ansari jah23 21004356 1446 F22 W71 W47 L15 W69 L23 L27 W61 4.0  
40 Ethan Sun sfdeals 16964125 1417 D7 L25 L49 W51 D38 W45 L26 W58 4.0  
41 Sebastian Suarez Sebbymeister 16875347 1343 W23 L16 W34 L46 L36 L27 W70 W62 4.0  
42 Paul Krezanoski pjkrizzle 16897133 1293 H--- H--- X75 L17 W47 L15 L36 W54 4.0  
43 Andrew Ballantyne andrewaballantyne 17079795 1206 L16 L23 W74 L34 L21 W72 W69 W56 4.0  
44 Arthur Liou artliou 12906142 2037 W66 W57 L5 W18 L8 D28 L12 L21 3.5  
45 Kapil Karunakaran kapilank 15495877 1907 W31 L1 L29 W66 L30 L40 W51 D37 3.5  
46 Thomas F Maser talenuf 10490936 1900 W67 L2 W55 W41 L22 H--- L18 U--- 3.5  
47 John R Hartmann john_hartmann 12552251 1765 H--- H--- L39 W58 L42 W57 L31 D50 3.5  
48 Roman Gurovich heyitsroman 14173406 1716 L53 D31 W64 W65 L16 W52 L17 L30 3.5  
49 Patrick Donnelly thedarkbishop 12716964 1635 L32 D51 W40 W52 L25 W53 L33 L24 3.5  
50 Prescott Yu prescott00000 16009618 1296 L15 X75 W73 L24 L18 W69 L35 D47 3.5  
51 Sean Han Wu dum2020arEEEWS 16802870 952 L26 D49 L69 L40 W64 W63 L45 W65 3.5  
52 Aidan Cumbo worsepot 30118987 unr. H--- H--- H--- L49 W65 L48 L37 W67 3.5  
53 Rajtilak Indrajit rtindru 30109752 unr. W48 L15 W54 L33 H--- L49 W65 L28 3.5  
54 Georgios Tsolias GiorgosTsolias 17266862 1679 L1 W59 L53 W67 L14 L21 W57 L42 3.0  
55 Nursulta Uzakbaev rimus11 17137317 1513 L13 W68 L46 W21 L34 L62 L60 W70 3.0  
56 Marina Xiao programmingmax 16380642 1484 L9 W73 L26 W62 L28 W68 L21 L43 3.0  
57 Ian Liao victor6688 16738735 1205 W33 L44 L19 L69 W61 L47 L54 W72 3.0  
58 Leon Diaz Herrera Aeqetes 17355661 1175 L11 W69 L27 L47 W74 W38 L19 L40 3.0  
59 Bruce Hedman Bruce_Hedman 17344551 1032 L17 L54 W72 L30 L68 L61 W74 W69 3.0  
60 Charvi Atreya Charvii 16816706 1020 L24 L63 L68 W73 L62 W74 W55 L38 3.0  
61 Adithya Chitta adichi 16695036 966 L34 L37 L66 W72 L57 W59 W63 L39 3.0  
62 Tyler Wong tdubchess 30135235 unr. W69 L11 L36 L56 W60 W55 L20 L41 3.0  
63 Kenneth S Wells shoshonte 14960218 1626 L4 W60 L33 L70 H--- L51 L61 W73 2.5  
64 Michael Hilliard Echecsmike 12279170 1446 F14 H--- L48 L31 L51 W73 L66 B--- 2.5  
65 Pranav Pradeep ppra06 15871762 1445 L10 W72 D35 L48 L52 W70 L53 L51 2.5  
66 Michael Xiao swimgrass 16380636 1363 L44 L33 W61 L45 L31 L67 W64 D68 2.5  
67 Shiv Sohal dribbler23 30032729 1102 L46 L29 X71 L54 H--- W66 U--- L52 2.5  
68 Ivan Zong ivanzong 30131397 unr. L28 L55 W60 L20 W59 L56 L38 D66 2.5  
69 Bryan Lynch nycsheep 15493651 1769 L62 L58 W51 W57 L39 L50 L43 L59 2.0  
70 Justin Brunet night_breeze 30055583 933 H--- H--- L18 W63 L37 L65 L41 L55 2.0  
71 Aaron Peredia GoodKnightmyQueens 16443747 486 L36 L39 F67 U--- U--- B--- L72 W74 2.0  
72 Rehaan Malhotra MrRap9 30118209 unr. L18 L65 L59 L61 W73 L43 W71 L57 2.0  
73 Cleveland W Lee Vincitore51745 12814843 826 L27 L56 L50 L60 L72 L64 B--- L63 1.0  
74 Samuel Tsen Brown ComfyQueso 16380615 739 L35 L30 L43 B--- L58 L60 L59 L71 1.0  
75 Christian Jensen Christianjensen23 12780890 1844 L21 F50 F42 U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.0  
76 Austin Bourdier austin809 30032406 unr. L12 L20 U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. March 2021 TNM: Extra Games

# Name Handle ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
1 Judit Sztaray JuditSztaray 14708926 827 W7 W8 W6 3.0
2 Pranav Sairam chesspilot01 15424820 2084 W4 U--- U--- 1.0
3 Paul Krezanoski pjkrizzle 16897133 1293 W5 U--- U--- 1.0
4 Abhi Penagalapati Qing29 15467440 2082 L2 U--- U--- 0.0
5 Shiv Sohal dribbler23 30032729 1102 L3 U--- U--- 0.0
6 Cleveland W Lee Vincitore51745 12814843 826 U--- U--- L1 0.0
7 Samuel Tsen Brown ComfyQueso 16380615 739 L1 U--- U--- 0.0
8 Aaron Peredia GoodKnightmyQueens 16443747 486 U--- L1 U--- 0.0
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