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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, former 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.

 

Ray Conway Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon

May 3rd to June 14th
Prize Winners:

 

 
Standings:

 Standings

SwissSys Report: Ray Conway Memorial Tuesday Night Martahon

SwissSys Standings. Ray Conway Memorial Tuesday Night Martahon: 1800+

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 Edward Lewis 12601629 1998 W15 W9 W12 ~2       3.0
2 Elliott Winslow 10363365 2235 W18 W13 H--- ~1       2.5
3 Siddharth Arun 13206647 2209 W23 W7 D4 H---       2.5
4 Christophe Bambou 12734479 2101 W14 X8 D3 ~5       2.5
5 Nicholas Weng 15499404 2021 W26 W21 H--- ~4       2.5
6 Rohan Das 15263634 1944 D19 W17 H--- ~9     H--- 2.0
7 Lucas Lesniewski 17039584 1914 W25 L3 W22 ~13       2.0
8 Max Hao 16083648 1900 W16 F4 W20 ~10     H--- 2.0
9 Fredrick Dutter 12343420 1900 W22 L1 W21 ~6       2.0
10 Adam Stafford 14257838 1855 D12 W19 H--- ~8 H---     2.0
11 Conrado Diaz 15624626 2344 H--- H--- D15 ~14       1.5
12 Michael Walder 10345120 2075 D10 W24 L1 ~16       1.5
13 Kristian Clemens 13901075 1934 W20 L2 H--- ~7       1.5
14 Guy Argo 12517167 1856 L4 H--- W25 ~11       1.5
15 Jashith Karthi 30016333 1802 L1 W18 D11 ~17       1.5
16 Christopher Dessert 15048166 1703 L8 H--- W23 ~12       1.5
17 Scott Goode 12316050 1688 H--- L6 W24 ~15       1.5
18 Kayven Riese 12572270 1900 L2 L15 W26 ~21       1.0
19 Christopher Powers 30462548 1747 D6 L10 H--- ~20       1.0
20 Sebastian Suarez 16875347 1728 L13 W26 L8 ~19     H--- 1.0
21 Joel Carron 16600505 1686 B--- L5 L9 ~18       1.0
22 Yuvraj Sawhney 17095004 1671 L9 B--- L7 H--- H---     1.0
23 Mikhail Molodyk 13573825 1867 L3 D25 L16 B---       0.5
24 Arjun Sankar 14542170 1787 H--- L12 L17 U---       0.5
25 Stephen Parsons 16566932 1725 L7 D23 L14 ~26   H--- H--- 0.5
26 Felix Macnee 12570325 1828 L5 L20 L18 ~25       0.0

SwissSys Standings. Ray Conway Memorial Tuesday Night Martahon: Under 1800

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 Dominic Croce 13542398 1584 W28 W23 W10 ~2       3.0
2 Yorgos Tsolias 17266862 1531 W30 W33 W19 ~1       3.0
3 Anton Maliev 30250562 1519 W38 W17 W8 ~5       3.0
4 Steve Sobel 30220542 1559 W29 W14 D5 ~6       2.5
5 Michael Spolarich 30207265 817 B--- W9 D4 ~3       2.5
6 Eli Albukerk 30219969 790 H--- X37 W21 ~4     H--- 2.5
7 Se Henderson 12528520 1700 H--- D31 W20 ~15       2.0
8 Nick Casares Jr 10424364 1600 W27 W26 L3 ~13       2.0
9 Albert Starr 12844781 1511 W39 L5 W28 ~16       2.0
10 John Chan 12561007 1504 W32 W18 L1 ~17       2.0
11 Stanislav Basovnik 17098560 1477 L17 W38 W29 ~14     H--- 2.0
12 Valerie Jade 17168772 1426 W34 L19 W31 ~18       2.0
13 Timothy Bayaraa 15616166 1344 L19 W24 W32 ~8       2.0
14 Thomas Gu 17005685 1290 W36 L4 W33 ~11       2.0
15 Hoa Long Tam 16919862 1218 H--- H--- W34 ~7       2.0
16 Danny Cao 16939797 1078 H--- H--- X26 ~9       2.0
17 William Thibault 16716976 997 W11 L3 W27 ~10       2.0
18 Nick Hollon 30477149 911 W25 L10 X37 ~12       2.0
19 Nicolas Horde 30573134 unr. W13 W12 L2 H---       2.0
20 Romeo Barreyro 17018168 1629 D24 W40 L7 ~22       1.5
21 Matt Long 13377410 1542 H--- W35 L6 ~24       1.5
22 Richard Hack 12796129 1500 L33 H--- W39 ~20       1.5
23 Charles James 12448028 1365 W42 L1 H--- H---       1.5
24 Ambrogino Giusti 30223021 1244 D20 L13 W41 ~21       1.5
25 David Olson 13913131 1400 L18 L32 W42 ~30       1.0
26 Simone Pagan Griso 17322263 1365 W41 L8 F16 H--- H---     1.0
27 Vittorio Banfi 30308530 1236 L8 X30 L17 ~32       1.0
28 Shubhankar Sharan 30358414 1189 L1 W42 L9 ~34       1.0
29 Pratyush Hule 16317000 1188 L4 W36 L11 ~35       1.0
30 Neil Alberg 30409204 1180 L2 F27 X40 ~25       1.0
31 Swaminathan Sankar 14080777 1172 H--- D7 L12 H---       1.0
32 Richard Ahrens 16953298 1064 L10 W25 L13 ~27       1.0
33 Paul Blum 12748433 1048 W22 L2 L14 ~38       1.0
34 Marcus Casaes 30290420 929 L12 B--- L15 ~28       1.0
35 Andrejs Gulbis 16741331 753 H--- L21 H--- ~29       1.0
36 Yonathan Admassu 15323127 1655 L14 L29 D38 ~39       0.5
37 Andrew Ballantyne 17079795 1552 H--- F6 F18 ~41       0.5
38 Julien Mott 30368433 1144 L3 L11 D36 ~33       0.5
39 Brian Wei 13978693 1142 L9 H--- L22 ~36       0.5
40 Christian Brickhouse 30261226 1039 H--- L20 F30 H---       0.5
41 Jason Lou Need ID unr. L26 H--- L24 ~37       0.5
42 Ryan Foulke 30566872 unr. L23 L28 L25 B--- H---     0.0

SwissSys Standings. Ray Conway Memorial Tuesday Night Martahon: Extra Games

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 Abel Talamantez 12465386 1800 W6 L2 W8         2.0
2 Christophe Bambou 12734479 2101 U--- W1 U---         1.0
3 Joel Carron 16600505 1686 W7 U--- U---         1.0
4 Danny Cao 16939797 1078 U--- U--- W9         1.0
5 Eli Albukerk 30219969 790 U--- W10 U---       H--- 1.0
6 Se Henderson 12528520 1700 L1 U--- U---         0.0
7 Scott Goode 12316050 1688 L3 U--- U---         0.0
8 Neil Alberg 30409204 1180 U--- U--- L1         0.0
9 Paul Blum 12748433 1048 U--- U--- L4         0.0
10 Marcus Casaes 30290420 929 U--- L5 U---         0.0
Pairings:

Pairings

SwissSys Report: Ray Conway Memorial Tuesday Night Martahon

SwissSys Report: Ray Conway Memorial Tuesday Night Martahon