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The Tuesday Night Marathon

The Mechanics' Tuesday Night Marathon (TNM) has a rich tradition that dates back at least 30 years. The idea of playing serious chess one night a week has appealed to a broad range of players from Senior Master to beginner, who find the time commitment fits their schedule quite comfortably. Today we think of eight 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 eight/nine 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!

— IM John Donaldson, former Mechanics' Institute Chess Room Director & TNM TD

Summer 2019 Tuesday Night Marathon

May 28th to July 16th
Standings:

SwissSys Standings. 2019 Summer TNM: Championship 2000+

 

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Aleksandr Ivanov 12835226 2187 W31 W23 W10 D2 W6 4.5
2 FM Kyron Griffith 12860484 2455 H--- W42 W24 D1 W10 4.0
3 FM Ezra Chambers 15191101 2308 W17 L13 W18 W22 W11 4.0
4 IM Elliott Winslow 10363365 2294 L24 W33 W26 W17 W15 4.0
5 NM Conrado Diaz 15624626 2345 D36 W20 D15 D13 W19 3.5
6 FM Andy Lee 12559999 2344 H--- W36 W14 W21 L1 3.5
7 NM Tenzing Shaw 12811372 2287 W25 D15 W30 D11 D8 3.5
8 NM Tianyi He 13039657 2186 W35 W46 D11 H--- D7 3.5
9 Michael Lin 13732397 2149 H--- H--- H--- W23 W21 3.5
10 NM Russell Wong 12544182 2200 W19 W29 L1 W31 L2 3.0
11 NM Rui Yang Yan 15462690 2190 W27 W16 D8 D7 L3 3.0
12 NM Bryon Doyle 12905977 2186 W33 L24 H--- D16 X30 3.0
13 Isaiah Kim 15243610 2139 W40 W3 D21 D5 U--- 3.0
14 Ganesh Viswanath Natraj 15206105 2128 H--- W41 L6 D20 W32 3.0
15 WFM Mugi Tsegmed 16231142 2125 W47 D7 D5 W24 L4 3.0
16 Pranav Senthilkumar 14020007 2030 W45 L11 H--- D12 W31 3.0
17 NM Michael Walder 10345120 2007 L3 W35 W32 L4 W33 3.0
18 Arun Dixit 14607904 2000 H--- X38 L3 H--- X28 3.0
19 Kevin Kuczek 12695943 1984 L10 W43 W46 X39 L5 3.0
20 Kevin Yanofsky 15901193 1964 H--- L5 W41 D14 W29 3.0
21 WFM Natalya Tsodikova 12634942 2197 W26 W22 D13 L6 L9 2.5
22 Andrew Trattner 14538125 2052 W37 L21 W27 L3 H--- 2.5
23 Steve Gaffagan 12542809 2035 W44 L1 H--- L9 W42 2.5
24 David Askin 13776967 2003 W4 W12 L2 L15 H--- 2.5
25 Kristian Clemens 13901075 1990 L7 W40 H--- H--- H--- 2.5
26 Thomas Maser 10490936 1956 L21 W37 L4 H--- W40 2.5
27 Michael Askin 12530974 1949 L11 W45 L22 H--- X41 2.5
28 Carlos Davila 12559874 2085 H--- L30 D42 W35 F18 2.0
29 Ethan Boldi 15088362 2044 W43 L10 U--- W42 L20 2.0
30 Brendyn A Estolas 12869947 2007 H--- W28 L7 H--- F12 2.0
31 Cailen Melville 14006141 1935 L1 W44 B--- L10 L16 2.0
32 Kayven Riese 12572270 1900 H--- H--- L17 W46 L14 2.0
33 Clarence Lehman 10497272 1900 L12 L4 B--- W36 L17 2.0
34 Om Chinchwadkar 13796783 1897 H--- U--- D36 D40 D38 2.0
35 Felix Rudyak 12624534 1888 L8 L17 W43 L28 X45 2.0
36 Andre Persidsky 12545869 1876 D5 L6 D34 L33 B--- 2.0
37 Steven Krasnov 12547599 1870 L22 L26 U--- B--- W46 2.0
38 Christian Jensen 12780890 1819 H--- F18 U--- X--- D34 2.0
39 WGM Carla Heredia 13935235 2264 H--- H--- H--- F19 U--- 1.5
40 Bruce Ricard 15741428 1875 L13 L25 W44 D34 L26 1.5
41 Robert Will Drane 12478485 1828 H--- L14 L20 X45 F27 1.5
42 Robert Smith 12463327 1800 B--- L2 D28 L29 L23 1.5
43 Jonah Busch 12469525 1865 L29 L19 L35 H--- H--- 1.0
44 Jayden Xu 15918365 1855 L23 L31 L40 H--- H--- 1.0
45 Sos Hakobyan 14452712 1830 L16 L27 B--- F41 F35 1.0
46 Vahak Mandjian 15431351 1808 B--- L8 L19 L32 L37 1.0
47 Guy Argo 12517167 1874 L15 U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.0
 

 

SwissSys Standings. 2019 Summer TNM: 1600-1999

 

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Ella Papanek 13796480 1997 H--- W34 W13 W24 W6 4.5
2 Mansoor Mohammed 16086550 1743 H--- W14 D5 W13 W7 4.0
3 Mark Drury 12459313 1878 H--- W30 H--- W25 D5 3.5
4 Gaziz Makhanov 16828914 1830 B--- L8 W19 D17 W18 3.5
5 Rafik Robeal 13067226 1737 H--- W9 D2 X26 D3 3.5
6 Teodoro Porlares 12773115 1728 W15 W18 W8 D7 L1 3.5
7 Alexander Perlov 16465198 1724 W31 W29 W16 D6 L2 3.5
8 Marty Cortinas 12590374 1663 W27 W4 L6 D16 W20 3.5
9 Alexander Huberts 16419664 1615 H--- L5 W28 W31 W16 3.5
10 Richard Hack 12796129 1615 H--- H--- H--- X21 X17 3.5
11 Daniel McKellar 15301531 1844 L18 D31 H--- W35 W26 3.0
12 Charlie Jones 14239152 1739 H--- H--- H--- D18 W25 3.0
13 Adam Mercado 16571026 1708 W23 X22 L1 L2 W24 3.0
14 Richard Newey 12400775 1630 H--- L2 W23 W33 H--- 3.0
15 Jim Cohee 12423364 1606 L6 U--- B--- W27 X29 3.0
16 Jason Ochoa 12440572 1738 W19 X26 L7 D8 L9 2.5
17 Erika Malykin 12910007 1704 H--- H--- W22 D4 F10 2.5
18 Christopher Nolan +m$40 Bradley 16047844 1634 W11 L6 W27 D12 L4 2.5
19 David Rakonitz 12931024 1617 L16 W38 L4 D22 W33 2.5
20 Vishva Nanugonda 16380312 1593 H--- D25 B--- H--- L8 2.5
21 Nicholas Latourette 12779071 1585 H--- L27 B--- F10 W34 2.5
22 Glenn +FIDE ID Kaplan 12680193 1568 D25 H--- L17 D19 W31 2.5
23 Samuel Zamora Agdamag 14874734 1526 L13 D28 L14 W32 W30 2.5
24 Guy Argo 12517167 1884 H--- W36 H--- L1 L13 2.0
25 Cesar Tamondong 12439091 1715 D22 D20 W32 L3 L12 2.0
26 Andy Kim 16753821 1661 W38 F16 W34 F5 L11 2.0
27 Hadrien Sablon 17035952 unr. L8 W21 L18 L15 W35 2.0
28 Jerry Mays 10362202 1700 L32 D23 L9 L30 B--- 1.5
29 Kyle Donaldson 15712615 1645 X37 L7 U--- H--- F15 1.5
30 Nicholas Boldi 15088356 1631 H--- L3 U--- W28 L23 1.5
31 Nick Casares 10424364 1603 L7 D11 X36 L9 L22 1.5
32 Joel Carron 16600505 1516 W28 U--- L25 L23 H--- 1.5
33 Craig Yamamoto 12217820 1500 H--- H--- H--- L14 L19 1.5
34 Susheel Khamkar 12575573 1466 B--- L1 L26 H--- L21 1.5
35 Sophie Wang 16059701 1574 H--- H--- U--- L11 L27 1.0
36 Claude Etinoff 12558877 1648 H--- L24 F31 U--- U--- 0.5
37 Gagik Babayan 15695454 1865 F29 U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.0
38 Raj Parekh 17071102 unr. L26 L19 U--- U--- U--- 0.0
 

 

SwissSys Standings. 2019 Summer TNM: U1600

 

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Michael Baer 16096488 1397 D45 W52 W42 W10 W11 4.5
2 Gregory Rousso 17073094 unr. H--- W34 W18 W9 W7 4.5
3 Romeo Barreyro 17018168 unr. W23 W4 D7 W13 W8 4.5
4 John Chan 12561007 1530 W28 L3 B--- X21 W16 4.0
5 Charles James 12448028 1404 W48 H--- H--- W17 W12 4.0
6 Victor Hugo Reyes 16901173 1282 W53 L7 W31 W22 W20 4.0
7 Michael Fernicola 16987093 1554 W36 W6 D3 W12 L2 3.5
8 Jerry Simpkins 14479154 1505 W29 W31 D10 W14 L3 3.5
9 Julian Sachs-Weintraub 12567950 1416 W19 H--- W37 L2 W26 3.5
10 Max Ross 16425248 1574 W47 D13 D8 L1 X34 3.0
11 Mateo Hansen 14907254 1566 H--- W43 D14 W15 L1 3.0
12 Albert Starr 12844781 1545 W27 W17 W32 L7 L5 3.0
13 Tony Cole 12697875 1400 W40 D10 W28 L3 D14 3.0
14 David Olson 13913131 1400 W39 B--- D11 L8 D13 3.0
15 Wolfgang Tobiason 15478235 1380 H--- W45 H--- L11 W36 3.0
16 Nicholas Xavier Reed 16154827 1320 H--- H--- W24 W32 L4 3.0
17 Don Chambers 16694467 1291 W51 L12 W30 L5 W42 3.0
18 Jon Cendejas 15121586 1068 H--- W47 L2 H--- W32 3.0
19 Jackie Cowgill 14105570 1005 L9 L24 B--- W45 W33 3.0
20 Michael Hilliard 12279170 1400 H--- H--- W27 H--- L6 2.5
21 Robert H Frank 10498325 1372 H--- H--- W43 H--- U--- 2.5
22 Eric Fu 16409296 1339 H--- H--- H--- L6 X37 2.5
23 Aaron Soffer 15420915 1246 L3 U--- W38 X27 D30 2.5
24 Prescott Yu 16009618 1212 L30 W19 L16 X51 D31 2.5
25 Renate Otterbach 14565208 1212 L31 D29 H--- H--- W44 2.5
26 Andrew Fu 16403798 1161 H--- H--- H--- W40 L9 2.5
27 Wade Robertson 16846267 1042 L12 W51 L20 H--- W43 2.5
28 Richard Ahrens 16953298 1040 L4 W53 L13 D43 W47 2.5
29 Steven Dunlap 14905812 1027 L8 D25 W50 H--- H--- 2.5
30 Lucas Radaelli 17063872 unr. W24 L32 L17 W47 D23 2.5
31 Christopher Geiersbach 17064064 unr. W25 L8 L6 W35 D24 2.5
32 Tom Allen 12402556 1400 W38 W30 L12 L16 L18 2.0
33 Walt Dubensky 16928431 1154 L46 W48 U--- X52 L19 2.0
34 Mehron Abdi 16804504 1136 H--- L2 H--- W41 F10 2.0
35 Robert Wang 16059681 1101 H--- H--- U--- L31 W50 2.0
36 William Thibault 16716976 1062 L7 W39 H--- H--- L15 2.0
37 Andrew Robbins White 16893302 899 B--- H--- L9 D42 F22 2.0
38 Josiah Soffer 15522931 806 L32 U--- L23 B--- X51 2.0
39 Owen Serra 12619075 739 L14 L36 L47 W49 X52 2.0
40 Robert Bryan 12456014 421 L13 H--- B--- L26 H--- 2.0
41 Raj Parekh 17071102 unr. H--- H--- U--- L34 W48 2.0
42 Andrew Gulbis 16741331 unr. H--- W50 L1 D37 L17 2.0
43 Barry Capdeville 12792620 1239 X--- L11 L21 D28 L27 1.5
44 ASHKON TABATABAI 16316838 1136 H--- H--- H--- U--- L25 1.5
45 Carson Mayer 16956372 unr. D1 L15 U--- L19 W53 1.5
46 Nicholas Latourette 12779071 1585 W33 U--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0
47 James Badgett 16302116 1119 L10 L18 W39 L30 L28 1.0
48 George Sullivan 16579662 979 L5 L33 L51 W53 L41 1.0
49 Leverette Daniels 16812243 unr. U--- U--- U--- L39 B--- 1.0
50 Andrew Ballantyne 17079795 unr. H--- L42 L29 H--- L35 1.0
51 Jijo Wilson 17017432 unr. L17 L27 W48 F24 F38 1.0
52 Kevin Chui 16998580 unr. H--- L1 H--- F33 F39 1.0
53 David Anderson 16969336 unr. L6 L28 U--- L48 L45 0.0
           
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
 
 
Pairings:

Tentative Pairings for Round 5

Re-posted @ 4pm
 

Pairings for Round 5. 2019 Summer TNM: Championship 2000+

Bd Res White Res Black
1   Aleksandr Ivanov (2187 w 3.5)   FM Andy Lee (2344 B 3.5)
2   NM Russell Wong (2200 b 3.0)   FM Kyron Griffith (2455 BB 3.0)
3   FM Ezra Chambers (2308 w 3.0)   NM Rui Yang Yan (2190 b 3.0)
4   WFM Mugi Tsegmed (2125 WW 3.0)   IM Elliott Winslow (2294 b 3.0)
5   NM Tenzing Shaw (2287 w 3.0)   NM Tianyi He (2186 B 3.0)
6   NM Conrado Diaz (2345 w 2.5)   Kevin Kuczek (1984 B 3.0)
7   WFM Natalya Tsodikova (2197 w 2.5)   Michael Lin (2149 B 2.5)
8   NM Bryon Doyle (2186 W 2.0)   Brendyn A Estolas (2007 w 2.0)
9   Ganesh Viswanath Natraj (2128 W 2.0)   Kayven Riese (1900 w 2.0)
10   Carlos Davila (2085 W 2.0)   Arun Dixit (2000 W 2.0)
11   Ethan Boldi (2044 WW 2.0)   Kevin Yanofsky (1964 BB 2.0)
12   Cailen Melville (1935 W 2.0)   Pranav Senthilkumar (2030 B 2.0)
13   NM Michael Walder (2007 WW 2.0)   Clarence Lehman (1900 B 2.0)
14   Steve Gaffagan (2035 W 1.5)   Robert Smith (1800 B 1.5)
15   Bruce Ricard (1875 w 1.5)   Thomas Maser (1956 BB 1.5)
16   Robert Will Drane (1828 w 1.5)   Michael Askin (1949 B 1.5)
17   Christian Jensen (1819 - 1.5)   Om Chinchwadkar (1897 b 1.5)
18   Sos Hakobyan (1830 b 1.0)   Felix Rudyak (1888 BB 1.0)
19   Steven Krasnov (1870 w 1.0)   Vahak Mandjian (1808 B 1.0)
  Andre Persidsky (1876 w 1.0)   See T.D.
  1/2 David Askin (2003 b 2.0)   BYE
  1/2 Kristian Clemens (1990 b 2.0)   BYE
  1/2 Andrew Trattner (2052 b 2.0)   BYE
  1/2 Jonah Busch (1865 W 0.5)   BYE
  1/2 Jayden Xu (1855 WW 0.5)   BYE

Pairings for Round 5. 2019 Summer TNM: 1600-1999

Bd Res White Res Black
20   Teodoro Porlares (1728 b 3.5)   Ella Papanek (1997 BB 3.5)
21   Mansoor Mohammed (1743 W 3.0)   Alexander Perlov (1724 w 3.5)
22   Rafik Robeal (1737 w 3.0)   Mark Drury (1878 b 3.0)
23   Christopher Nolan +m$40 Bradley (1634 w 2.5)   Gaziz Makhanov (1830 B 2.5)
24   Alexander Huberts (1615 W 2.5)   Jason Ochoa (1738 B 2.5)
25   Erika Malykin (1704 w 2.5)   Richard Hack (1615 - 2.5)
26   Vishva Nanugonda (1593 W 2.5)   Marty Cortinas (1663 w 2.5)
27   Guy Argo (1884 w 2.0)   Adam Mercado (1708 B 2.0)
28   Daniel McKellar (1844 W 2.0)   Andy Kim (1661 b 2.0)
29   Cesar Tamondong (1715 w 2.0)   Charlie Jones (1739 B 2.0)
30   Jim Cohee (1606 w 2.0)   Kyle Donaldson (1645 B 1.5)
31   Samuel Zamora Agdamag (1526 W 1.5)   Nicholas Boldi (1631 w 1.5)
32   Craig Yamamoto (1500 W 1.5)   David Rakonitz (1617 w 1.5)
33   Nick Casares (1603 W 1.5)   Glenn +FIDE ID Kaplan (1568 B 1.5)
34   Nicholas Latourette (1585 W 1.5)   Susheel Khamkar (1466 w 1.5)
35   Hadrien Sablon (unr. b 1.0)   Sophie Wang (1574 B 1.0)
  Jerry Mays (1700 W 0.5)   See T.D.
  1/2 Joel Carron (1516 B 1.0)   BYE
  1/2 Richard Newey (1630 B 2.5)   BYE

Pairings for Round 5. 2019 Summer TNM: U1600

Bd Res White Res Black
36   Gregory Rousso (unr. W 3.5)   Michael Fernicola (1554 w 3.5)
37   Jerry Simpkins (1505 w 3.5)   Romeo Barreyro (unr. b 3.5)
38   Michael Baer (1397 w 3.5)   Mateo Hansen (1566 B 3.0)
39   Albert Starr (1545 b 3.0)   Charles James (1404 b 3.0)
40   John Chan (1530 w 3.0)   Nicholas Xavier Reed (1320 b 3.0)
41   Michael Hilliard (1400 W 2.5)   Victor Hugo Reyes (1282 b 3.0)
42   Andrew Fu (1161 W 2.5)   Julian Sachs-Weintraub (1416 B 2.5)
43   Tony Cole (1400 w 2.5)   David Olson (1400 BB 2.5)
44   Mehron Abdi (1136 w 2.0)   Max Ross (1574 b 2.0)
45   Tom Allen (1400 w 2.0)   Jon Cendejas (1068 w 2.0)
46   Wolfgang Tobiason (1380 w 2.0)   William Thibault (1062 b 2.0)
47   Don Chambers (1291 w 2.0)   Andrew Gulbis (unr. B 2.0)
48   Aaron Soffer (1246 w 2.0)   Lucas Radaelli (unr. b 2.0)
49   Christopher Geiersbach (unr. w 2.0)   Prescott Yu (1212 B 2.0)
50   Jackie Cowgill (1005 W 2.0)   Walt Dubensky (1154 b 2.0)
51   Eric Fu (1339 W 1.5)   Andrew Robbins White (899 w 2.0)
52   Barry Capdeville (1239 W 1.5)   Wade Robertson (1042 B 1.5)
53   ASHKON TABATABAI (1136 - 1.5)   Renate Otterbach (1212 b 1.5)
54   James Badgett (1119 w 1.0)   Richard Ahrens (1040 b 1.5)
55   Andrew Ballantyne (unr. b 1.0)   Robert Wang (1101 B 1.0)
56   George Sullivan (979 w 1.0)   Raj Parekh (unr. B 1.0)
57   Jijo Wilson (unr. W 1.0)   Josiah Soffer (806 b 1.0)
58   Kevin Chui (unr. W 1.0)   Owen Serra (739 b 1.0)
59   David Anderson (unr. B 0.0)   Carson Mayer (unr. B 0.5)
  Leverette Daniels (unr. W 0.0)   See T.D.
  1/2 Steven Dunlap (1027 WW 2.0)   BYE
  1/2 Robert Bryan (421 b 1.5)   BYE