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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

 

November 2020 Tuesday Night Marathon Online

November 10th to November 24th
Prize Winners:

FINAL

Prizes. November 2020 Tuesday Night Marathon Online: 1800+

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 GM Gadir Guseinov (5.5/2685) $220.00 Place: 1 - $220
2 Kyron Griffith (5.0/2499) $132.00 Place: 2 - $132
10 Nicholas Ruo Weng (4.5/1983) $88.00 Place: 3 - $88
27 Ethan Guo (4.0/1664) $22.00 u2000/1 - $44
2-way split: $22 each
16 Chelsea Zhou (4.0/1908) $22.00

 

Prizes. November 2020 Tuesday Night Marathon Online: u1800

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 Philip Gerstoft (5.5/1724) $132.00 Place: 1 - $176;
Place: 2 - $88;
2-way split of $264: $132 each
7 Pranav Pradeep (5.5/1409) $132.00
12 Kevin Sun (4.0/1161) $22.00 u1400/1 - $44;
Place: 3 - $44;
4-way split of $88: $22 each
2 Bryan Hood (4.0/1574) $22.00
18 Sebby Suarez (4.0/811) $22.00
22 Nate Andaya (4.0/0) $22.00
 
16 Chelsea Zhou (4.0/1908) 22.00 $44  Best Female prize
Standings:

FINAL Results

Based on 44 paid entries (88%)

SwissSys Report: November 2020 Tuesday Night Marathon Online

SwissSys Standings. November 2020 Tuesday Night Marathon Online: 1800+

# Name ID Rating Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Prize
1 GM Gadir Guseinov 17343590 2685 gguseinov W27 W19 W9 D2 W4 W5 5.5 220.00
2 Kyron Griffith 12860484 2499 KyronGriffith W22 W3 W5 D1 D6 W9 5.0 132.00
3 Nicholas Ruo Weng 15499404 1983 ninjaforce W20 L2 W15 W14 W8 D6 4.5 88.00
4 GM James Edwa Tarjan 10991820 2469 tirantes W7 W12 D6 H--- L1 W16 4.0  
5 Arun Dixit 14607904 2199 Limelight2727 W15 W14 L2 W7 W13 L1 4.0  
6 Michael Walder 10345120 2075 FlightsOfFancy W23 W16 D4 D9 D2 D3 4.0  
7 Chelsea Zhou 15239016 1908 mwncklmann L4 W26 W11 L5 W17 W12 4.0 22.00
8 Ethan Guo 16761994 1664 LightningDragon8 B--- W18 L19 W12 L3 W13 4.0 22.00
9 IM Elliott Winslow 10363365 2278 ecwinslow W10 W13 L1 D6 W19 L2 3.5  
10 Javier Silva III 16089208 1895 J3Chess24 L9 D21 W17 W25 L12 W18 3.5  
11 Tejas Mahesh 15086558 1988 ChessTX9 H--- H--- L7 W23 L16 W24 3.0  
12 Felix German 12624534 1976 FelixGerman W24 L4 W22 L8 W10 L7 3.0  
13 Ashik Uzzaman 13178575 1943 ashikuzzaman W21 L9 W16 W19 L5 L8 3.0  
14 Nitish Nathan 15494283 1941 BreatheChessAlways W17 L5 W23 L3 D21 D19 3.0  
15 Nicholas Boldi 15088356 1883 nicarmt L5 W24 L3 L17 W27 W21 3.0  
16 Adam Mercado 16571026 1831 A-boy415 W18 L6 L13 W24 W11 L4 3.0  
17 Ahyan Zaman 15035222 1711 ahyanzaman L14 B--- L10 W15 L7 W22 3.0  
18 Ethan Boldi 15088362 2120 etvat L16 L8 D21 W20 W25 L10 2.5  
19 Kristian Clemens 13901075 1997 kclemens W26 L1 W8 L13 L9 D14 2.5  
20 Max Hao 16083648 1761 Joseph_Truelsons_Fan L3 L22 D26 L18 B--- W27 2.5  
21 Pudur Ramaswamy 16106884 1718 MatnMatt20 L13 D10 D18 W22 D14 L15 2.5  
22 Jonah Busch 12469525 1940 kondsaga L2 W20 L12 L21 W26 L17 2.0  
23 Davi Flores Gomez 14799653 1812 PlayerCreate1 L6 W27 L14 L11 L24 W26 2.0  
24 Roger V Shi 16191192 1753 1-h4-1-0 L12 L15 W27 L16 W23 L11 2.0  
25 Thomas F Maser 10490936 1900 talenuf H--- H--- H--- L10 L18 U--- 1.5  
26 Kevin M Fong 17254586 1783 chessappeals L19 L7 D20 D27 L22 L23 1.0  
27 Cailen J Melville 14006141 1940 Mangonel L1 L23 L24 D26 L15 L20 0.5  

SwissSys Standings. November 2020 Tuesday Night Marathon Online: u1800

# Name ID Rating Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Prize
1 Philip Gerstoft 12913356 1724 pgstar3 W4 W10 D2 W5 W12 W8 5.5 132.00
2 Pranav Pradeep 15871762 1409 pranavpradeep2006 W8 W18 D1 W7 W5 W9 5.5 132.00
3 Bryan Hood 12839763 1574 fiddleleaf W12 W21 L5 W11 H--- H--- 4.0 22.00
4 Kevin Sun 16898540 1161 kevin_mx_sun L1 L8 B--- W17 X--- W10 4.0 22.00
5 Sebby Suarez 16875347 811 Sebbymeister W14 W16 W3 L1 L2 W11 4.0 22.00
6 Nate Andaya 30054738 unr. nathaniei L11 L13 W19 W16 X--- W12 4.0 22.00
7 Marina Xiao 16380642 1545 programmingmax W13 D11 W16 L2 L8 W17 3.5  
8 Bruce Hedman 17344551 870 Bruce_Hedman L2 W4 D10 W15 W7 L1 3.5  
9 Valerie Jade 17168772 1490 Evariel H--- H--- L11 W13 W18 L2 3.0  
10 Michael Xiao 16380636 1363 swimgrass W22 L1 D8 W18 D11 L4 3.0  
11 Ethan Sun 16964125 1180 sfdeals W6 D7 W9 L3 D10 L5 3.0  
12 Ian Liao 16738735 1105 victor6688 L3 W15 W13 W14 L1 L6 3.0  
13 Andrew Ballantyne 17079795 1057 andrewaballantyne L7 W6 L12 L9 W15 W20 3.0  
14 Stan Polivyanenko 17310102 1365 MrL0cust L5 W20 W17 L12 H--- U--- 2.5  
15 Adithya Chitta 16695036 930 adichi D20 L12 W22 L8 L13 W18 2.5  
16 Nursulta Uzakbaev 17137317 1519 rimus11 W17 L5 L7 L6 W20 L19 2.0  
17 Jeff North 17179258 1043 JeffNorthSF L16 W19 L14 L4 X22 L7 2.0  
18 Cleveland W Lee 12814843 470 Vincitore51745 B--- L2 W20 L10 L9 L15 2.0  
19 Justin Brunet 30055583 unr. night_breeze L21 L17 L6 L20 B--- W16 2.0  
20 Michael Hilliard 12279170 1446 Echecsmike D15 L14 L18 W19 L16 L13 1.5  
21 Stephen Zhu 16412414 1347 chesspoki W19 L3 U--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0  
22 Samuel Brown 16380615 662 comfyqueso L10 H--- L15 H--- F17 U--- 1.0  

SwissSys Standings. November 2020 Tuesday Night Marathon Online: Extra Games

# Name ID Rating Fed Rd 1 Total
1 Cleveland W Lee 12814843 470 Vincitore51745 W2 1.0
2 Judit Sztaray 14708926 827 JuditSztaray L1 0.0
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