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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*

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
Jim Hurt Memorial TNM, Apr 28 - June 16 – 8 rounds, 3 sections
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

 

Wilkerson Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon (Jan-Feb 2020)

January 7th to February 18th
Standings:

Standings after Round 3

SwissSys Standings. Wilkerson TNM: Championship (2000+) (Standings (no tiebrk))

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize
1 FM JOSIAH PAUL STEARMAN 14006506 2445 W19 W13 W5 3.0  
2 FM KYRON WAYKUAN GRIFFITH 12860484 2434 W20 W7 D3 2.5  
3 IM ELLIOTT CHARLES WINSLOW 10363365 2223 W21 W8 D2 2.5  
4 DAVID BENJAMIN ASKIN 13776967 2027 H--- W22 W12 2.5  
5 WCM RUIYANG YAN 15462690 2221 W16 W18 L1 2.0  
6 WFM NATALYA TSODIKOVA 12634942 2204 W28 L12 W14 2.0  
7 NM MICHAEL WALDER 10345120 2124 W29 L2 W23 2.0  
8 ETHAN [KAZANJIAN] BOLDI 15088362 2090 W23 L3 W25 2.0  
9 JASON CHILDRESS 12625556 2073 L12 W28 X24 2.0  
10 KRISTIAN CLEMENS 13901075 2019 H--- W27 H--- 2.0  
11 FELIX GERMAN 12624534 1895 L13 W19 W17 2.0  
12 NICHOLAS WENG 15499404 1864 W9 W6 L4 2.0  
13 NM ALEKSANDR YU IVANOV 12835226 2174 W11 L1 D16 1.5  
14 NM LARRY SNYDER 10465117 2061 D24 W15 L6 1.5  
15 KEVIN W KUCZEK 12695943 1982 H--- L14 W27 1.5  
16 MICHAEL K LUM 12604366 1914 L5 W29 D13 1.5  
17 KIREET VENKATA PANUGANTI 13843374 2170 H--- H--- L11 1.0  
18 STEVEN GAFFAGAN 12542809 2060 W25 L5 U--- 1.0  
19 JONAH M BUSCH 12469525 1944 L1 L11 W28 1.0  
20 AKO HEIDARI 15206848 1940 L2 H--- H--- 1.0  
21 GUY ARGO 12517167 1939 L3 L23 W29 1.0  
22 GIANLUCA PANE 12842111 1927 H--- L4 H--- 1.0  
23 CAILEN J MELVILLE 14006141 1884 L8 W21 L7 1.0  
24 ANDRE PERSIDSKY 12545869 1856 D14 H--- F9 1.0  
25 ALEXANDER PERLOV 16465198 1825 L18 B--- L8 1.0  
26 CHRISTIAN JENSEN 12780890 1850 H--- U--- U--- 0.5  
27 SOS HAKOBYAN 14452712 1818 H--- L10 L15 0.5  
28 CLARENCE E LEHMAN 10497272 1907 L6 L9 L19 0.0  
29 AXEL REICHWEIN 15945124 1892 L7 L16 L21 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Wilkerson TNM: U2000 (Standings (no tiebrk))

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize
1 BRUCE RICARD 15741428 1849 W21 W10 W7 3.0  
2 RUDOLPH FRANS BREEDT 13701346 1882 W19 D4 W17 2.5  
3 ROBERT WILLIAM DRANE 12478485 1812 W28 W14 H--- 2.5  
4 ADAM MERCADO 16571026 1789 W29 D2 W15 2.5  
5 NICHOLAS JAMES LATOURETTE 12779071 1623 H--- W25 W13 2.5  
6 RENJISH ABRAHAM 14384094 1861 W16 D13 D14 2.0  
7 GAGIK BABAYAN 15695454 1784 W22 W18 L1 2.0  
8 NICHOLAS ARMEN BOLDI 15088356 1754 L23 W28 W24 2.0  
9 JAYDEN XU 15918365 1712 H--- H--- W19 2.0  
10 JERRY L MAYS 10362202 1700 W12 L1 W23 2.0  
11 GLENN KAPLAN 12680193 1676 D25 H--- X20 2.0  
12 JERRY MORGAN 13159224 1467 L10 W21 W27 2.0  
13 ANTHONY ACOSTA 12633251 1762 W27 D6 L5 1.5  
14 Srikrishnan Madhavan 17249351 1720 W24 L3 D6 1.5  
15 ERIKA MALYKIN 12910007 1675 H--- W23 L4 1.5  
16 JOEL CARRON 16600505 1645 L6 D27 W26 1.5  
17 MICHAEL A BAER 16096488 1441 H--- W26 L2 1.5  
18 IGOR ROYZEN 13054654 1868 W20 L7 U--- 1.0  
19 MARTIN A CORTINAS 12590374 1662 L2 X29 L9 1.0  
20 AUNG TUN LIN 13732925 1657 L18 W22 F11 1.0  
21 AEZED RAZA 12656887 1643 L1 L12 W29 1.0  
22 DAVID RAKONITZ 12931024 1613 L7 L20 W28 1.0  
23 RICHARD HACK 12796129 1567 W8 L15 L10 1.0  
24 CRAIG YAMAMOTO 12217820 1500 L14 B--- L8 1.0  
25 NM THOMAS F MASER 10490936 1900 D11 L5 U--- 0.5  
26 ALEX ALLEN 14309720 1671 H--- L17 L16 0.5  
27 NICK CASARES Jr 10424364 1600 L13 D16 L12 0.5  
28 MATEO STEPHEN HANSEN 14907254 1624 L3 L8 L22 0.0  
29 CESAR BERCILLA TAMONDONG 12439091 1617 L4 F19 L21 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Wilkerson TNM: U1600 (Standings (no tiebrk))

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize
1 ILIA GIMELFARB 17158733 1599 W33 W12 W11 3.0  
2 JAHAAN ANSARI 21004356 1461 W27 W32 W8 3.0  
3 JULIAN SACHS-WEINTRAUB 12567950 1429 W36 W37 W9 3.0  
4 CHARLES JAMES 12448028 1404 W46 W38 W10 3.0  
5 EITAN NEUGUT 12896994 1322 W45 W20 W19 3.0  
6 MAX L ROSS 16425248 1549 H--- W17 W29 2.5  
7 TIMOTHY BAYARAA 15616166 1193 W38 D43 W22 2.5  
8 ALBERT MARTIN STARR 12844781 1552 W15 W23 L2 2.0  
9 JERRY SIMPKINS 14479154 1539 W25 X31 L3 2.0  
10 VALERIE JADE 17168772 1532 W26 W13 L4 2.0  
11 IVAN ROTHMAN 12900634 1487 W34 W14 L1 2.0  
12 CLARENCE HARRIS 12543396 1402 W47 L1 W34 2.0  
13 MICHAEL J MARTIN 12547067 1387 W42 L10 W35 2.0  
14 JOSEPH ROBERTS 16864855 1358 W43 L11 W37 2.0  
15 PETER JAMES RUSHTON 16453812 1294 L8 X48 W41 2.0  
16 JACOB MORGAN 17099171 1227 D19 D18 W31 2.0  
17 BILL BYRD 17251303 unr. W24 L6 X33 2.0  
18 ROHIT SAI 17261817 unr. H--- D16 W32 2.0  
19 JOHN CHAN 12561007 1506 D16 W40 L5 1.5  
20 MICHAEL HILLIARD 12279170 1476 W35 L5 H--- 1.5  
21 NURSULTAN UZAKBAEV 17137317 1415 H--- H--- H--- 1.5  
22 LUCAS RADAELLI 17063872 1411 H--- W44 L7 1.5  
23 DAVID R OLSON 13913131 1400 W48 L8 H--- 1.5  
24 MICHAEL HARRY LINTZ 16913547 1376 L17 W36 D27 1.5  
25 RICHARD WILLIAM AHRENS 16953298 1256 L9 W47 H--- 1.5  
26 JON RODOLFO CENDEJAS 15121586 1254 L10 H--- W43 1.5  
27 NATAN GIMELFARB 16757673 1134 L2 W30 D24 1.5  
28 ISAAC STERLING 14316046 1126 H--- L29 W45 1.5  
29 REX SHANNON 16405637 unr. H--- W28 L6 1.5  
30 TOM CARTER ALLEN 12402556 1426 L37 L27 W48 1.0  
31 TONY COLE 12697875 1400 W39 F9 L16 1.0  
32 DON CHAMBERS 16694467 1298 W41 L2 L18 1.0  
33 FRANK REVI 16066672 1298 L1 X46 F17 1.0  
34 ROBERT H FRANK 10498325 1222 L11 W42 L12 1.0  
35 WOLFE NATAN CHAMBERS 16694488 1182 L20 W39 L13 1.0  
36 WALTER BARNETT DUBENSKY 16928431 1120 L3 L24 W44 1.0  
37 TYLER WAGNER 17061477 1050 W30 L3 L14 1.0  
38 GEORGE THOMAS SULLIVAN 16579662 914 L7 L4 W46 1.0  
39 ANDREW BALLANTYNE 17079795 877 L31 L35 W47 1.0  
40 ROBERT R BRYAN 12456014 373 H--- L19 H--- 1.0  
41 NATHANIEL JOHNSON 16446780 unr. L32 B--- L15 1.0  
42 JEFF JAMES NORTH 17179258 867 L13 L34 H--- 0.5  
43 DIANA HALL   unr. L14 D7 L26 0.5  
44 BRYAN NEUBERG 17224021 unr. H--- L22 L36 0.5  
45 Simone Pagan Griso   unr. L5 H--- L28 0.5  
46 STEVEN DUNLAP 14905812 1037 L4 F33 L38 0.0  
47 GEORGE R NICOL 17094420 1015 L12 L25 L39 0.0  
48 ASHKON TABATABAI 16316838 962 L23 F15 L30 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Wilkerson TNM: Rated Extra Games (Standings (no tiebrk))

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 GIANLUCA PANE 12842111 1927 U--- W2 U--- U--- 1.0  
2 JOEL MARCUS 12628734 1847 B--- L1 U--- U--- 1.0  
3 WALTE LESQUILLIER 11400957 1733 U--- U--- W8 U--- 1.0  
4 PETER JAM RUSHTON 16453812 1294 U--- U--- W11 U--- 1.0  
5 NATHANIEL JOHNSON 16446780 unr. U--- U--- W9 U--- 1.0  
6 CHRISTIAN JENSEN 12780890 1850 U--- U--- U--- D7 0.5  
7 GLENN KAPLAN 12680193 1676 U--- U--- U--- D6 0.5  
8 MARTIN A CORTINAS 12590374 1662 U--- U--- L3 U--- 0.0  
9 JERRY SIMPKINS 14479154 1539 U--- U--- L5 U--- 0.0  
10 SAMUEL ZA AGDAMAG 14874734 1522 U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.0  
11 FRANK REVI 16066672 1298 U--- U--- L4 U--- 0.0  
 
Pairings:

Pairings for Round 4 will be posted Monday January 27 at noon.