May 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon Online | Mechanics' Institute

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May 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon Online

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 to Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Three Tuesdays: May 11, 18, 25

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

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 May 2021: May 11, 18, 25
     

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 May 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 2021 May Tuesday Night Marathon Online: 1800

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 Gadir Guseinov (5.5/2661) 285.00 Place: 1 - $285
3 Eric Li (4.5/2350) 95.00 Place: 2 - $171;
Place: 3 - $114;
3-way split of $285: $95 each
6 Eric Hon (4.5/2191) 95.00
7 Michael Walder (4.5/2155) 95.00
20 Pranav Sathish (4.0/1787) 28.50 u2000/1 - $57
 2-way split: $28.50 each
11 Rohan Das (4.0/1979) 28.50
 

Prizes. 2021 May Tuesday Night Marathon Online: u1800

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
32 William Kelly (6.0/0) 228.00 Place: 1 - $228
6 Ethan Sun (5.0/1494) 114.00 Place: 2 - $114
25 Jonathan Disenhof (4.5/869) 57.00 u1400/1 - $57
17 Andrew Ballantyne (4.5/1251) 57.00 Place: 3 - $57

 

Top Female: Marina Xiao - $57

Standings: 

Final STANDINGS -- USCF Cross table: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?202105251032

SwissSys Report: 2021 May Tuesday Night Marathon Online

SwissSys Standings. 2021 May Tuesday Night Marathon Online: 1800

# Name Handle ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Prize
1 Gadir Guseinov gguseinov 17343590 2661 W27 W16 W11 W3 W8 D4 5.5 285.00
2 Eric Li kingandqueen2017 15688436 2350 W14 W17 L3 D4 W5 W10 4.5 95.00
3 Eric Hon microbear 13778105 2191 W20 W15 W2 L1 W6 D8 4.5 95.00
4 Michael Walder FlightsOfFancy 10345120 2155 D7 W24 W5 D2 W9 D1 4.5 95.00
5 Austin Mei TitanChess666 16090452 2149 W25 W26 L4 W7 L2 W15 4.0  
6 Rohan Das TETRA_Wolf 15263634 1979 W9 L8 W23 W21 L3 W14 4.0 28.50
7 Pranav Sathish championps 16464655 1787 D4 W18 D16 L5 W17 W13 4.0 28.50
8 Kyron Griffith KyronGriffith 12860484 2493 W13 W6 H--- H--- L1 D3 3.5  
9 Aditya Arutla harshu27 16207801 1718 L6 W13 W17 W14 L4 D16 3.5  
10 Elliott Winslow ecwinslow 10363365 2278 L15 H--- W27 D16 W22 L2 3.0  
11 Max Gedajlovic MMSanchez 14947382 2195 W19 W23 L1 W15 U--- U--- 3.0  
12 Jonah Busch kondsaga 12469525 1934 L23 L21 W19 L24 W18 W22 3.0  
13 Jeffery Wang twangbio 16291100 1879 L8 L9 W25 W23 W21 L7 3.0  
14 Ethan Guo LightningDragon8 16761994 1877 L2 W25 W22 L9 W24 L6 3.0  
15 Max Hao Joseph_Truelsons_Fan 16083648 1804 W10 L3 W24 L11 W16 L5 3.0  
16 Michael Wang coalescenet 13605850 2098 W21 L1 D7 D10 L15 D9 2.5  
17 Ako Heidari Ako_h 15206848 1980 W22 L2 L9 W26 L7 D20 2.5  
18 Cailen Melville Mangonel 14006141 1940 L26 L7 D20 W27 L12 W24 2.5  
19 Sanjeev Anand chessp1234 14436451 1796 L11 L22 L12 W25 W23 D21 2.5  
20 Philip Gerstoft pgstar3 12913356 1788 L3 D27 D18 L22 W26 D17 2.5  
21 Sos Hakobyan SacrificeandCrush 14452712 1771 L16 W12 W26 L6 L13 D19 2.5  
22 Jason Ochoa barok44 12440572 1759 L17 W19 L14 W20 L10 L12 2.0  
23 Georgios Tsolias GiorgosTsolias 17266862 1679 W12 L11 L6 L13 L19 B--- 2.0  
24 Shravan Sriram Ragingbeast360 15894655 1655 B--- L4 L15 W12 L14 L18 2.0  
25 Kevin M Fong chessappeals 17254586 1783 L5 L14 L13 L19 B--- D26 1.5  
26 Vedant Talwalkar serverbusy 16408266 1691 W18 L5 L21 L17 L20 D25 1.5  
27 Chelsea Zhou mwncklmann 15239016 1883 L1 D20 L10 L18 U--- U--- 0.5  

SwissSys Standings. 2021 May Tuesday Night Marathon Online: u1800

# Name Handle ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Prize
1 William Kelly wkelly 30161947 unr. W21 W16 W2 W11 W5 W7 6.0 228.00
2 Ethan Sun sfdeals 16964125 1494 W33 W10 L1 W21 W14 W5 5.0 114.00
3 Andrew Ballantyne andrewaballantyne 17079795 1251 L11 D28 W30 W16 W24 W13 4.5 57.00
4 Jonathan Disenhof GoldenBearMe 12906711 869 L14 W8 W16 W15 D13 W11 4.5 57.00
5 Joshua Lamstein aveevu 15487526 1632 W22 W18 W14 W13 L1 L2 4.0  
6 Rajtilak Indrajit Jagannathan rtindru 30109752 1484 D19 W23 W12 W24 D11 U--- 4.0  
7 Michael Hilliard Echecsmike 12279170 1446 W25 W32 L11 W12 X20 L1 4.0  
8 Gabriel Ngam boozerrip 13553308 1350 L20 L4 W33 W32 W19 W14 4.0  
9 Paul Krezanoski pjkrizzle 16897133 1346 W28 L11 W27 L20 W26 W15 4.0  
10 Ivan Zong ivanzong 30131397 1081 W24 L2 L15 W18 W17 W22 4.0  
11 Aaron Nicoski KingSmasher35 12797931 1789 W3 W9 W7 L1 D6 L4 3.5  
12 Adithya Chitta adichi 16695036 749 W17 W15 L6 L7 D21 W24 3.5  
13 Marina Xiao programmingmax 16380642 1547 D23 W27 W19 L5 D4 L3 3.0  
14 Sebastian Suarez Sebbymeister 16875347 1422 W4 W20 L5 W26 L2 L8 3.0  
15 Charles James chuckchess 12448028 1368 W31 L12 W10 L4 W28 L9 3.0  
16 Michael Xiao swimgrass 16380636 1363 W26 L1 L4 L3 W27 W25 3.0  
17 Pranav Pradeep ppra06 15871762 1354 L12 W25 L26 W29 L10 W28 3.0  
18 Adam Stafford aanval22 14257838 1288 W29 L5 L20 L10 W30 W26 3.0  
19 Jerry Li figsnoring 16551291 999 D6 W30 L13 D28 L8 W29 3.0  
20 Nikhil Pimpalkhare MyKwazowski 30179081 unr. W8 L14 W18 W9 F7 U--- 3.0  
21 Prescott Yu prescott00000 16009618 1296 L1 W31 W29 L2 D12 U--- 2.5  
22 Ian Liao victor6688 16738735 1203 L5 L29 D31 W27 W23 L10 2.5  
23 Sean Wu dum2020arEEEWS 16802870 1173 D13 L6 L28 W31 L22 W32 2.5  
24 Nursultan Uzakbaev rimus11 17137317 1513 L10 W33 W32 L6 L3 L12 2.0  
25 Justin Brunet night_breeze 30055583 982 L7 L17 H--- H--- W33 L16 2.0  
26 Rehaan Malhotra MrRap9 30118209 810 L16 B--- W17 L14 L9 L18 2.0  
27 Samuel Brown ComfyQueso 16380615 723 B--- L13 L9 L22 L16 W33 2.0  
28 Anton Bobkov texfan 30162536 unr. L9 D3 W23 D19 L15 L17 2.0  
29 Jj Ziebart TomatoSoupGirl 30166361 unr. L18 W22 L21 L17 W32 L19 2.0  
30 Nicholas Brown nmbrown2 12446259 1495 L32 L19 L3 D33 L18 W31 1.5  
31 Arumin Ravisankar aruminchess 30025152 869 L15 L21 D22 L23 B--- L30 1.5  
32 Bruce Hedman Bruce_Hedman 17344551 1043 W30 L7 L24 L8 L29 L23 1.0  
33 Charvi Atreya Charvii 16816706 1032 L2 L24 L8 D30 L25 L27 0.5  
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