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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.


2020 Tuesday Night Marathon schedule *updated*  ---  TNMs are temporarly cancelled ---

Wilkerson Memorial TNM, Jan. 7 - Feb. 18 – 7 weeks 3 sections
Ted and Ruby Yudacufski Memorial TNM, Mar. 3 – Apr 14 – 7 rounds, 3 sections  cancelled
Spring TNM, Apr 28 - June 16 – 8 rounds, 3 sections - cancelled
Walter Browne Memorial TNM, Jun 30 – Aug 11 – 7 rounds, 1 Open section
Brandwein MemorialTNM, Aug 25 – Oct 13 – 8 rounds, 3 sections
Fred and Pat Mayntz Memorial TNM, Oct 27 – Dec 15 – 8 rounds, 1 Open section

 

Mechanics' Institute Community Tuesday Night Marathon Online

September 8th to September 22nd
Prize Winners:

 

 
Standings:

Standing after Round 4

SwissSys Report: Mechanics' Community TNM Online

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

# Name ID Rating Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1 Aleksan Lenderman 12787646 2717 AlexanderL W17 W11 W10 W3     4.0
2 Ruiyang Yan 15462690 2242 jij2018 W29 W16 D9 W4     3.5
3 Kyron Griffith 12860484 2470 KyronGriffith W18 W7 W6 L1     3.0
4 Elliott Winslow 10363365 2278 ecwinslow W19 W8 W12 L2     3.0
5 Michael Walder 10345120 2075 FlightsOfFancy L9 W27 W30 W16     3.0
6 Arul Viswanathan 14490424 2071 Shouldbedoincalchw W33 W21 L3 W19     3.0
7 Felix German 12624534 1976 FelixGerman W25 L3 W20 W15     3.0
8 Nicholas Ruo Weng 15499404 1958 ninjaforce W34 L4 W27 W13     3.0
9 Alex Paul Chin 17050697 1811 achingolf W5 W15 D2 D10     3.0
10 Pranav Sairam 15424820 2087 chesspilot01 W31 W28 L1 D9     2.5
11 Kristian Clemens 13901075 1997 kclemens W32 L1 W24 D12 H--- H--- 2.5
12 Ashik Uzzaman 13178575 1940 ashikuzzaman W26 W13 L4 D11     2.5
13 Carla Heredia 13935235 2227 mathandchess2020 W30 L12 W28 L8     2.0
14 Theodore Biyiasas 13989054 2175 Tabiyiasas H--- H--- L19 W22     2.0
15 Ethan [kaza Boldi 15088362 2120 etvat W24 L9 W18 L7     2.0
16 Nitish Nathan 15494283 1941 BreatheChessAlways W20 L2 W21 L5     2.0
17 Thomas F Maser 10490936 1900 talenuf L1 W33 H--- H---     2.0
18 Kenneth E Fee Jr 12480902 1884 KenFee L3 W25 L15 W32     2.0
19 Rudolph Fr Breedt 13701346 1884 bobbejaan L4 W32 W14 L6     2.0
20 Ahyan Zaman 15035222 1699 ahyanzaman L16 W29 L7 W30     2.0
21 Vishva Nanugonda 16380312 1664 vish1080 W23 L6 L16 W28     2.0
22 Kr Gopalakrishnan 16545130 1628 chessboi2010 L28 B--- W23 L14     2.0
23 Cailen J Melville 14006141 1940 Mangonel L21 W31 L22 D24     1.5
24 Jwalin Shah 14379732 1832 jshah1331 L15 W26 L11 D23     1.5
25 Patrick Peiju Liu 16667410 1719 katechen77 L7 L18 D31 W33     1.5
26 Imran Champsi 16176854 1663 Dragonfish9127 L12 L24 B--- D31     1.5
27 Ishaan Kodarapu 16128527 1607 pika0008 B--- L5 L8 H---     1.5
28 Jonah Busch 12469525 1934 kondsaga W22 L10 L13 L21     1.0
29 Nicholas Ar Boldi 15088356 1883 nicarmt L2 L20 L32 W34     1.0
30 Chelsea Zhou 15239016 1866 mwncklmann L13 W34 L5 L20     1.0
31 Davi Flores Gomez 14799653 1812 PlayerCreate1 L10 L23 D25 D26     1.0
32 Max Hao 16083648 1761 Joseph_Truelsons_fan L11 L19 W29 L18     1.0
33 Kevin M Fong 17254586 1783 chessappeals L6 L17 D34 L25     0.5
34 Pudur Ramaswamy 16106884 1718 MatnMatt20 L8 L30 D33 L29     0.5

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

# Name ID Rating Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1 Pranav Pradeep 15871762 1252 pranavpradeep2006 W16 W8 W12 W6     4.0
2 Ya Dancig Perlman 16280288 1235 noydan100 B--- D6 W15 W8     3.5
3 Gan Mathrubootham 15183473 1494 gmbchess W19 L13 W20 W12     3.0
4 Marina Xiao 16380642 1398 programmingmax H--- H--- W16 W13     3.0
5 Ella Guo 16380657 1193 SunnyCountry L6 W19 W17 W9     3.0
6 Erika Malykin 12910007 1693 starserika18 W5 D2 W13 L1     2.5
7 Rama Krish Chitta 17350313 1499 draidus D21 L9 W14 W17     2.5
8 Georgios Tsolias 17266862 1679 GiorgosTsolias W11 L1 W18 L2     2.0
9 Nursulta Uzakbaev 17137317 1513 rimus11 L13 W7 W10 L5     2.0
10 Stephen Zhu 16412414 1331 chesspoki L15 W21 L9 W19     2.0
11 Ian Liao 16738735 1054 victor6688 L8 L16 W21 W20     2.0
12 Martin Camacho 17248027 1031 camachom X22 W17 L1 L3     2.0
13 Andrew Ballantyne 17079795 948 andrewaballantyne W9 W3 L6 L4     2.0
14 Yuvraj Si Sawhney 17095004 823 SaintReturns L17 B--- L7 W21     2.0
15 Bruce Hedman 17344551 unr. Bruce_Hedman W10 H--- L2 H---   U--- 2.0
16 Stan Polivyanenko 17310102 unr. MrL0cust L1 W11 L4 W18     2.0
17 Michael Hilliard 12279170 1446 Echecsmike W14 L12 L5 L7     1.0
18 Michael Xiao 16380636 1363 swimgrass H--- H--- L8 L16     1.0
19 Danny Du Uy Cao 16939797 843 caodanny L3 L5 B--- L10     1.0
20 Cleveland W Lee 12814843 unr. vincitore51745 H--- H--- L3 L11     1.0
21 Go Dancig-Perlman 17151222 875 Gogosf D7 L10 L11 L14     0.5
22 Vedant Talwalkar 16408266 1569 serverbusy F12 U--- U--- U---     0.0
Pairings:

Round 5 tentative pairing will come out on Monday, shortly after noon!