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Mechanics' Institute Community Tuesday Night Marathon Online

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 to Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Mechanics' Institute Community
​Tuesday Night Marathon Online

USCF Online Rated!

via, Open for everyone!

Sept 8 - 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: 6SS 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 9/8. 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.


- 6 rounds of G/35+2  - more details on tournament details here.
- 2 Sections(UPDATED): 1800+ & u1800
- paired based on OTB or ONL Sept 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, and Round 5 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: $600 based on 40 paid entries

  1800+ u1800+
1st Place $150 $100
2nd Place $75 $75
Best under2000 $50  
Best under1800 $50  
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: $40
Play-up for players 1600+: $10 (no play-up for u1600)

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 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.

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

Sections: Two sections: 1800+ and u1800 based on the 2020 Sept supplemental regular rating system.


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!

3) join our club on

Join tournaments: two ways to join the tournaments: 1) log in to and click on the link above; or 2) log in --> Play --> Live Chess
For this tournament only: Tournament directors will be pairing players manually, so no tournaments to join!


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: 





Tentative Final Standings

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Community TNM Online: 1800+ (Standings (no tiebrk))

# Name ID Rating St Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Prize
1 Aleksan Lenderman 12787646 2717 NY AlexanderL W16 W11 W3 W2 D5 W7 5.5 1st Place: $150
2 Kyron Griffith 12860484 2470 CA KyronGriffith W28 W14 W8 L1 W9 W5 5.0 2nd Place: $75
3 Pranav Sairam 15424820 2087 CA chesspilot01 W24 W27 L1 D4 W22 W8 4.5  
4 Alex Paul Chin 17050697 1811 CA achingolf W7 W23 D5 D3 D15 W14 4.5 Best u2000: $50
5 Ruiyang Yan 15462690 2242 CA jij2018 W29 W10 D4 W13 D1 L2 4.0  
6 Theodore Biyiasas 13989054 2175 CA Tabiyiasas H--- H--- L17 W30 W28 W15 4.0  
7 Michael Walder 10345120 2075 CA FlightsOfFancy L4 W12 W18 W10 W14 L1 4.0  
8 Arul Viswanathan 14490424 2071 CA Shouldbedoincalchw W34 W21 L2 W17 W13 L3 4.0  
9 Nicholas Ruo Weng 15499404 1958 CA ninjaforce W26 L13 W12 W22 L2 W20 4.0  
10 Nitish Nathan 15494283 1941 CA BreatheChessAlways W20 L5 W21 L7 W30 W16 4.0  
11 Kristian Clemens 13901075 1997 CA kclemens W25 L1 W32 D15 H--- H--- 3.5  
12 Ishaan Kodarapu 16128527 1607 OR pika0008 B--- L7 L9 H--- W32 W23 3.5 Best u1800: $50
13 Elliott Winslow 10363365 2278 CA ecwinslow W17 W9 W15 L5 L8 U--- 3.0  
14 Felix German 12624534 1976 CA FelixGerman W19 L2 W20 W23 L7 L4 3.0  
15 Ashik Uzzaman 13178575 1940 CA ashikuzzaman W33 W22 L13 D11 D4 L6 3.0  
16 Thomas F Maser 10490936 1900 CA talenuf L1 W34 H--- H--- W21 L10 3.0  
17 Rudolph Fr Breedt 13701346 1884 CA bobbejaan L13 W25 W6 L8 D23 D19 3.0  
18 Chelsea Zhou 15239016 1866 CA mwncklmann L22 W26 L7 L20 W27 W30 3.0  
19 Patrick Peiju Liu 16667410 1719 CA katechen77 L14 L28 D24 W34 W33 D17 3.0  
20 Ahyan Zaman 15035222 1699 CA ahyanzaman L10 W29 L14 W18 W31 L9 3.0  
21 Vishva Nanugonda 16380312 1664 CA vish1080 W31 L8 L10 W27 L16 W28 3.0  
22 Carla Heredia 13935235 2227 CA mathandchess2020 W18 L15 W27 L9 L3 D24 2.5  
23 Ethan [kaza Boldi 15088362 2120 CA etvat W32 L4 W28 L14 D17 L12 2.5  
24 Davi Flores Gomez 14799653 1812 CA PlayerCreate1 L3 L31 D19 D33 W29 D22 2.5  
25 Max Hao 16083648 1761 CA Joseph_Truelsons_fan L11 L17 W29 L28 D34 W31 2.5  
26 Pudur Ramaswamy 16106884 1718 CA MatnMatt20 L9 L18 D34 L29 B--- W32 2.5  
27 Jonah Busch 12469525 1934 CA kondsaga W30 L3 L22 L21 L18 W33 2.0  
28 Kenneth E Fee Jr 12480902 1884 MO KenFee L2 W19 L23 W25 L6 L21 2.0  
29 Nicholas Ar Boldi 15088356 1883 CA nicarmt L5 L20 L25 W26 L24 W34 2.0  
30 Kr Gopalakrishnan 16545130 1628 CA chessboi2010 L27 B--- W31 L6 L10 L18 2.0  
31 Cailen J Melville 14006141 1940 CA Mangonel L21 W24 L30 D32 L20 L25 1.5  
32 Jwalin Shah 14379732 1832 CA jshah1331 L23 W33 L11 D31 L12 L26 1.5  
33 Imran Champsi 16176854 1663 CA Dragonfish9127 L15 L32 B--- D24 L19 L27 1.5  
34 Kevin M Fong 17254586 1783 CA chessappeals L8 L16 D26 L19 D25 L29 1.0  


SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Community TNM Online: u1800 (Standings (no tiebrk))

# Name ID Rating St Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Prize
1 Ya Dancig Perlman 16280288 1235 CA noydan100 B--- D15 W19 W9 W5 W8 5.5 1st Place: $100
2 Gan Mathrubootham 15183473 1494 CA gmbchess W18 L13 W21 W12 D3 W9 4.5 2nd Place: $75;
Best u1400: $50;
2-way split of $125: $62.5 each
3 Marina Xiao 16380642 1398 CA programmingmax H--- H--- W14 W13 D2 W5 4.5 2nd Place: $75;
Best u1400: $50;
2-way split of $125: $62.5 each
Best Female: $50
4 Nursulta Uzakbaev 17137317 1513 CA rimus11 L13 W8 W11 L6 W12 W14 4.0  
5 Pranav Pradeep 15871762 1252 CA pranavpradeep2006 W14 W9 W12 W15 L1 L3 4.0  
6 Ella Guo 16380657 1193 CA SunnyCountry L15 W18 W16 W4 L8 W13 4.0  
7 Yuvraj Si Sawhney 17095004 823 CA SaintReturns L16 B--- L8 W20 W19 W15 4.0  
8 Rama Krish Chitta 17350313 1499 CA draidus D20 L4 W7 W16 W6 L1 3.5  
9 Georgios Tsolias 17266862 1679 CA GiorgosTsolias W17 L5 W10 L1 W15 L2 3.0  
10 Michael Xiao 16380636 1363 CA swimgrass H--- H--- L9 L14 W21 W16 3.0  
11 Stephen Zhu 16412414 1331 CA chesspoki L19 W20 L4 W18 L14 W17 3.0  
12 Martin Camacho 17248027 1031 CA camachom X22 W16 L5 L2 L4 X--- 3.0  
13 Andrew Ballantyne 17079795 948 CA andrewaballantyne W4 W2 L15 L3 W17 L6 3.0  
14 Stan Polivyanenko 17310102 unr. CA MrL0cust L5 W17 L3 W10 W11 L4 3.0  
15 Erika Malykin 12910007 1693 CA starserika18 W6 D1 W13 L5 L9 L7 2.5  
16 Michael Hilliard 12279170 1446 CA Echecsmike W7 L12 L6 L8 W18 L10 2.0  
17 Ian Liao 16738735 1054 CA victor6688 L9 L14 W20 W21 L13 L11 2.0  
18 Danny Du Uy Cao 16939797 843 CA caodanny L2 L6 B--- L11 L16 W21 2.0  
19 Bruce Hedman 17344551 unr. CT Bruce_Hedman W11 H--- L1 H--- L7 U--- 2.0  
20 Go Dancig-Perlman 17151222 875 CA Gogosf D8 L11 L17 L7 B--- U--- 1.5  
21 Cleveland W Lee 12814843 unr. CA vincitore51745 H--- H--- L2 L17 L10 L18 1.0  
22 Vedant Talwalkar 16408266 1569 CA serverbusy F12 U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.0  


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