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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

 

April 2021 Tuesday Night Marathon Online

April 13th to April 27th
Prize Winners:

Prizes. April 2021 TNM: 1800+

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 Gadir Guseinov (5.5/2674) 265.00 1st Place: $265
2 Brian Escalante (5.0/2542) 159.00 2nd Place: $159
3 Josiah Stearman (4.5/2494) 53.00 3rd Place: $106;
2way split: $53 each
10 Michael Walder (4.5/2135) 53.00
25 Philip Gerstoft (4.0/1788) 53.00 Best u2000: $53

 

Prizes. April 2021 TNM: u1800

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 Sos Hakobyan (5.0/1771) 162.00 1st Place: $216
9 Sebastian Suarez (5.0/1414) 162.00 2nd Place:- $108
10 Rajtilak Indrajit Jagannathan (4.5/1369) 36.00 3rd Place: $54;
Best u1400: $54;
3way split of $108: $36 each
5 Nicholas M Brown (4.5/1495) 36.00
22 Adam Stafford (4.5/1014) 36.00

 

 
Standings:

Final Standing

SwissSys Standings. April 2021 TNM: 1800+

# Name Handle ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total Prize
1 Gadir Guseinov gguseinov 17343590 2674 W37 W10 W7 W3 D2 5.5 265.00
2 Brian Escalante BrianEscalante 16836558 2542 W18 D12 W17 W9 D1 5.0 159.00
3 Josiah Stearman josiwales 14006506 2494 W19 W15 W4 L1 D8 4.5 53.00
4 Michael Walder FlightsOfFancy 10345120 2135 W13 W30 L3 D16 W21 4.5 53.00
5 Kyron Griffith KyronGriffith 12860484 2490 H--- H--- W23 L8 W17 4.0  
6 Eric Li kingandqueen2017 15688436 2344 W24 W27 L9 D13 D16 4.0  
7 Ruiyang Yan jij2018 15462690 2242 W11 W16 L1 W27 W10 4.0  
8 Eric Hon microbear 13778105 2203 H--- W28 W12 W5 D3 4.0  
9 Max Gedajlovic MMSanchez 14947382 2141 W34 W32 W6 L2 W14 4.0  
10 David Askin David_Askin 13776967 2041 W21 L1 W11 W17 L7 4.0  
11 Philip Gerstoft pgstar3 12913356 1788 L7 W36 L10 W22 W26 4.0 53.00
12 Michael Wang coalescenet 13605850 2098 W20 D2 L8 W29 W13 3.5  
13 Pranav Sathish championps 16464655 1768 L4 X37 W26 D6 L12 3.5  
14 Elliott Winslow ecwinslow 10363365 2278 W35 L17 W18 W15 L9 3.0  
15 Jonah Busch kondsaga 12469525 1934 W22 L3 W30 L14 W32 3.0  
16 Jeffery Wang twangbio 16291100 1871 W36 L7 W22 D4 D6 3.0  
17 Chelsea Zhou mwncklmann 15239016 1870 W33 W14 L2 L10 L5 3.0  
18 Vishva Nanugonda 3Ke31-0 16380312 1832 L2 W20 L14 W30 D23 3.0  
19 Max Hao Joseph_Truelsons_Fan 16083648 1812 L3 D21 W31 D23 W27 3.0  
20 Jason Ochoa Barok44 12440572 1759 L12 L18 W36 L32 W29 3.0  
21 Ethan Guo LightningDragon8 16761994 1745 L10 D19 W34 W28 L4 3.0  
22 Vedant Talwalkar serverbusy 16408266 1644 L15 W35 L16 L11 W30 3.0  
23 Daniel Lin SmilyFace4 15176393 2027 D29 W25 L5 D19 D18 2.5  
24 Kagan Uz uzkuzk 16434922 1809 L6 D31 L29 W25 W33 2.5  
25 Sanjeev Anand chessp1234 14436451 1766 H--- L23 L28 L24 W34 2.5  
26 Cailen Melville Mangonel 14006141 1940 L30 W29 L13 W33 L11 2.0  
27 Ashik Uzzaman ashikuzzaman 13178575 1940 W31 L6 W32 L7 L19 2.0  
28 Thomas Maser talenuf 10490936 1900 H--- L8 W25 L21 D31 2.0  
29 Callaghan McCarty-Snead DoctorBanner 14948275 1700 D23 L26 W24 L12 L20 2.0  
30 Georgios Tsolias GiorgosTsolias 17266862 1679 W26 L4 L15 L18 L22 2.0  
31 Shravan Sriram Ragingbeast360 15894655 1655 L27 D24 L19 W34 D28 2.0  
32 Nursultan Uzakbaev rimus11 17137317 1513 B--- L9 L27 W20 L15 2.0  
33 Marina Xiao programmingmax 16380642 1512 L17 D34 W35 L26 L24 2.0  
34 Kevin M Fong chessappeals 17254586 1783 L9 D33 L21 L31 L25 1.5  
35 Philip Warton hypermod 12541460 1800 L14 L22 L33 L36 B--- 1.0  
36 David Rakonitz MechAnjin 12931024 1622 L16 L11 L20 W35 U--- 1.0  
37 Samir Alazawi samiralazawi 14690016 1866 L1 F13 U--- U--- U--- 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. April 2021 TNM: u1800

# Name Handle ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total Prize
1 Sos Hakobyan SacrificeandCrush 14452712 1771 W22 W16 W10 D8 W14 5.0 162.00
2 Sebastian Suarez Sebbymeister 16875347 1414 W27 W25 W7 L14 W19 5.0 162.00
3 Nicholas M Brown nmbrown2 12446259 1495 H--- H--- W18 W16 D8 4.5 36.00
4 Rajtilak Indrajit Jagannathan rtindru 30109752 1369 W19 W12 L8 W25 W9 4.5 36.00
5 Adam Stafford aanval22 14257838 1014 D9 W13 L14 W12 W10 4.5 36.00
6 Gabriel Ngam boozerrip 13553308 1350 W23 L8 W27 L19 W25 4.0  
7 Aryan Renjith SavageAryan 15027127 1274 W33 W21 L2 L9 W20 4.0  
8 Ivan Zong ivanzong 30131397 unr. W17 W6 W4 D1 D3 4.0  
9 Ethan Sun sfdeals 16964125 1456 D5 W18 D21 W7 L4 3.5  
10 Michael Xiao swimgrass 16380636 1363 W20 W28 L1 D11 L5 3.5  
11 Ella Guo SunnyCountry 16380657 1197 L21 W33 W20 D10 L13 3.5  
12 Sean Wu dum2020arEEEWS 16802870 1015 W30 L4 W28 L5 W15 3.5  
13 William Kelly wkelly 30161947 unr. H--- L5 W30 W21 W11 3.5  
14 Joshua Lamstein aveevu 15487526 1632 L25 W26 W5 W2 L1 3.0  
15 Michael Hilliard Echecsmike 12279170 1446 L18 L19 W26 W31 L12 3.0  
16 Prescott Yu prescott00000 16009618 1309 W32 L1 W31 L3 W18 3.0  
17 Massimo Jackson Mateojackson 17251318 1305 L8 W23 L19 L20 W32 3.0  
18 Charvi Atreya Charvii 16816706 984 W15 L9 L3 W28 L16 3.0  
19 Anton Bobkov texfan 30162536 unr. L4 W15 W17 W6 L2 3.0  
20 Rehaan Malhotra MrRap9 30118209 unr. L10 W24 L11 W17 L7 3.0  
21 Ahyan Zaman ahyanzaman 15035222 1699 W11 L7 D9 L13 W23 2.5  
22 Andrew Ballantyne andrewaballantyne 17079795 1227 L1 L32 W33 D23 W27 2.5  
23 Jordan Orpia Jorpia42 30158430 unr. L6 L17 W24 D22 L21 2.5  
24 Rodney Brown Bonaparte1984 16401545 1280 L28 L20 L23 W33 W31 2.0  
25 Ian Liao victor6688 16738735 1180 W14 L2 W32 L4 L6 2.0  
26 Bruce Hedman Bruce_Hedman 17344551 1035 L29 L14 L15 W30 W28 2.0  
27 Justin Brunet night_breeze 30055583 963 L2 W30 L6 W32 L22 2.0  
28 Andra Babigian QueenGma 30152085 unr. W24 L10 L12 L18 L26 2.0  
29 Nursultan Uzakbaev rimus11 17137317 1513 W26 U--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0  
30 Daniel Marcus radio_on 12905558 1458 L12 L27 L13 L26 L33 1.0  
31 Samuel Tsen Brown comfyqueso 16380615 811 H--- H--- L16 L15 L24 1.0  
32 Rayna Yan ihaveyourcat 30157975 unr. L16 W22 L25 L27 L17 1.0  
33 Victor Beauchamp Greatboomer 30154650 unr. L7 L11 L22 L24 W30 1.0  
 
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