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Thursday Night Marathon G/60+5 - April 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021 to Thursday, April 29, 2021

 

Five Thursdays: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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

  • Five Thursdays in April 2021: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
     

3. Tournament format:

  • Tournament format: individual Swiss
  • Total Round: 5 rounds  ---   1 round each night
  • Round times: each Thursday 6:30PM Pacific Time (GMT+8)
  • Time control: G/60+5  (Game in 60 minutes with 5 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 April 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 2 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 bye must be requested before start of Round 1. Round 5 bye is irrevocable to prevent prize fund manipulations.
  • Late registrations will receive a 0.5 bye for any missed round, up to total 2 rounds.
     

5. Prize Fund

  • NEW Increased Prize Fund: $300 based on 25 paid entries
  Open
1st Place $100
2nd Place $65
3rd Place $45
Best under1800 $30
Best under1600 $30
Best under1400 $30
  • 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: $20
  • Non-MI library member: $40
  • $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.
  • 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, 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.
    G60+5 for example: Game in 60 minutes with 5 second increment. This means you get 60 minutes, your opponent gets 60 minutes and with each move every player gets 5 second added to the clock. So one game can last up to 120-140 minutes.
  • How many games/rounds?
    The 5SS 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.

 
  https://mechanics-institute.jumbula.com/2021OnlineTournaments/ThursdayNightMarathonG605April2021
 
Prize Winners: 

Prizes. 2021 April ThNM: Open

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 GM Gadir Guseinov (5.0/2700) 180.00 Place: 1 - $180
2 FM Kyron Griffith (4.5/2490) 117.00 Place: 2 - $117
3 IM Elliott Winslow (4.0/2278) 20.25 Place: 3 - $81
5 NM Michael Walder (4.0/2135) 20.25  
6 Pranav Sairam (4.0/2084) 20.25  
11 Adam Mercado (4.0/1831) 20.25  
17 Leo Wang (3.5/1765) 54.00 u1800/1 - $54
28 Kevin Sun (3.5/1443) 54.00 u1600/1 - $54
47 Justin Brunet (3.0/0) 18.00 u1400/1 - $54
36 Katherine Sunny Lu (3.0/978) 18.00  
41 Ivan Zong (3.0/0) 18.00  

 

Standings: 

 Standings   

SwissSys Standings. 2021 April ThNM: Open

# Name Handle ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total Prize
1 GM Gadir Guseinov gguseinov 17343590 2700 W17 W41 W27 W4 W3 5.0 180.00
2 FM Kyron Griffith kyrongriffith 12860484 2490 W10 H--- W37 W8 W7 4.5 117.00
3 IM Elliott Winslow ecwinslow 10363365 2278 W31 W9 W12 W6 L1 4.0 20.25
4 NM Michael Walder flightsoffancy 10345120 2135 W32 W13 W14 L1 W15 4.0 20.25
5 Pranav Sairam chesspilot01 15424820 2084 W33 F14 W16 W29 W13 4.0 20.25
6 Adam Mercado a-boy415 16571026 1831 W18 W29 W20 L3 W14 4.0 20.25
7 FM Richard Koepcke rkoepcke 10493269 2200 H--- W23 W11 W21 L2 3.5  
8 Kristian Clemens kclemens 13901075 1997 D25 W30 W38 L2 W26 3.5  
9 Leo Wang mu3tang 16061785 1765 W19 L3 W33 W31 D10 3.5 54.00
10 Kevin Sun kevin_mx_sun 16898540 1443 L2 W46 W28 W12 D9 3.5 54.00
11 NM Thomas Maser talenuf 10490936 1900 H--- W24 L7 W18 D22 3.0  
12 Kagan Uz uzkuzk 16434922 1809 W44 W26 L3 L10 W31 3.0  
13 Callaghan McCarty-Snead doctorbanner 14948275 1700 W39 L4 W34 W20 L5 3.0  
14 Jeff Andersen zenwabi 11296106 1643 W35 X5 L4 W22 L6 3.0  
15 Joel Carron bigchampionofchess 16600505 1610 W40 L21 W42 W27 L4 3.0  
16 Marina Xiao programmingmax 16380642 1512 L20 W44 L5 W42 W36 3.0  
17 Akshaj Pulijala loltheawesomedude 16497860 1455 L1 W45 L22 W35 W27 3.0  
18 Katherine Sunny Lu 2nf31-0 16425316 978 L6 W48 W23 L11 W37 3.0 18.00
19 Ivan Zong ivanzong 30131397 unr. L9 L31 W48 W32 W29 3.0 18.00
20 Justin Brunet night_breeze 30055583 unr. W16 W28 L6 L13 W30 3.0 18.00
21 Cailen Melville mangonel 14006141 1940 W34 W15 H--- L7 U--- 2.5  
22 Robert Smith maturner 12463327 1853 L42 W43 W17 L14 D11 2.5  
23 Jacob Wang jacobchess857 17083655 1623 H--- L7 L18 X46 W39 2.5  
24 Nick Reed nxbex 16154827 1433 H--- L11 D30 D39 W40 2.5  
25 Adam Stafford aanval22 14257838 1014 D8 L37 L32 W45 W38 2.5  
26 Jaryd Saevitzon thejuicerisloose 30144616 unr. B--- L12 H--- W37 L8 2.5  
27 Aaron Nicoski kingsmasher35 12797931 1822 W43 W42 L1 L15 L17 2.0  
28 Alexander Huberts cccalboy 16419664 1794 W45 L20 L10 X38 U--- 2.0  
29 Bryan Hood fiddleleaf 12839763 1574 W48 L6 W39 L5 L19 2.0  
30 Nursultan Uzakbaev rimus11 17137317 1513 D36 L8 D24 W34 L20 2.0  
31 Michael Xiao swimgrass 16380636 1363 L3 W19 W41 L9 L12 2.0  
32 Darren Yin dareonion 12846430 1323 L4 L39 W25 L19 W43 2.0  
33 Bruce Hedman bruce_hedman 17344551 1035 L5 W35 L9 L36 W46 2.0  
34 Jerry Li figsnoring 16551291 999 L21 W40 L13 L30 W44 2.0  
35 Sean Liu seanyliu 30149285 unr. L14 L33 W43 L17 W42 2.0  
36 Joshua Lu probablyjosh 30127073 unr. D30 L38 H--- W33 L16 2.0  
37 Zachi Baharav fastzachi 13464604 1813 H--- W25 L2 L26 L18 1.5  
38 Jason Ochoa barok44 12440572 1759 H--- W36 L8 F28 L25 1.5  
39 Pratyush Bhingarkar greenninja2019 30015889 unr. L13 W32 L29 D24 L23 1.5  
40 Jeff Rosengarden jrosengarden 30105422 unr. L15 L34 W45 H--- L24 1.5  
41 Bryan Lynch nycsheep 15493651 1769 W46 L1 L31 U--- U--- 1.0  
42 Charvi Atreya charvii 16816706 984 W22 L27 L15 L16 L35 1.0  
43 Jake Chi Hang Li jakech1123 17144246 946 L27 L22 L35 W48 L32 1.0  
44 Danny Cao caodanny 16939797 887 L12 L16 H--- H--- L34 1.0  
45 Andrejs Gulbis andrejsg 16741331 826 L28 L17 L40 L25 B--- 1.0  
46 Cleveland Lee vincitore51745 12814843 619 L41 L10 B--- F23 L33 1.0  
47 Vedant Talwalkar serverbusy 16408266 1644 H--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.5  
48 Kaori Nguyen sillybunnyy 30156281 unr. L29 L18 L19 L43 U--- 0.0  
Pairings: 

Pairings 

 

Pairings for Round 5. Open

Bd Res White Res Black
1 0 IM Elliott Winslow [ecwinslow] (2278 b 4.0 ) 1 GM Gadir Guseinov [gguseinov] (2700 b 4.0 )
2 0 FM Richard Koepcke [rkoepcke] (2200 W 3.5 ) 1 FM Kyron Griffith [kyrongriffith] (2490 B 3.5 )
3 1 NM Michael Walder [flightsoffancy] (2135 w 3.0 ) 0 Joel Carron [bigchampionofchess] (1610 BB 3.0 )
4 0 Callaghan McCarty-Snead [doctorbanner] (1700 b 3.0 ) 1 Pranav Sairam [chesspilot01] (2084 BB 3.0 )
5 1 Adam Mercado [a-boy415] (1831 WW 3.0 ) 0 Jeff Andersen [zenwabi] (1643 B 3.0 )
6 .5 Leo Wang [mu3tang] (1765 w 3.0 ) .5 Kevin Sun [kevin_mx_sun] (1443 b 3.0 )
7 1 Kristian Clemens [kclemens] (1997 w 2.5 ) 0 Jaryd Saevitzon [thejuicerisloose] (unr. b 2.5 )
8 .5 Robert Smith [maturner] (1853 w 2.0 ) .5 NM Thomas Maser [talenuf] (1900 B 2.5 )
9 0 Aaron Nicoski [kingsmasher35] (1822 w 2.0 ) 1 Akshaj Pulijala [loltheawesomedude] (1455 b 2.0 )
10 1 Kagan Uz [uzkuzk] (1809 w 2.0 ) 0 Michael Xiao [swimgrass] (1363 b 2.0 )
11 0 Bryan Hood [fiddleleaf] (1574 w 2.0 ) 1 Ivan Zong [ivanzong] (unr. b 2.0 )
12 1 Justin Brunet [night_breeze] (unr. w 2.0 ) 0 Nursultan Uzakbaev [rimus11] (1513 b 2.0 )
13 0 Joshua Lu [probablyjosh] (unr. w 2.0 ) 1 Marina Xiao [programmingmax] (1512 b 2.0 )
14 0 Zachi Baharav [fastzachi] (1813 W 1.5 ) 1 Katherine Sunny Lu [2nf31-0] ( 978 w 2.0 )
15 0 Jason Ochoa [barok44] (1759 W 1.5 ) 1 Adam Stafford [aanval22] (1014 b 1.5 )
16 1 Jacob Wang [jacobchess857] (1623 w 1.5 ) 0 Pratyush Bhingarkar [greenninja2019] (unr. b 1.5 )
17 1 Nick Reed [nxbex] (1433 W 1.5 ) 0 Jeff Rosengarden [jrosengarden] (unr. B 1.5 )
18 1 Darren Yin [dareonion] (1323 w 1.0 ) 0 Jake Chi Hang Li [jakech1123] ( 946 b 1.0 )
19 0 Cleveland Lee [vincitore51745] ( 619 w 1.0 ) 1 Bruce Hedman [bruce_hedman] (1035 b 1.0 )
20 1 Jerry Li [figsnoring] ( 999 w 1.0 ) 0 Danny Cao [caodanny] ( 887 BB 1.0 )
21 1 Charvi Atreya [charvii] ( 984 WW 1.0 ) 0 Sean Liu [seanyliu] (unr. w 1.0 )
  1 Andrejs Gulbis [andrejsg] ( 826 w 0.0 )   BYE
  0 Alexander Huberts [cccalboy] (1794 B 2.0 )   BYE
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