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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.


2021-2022 Tuesday Night Marathon schedule 

Tuesday Night Marathon - 2021 Jul-Aug - In-Person (Jul 13 - Aug 24) --  Detailed Information -- Register Here

Tuesday Night Marathon - 2021 Sep-Oct - In-Person (Sep 07 - Oct 19) -- Detailed Information -- Register Here

Tuesday Night Marathon - 2021 Nov-Dec - In-Person (Nov 2 - Dec 21) -- Detailed Information - Register Here

Tuesday Night Marathon - 2022 Jan-Feb - In-Person (Jan 4 - Feb 15) -- Detailed Information - Register Here

Tuesday Night Marathon - 2022 Mar-Apr - In-Person (Mar 1 - Apr 12) -- Detailed Information - Register Here

Tuesday Night Marathon - 2022 May-Jun - In-Person (May 3 - Jun 14) -- Detailed Information - Register Here

Tuesday Night Marathon - 2021 Nov - Dec - In-Person

November 2nd to December 21st
Prize Winners:

 

 
Standings:

 Standings

SwissSys Report: Nov-Dec 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon

SwissSys Standings. Nov-Dec 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon: 1800+

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1 Elliott Winslow 10363365 2252 W20 W19 W14 D11 W6       4.5
2 Christophe Bambou 12734479 2097 L5 W21 W23 W10 D7       3.5
3 Nathan Fong 13001390 2032 H--- W5 D10 H--- W11     H--- 3.5
4 Guy Argo 12517167 1884 H--- W17 W9 L6 W13       3.5
5 Lucas Lesniewski 17039584 1855 W2 L3 D7 W18 W19       3.5
6 Adam Stafford 14257838 1745 W8 H--- W18 W4 L1       3.5
7 Daniel Wang 15361305 1700 W15 D13 D5 W19 D2     H--- 3.5
8 Nicholas Weng 15499404 2001 L6 W26 H--- W24 D9     H--- 3.0
9 Kristian Clemens 13901075 1954 W25 D18 L4 W14 D8   H---   3.0
10 Gaziz Makhanov 16828914 1917 H--- X29 D3 L2 W23       3.0
11 Kayven Riese 12572270 1900 D12 W22 W13 D1 L3       3.0
12 Joel Carron 16600505 1670 D11 D16 L19 W29 W21   H---   3.0
13 David Askin 13776967 2023 W26 D7 L11 W20 L4       2.5
14 Edward Lewis 12601629 2017 H--- W24 L1 L9 B---       2.5
15 Steven Svoboda 10451671 1914 L7 W25 X16 H--- U--- H---     2.5
16 Samuel Brownlow 12747074 1832 H--- D12 F15 H--- W24       2.5
17 Marty Cortinas 12590374 1706 D28 L4 L20 B--- W26       2.5
18 Brandon Estolas 12869947 2003 W21 D9 L6 L5 H---       2.0
19 Ako Heidari 15206848 1955 W27 L1 W12 L7 L5       2.0
20 James Mahooti 12621393 1867 L1 D27 W17 L13 H---       2.0
21 Ilia Gimelfarb 17158733 1760 L18 L2 W25 W22 L12       2.0
22 Teodoro Porlares 12773115 1746 H--- L11 H--- L21 W27     H--- 2.0
23 Charles Faulkner 12559529 1720 H--- H--- L2 W26 L10       2.0
24 Andre Persidsky 12545869 1814 H--- L14 W29 L8 L16       1.5
25 Glenn Kaplan 12680193 1735 L9 L15 L21 H--- W29       1.5
26 Tony Lama 12328450 1800 L13 L8 W27 L23 L17       1.0
27 Kevin Sun 16898540 1744 L19 D20 L26 H--- L22     H--- 1.0
28 Krish Matai 16444206 1937 D17 U--- U--- U--- U---       0.5
29 Anthony Acosta 12633251 1787 H--- F10 L24 L12 L25     H--- 0.5

SwissSys Standings. Nov-Dec 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon: Under1800

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1 Adam Mercado 16571026 1746 W34 W9 D26 W21 W7       4.5
2 Yuvraj Sawhney 17095004 1593 D22 D20 W43 W26 W16       4.0
3 Dean Guo 30257083 1549 W49 W33 W17 H--- H---       4.0
4 Adam Ginzberg 30268083 1540 W35 W18 D25 H--- W11       4.0
5 Albert Starr 12844781 1500 W37 W41 L6 X33 W18       4.0
6 Romeo Barreyro 17018168 1649 W43 W16 W5 L7 D9       3.5
7 Stephen Parsons 16566932 1611 W48 W27 D11 W6 L1       3.5
8 John Chan 12561007 1500 H--- L25 W51 W46 W28       3.5
9 Aaron Craig 12872385 1491 W53 L1 W37 W20 D6       3.5
10 Matt Long 13377410 1478 L25 W24 W40 W32 D13       3.5
11 Samuel Agdamag 14874734 1448 W29 W15 D7 W25 L4       3.5
12 Timothy Bayaraa 15616166 1149 H--- H--- H--- W41 W26       3.5
13 Erika Malykin 12910007 1693 H--- H--- H--- X39 D10       3.0
14 Jim Ratliff 11163831 1632 H--- H--- W22 L16 W34       3.0
15 Nursultan Uzakbaev 17137317 1542 W50 L11 L20 W37 W35       3.0
16 Sebastian Suarez 16875347 1474 W38 L6 W30 W14 L2     H--- 3.0
17 Ashwin Vaidyanathan 30205719 1444 W39 W32 L3 H--- D21     H--- 3.0
18 David Olson 13913131 1400 W31 L4 W44 W27 L5       3.0
19 Andrew Imbens 30102682 1400 H--- W51 L21 H--- W39     H--- 3.0
20 Tobiahs Rex 30164211 1278 H--- D2 W15 L9 W32       3.0
21 JP Fairchild 30150098 1229 W52 H--- W19 L1 D17     H--- 3.0
22 Ian Atroshchenko 30214657 1135 D2 X52 L14 X42 H---       3.0
23 Thomas Gu 17005685 997 L26 L46 W49 X47 W33       3.0
24 Prasanna Chandramouli 30279272 921 L27 L10 W50 W48 X42       3.0
25 Eli Chanoff 12898987 839 W10 W8 D4 L11 D27       3.0
26 Ronald Allen 30086796 1501 W23 W28 D1 L2 L12       2.5
27 Richard Hack 12796129 1500 W24 L7 W31 L18 D25       2.5
28 Benjamin Anderson 30235937 1172 W46 L26 W47 H--- L8     H--- 2.5
29 Christian Brickhouse 30261226 452 L11 L48 B--- H--- W45     H--- 2.5
30 Ambrogino Giusti 30223021 unr. H--- H--- L16 D43 W44   H---   2.5
31 Christopher Hallacy 30310731 unr. L18 B--- L27 H--- X41     H--- 2.5
32 Georgios Tsolias 17266862 1511 W36 L17 W48 L10 L20       2.0
33 Michael Hilliard 12279170 1447 W44 L3 W38 F5 L23       2.0
34 Cloe Chai 16315197 1254 L1 L37 W36 W38 L14       2.0
35 Maria Obrien 15300977 1036 L4 L44 W53 W40 L15     H--- 2.0
36 William Thibault 16716976 1014 L32 L40 L34 W49 W51       2.0
37 Pratyush Hule 16317000 970 L5 W34 L9 L15 W46       2.0
38 Cathal Dayton 12930548 784 L16 W49 L33 L34 X47       2.0
39 Vittorio Banfi 30308530 unr. L17 W50 W46 F13 L19       2.0
40 Juan Elias 30325735 unr. L41 W36 L10 L35 W50       2.0
41 Deandre Stallworth 30255378 1399 W40 L5 H--- L12 F31 H---     1.5
42 Enile Ahmed 17110092 1356 H--- H--- H--- F22 F24       1.5
43 Noah Chambers 16694473 1219 L6 X53 L2 D30 F48       1.5
44 Marcus Casaes 30290420 unr. L33 W35 L18 H--- L30       1.5
45 William Deegan   unr. H--- H--- H--- U--- L29       1.5
46 Nick Casares Jr 10424364 1600 L28 W23 L39 L8 L37       1.0
47 Daniel Massop 30328281 1600 H--- H--- L28 F23 F38       1.0
48 Don Chambers 16694467 1219 L7 W29 L32 L24 F43       1.0
49 Natan Gimelfarb 16757673 1125 L3 L38 L23 L36 X53       1.0
50 Richard Ahrens 16953298 1091 L15 L39 L24 W53 L40       1.0
51 Maxwell Fleming 30329285 unr. H--- L19 L8 H--- L36       1.0
52 Charles Faulkner 12559529 1720 L21 F22 U--- U--- U---       0.0
53 Andrejs Gulbis 16741331 845 L9 F43 L35 L50 F49       0.0

SwissSys Standings. Nov-Dec 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon: Extra Games

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1 Erika Malykin 12910007 1693 U--- U--- W19 W16 U---       2.0
2 Christopher Hallacy 30310731 unr. U--- W20 U--- U--- W21     H--- 2.0
3 Gaziz Makhanov 16828914 1917 D12 W18 U--- U--- U---       1.5
4 Edward Lewis 12601629 2017 W13 U--- U--- U--- U---       1.0
5 Alexander Pa Chin 17050697 1859 U--- U--- W15 U--- U---       1.0
6 Albert Starr 12844781 1500 U--- U--- U--- W22 U---       1.0
7 John Chan 12561007 1500 W25 U--- U--- U--- U---       1.0
8 Anton Maliev 30250562 1459 U--- U--- U--- U--- W23       1.0
9 Prasanna Chandramouli 30279272 921 U--- U--- U--- U--- W24       1.0
10 Christian Brickhouse 30261226 452 U--- U--- W20 U--- U---     H--- 1.0
11 William Deegan   unr. U--- U--- U--- W24 U---       1.0
12 Andre Persidsky 12545869 1814 D3 U--- U--- U--- U---       0.5
13 Daniel Massop 30328281 1600 L4 D14 U--- U--- U---       0.5
14 Ian Atroshchenko 30214657 1135 U--- D13 U--- U--- U---       0.5
15 Steven Svoboda 10451671 1914 U--- U--- L5 U--- U--- H---     0.0
16 Abel Talamantez 12465386 1800 U--- U--- U--- L1 U---       0.0
17 Teodoro Porlares 12773115 1746 U--- U--- U--- U--- U---       0.0
18 Charles Faulkner 12559529 1720 U--- L3 U--- U--- U---       0.0
19 Enile Ahmed 17110092 1356 U--- U--- L1 U--- U---       0.0
20 Timothy Bayaraa 15616166 1149 U--- L2 L10 U--- U---       0.0
21 Natan Gimelfarb 16757673 1125 U--- U--- U--- U--- L2       0.0
22 Thomas Gu 17005685 997 U--- U--- U--- L6 U---       0.0
23 Cathal Dayton 12930548 784 U--- U--- U--- U--- L8       0.0
24 Judit Sztaray 14708926 749 U--- U--- U--- L11 L9       0.0
25 Maxcwell Fleming 30329285 unr. L7 U--- U--- U--- U---       0.0
Pairings:

Pairings

Pairings for Round 6 will be posted on 12/6 Monday shortly after noon.