The Tuesday Night Marathon

The Mechanics' Tuesday Night Marathon (TNM) has a rich tradition that dates back at least 30 years. The idea of playing serious chess one night a week has appealed to a broad range of players from Senior Master to beginner, who find the time commitment fits their schedule quite comfortably. Today we think of eight 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 eight/nine 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!

— IM John Donaldson, Mechanics' Institute Chess Room Director and TNM TD


2018 Walter Shipman Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon

August 7th – October 2nd

#PlaceNameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Tot
11-13Elliott Winslow22922294W80W40 2.0
2 Russell Wong22002201B---W43 2.0
3 Keith Vickers22002203W52W41 2.0
4 Igor Vladim Traub21652168W53W42 2.0
5 Michael S Walder20312036W58W44 2.0
6 Tim Kokesh20152020W60W46 2.0
7 Kristian Clemens20142019W62W47 2.0
8 Bruce Ricard19201926W68W50 2.0
9 Daniel McKellar18791886W95W55 2.0
10 Steven Krasnov18631870W96W57 2.0
11 Scott E Poling18561859W85X33 2.0
12 Rafik Robeal16711720W101W36 2.0
13 Walter Lesquillier16711718W93W38 2.0
1414-30Conrado Diaz23432344H---W69 1.5
15 Ezra Chambers22892290W81H--- 1.5
16 Aleksandr Ivanov21972190W82D21 1.5
17 Steven Gaffagan20842086H---W79 1.5
18 Ethan Boldi20112012H---W95 1.5
19 William Gray19611961H---X--- 1.5
20 Kevin Kuczek19471949W63H--- 1.5
21 Christian Jensen18271845W89D16 1.5
22 Sos Hakobyan18171821H---W87 1.5
23 Gagik Babayan17741776W91H--- 1.5
24 Richard Newey16301631W104H--- 1.5
25 Nicholas Ar Boldi15441578H---W59 1.5
26 Kyle Donaldson15311599H---W73 1.5
27 Michael Alan Baer14381504H---W77 1.5
28 Tim Boldt13831383H---X94 1.5
29 Robert H Frank12951382W76H--- 1.5
30 Nicholas Latourette10941199W94H--- 1.5
3131-72William Donaldson24152416U---W84 1.0
32 Natalya Tsodikova21992190H---D49 1.0
33 Carlos Davila20932094W54F11 1.0
34 Joseph L Shipman20892090W56U--- 1.0
35 David Askin20012001H---H--- 1.0
36 James Wonsever19331913W83L12 1.0
37 Thomas F Maser19121900H---D61 1.0
38 Michael Anderson19031883W86L13 1.0
39 Joel Marcus19001900H---H--- 1.0
40 Kevin Yanofsky18621861W88L1 1.0
41 John Harris18411840W66L3 1.0
42 Robert Drane18061803W92L4 1.0
43 Willie Campers Jr17291728W97L2 1.0
44 Martin A Cortinas17191715W98L5 1.0
45 Richard M Karp17121700H---D64 1.0
46 Alexander Huberts17051701W99L6 1.0
47 Ryan Gossiaux17031699W100L7 1.0
48 Juan Rod Cendejas16971678L59W96 1.0
49 Shiva Bhattacharjee16761699H---D32 1.0
50 James I Matz16541647W103L8 1.0
51 James Cohee16331633H---H--- 1.0
52 Nick Casares Jr16001602L3W97 1.0
53 Samuel Za Agdamag15941641L4W74 1.0
54 Max Ross15901591L33W98 1.0
55 Ahyan Zaman15901585W102L9 1.0
56 Daniel E Francis15661567L34W99 1.0
57 Jerry Simpkins15651559W105L10 1.0
58 Andrew Yun15571556L5W100 1.0
59 Sam Greene15521560W48L25 1.0
60 Jerry D Morgan15201519L6W101 1.0
61 Drew Tuck15161540H---D37 1.0
62 John Chan15101509L7W102 1.0
63 Albert Mart Starr15021500L20W104 1.0
64 Jordan Wingenroth14211441H---D45 1.0
65 David R Olson14161416H---H--- 1.0
66 Michael Hilliard14001425L41W90 1.0
67 Tom Carter Allen14001400H---H--- 1.0
68 Jason Todd Temple13841382L8W103 1.0
69 Sophie Adams13791451W75L14 1.0
70 Stephen Sikes13491359H---D83 1.0
71 Jermorio Lucas Sr12481336U---W78 1.0
72 Andy Kimunr.1636D79H--- 1.0
7373-93Guy Argo19381912H---L26 0.5
74 Anthony Acosta18371812H---L53 0.5
75 Lyn Aung Thet17851754L69H--- 0.5
76 David Rakonitz17751742L29H--- 0.5
77 Jerry L Mays17251695H---L27 0.5
78 Jayden Xu16941659H---L71 0.5
79 Peter Sherwood16391636D72L17 0.5
80 Alex Lilles16191618L1H--- 0.5
81 Rudy Yeung16121611L15H--- 0.5
82 Richard Hack15941583L16D89 0.5
83 Glenn McEnroe15001488L36D70 0.5
84 Craig Yamamoto15001499H---L31 0.5
85 Frank Revi14711466L11H--- 0.5
86 Terrance Robertson14501446L38H--- 0.5
87 Joel Carron14491444H---L22 0.5
88 Charles James14061403L40H--- 0.5
89 Tony Cole14001408L21D82 0.5
90 Clarence Harris14001377H---L66 0.5
91 William Thibault12941291L23H--- 0.5
92 Peter Rushton12021200L42H--- 0.5
93 Alex Mendes Da Costa957956L13H--- 0.5
9494-105Adam Mercado17071671L30F28 0.0
95 Charles Cunningham14181414L9L18 0.0
96 Solomon Katsman14111400L10L48 0.0
97 James Badgett Jr12091202L43L52 0.0
98 Jackie Cowgill11041099L44L54 0.0
99 Renate Otterbach10821077L46L56 0.0
100 Timothy Bayaraa10321028L47L58 0.0
101 George T Sullivan10161012L12L60 0.0
102 Jon Rodo Cendejas962958L55L62 0.0
103 Robert R Bryan336335L50L68 0.0
104 Damien Seperiunr.750L24L63 0.0
105 Joseph Ant Leperaunr.750L57U--- 0.0