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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 provides strong competition for players ranging in strength from Master to beginner. 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!

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.

 

Felix German Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon

November 8th to December 20th
Prize Winners:

 

 
Standings:

 Standings

 

SwissSys Report: Felix German TNM

SwissSys Standings. Felix German TNM: 2000+ (Standings (no tiebrk))

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 FM RICHARD CHEN 15466562 2253 D11 W6 W4 W7     H--- 3.5
2 NM LARRY SNYDER 10465117 2073 D7 W17 D5 W15       3.0
3 LUKE WIDJAJA 16010621 2055 W16 D8 W14 H---     H--- 3.0
4 NM PHILLIP SEITZER 12687814 2129 W18 W15 L1 H---       2.5
5 STEVE SOBEL 30220542 1933 W10 H--- D2 D9       2.5
6 SEBASTIAN SUAREZ 16875347 1871 D17 L1 B--- W14     H--- 2.5
7 KEVIN SUN 16898540 1870 D2 W11 X8 L1       2.5
8 IM KYRON WAYKUAN GRIFFITH 12860484 2444 W13 D3 F7 H---       2.0
9 IM ELLIOTT WINSLOW 10363365 2241 L14 D13 W17 D5       2.0
10 NM SIDDHARTH ARUN 13206647 2193 L5 W16 H--- H---       2.0
11 LUCAS LESNIEWSKI 17039584 2007 D1 L7 W13 H---       2.0
12 ARJUN SANKAR 14542170 1815 H--- H--- D15 H---       2.0
13 NM MICHAEL WALDER 10345120 2042 L8 D9 L11 B---       1.5
14 JONAH BUSCH 12469525 1940 W9 H--- L3 L6       1.5
15 JOE S URQUHART 12404595 1893 B--- L4 D12 L2       1.5
16 YUVRAJ SINGH SAWHNEY 17095004 1783 L3 L10 H--- W17       1.5
17 CM CHRISTOPHE BAMBOU 12734479 2078 D6 L2 L9 L16   H---   0.5
18 FREDERIC DUTTER 12343420 1900 L4 U--- U--- U---       0.0

SwissSys Standings. Felix German TNM: 1600-1999 (Standings (no tiebrk))

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 Victor Briancon-Marjollet 30684050 1627 W17 W8 W9 H---     H--- 3.5
2 FREDERIC DUTTER 12343420 1900 B--- W16 D5 D4       3.0
3 ADAM BENJAMIN STEVENS 30508143 1749 H--- W11 H--- W10 H---     3.0
4 DAVID Z LI 13016785 1711 W14 D9 W6 D2       3.0
5 KARL STUART KINGMA 12782822 1619 B--- W10 D2 D7       3.0
6 STEPHEN PARSONS 16566932 1749 H--- W18 L4 W13       2.5
7 AUNG TUN LIN 13732925 1641 L10 W12 X20 D5       2.5
8 SIMON MOISSELIN 30713258 1491 W13 L1 H--- W15     H--- 2.5
9 SIVAVISHNU SRINIVASAN 16778004 1366 B--- D4 L1 W16       2.5
10 KRISTIAN CLEMENS 13901075 1927 W7 L5 W14 L3       2.0
11 CHRISTOPHER POWERS 30462548 1704 H--- L3 H--- W18       2.0
12 YONATHAN ADMASSU 15323127 1680 L16 L7 W17 X20       2.0
13 FELIX MACNEE 12570325 1651 L8 W17 X19 L6       2.0
14 NICK CASARES 10424364 1600 L4 B--- L10 W19       2.0
15 ERIKA MALYKIN 12910007 1691 H--- H--- D16 L8       1.5
16 JOHN CHAN 12561007 1560 W12 L2 D15 L9       1.5
17 GEORGE A SANGUINETTI 10478103 1900 L1 L13 L12 B---       1.0
18 DAVID RAKONITZ 12931024 1662 D19 L6 H--- L11       1.0
19 RICHARD HACK 12796129 1500 D18 H--- F13 L14       1.0
20 CRAIG YAMAMOTO 12217820 1500 H--- H--- F7 F12       1.0

SwissSys Standings. Felix German TNM: under1600 (Standings (no tiebrk))

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 CLARKE RAYMOND VANDENHOVEN 30441457 1284 X45 W24 W5 W12       4.0
2 NICHOLAS AYALA 12597561 1391 H--- W36 W37 W16       3.5
3 PRATYUSH HULE 16317000 1268 W24 W19 D4 W14       3.5
4 FERNANDO TOLEDO GUERRERO 30689523 1547 W32 W23 D3 H---       3.0
5 BRENT TAM 30465597 1480 W33 W39 L1 W17       3.0
6 Trevor O'Farrell 30168563 1474 L23 W38 W34 W22       3.0
7 HOA LONG TAM 16919862 1465 H--- W31 D11 W23       3.0
8 SAMUEL AGDAMAG 14874734 1400 L42 W40 W39 X25       3.0
9 Scott James Brown 15472502 1383 W44 W45 L12 W27       3.0
10 DREW H CLARK 30178041 1288 X43 D37 X19 H---       3.0
11 BRIAN WEI 13978693 1233 W27 H--- D7 W20     H--- 3.0
12 Nguyen Hoang Duy Pham 30742570 unr. W18 X--- W9 L1   H---   3.0
13 YORGOS TSOLIAS 17266862 1558 D22 B--- L17 W31     H--- 2.5
14 CHUNHUI GU 30213918 1483 W40 W34 H--- L3       2.5
15 NICOLAS T HORDE 30573134 1413 H--- L22 W36 X35       2.5
16 MICHAEL R HILLIARD 12279170 1400 W41 W42 H--- L2       2.5
17 SIMONE PAGAN GRISO 17322263 1347 H--- W26 W13 L5       2.5
18 THOMAS GU 17005685 1248 L12 W41 H--- W32       2.5
19 LEE COOPER 14563710 1590 W38 L3 F10 X37       2.0
20 ALBERT MARTIN STARR 12844781 1500 L39 W28 W42 L11       2.0
21 SAM CALVERT 16725524 1331 L37 W33 L25 W43       2.0
22 CHRISTIAN BRICKHOUSE 30261226 1221 D13 W15 H--- L6     H--- 2.0
23 NICK HOLLON 30477149 999 W6 L4 W44 L7       2.0
24 THU LE 17248797 unr. L3 L1 B--- X38   H--- H--- 2.0
25 Alexander Oliver 30830585 unr. H--- H--- W21 F8       2.0
26 Andrew Singer 30803745 unr. H--- L17 H--- W39     H--- 2.0
27 Sylvester Sroka 30812086 unr. L11 B--- X30 L9     H--- 2.0
28 Brian Wong 30806372 unr. D31 L20 W29 H---     H--- 2.0
29 DAVID R OLSON 13913131 1400 H--- F32 L28 W42       1.5
30 MIKE SPOLARICH 30207265 1322 H--- H--- F27 H---       1.5
31 ELI ALBUKERK 30219969 1231 D28 L7 W40 L13   H--- H--- 1.5
32 DANNY DU UY CAO 16939797 1095 L4 X29 H--- L18       1.5
33 ERIK BAKKE 30694157 1025 L5 L21 X45 H---       1.5
34 GEORGE T SULLIVAN 16579662 916 X--- L14 L6 H---   H---   1.5
35 STEVEN DUNLAP 14905812 895 H--- H--- H--- F15       1.5
36 STEVEN LEE MYERS 30700928 809 H--- L2 L15 W44 H---     1.5
37 Ummon Karpe 12932259 769 W21 D10 L2 F19       1.5
38 SHUBHANKAR SHARAN 30358414 1229 L19 L6 W41 F24     H--- 1.0
39 PAUL BLUM 12748433 1092 W20 L5 L8 L26       1.0
40 RICHARD WILLIAM AHRENS 16953298 1056 L14 L8 L31 X45       1.0
41 RENATE OTTERBACH 14565208 991 L16 L18 L38 B---       1.0
42 FREDDIE LLANES CADIMAS 30134392 898 W8 L16 L20 L29       1.0
43 KYLE EWART COVENTRY BOOTH 30715175 428 F10 H--- H--- L21       1.0
44 Daniel Morris 30424176 867 L9 H--- L23 L36       0.5
45 Daniel Warda 30791628 unr. F1 L9 F33 F40       0.0

SwissSys Standings. Felix German TNM: Extra Rated (Standings (no tiebrk))

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total
1 Abel Talamantez 12465386 1800 W14 --- --- W10 2.0
2 FELIX MACNEE 12570325 1651 U--- U--- W9 --- 1.0
3 Karl Kingma 12782822 1619 W11 --- --- --- 1.0
4 Nick Casares 10424364 1600 U--- W13 --- --- 1.0
5 Samuel Agdamag 14874734 1400 U--- U--- U--- W15 1.0
6 Drew Clark 30178041 1288 W12 --- --- --- 1.0
7 BHARATH GADE 30700104 unr. U--- U--- W15 --- 1.0
8 Alexander Oliver 30830585 unr. U--- W16 --- --- 1.0
9 AUNG TUN LIN 13732925 1641 U--- U--- L2 --- 0.0
10 Nicolas Horde 30573134 1413 U--- U--- U--- L1 0.0
11 Sivavishnu Srinivasan 16778004 1366 L3 --- --- --- 0.0
12 Clarke Vandenhoven 30441457 1284 L6 --- --- --- 0.0
13 Danny Cao 16939797 1095 U--- L4 --- --- 0.0
14 George Sullivan 16579662 916 L1 --- --- --- 0.0
15 THU LE 17248797 unr. U--- U--- L7 L5 0.0
16 Sylvester Sroka 30812086 unr. U--- L8 --- --- 0.0
Pairings:

Pairings

SwissSys Report: Felix German TNM

SwissSys Report: Felix German TNM

SwissSys Report: Felix German TNM

Pairings for Round 4. Felix German TNM: under1600

Bd Res White Res Black
16 0 Nguyen Hoang Duy Pham (unr. w 3.0) 1 CLARKE RAYMOND VANDENHOVEN (1284 b 3.0)
17 0 CHUNHUI GU (1483 w 2.5) 1 PRATYUSH HULE (1268 B 2.5)
18 1 NICHOLAS AYALA (1391 w 2.5) 0 MICHAEL R HILLIARD (1400 b 2.5)
19 1 BRENT TAM (1480 W 2.0) 0 SIMONE PAGAN GRISO (1347 w 2.5)
20 0 ALBERT MARTIN STARR (1500 W 2.0) 1 BRIAN WEI (1233 w 2.0)
21 0 CHRISTIAN BRICKHOUSE (1221 w 2.0) 1 Trevor O'Farrell (1474 B 2.0)
22 0 NICK HOLLON ( 999 W 2.0) 1 HOA LONG TAM (1465 b 2.0)
23 1 X SAMUEL AGDAMAG (1400 W 2.0) 0 F Alexander Oliver (unr. B 2.0)
24 0 Sylvester Sroka (unr. W 2.0) 1 Scott James Brown (1383 B 2.0)
25 0 ELI ALBUKERK (1231 W 1.5) 1 YORGOS TSOLIAS (1558 b 1.5)
26 1 X NICOLAS T HORDE (1413 w 1.5) 0 F STEVEN DUNLAP ( 895 - 1.5)
27 0 DANNY DU UY CAO (1095 W 1.5) 1 THOMAS GU (1248 b 1.5)
28 0 F Ummon Karpe ( 769 B 1.5) 1 X LEE COOPER (1590 w 1.0)
29 1 SAM CALVERT (1331 W 1.0) 0 KYLE EWART COVENTRY BOOTH ( 428 - 1.0)
30 0 F SHUBHANKAR SHARAN (1229 W 1.0) 1 X THU LE (unr. b 1.0)
31 1 Andrew Singer (unr. W 1.0) 0 PAUL BLUM (1092 B 1.0)
32 1 DAVID R OLSON (1400 W 0.5) 0 FREDDIE LLANES CADIMAS ( 898 B 1.0)
33 1 STEVEN LEE MYERS ( 809 b 0.5) 0 Daniel Morris ( 867 b 0.5)
34 1 X RICHARD WILLIAM AHRENS (1056 W 0.0) 0 F Daniel Warda (unr. B 0.0)
  1 RENATE OTTERBACH ( 991 B 0.0)   BYE
  DREW H CLARK (1288 B 2.5)   BYE
  FERNANDO TOLEDO GUERRERO (1547 B 2.5)   BYE
  Brian Wong (unr. B 1.5)   BYE
  GEORGE T SULLIVAN ( 916 w 1.0)   BYE
  MIKE SPOLARICH (1322 - 1.0)   BYE
  ERIK BAKKE (1025 w 1.0)   BYE

SwissSys Report: Felix German TNM

Pairings for Round 4. Felix German TNM: Extra Rated

Bd Res White Res Black
35 1 Samuel Agdamag (1400 - 0.0) 0 THU LE (unr. W 0.0)
36 0 Nicolas Horde (1413 - 0.0) 1 Abel Talamantez (1800 B 1.0)