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The Tuesday Night Marathon

The Mechanics' Tuesday Night Marathon (TNM) has a rich tradition that dates back at least 50 years. The idea of playing serious chess one night a week has appealed to a broad range of players from Senior Master to beginners, who find the time commitment fits their schedule quite comfortably. Today we think of seven rounds as the normal duration for a TNM, but that has not always been the case. In 1975 they played 12 rounds per tournament. Recently the Marathon switched to having sudden death for the second time control. It was probably the last tournament in the world to still feature adjourned games, the rest of the chess community having given up the practice years ago due to the rise in playing strength of computers. The Mechanics' Institute still has several hundred adjourned move envelopes, which will no doubt become collector's items.

The TNM not only provides strong competition for players ranging in strength from Master to beginner, it's also very affordable with an entry fee of $50 for seven USCF rated games. The Marathon is a perfect fit for those who can't commit an entire weekend to chess. No matter what your strength, the Tuesday Night Marathon might be the right tournament for you!

The modern-day Tuesday Night Marathon brings the entire chess community together through our live broadcast of 10 boards across all sections and live commentary from FM Paul Whitehead. Our broadcasts bring the Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club into the homes of viewers across the world in celebration of club chess in its purest form. Our TNM is truly for everyone, from beginner to master, and our section format provides competitive games each and every week!

 

Abel Talamantez, Chess Director, Mechanics’ Institute

IM John Donaldson, former Mechanics’ Institute Chess Director


 

Testimonials

"Thanks as always for putting on such a great tournament. Looking forward to the next one." Joel C.
"Thank you so much for running just another successful event. Chess community really owes you for the energy and efforts you put into making Bay Area a United States' premier chess hub." Felix G.
"I really enjoyed playing the last four weeks. How do I sign up for the next one?" Paul K.


2021-2022 Tuesday Night Marathon schedule 

Tuesday Night Marathon - 2021 Jul-Aug - In-Person (Jul 13 - Aug 24) --  Detailed Information -- Register Here

Tuesday Night Marathon - 2021 Sep-Oct - In-Person (Sep 07 - Oct 19) -- Detailed Information -- Register Here

Tuesday Night Marathon - 2021 Nov-Dec - In-Person (Nov 2 - Dec 21) -- Detailed Information - Register Here

Tuesday Night Marathon - 2022 Jan-Feb - In-Person (Jan 4 - Feb 15) -- Detailed Information - Register Here

Tuesday Night Marathon - 2022 Mar-Apr - In-Person (Mar 1 - Apr 12) -- Detailed Information - Register Here

Tuesday Night Marathon - 2022 May-Jun - In-Person (May 3 - Jun 14) -- Detailed Information - Register Here

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

September 7th to October 19th
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 FM Ezra Chambers 2314 W17 W7 W5         3.0  
2 2-3 IM Elliott Winslow 2269 W18 D12 W11         2.5  
3   Sean Kelly 1786 W6 D4 W10         2.5  
4 4-9 Nathan Fong 2049 W19 D3 H---         2.0  
5   Nicholas Weng 2001 W20 W9 L1         2.0  
6   Ako Heidari 1996 L3 W17 W12         2.0  
7   Alex Chin 1992 W22 L1 W20 H---       2.0  
8   James Mahooti 1800 H--- H--- W16         2.0  
9   Adam Stafford 1665 W15 L5 W18         2.0  
10 10-13 Guy Argo 1938 H--- W13 L3         1.5  
11   Tony Lama 1805 H--- X21 L2         1.5  
12   Ilia Gimelfarb 1752 W14 D2 L6         1.5  
13   Kevin Sun 1622 W16 L10 D19         1.5  
14 14-20 Kristian Clemens 1994 L12 L18 W21       H--- 1.0  
15   Steven Svoboda 1936 L9 L20 W22         1.0  
16   Kayven Riese 1900 L13 W22 L8         1.0  
17   Mark Drury 1830 L1 L6 B---         1.0  
18   Anthony Acosta 1818 L2 W14 L9 H---       1.0  
19   Samuel Brownlow 1795 L4 H--- D13         1.0  
20   Adam Mercado 1793 L5 W15 L7         1.0  
21 21 Glenn Kaplan 1766 H--- F11 L14   H---     0.5  
22 22 Joel Carron 1676 L7 L16 L15     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 1-5 Marty Cortinas 1720 B--- W30 W9         3.0  
2   Daniel Wang 1581 W43 W12 W8         3.0  
3   Stephen Parsons 1544 W33 W13 W10         3.0  
4   Richard Hack 1543 W34 W32 W11         3.0  
5   Christopher Dessert 1418 W26 W7 W20         3.0  
6 6 John Chan 1500 H--- W27 W25         2.5  
7 7-19 Teodoro Porlares 1749 W46 L5 W23         2.0  
8   Georgios Tsolias 1538 W35 W38 L2         2.0  
9   Sebastian Suarez 1520 W37 W16 L1         2.0  
10   Aaron Craig 1451 W15 W19 L3         2.0  
11   Paul Reed 1440 W47 W18 L4         2.0  
12   Nursultan Uzakbaev 1389 W17 L2 W37         2.0  
13   Andrew Imbens 1318 W28 L3 W39         2.0  
14   Matt Long 1306 L18 W47 W38   H---     2.0  
15   Dean Guo unr. L10 W31 W29         2.0  
16   Jabez Wesly unr. W45 L9 W30         2.0  
17   Anton Maliev unr. L12 W46 W32         2.0  
18   Adam Ginzberg unr. W14 L11 W33         2.0  
19   Trent Hancock unr. W31 L10 W36         2.0  
20 20-28 Romeo Barreyro 1702 H--- W24 L5         1.5  
21   Nick Casares 1600 H--- L23 W34         1.5  
22   Lisa Willis 1583 H--- F25 W44         1.5  
23   Jerry Morgan 1462 H--- W21 L7         1.5  
24   Tobiah Rex 1173 W44 L20 D28         1.5  
25   Eli Chanoff unr. H--- X22 L6         1.5  
26   Benjamin Anderson unr. L5 H--- X42       H--- 1.5  
27   Adam Laskowitz unr. H--- L6 W43         1.5  
28   Elias Colfax-Lamoureux unr. L13 W35 D24         1.5  
29 29-41 Albert Starr 1500 L38 X42 L15         1.0  
30   David Olson 1400 W40 L1 L16         1.0  
31   Richard Ahrens 1210 L19 L15 W47         1.0  
32   Jp Fairchild 1177 W41 L4 L17         1.0  
33   William Thibault 983 L3 X40 L18         1.0  
34   Thomas Gu 768 L4 W41 L21         1.0  
35   David Nichol 546 L8 L28 X45         1.0  
36   Ryan Deal unr. H--- H--- L19         1.0  
37   Jeffrey Dallatezza unr. L9 X45 L12         1.0  
38   Deandr Stallworth unr. W29 L8 L14         1.0  
39   James Dorsch unr. H--- H--- L13         1.0  
40   Ryan Gill unr. L30 F33 W46         1.0  
41   Harry Elworthy unr. L32 L34 B---         1.0  
42 42-44 Damien Seperi 1083 H--- F29 F26         0.5  
43   Andrejs Gulbis 1029 L2 H--- L27         0.5  
44   Samuel White unr. L24 H--- L22       H--- 0.5  
45 45-47 Paul Krezanoski 1418 L16 F37 U---         0.0  
46   Natan Gimelfarb 1139 L7 L17 L40         0.0  
47   Ian Atroshchenko unr. L11 L14 L31         0.0  

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

# Place Name Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 1-9 Brendyn Estolas 2052 U--- W16 U--- 1.0  
2   Gaziz Makhanov 1893 U--- W12 U--- 1.0  
3   Marty Cortinas 1720 W13 U--- U--- 1.0  
4   ROMEO BE BARREYRO 1702 W15 U--- U--- 1.0  
5   JERRY MORGAN 1462 W17 U--- U--- 1.0  
6   Judit Sztaray 807 U--- W18 U--- 1.0  
7   David Nichol 546 U--- U--- W14 1.0  
8   Noah Chambers unr. U--- W13 U--- 1.0  
9   Benjamin Anderson unr. U--- U--- W19 1.0  
10 10-11 Eli Chanoff unr. U--- D11 U--- 0.5  
11   Jeffrey Dallatezza unr. U--- D10 U--- 0.5  
12 12-19 Alex Silvestre 2131 U--- L2 U--- 0.0  
13   TONY A LAMA 1805 L3 L8 U--- 0.0  
14   Cesar Tamondong 1600 U--- U--- L7 0.0  
15   NICK CASARES JR 1600 L4 U--- U--- 0.0  
16   Albert Starr 1500 U--- L1 U--- 0.0  
17   JOHN CHAN 1500 L5 U--- U--- 0.0  
18   William Thibault 983 U--- L6 U--- 0.0  
19   Angad Sharma unr. U--- U--- L9 0.0  
 
Pairings:

Pairings

Pairings for round 4 @noon 9/28