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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+)

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize
1 FM JOSIAH PAUL STEARMAN 14006506 2445 W18 W13 W6 3.0  
2 FM KYRON WAYKUAN GRIFFITH 12860484 2434 W25 W9 D3 2.5  
3 IM ELLIOTT CHARLES WINSLOW 10363365 2223 W20 W8 D2 2.5  
4 DAVID BENJAMIN ASKIN 13776967 2027 H--- W22 W5 2.5  
5 NICHOLAS WENG 15499404 1864 W11 W7 L4 2.0  
6 WCM RUIYANG YAN 15462690 2221 W15 W21 L1 2.0  
7 WFM NATALYA TSODIKOVA 12634942 2204 W28 L5 W14 2.0  
8 ETHAN [KAZANJIAN] BOLDI 15088362 2090 W17 L3 W19 2.0  
9 NM MICHAEL WALDER 10345120 2124 W29 L2 W17 2.0  
10 FELIX GERMAN 12624534 1895 L13 W18 W23 2.0  
11 JASON CHILDRESS 12625556 2073 L5 W28 X24 2.0  
12 KRISTIAN CLEMENS 13901075 2019 H--- W26 H--- 2.0  
13 NM ALEKSANDR YU IVANOV 12835226 2174 W10 L1 D15 1.5  
14 NM LARRY SNYDER 10465117 2061 D24 W16 L7 1.5  
15 MICHAEL K LUM 12604366 1914 L6 W29 D13 1.5  
16 KEVIN W KUCZEK 12695943 1982 H--- L14 W26 1.5  
17 CAILEN J MELVILLE 14006141 1884 L8 W20 L9 1.0  
18 JONAH M BUSCH 12469525 1944 L1 L10 W28 1.0  
19 ALEXANDER PERLOV 16465198 1825 L21 B--- L8 1.0  
20 GUY ARGO 12517167 1939 L3 L17 W29 1.0  
21 STEVEN GAFFAGAN 12542809 2060 W19 L6 U--- 1.0  
22 GIANLUCA PANE 12842111 1927 H--- L4 H--- 1.0  
23 KIREET VENKATA PANUGANTI 13843374 2170 H--- H--- L10 1.0  
24 ANDRE PERSIDSKY 12545869 1856 D14 H--- F11 1.0  
25 AKO HEIDARI 15206848 1940 L2 H--- H--- 1.0  
26 SOS HAKOBYAN 14452712 1818 H--- L12 L16 0.5  
27 CHRISTIAN JENSEN 12780890 1850 H--- U--- U--- 0.5  
28 CLARENCE E LEHMAN 10497272 1907 L7 L11 L18 0.0  
29 AXEL REICHWEIN 15945124 1892 L9 L15 L20 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Wilkerson TNM: U2000

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize
1 BRUCE RICARD 15741428 1849 W22 W7 W6 3.0  
2 RUDOLPH FRANS BREEDT 13701346 1882 W20 D3 W17 2.5  
3 ADAM MERCADO 16571026 1789 W29 D2 W16 2.5  
4 NICHOLAS JAMES LATOURETTE 12779071 1623 H--- W26 W12 2.5  
5 ROBERT WILLIAM DRANE 12478485 1812 W28 W13 H--- 2.5  
6 GAGIK BABAYAN 15695454 1784 W24 W23 L1 2.0  
7 JERRY L MAYS 10362202 1700 W19 L1 W18 2.0  
8 RENJISH ABRAHAM 14384094 1861 W15 D12 D13 2.0  
9 NICHOLAS ARMEN BOLDI 15088356 1754 L18 W28 W21 2.0  
10 GLENN KAPLAN 12680193 1676 D26 H--- X25 2.0  
11 JAYDEN XU 15918365 1712 H--- H--- W20 2.0  
12 ANTHONY ACOSTA 12633251 1762 W14 D8 L4 1.5  
13 Srikrishnan Madhavan 17249351 1720 W21 L5 D8 1.5  
14 NICK CASARES Jr 10424364 1600 L12 D15 W19 1.5  
15 JOEL CARRON 16600505 1645 L8 D14 W27 1.5  
16 ERIKA MALYKIN 12910007 1675 H--- W18 L3 1.5  
17 MICHAEL A BAER 16096488 1441 H--- W27 L2 1.5  
18 RICHARD HACK 12796129 1567 W9 L16 L7 1.0  
19 JERRY MORGAN 13159224 1467 L7 W22 L14 1.0  
20 MARTIN A CORTINAS 12590374 1662 L2 X29 L11 1.0  
21 CRAIG YAMAMOTO 12217820 1500 L13 B--- L9 1.0  
22 AEZED RAZA 12656887 1643 L1 L19 W29 1.0  
23 IGOR ROYZEN 13054654 1868 W25 L6 U--- 1.0  
24 DAVID RAKONITZ 12931024 1613 L6 L25 W28 1.0  
25 AUNG TUN LIN 13732925 1657 L23 W24 F10 1.0  
26 NM THOMAS F MASER 10490936 1900 D10 L4 U--- 0.5  
27 ALEX ALLEN 14309720 1671 H--- L17 L15 0.5  
28 MATEO STEPHEN HANSEN 14907254 1624 L5 L9 L24 0.0  
29 CESAR BERCILLA TAMONDONG 12439091 1617 L3 F20 L22 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Wilkerson TNM: U1600

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize
1 ILIA GIMELFARB 17158733 1599 W40 W13 W9 3.0  
2 JAHAAN ANSARI 21004356 1461 W20 W31 W11 3.0  
3 EITAN NEUGUT 12896994 1322 W43 W23 W19 3.0  
4 CHARLES JAMES 12448028 1404 W47 W35 W8 3.0  
5 JULIAN SACHS-WEINTRAUB 12567950 1429 W34 W30 W10 3.0  
6 MAX L ROSS 16425248 1549 H--- W12 W21 2.5  
7 LUCAS RADAELLI 17063872 1411 H--- W44 W24 2.5  
8 VALERIE JADE 17168772 1532 W27 W16 L4 2.0  
9 IVAN ROTHMAN 12900634 1487 W32 W17 L1 2.0  
10 JERRY SIMPKINS 14479154 1539 W28 X37 L5 2.0  
11 ALBERT MARTIN STARR 12844781 1552 W18 W25 L2 2.0  
12 BILL BYRD 17251303 unr. W22 L6 X40 2.0  
13 CLARENCE HARRIS 12543396 1402 W46 L1 W32 2.0  
14 JACOB MORGAN 17099171 1227 D19 D15 W37 2.0  
15 ROHIT SAI 17261817 unr. H--- D14 W31 2.0  
16 MICHAEL J MARTIN 12547067 1387 W45 L8 W33 2.0  
17 JOSEPH ROBERTS 16864855 1358 W42 L9 W30 2.0  
18 PETER JAMES RUSHTON 16453812 1294 L11 X48 W38 2.0  
19 JOHN CHAN 12561007 1506 D14 W41 L3 1.5  
20 NATAN GIMELFARB 16757673 1134 L2 W36 D22 1.5  
21 REX SHANNON 16405637 unr. H--- W26 L6 1.5  
22 MICHAEL HARRY LINTZ 16913547 1376 L12 W34 D20 1.5  
23 MICHAEL HILLIARD 12279170 1476 W33 L3 H--- 1.5  
24 TIMOTHY BAYARAA 15616166 1193 W35 D42 L7 1.5  
25 DAVID R OLSON 13913131 1400 W48 L11 H--- 1.5  
26 ISAAC STERLING 14316046 1126 H--- L21 W43 1.5  
27 JON RODOLFO CENDEJAS 15121586 1254 L8 H--- W42 1.5  
28 RICHARD WILLIAM AHRENS 16953298 1256 L10 W46 H--- 1.5  
29 NURSULTAN UZAKBAEV 17137317 1415 H--- H--- H--- 1.5  
30 TYLER WAGNER 17061477 1050 W36 L5 L17 1.0  
31 DON CHAMBERS 16694467 1298 W38 L2 L15 1.0  
32 ROBERT H FRANK 10498325 1222 L9 W45 L13 1.0  
33 WOLFE NATAN CHAMBERS 16694488 1182 L23 W39 L16 1.0  
34 WALTER BARNETT DUBENSKY 16928431 1120 L5 L22 W44 1.0  
35 GEORGE THOMAS SULLIVAN 16579662 914 L24 L4 W47 1.0  
36 TOM CARTER ALLEN 12402556 1426 L30 L20 W48 1.0  
37 TONY COLE 12697875 1400 W39 F10 L14 1.0  
38 NATHANIEL JOHNSON 16446780 unr. L31 B--- L18 1.0  
39 ANDREW BALLANTYNE 17079795 877 L37 L33 W46 1.0  
40 FRANK REVI 16066672 1298 L1 X47 F12 1.0  
41 ROBERT R BRYAN 12456014 373 H--- L19 H--- 1.0  
42 DIANA HALL   unr. L17 D24 L27 0.5  
43 Simone Pagan Griso   unr. L3 H--- L26 0.5  
44 BRYAN NEUBERG 17224021 unr. H--- L7 L34 0.5  
45 JEFF JAMES NORTH 17179258 867 L16 L32 H--- 0.5  
46 GEORGE R NICOL 17094420 1015 L13 L28 L39 0.0  
47 STEVEN DUNLAP 14905812 1037 L4 F40 L35 0.0  
48 ASHKON TABATABAI 16316838 962 L25 F18 L36 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Wilkerson TNM: Rated Extra Games

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 JOEL MARCUS 12628734 1847 B--- L2 U--- U--- 1.0  
2 GIANLUCA PANE 12842111 1927 U--- W1 U--- U--- 1.0  
3 WALTE LESQUILLIER 11400957 1733 U--- U--- W8 U--- 1.0  
4 PETER JAM RUSHTON 16453812 1294 U--- U--- W9 U--- 1.0  
5 NATHANIEL JOHNSON 16446780 unr. U--- U--- W10 U--- 1.0  
6 GLENN KAPLAN 12680193 1676 U--- U--- U--- D7 0.5  
7 CHRISTIAN JENSEN 12780890 1850 U--- U--- U--- D6 0.5  
8 MARTIN A CORTINAS 12590374 1662 U--- U--- L3 U--- 0.0  
9 FRANK REVI 16066672 1298 U--- U--- L4 U--- 0.0  
10 JERRY SIMPKINS 14479154 1539 U--- U--- L5 U--- 0.0  
11 SAMUEL ZA AGDAMAG 14874734 1522 U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.0  

 

 

 

Pairings:

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