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Tuesday Night Marathon - 2021 Sep - Oct - In-Person

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 to Tuesday, October 19, 2021

In-Person event back at Mechanics' after the pandemic

 

Tuesday Night Marathon - September-October 2021

 

Standings -- Pairings 

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

Registration -- Eligibility -- Tournament rules -- FAQ
 


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1. Dates & Location

  • Seven Tuesdays in September-October 2021: Sept 7, 14, 21, 29, Oct 5, 12, 19
  • Location: Mechanics' Institute - Chess Room 4th Floor
    57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 (click here to map)

     

2. Tournament format:

  • Tournament format: individual Swiss
  • Total Round: 7 rounds  ---   1 round each night
  • Round times: each Tuesday 6:30PM Pacific Time (GMT+8)
  • Time control: G/120;d5  (Game in 120 minutes with 5 second delay with each move. -- Please note that we are back to delay!)
  • Games will be US Chess regular rated - tournament will be submitted immediately after last round finished.
  • Sections: TWO sections: 1800+ and under1800 --- MIGHT change based on prior TNMs
  • Pairings are based on the Sept 2021 OTB or ONL supplemental regular US Chess rating. The higher rating will be used for pairing purposes.
  • Playup: Players must have a 1600 USCF OTB or ONL supplemental rating in order to be eligible to play up to the 1800+ section.

3. 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 1-5 byes must be requested by noon on Monday before the start of that week's round.
  • Round 6-7 byes must be requested before start of Round 1. Round 7 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.
     

4. Prize Fund --  $1200 based on 40 paid entries

  1800+ u1800
1st Place $250 $200
2nd Place $175 $150
3rd Place $100 $75
Best under2000 $75  
Best under1800 $75  
Best under1600   $50
Best under1400   $50
  • 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. 
     

5. Registration

  • MI library member: $60
  • Non-MI library member: $90
  • Play-up: $15 for members, $20 for non-members.
  • $20 late fee after Sept 1.
  • $5 admin fee for all cancellations & refunds.
  • Click HERE to Register: coming soon!
     

6. 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
     

7. Tournament rules

  • Standard US Chess rules apply.
  • Forfeit time is 60 minutes: if player is present at the board by 7:30pm, the opponent will be awarded a forfeit win.

8. FAQ

  • What are the time controls mean?
    Time controls are telling you how much time you have for each game.
    G12;d5: Game in 120 minutes (aka 2 hours) with 5 second delay with each move. This means you get 120 minutes, your opponent gets 120 minutes and at each move the clock counts down from 5 to 0 before the player's time starts. If player doesn't use up the whole 5 seconds, that time is lost.
  • How many games/rounds?
    The 7SS 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.
  • Players Database
    For players who are interested in play in our tournament.
    PLEASE fill out our Players database: https://forms.gle/X3hChCWbusHp4Ze56 to get email notifications about last minute changes and invitational opportunities. 

 

 

Prize Winners: 

 

 
Standings: 

 Standings

SwissSys Standings. Sep-Oct 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon: 1800

# Place Name Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total Prize
1 1-2 FM Ezra Chambers 2314 W20 W10           2.0  
2   Nicholas Weng 2001 W13 W14           2.0  
3 3-8 IM Elliott Winslow 2269 W12 D8           1.5  
4   Nathan Fong 2049 W16 D7           1.5  
5   Guy Argo 1938 H--- W15           1.5  
6   Tony Lama 1805 H--- X17           1.5  
7   Sean Kelly 1786 W9 D4           1.5  
8   Ilia Gimelfarb 1752 W18 D3           1.5  
9 9-15 Ako Heidari 1996 L7 W20           1.0  
10   Alex Chin 1992 W21 L1   H---       1.0  
11   Kayven Riese 1900 L15 W21           1.0  
12   Anthony Acosta 1818 L3 W18   H---       1.0  
13   Adam Mercado 1793 L2 W19           1.0  
14   Adam Stafford 1665 W19 L2           1.0  
15   Kevin Sun 1622 W11 L5           1.0  
16 16-17 Samuel Brownlow 1795 L4 H---           0.5  
17   Glenn Kaplan 1766 H--- F6           0.5  
18 18-21 Kristian Clemens 1994 L8 L12         H--- 0.0  
19   Steven Svoboda 1936 L14 L13           0.0  
20   Mark Drury 1830 L1 L9           0.0  
21   Joel Carron 1676 L10 L11       H---   0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Sep-Oct 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon: Under 1800

# Place Name Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total Prize
1 1-9 Marty Cortinas 1720 B--- W16           2.0  
2   Daniel Wang 1581 W36 W17           2.0  
3   Stephen Parsons 1544 W22 W18           2.0  
4   Richard Hack 1543 W23 W20           2.0  
5   Georgios Tsolias 1538 W43 W25           2.0  
6   Sebastian Suarez 1520 W24 W27           2.0  
7   Aaron Craig 1451 W26 W32           2.0  
8   Paul Reed 1440 W44 W31           2.0  
9   Christopher Dessert 1418 W37 W14           2.0  
10 10-13 Romeo Barreyro 1702 H--- W21           1.5  
11   John Chan 1500 H--- W38           1.5  
12   Jerry Morgan 1462 H--- W33           1.5  
13   Eli Chanoff unr. H--- X34           1.5  
14 14-32 Teodoro Porlares 1749 W42 L9           1.0  
15   Albert Starr 1500 L25 X35           1.0  
16   David Olson 1400 W45 L1           1.0  
17   Nursultan Uzakbaev 1389 W29 L2           1.0  
18   Andrew Imbens 1318 W30 L3           1.0  
19   Matt Long 1306 L31 W44     H---     1.0  
20   Jp Fairchild 1177 W46 L4           1.0  
21   Tobiah Rex 1173 W39 L10           1.0  
22   William Thibault 983 L3 X45           1.0  
23   Thomas Gu 768 L4 W46           1.0  
24   Jeffrey Dallatezza unr. L6 X40           1.0  
25   Deandr Stallworth unr. W15 L5           1.0  
26   Dean Guo unr. L7 W41           1.0  
27   Jabez Wesly unr. W40 L6           1.0  
28   James Dorsch unr. H--- H---           1.0  
29   Anton Maliev unr. L17 W42           1.0  
30   Elias Colfax-Lamoureux unr. L18 W43           1.0  
31   Adam Ginzberg unr. W19 L8           1.0  
32   Trent Hancock unr. W41 L7           1.0  
33 33-39 Nick Casares 1600 H--- L12           0.5  
34   Lisa Willis 1583 H--- F13           0.5  
35   Damien Seperi 1083 H--- F15           0.5  
36   Andrejs Gulbis 1029 L2 H---           0.5  
37   Benjamin Anderson unr. L9 H---         H--- 0.5  
38   Adam Laskowitz unr. H--- L11           0.5  
39   Samuel White unr. L21 H---         H--- 0.5  
40 40-46 Paul Krezanoski 1418 L27 F24           0.0  
41   Richard Ahrens 1210 L32 L26           0.0  
42   Natan Gimelfarb 1139 L14 L29           0.0  
43   David Nichol 546 L5 L30           0.0  
44   Ian Atroshchenko unr. L8 L19           0.0  
45   Ryan Gill unr. L16 F22           0.0  
46   Harry Elworthy unr. L20 L23           0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Sep-Oct 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon: Extra Game

# Place Name Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Total Prize
1 1-7 Brendyn Estolas 2052 U--- W13 1.0  
2   Gaziz Makhanov 1893 U--- W10 1.0  
3   Marty Cortinas 1720 W11 U--- 1.0  
4   ROMEO BE BARREYRO 1702 W12 U--- 1.0  
5   JERRY MORGAN 1462 W14 U--- 1.0  
6   Judit Sztaray 807 U--- W15 1.0  
7   Noah Chambers unr. U--- W11 1.0  
8 8-9 Eli Chanoff unr. U--- D9 0.5  
9   Jeffrey Dallatezza unr. U--- D8 0.5  
10 10-15 Alex Silvestre 2131 U--- L2 0.0  
11   TONY A LAMA 1805 L3 L7 0.0  
12   NICK CASARES JR 1600 L4 U--- 0.0  
13   Albert Starr 1500 U--- L1 0.0  
14   JOHN CHAN 1500 L5 U--- 0.0  
15   William Thibault 983 U--- L6 0.0  
 
Pairings: 

Pairings

Pairings for Round 3 Released Monday September 20 @Noon

Location: 
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