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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

2nd Shipman Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon

January 4th to February 15th
Prize Winners:

 

 
Standings:

 Standings

SwissSys Report: 2nd Shipman Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon

SwissSys Standings. 2nd Shipman Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon: 1800+

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 Edward Lewis 12601629 2017 W22 (w) W11 (b) W8 (w)         3.0
2 Elliott Winslow 10363365 2251 W18 (b) W7 (w) D5 (b)         2.5
3 Michael Walder 10345120 2085 D4 (b) W9 (w) W13 (b)         2.5
4 Luke Widjaja 16010621 1792 D3 (w) W12 (b) W17 (w)         2.5
5 Jayden Xu 15918365 1765 W17 (w) W10 (b) D2 (w)     H---   2.5
6 David Askin 13776967 2035 W21 (w) L8 (b) W19 (w)   H---     2.0
7 Kristian Clemens 13901075 1934 W15 (w) L2 (b) W20 (w)       H--- 2.0
8 Kayven Riese 12572270 1906 W20 (b) W6 (w) L1 (b)         2.0
9 Christophe Bambou 12734479 2106 D13 (w) L3 (b) W21 (w)         1.5
10 William Gray 13217831 1971 W23 (b) L5 (w) D15 (b)         1.5
11 James J Mahooti 12621393 1867 W24 (w) L1 (w) H---         1.5
12 Guy Argo 12517167 1856 H--- L4 (w) W22 (b)         1.5
13 Ranen Lardent 12614986 1827 D9 (b) X16 L3 (w)         1.5
14 Jim Ratliff 11163831 1719 H--- H--- H---         1.5
15 Joel Carron 16600505 1671 L7 (b) B--- D10 (w)         1.5
16 Yusheng Xia 13471910 2294 H--- F13 H---         1.0
17 Lucas Lesniewski 17039584 2025 L5 (b) W23 (w) L4 (b)         1.0
18 Fredrick Dutter 12343420 1900 L2 (w) D21 (b) D23 (w)         1.0
19 Abel Talamantez 12465386 1804 H--- H--- L6 (b)         1.0
20 Joshua Lamstein 15487526 1605 L8 (w) X24 L7 (b)         1.0
21 Adam Mercado 16571026 1774 L6 (b) D18 (w) L9 (b)         0.5
22 Glenn Kaplan 12680193 1740 L1 (b) H--- L12 (w)         0.5
23 Charles Faulkner 12559529 1720 L10 (w) L17 (b) D18 (b)         0.5
24 Gaziz Makhanov 16828914 1917 L11 (b) F20 U---         0.0

SwissSys Standings. 2nd Shipman Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon: u1800

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 Sebastian Suarez 16875347 1565 W24 (w) W21 (b) W9 (w)         3.0
2 Ashwin Vaidyanathan 30205719 1444 W13 (w) W7 (b) W8 (w)     H--- H--- 3.0
3 Romeo Barreyro 17018168 1631 W16 (w) D15 (b) W6 (w)         2.5
4 Dean Guo 30257083 1554 W25 (b) H--- W15 (w)         2.5
5 Anton Maliev 30250562 1429 H--- X18 W14 (b)         2.5
6 Stephen Parsons 16566932 1629 W17 (b) W10 (w) L3 (b)         2.0
7 Adam Ginzberg 30268083 1576 W12 (b) L2 (w) W22 (b)         2.0
8 Albert Starr 12844781 1522 W31 (w) X22 L2 (b)         2.0
9 Nursultan Uzakbaev 17137317 1521 X26 W28 (w) L1 (b)         2.0
10 Matt Long 13377410 1519 W27 (w) L6 (b) W24 (b)         2.0
11 Yorgos Tsolias 17266862 1512 H--- H--- X26         2.0
12 Benjamin Anderson 30235937 1172 L7 (w) X30 W19 (b)         2.0
13 Ambrogino Giusti 30223021 unr. L2 (b) X23 X21         2.0
14 Richard Hack 12796129 1500 W23 (b) H--- L5 (w)         1.5
15 Paul Reed 13373197 1474 W29 (b) D3 (w) L4 (b)         1.5
16 Deandre Stallworth 30255378 1294 L3 (b) D29 (w) W28 (b)         1.5
17 Jp Fairchild 30150098 1229 L6 (w) W27 (b) H---         1.5
18 Thomas Gu 17005685 958 H--- F5 W29 (b)         1.5
19 Nick Casares Jr 10424364 1600 L22 (w) W31 (b) L12 (w)         1.0
20 David R Olson 13913131 1400 L28 (b) L26 (w) X32         1.0
21 Simone Pagan Griso 17322263 1329 W32 (b) L1 (w) F13         1.0
22 Vittorio Banfi 30308530 1227 W19 (b) F8 L7 (w)         1.0
23 Timothy Bayaraa 15616166 1149 L14 (w) F13 W31 (b)         1.0
24 Danny Cao 16939797 1142 L1 (b) X32 L10 (w)     H--- H--- 1.0
25 Pratyush Hule 16317000 1104 L4 (w) H--- H---         1.0
26 Prasanna Chandramouli 30279272 1002 F9 W20 (b) F11         1.0
27 Eli Chanoff 12898987 993 L10 (b) L17 (w) B---         1.0
28 Matthew Grange 30403587 unr. W20 (w) L9 (b) L16 (w)         1.0
29 David Nichol 12934283 982 L15 (w) D16 (b) L18 (w)         0.5
30 Christian Brickhouse 30261226 452 U--- F12 H---         0.5
31 Richard Ahrens 16953298 1091 L8 (b) L19 (w) L23 (w)         0.0
32 Marcus Casaes 30290420 unr. L21 (w) F24 F20         0.0

SwissSys Standings. 2nd Shipman Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon: Extra Games Shipman

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 Ranen Lardent 12614986 1827 U--- W9 (w) U---         1.0
2 Abel Talamantez 12465386 1804 W11 (b) L3 (b) U---         1.0
3 Joshua Lamstein 15487526 1605 U--- W2 (w) U---         1.0
4 Yorgos Tsolias 17266862 1512 U--- U--- W14 (b)         1.0
5 Daniel Wang 15117223 1493 U--- U--- W12 (b)         1.0
6 Anton Maliev 30250562 1429 U--- W10 (w) U---         1.0
7 Benjamin Anderson 30235937 1172 U--- W13 (b) U---         1.0
8 Judit Sztaray 14708926 723 U--- W14 (b) U---         1.0
9 Joel Carron 16600505 1671 U--- L1 (b) U---         0.0
10 Albert Starr 12844781 1522 U--- L6 (b) U---         0.0
11 Nursultan Uzakbaev 17137317 1521 L2 (w) U--- U---         0.0
12 Ashwin Vaidyanathan 30205719 1444 U--- U--- L5 (w)     H--- H--- 0.0
13 Danny Cao 16939797 1142 U--- L7 (w) U---     H--- H--- 0.0
14 Ambrogino Giusti 30223021 unr. U--- L8 (w) L4 (w)         0.0
Pairings:

Pairings

Round 4 pairings are coming Monday, 1/24 soon after noon.