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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.

 

2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon

March 5th to April 16th
Prize Winners:

 

TENTATIVE PRIZE FUND
Tournament Name:  2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon
  Date:  March - April 2024        
                 
Pay out % $2,500 100% based on 80 paid entries      
Actual Payout $2,563 103% 82 paid entries      
                 
  2000+ 1600-1999 1200-1599 U1200
  Projected Actual Projected Actual Projected Actual Projected Actual
1st Place $400 $410 $300 $308 $200 $205 $150 $154
2nd Place $300 $308 $200 $205 $100 $103 $80 $82
3rd Place $200 $205 $100 $103 $60 $62 $60 $62
Best u2200 $150 $154            
Best u1800     $80 $82        
Best u1400         $60 $62    
Best u1000             $60 $62


 

Prizes. 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon: 2000+

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 FM Ruiyang Yan (5.5/2349) 359.00 1st Place: $410;
2nd Place: $308;
2-way split of $718: $359 each
4 Alex Hayden Shrauger (5.5/2158) 359.00
3 IM Elliott Winslow (4.5/2197) 119.66 3rd Place: $205;
Best u2200: $154;
3-way split of $359: $119.66 each
  Archit Dasika (4.5/2220) 119.66
5 WFM Natalya Tsodikova (4.5/2149) 119.66

 

Prizes. 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon: 1600-1999

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
3 Michael Walder (7.0/1911) 308.00 1st Place: $308
8 Hayes Alexander Marvin (6.0/1752) 205.00 2nd Place: $205
2 Wilson Wong (5.0/1928) 51.50 3rd Place: $103;
2-way split: $51.50 each
5 Christopher Powers (5.0/1834) 51.50
31 Anubhav Maheshwari (4.5/1458) 27.33 Best u1800: $82
3-way split: $27.33 each
15 Yonathan Admas (4.5/1670) 27.33
17 Hoa Long Tam (4.5/1647) 27.33

 

Prizes. 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon: 1200-1599

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
19 Bennett McCutcheon (5.5/1154) 205.00 1st Place: $205
18 Danny Du Uy Cao (5.0/1174) 103.00 2nd Place: $103
21 Dominic A Vazquez (4.5/1005) 62.50 3rd Place: $63;
Best u1400: $62;
2-way split of $125: $62.50 each
1 Romeo Belmes Barreyro (4.5/1514) 62.50

 

Prizes. 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon: u1200

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
14 Sanjay D'Mello (6.5/0) 154.00 1st Place: $154
1 Charlie Schaezlein (6.0/1154) 82.00 2nd Place: $82
8 William B Dillon (5.0/800) 62.00 3rd Place: $62
13 Adeline Christiana Ell (4.0/594) 62.00 Best u1000: $62
Standings:

 

SwissSys Report: 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon

SwissSys Standings. 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon: 2000+

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total Prize
1 FM Ruiyang Yan 15462690 2349 W14 W7 X8 H--- H--- D2 W4 5.5 359.00
2 Alex Hayden Shrauger 15328908 2158 W19 W10 X13 W4 W3 D1 U--- 5.5 359.00
3 Archit Dasika 14903402 2220 W16 W6 H--- H--- L2 W15 H--- 4.5 119.67
4 IM Elliott Winslow 10363365 2197 D15 W18 W6 L2 W5 X7 L1 4.5 119.67
5 WFM Natalya Tsodikova 12634942 2149 H--- L13 W16 W12 L4 W14 W10 4.5 119.67
6 Bradley R Diller 10079993 2143 W17 L3 L4 W9 H--- D8 W15 4.0  
7 Max Hao 16083648 2079 W9 L1 D12 X18 W15 F4 D8 4.0  
8 Kyle Chan 30063365 1902 H--- W11 F1 H--- W17 D6 D7 4.0  
9 Hector Viadiu-Ilarraza 12586903 1874 L7 W14 L15 L6 W19 W17 X13 4.0  
10 Marlon Rigel 30206555 1824 B--- L2 W17 L15 W12 X13 L5 4.0  
11 Sivavishnu Srinivasan 16778004 2052 H--- L8 F18 D16 H--- B--- W19 3.5  
12 Stephen Parsons 16566932 1827 L13 B--- D7 L5 L10 W19 W17 3.5  
13 Laurie Qiu 30582856 2064 W12 W5 F2 H--- H--- F10 F9 3.0  
14 James E Jones 10168350 2006 L1 L9 W19 L17 W16 L5 B--- 3.0  
15 Edward Lewis 12601629 1967 D4 D16 W9 W10 L7 L3 L6 3.0  
16 Kristian Clemens 13901075 2004 L3 D15 L5 D11 L14 H--- H--- 2.0  
17 Michael Gene Anderson 10471133 1900 L6 W19 L10 W14 L8 L9 L12 2.0  
18 Amit Sant 13820145 1947 H--- L4 X11 F7 U--- U--- U--- 1.5  
19 Kayven Riese 12572270 1912 L2 L17 L14 B--- L9 L12 L11 1.0  

SwissSys Standings. 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon: 1600-1999

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total Prize
1 Michael Walder 10345120 1911 W25 W26 W16 W2 W15 W4 W5 7.0 308.00
2 Hayes Alexander Marvin 30636603 1752 W27 W28 W3 L1 W16 W13 W12 6.0 205.00
3 Wilson Wong 14507850 1928 W17 W29 L2 W27 L4 W23 X9 5.0 51.50
4 Christopher Powers 30462548 1834 H--- H--- W26 W5 W3 L1 W14 5.0 51.50
5 Yonathan Admas 15323127 1670 W7 D8 W31 L4 W17 W15 L1 4.5 27.33
6 Hoa Long Tam 16919862 1647 H--- L31 D20 W28 X27 H--- W17 4.5 27.33
7 Anubhav Maheshwari 15362513 1458 L5 W12 H--- W24 L13 W18 W16 4.5 27.33
8 Arvind Sankar 13890891 1989 W12 D5 W24 L15 H--- L14 X19 4.0  
9 David Seidel 12654689 1808 H--- H--- D28 W30 W19 H--- F3 4.0  
10 Adam Mercado 16571026 1783 L26 W25 L27 L18 W31 W22 W23 4.0  
11 Gagik Babayan 15695454 1683 L28 W22 L30 X32 L14 W21 W25 4.0  
12 Nicolas T Horde 30573134 1642 L8 L7 W22 W29 W30 W24 L2 4.0  
13 Nicholas Morello 31114079 1524 W20 D15 D19 H--- W7 L2 H--- 4.0  
14 Samuel Agdamag 14874734 1461 W21 L19 W29 L17 W11 W8 L4 4.0  
15 Arivoli Tirouvingadame 12842184 1742 W18 D13 W23 W8 L1 L5 U--- 3.5  
16 Joshua Lamstein 15487526 1733 W22 W30 L1 W19 L2 D17 L7 3.5  
17 Na Chea 15147161 1634 L3 W33 W18 W14 L5 D16 L6 3.5  
18 Chase Wang 15015852 1556 L15 W21 L17 W10 H--- L7 W27 3.5  
19 Igor Krayushkin 12902786 1737 H--- W14 D13 L16 L9 W30 F8 3.0  
20 Lee Cooper 14563710 1707 L13 L27 D6 H--- H--- W28 H--- 3.0  
21 Max L Ross 16425248 1675 L14 L18 L25 B--- W29 L11 W24 3.0  
22 Robert Crompton 31442886 1539 L16 L11 L12 W25 W32 L10 W29 3.0  
23 Tao Ni 30260481 1408 H--- B--- L15 W31 H--- L3 L10 3.0  
24 Sheng Jian 31211361 1663 H--- W32 L8 L7 W28 L12 L21 2.5  
25 Clarke Raymond Vandenhoven 30441457 1629 L1 L10 W21 L22 H--- W32 L11 2.5  
26 Phil Ploquin 12535882 1573 W10 L1 L4 H--- H--- H--- U--- 2.5  
27 Rayna Yan 30157975 1561 L2 W20 W10 L3 F6 H--- L18 2.5  
28 John Chan 12561007 1503 W11 L2 D9 L6 L24 L20 W30 2.5  
29 Nick, Jr Casares 10424364 1600 W33 L3 L14 L12 L21 B--- L22 2.0  
30 Zack Schuster 30179651 1432 B--- L16 W11 L9 L12 L19 L28 2.0  
31 Richard Hack 12796129 1576 H--- W6 L5 L23 L10 U--- U--- 1.5  
32 Sadhana Arivoli 15655807 1618 H--- L24 H--- F11 L22 L25 U--- 1.0  
33 Frederic Dutter 12343420 1900 L29 L17 U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon: 1200-1599

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total Prize
1 Bennett McCutcheon 30503085 1154 W16 W12 W11 D10 W3 X13 U--- 5.5 205.00
2 Danny Du Uy Cao 16939797 1174 H--- X18 W20 W13 H--- H--- D4 5.0 103.00
3 Romeo Belmes Barreyro 17018168 1514 W7 L13 W12 W20 L1 D10 W8 4.5 62.50
4 Dominic A Vazquez 30703139 1005 B--- D10 D5 D8 D9 W12 D2 4.5 62.50
5 Andrew Imbens 30102682 1458 W8 D19 D4 H--- H--- H--- D9 4.0  
6 Brett Fisher 31540384 1364 L13 D7 W17 D9 H--- H--- W16 4.0  
7 Drew H Clark 30178041 1316 L3 D6 H--- W19 H--- H--- X13 4.0  
8 Thu Anh Le 17248797 1301 L5 B--- W15 D4 D10 W11 L3 4.0  
9 Pardhu Sai Kanaparthi 30250581 1269 D20 L11 B--- D6 D4 W15 D5 4.0  
10 David Paul Toczyski 30713291 1212 W21 D4 W19 D1 D8 D3 U--- 4.0  
11 Albert Martin Starr 12844781 1500 D18 W9 L1 L14 W21 L8 X17 3.5  
12 John Little 31626985 1262 W15 L1 L3 W17 D16 L4 W19 3.5  
13 Phineas F Horowitz 14209057 1209 W6 W3 H--- L2 W14 F1 F7 3.5  
14 Nikhil Sangani 31350033 1200 H--- L20 W18 W11 L13 H--- H--- 3.5  
15 Michael R Hilliard 12279170 1400 L12 W16 L8 H--- H--- L9 B--- 3.0  
16 William Fitzgerald 17048414 1343 L1 L15 W21 D18 D12 W19 L6 3.0  
17 Charles James 12448028 1318 L19 W21 L6 L12 W18 H--- F11 2.5  
18 Aradhana Arivoli 16325318 1305 D11 F2 L14 D16 L17 B--- U--- 2.0  
19 Richard William Ahrens 16953298 1089 W17 D5 L10 L7 H--- L16 L12 2.0  
20 Sam Nolen 30409370 1443 D9 W14 L2 L3 U--- U--- U--- 1.5  
21 Clarence Harris 12543396 1400 L10 L17 L16 B--- L11 U--- U--- 1.0  

SwissSys Standings. 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon: u1200

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total Prize
1 Sanjay D'Mello 31767090 unr. W10 D13 W8 W2 W4 W3 W5 6.5 154.00
2 Charlie Schaezlein 31629140 1154 W3 W5 W9 L1 W7 W4 W11 6.0 82.00
3 William B Dillon 30609383 800 L2 W11 W16 W9 W8 L1 W7 5.0 62.00
4 Sawyer Stults 31608516 1088 W11 L9 X12 W5 L1 L2 W10 4.0  
5 Paul Blum 12748433 1016 W6 L2 X15 L4 W13 W9 L1 4.0  
6 Adeline Christiana Ell 30780710 594 L5 B--- L7 W12 F9 W13 X9 4.0 62.00
7 Andrew Braithwaite 31237898 776 H--- D15 W6 W10 L2 H--- L3 3.5  
8 Daniel Smith 31779836 unr. H--- B--- L1 W13 L3 F11 W12 3.5  
9 Shubhankar Sharan 30358414 1047 W14 W4 L2 L3 X6 L5 F6 3.0  
10 Steven Lee Myers 30700928 942 L1 W14 H--- L7 B--- H--- L4 3.0  
11 John Pirone 30758788 789 L4 L3 W14 H--- D12 X8 L2 3.0  
12 Zachary Halle 31331691 727 H--- W16 F4 L6 D11 W14 L8 3.0  
13 Andrew Singer 30803745 1056 H--- D1 H--- L8 L5 L6 B--- 2.5  
14 Brian Keith Langendorf 30893468 674 L9 L10 L11 B--- X15 L12 U--- 2.0  
15 Adam Ashfield 31764766 unr. H--- D7 F5 H--- F14 U--- U--- 1.5  
16 Sean Land 16441206 891 H--- L12 L3 U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.5  

SwissSys Standings. 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon: Extra Rated

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Stephen M O'Keefe 12902524 1942 W7 U--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0
2 Alan Howe 12442421 1500 U--- U--- U--- U--- W8 1.0
3 Tao Ni 30260481 1408 U--- W11 U--- U--- U--- 1.0
4 Sawyer Stults 31608516 1088 U--- U--- W12 U--- U--- 1.0
5 Dominic A Vazquez 30703139 1005 W9 U--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0
6 Brian Keith Langendorf 30893468 674 U--- U--- U--- W10 U--- 1.0
7 Marlon Rigel 30206555 1824 L1 U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.0
8 Nick, Jr Casares 10424364 1600 U--- U--- U--- U--- L2 0.0
9 Zack Schuster 30179651 1432 L5 U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.0
10 Clarence Harris 12543396 1400 U--- U--- U--- L6 U--- 0.0
11 Thu Anh Le 17248797 1301 U--- L3 U--- U--- U--- 0.0
12 Paul Blum 12748433 1016 U--- U--- L4 U--- U--- 0.0
Pairings:

SwissSys Report: 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon

SwissSys Report: 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon

SwissSys Report: 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon

SwissSys Report: 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon

Pairings for Round 7. 2024 Spring Tuesday Night Marathon: u1200

Bd Res White Res Black
28 0 Paul Blum (1016 4.0) 1 Sanjay D'Mello (unr. 5.5)
29 1 Charlie Schaezlein (1154 5.0) 0 John Pirone ( 789 3.0)
30 0 Andrew Braithwaite ( 776 3.5) 1 William B Dillon ( 800 4.0)
31 0 Steven Lee Myers ( 942 3.0) 1 Sawyer Stults (1088 3.0)
32 1 X Adeline Christiana Ell ( 594 3.0) 0 F Shubhankar Sharan (1047 3.0)
33 0 Zachary Halle ( 727 3.0) 1 Daniel Smith (unr. 2.5)
  1 Andrew Singer (1056 1.5)   See T.D.
  0 Brian Keith Langendorf ( 674 2.0)   BYE