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Thursday Night Marathon G/60+5 - Jan & Feb 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021 to Thursday, February 11, 2021

Five Thursdays: Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11

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

  • Five Thursdays in Jan-Feb 2021: Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11
     

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 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.
    Please connect 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 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.
  • 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.

 

Prize Winners: 

 

Standings: 

Standings

SwissSys Standings. Jan-Feb 2021 Thursday Night Marathon: Open (Standings (no tiebrk))

# Name ID Rating Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 GM Gadir Guseinov 17343590 2700 gguseinov W22         1.0
2 IM Elliott Winslow 10363365 2278 ecwinslow W23         1.0
3 FM Allan G Savage 10014999 2200 duchamp64 W24         1.0
4 NM Mike Walder 10345120 2106 FlightsOfFancy W25         1.0
5 Arthur Liou 12906142 2034 artliou W26         1.0
6 Daniel Lin 15176393 2009 SmilyFace4 W27         1.0
7 Kristian Clemens 13901075 1997 kclemens W28         1.0
8 Jonah Busch 12469525 1934 kondsaga W29         1.0
9 Stewart Katz 12458563 1835 knvsback W30         1.0
10 Kagan Uz 16434922 1809 uzkuzk W31         1.0
11 Vishva Nanugonda 16380312 1795 3Ke31-0 W32         1.0
12 Alexander Huberts 16419664 1794 cccalboy W33         1.0
13 Aaron Nicoski 12797931 1789 KingSmasher35 W34         1.0
14 Christopher Nelson 13742111 1700 LudiMagisterJosephus W35         1.0
15 Kevin Sun 16898540 1158 kevin_mx_sun W20         1.0
16 Alexander Casassovici 30101063 unr. zatmonkey W21         1.0
17 Edward Pernicka 30097683 unr. copernickas B---         1.0
18 Philip Gerstoft 12913356 1766 pgstar3 H---         0.5
19 Jacob S Wang 17083655 1560 jacobchess857 H---         0.5
20 NM Thomas Maser 10490936 1900 talenuf L15         0.0
21 Linu John Alex 13836822 1652 ibalek L16         0.0
22 Jeff C Andersen 11296106 1643 zenwabi L1         0.0
23 Bryan Hood 12839763 1574 fiddleleaf L2         0.0
24 Marina Xiao 16380642 1551 maxskiff L3         0.0
25 Nursulta Uzakbaev 17137317 1519 rimus11 L4         0.0
26 Yali Dancig-Perlman 16280288 1428 noydan100 L5         0.0
27 Nicholas Reed 16154827 1416 NXBex L6         0.0
28 Akshaj Pulijala 16497860 1406 loltheawesomedude L7         0.0
29 Michael Xiao 16380636 1363 swimgrass L8         0.0
30 Andrew Fu 16403798 1152 geese L9       H--- 0.0
31 Rahim Dharssi 12693378 1018 rahimftd L10         0.0
32 Adithya Chitta 16695036 954 adichi L11         0.0
33 Jake Chi Hang Li 17144246 946 TanFlatPupet L12         0.0
34 Bruce Hedman 17344551 851 Bruce_Hedman L13         0.0
35 Danny Cao 16939797 843 caodanny L14         0.0
 

 

Pairings: 

Pairings

Pairings for Round 2. Jan-Feb 2021 Thursday Night Marathon: Open

Bd Res White Res Black
1   Vishva Nanugonda (1795 W 1.0 3Ke31-0)   GM Gadir Guseinov (2700 B 1.0 gguseinov)
2   IM Elliott Winslow (2278 W 1.0 ecwinslow)   Kagan Uz (1809 B 1.0 uzkuzk)
3   Aaron Nicoski (1789 W 1.0 KingSmasher35)   FM Allan G Savage (2200 B 1.0 duchamp64)
4   NM Mike Walder (2106 W 1.0 FlightsOfFancy)   Alexander Huberts (1794 B 1.0 cccalboy)
5   Kevin Sun (1158 W 1.0 kevin_mx_sun)   Arthur Liou (2034 B 1.0 artliou)
6   Daniel Lin (2009 W 1.0 SmilyFace4)   Christopher Nelson (1700 B 1.0 LudiMagisterJosephus)
7   Edward Pernicka (unr. - 1.0 copernickas)   Kristian Clemens (1997 B 1.0 kclemens)
8   Jonah Busch (1934 W 1.0 kondsaga)   Alexander Casassovici (unr. B 1.0 zatmonkey)
9   Philip Gerstoft (1766 - 0.5 pgstar3)   Jacob S Wang (1560 - 0.5 jacobchess857)
10   Akshaj Pulijala (1406 W 0.0 loltheawesomedude)   NM Thomas Maser (1900 B 0.0 talenuf)
11   Linu John Alex (1652 W 0.0 ibalek)   Michael Xiao (1363 B 0.0 swimgrass)
12   Jeff C Andersen (1643 W 0.0 zenwabi)   Andrew Fu (1152 B 0.0 geese)
13   Rahim Dharssi (1018 W 0.0 rahimftd)   Bryan Hood (1574 B 0.0 fiddleleaf)
14   Marina Xiao (1551 W 0.0 maxskiff)   Adithya Chitta ( 954 B 0.0 adichi)
15   Jake Chi Hang Li ( 946 W 0.0 TanFlatPupet)   Nursulta Uzakbaev (1519 B 0.0 rimus11)
16   Yali Dancig-Perlman (1428 W 0.0 noydan100)   Bruce Hedman ( 851 B 0.0 Bruce_Hedman)
17   Danny Cao ( 843 W 0.0 caodanny)   Nicholas Reed (1416 B 0.0 NXBex)
  ½ Stewart Katz (1835 W 1.0 knvsback)   BYE
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