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


2017 Peter Grey Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon

August 8th – October 3rd

#PlaceNameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6 Rd 7Tot
11-2Elliott C Winslow23212341W28H---W51W11D5W4W3 6.0
2 Joseph Tracy21062126W45D51W105W49H---W8W9 6.0
33-7Josiah P Stearman23052312W80W47W113W17D4W5L1 5.5
4 Derek O'Connor23002304W56W48W13W20D3L1W15 5.5
5 Conrado Diaz22932299W42W50W94W8D1L3W17 5.5
6 Igor Traub21632158L43W106W55W47W20W12D7 5.5
7 Aleksandr Ivanov21242146W57W37W62H---W15H---D6 5.5
88-14Michael S Walder21472146W44W36W26L5W46L2W19 5.0
9 Demetrius Goins21442139H---D24W42W62W31W23L2 5.0
10 Larry Snyder20742058L81H---W102W87W63D33W32 5.0
11 Ashik Uzzaman20362046W58W38W40L1H---W22H--- 5.0
12 James E Jones20002020H---W41H---W36W13L6W35 5.0
13 Sergey Khristoforov19401951W69W43L4W37L12W38W33 5.0
14 Kevin Yanofsky17711834W72L17W67D18H---W75W31 5.0
1515-28Romulo C Fuentes22032191H---W107W39W27L7W35L4 4.5
16 Keith Vickers22002165W95L62W54D24L23W66W41 4.5
17 Russell Wong22002196W110W14W33L3D35W48L5 4.5
18 Steven Gaffagan20902068H---D63W64D14W49D32D24 4.5
19 Michael Askin20262006W83H---L66W44W51W28L8 4.5
20 Michael K Lum19811978W67W55W82L4L6W62D26 4.5
21 William Gray19741984H---H---H---W80W53U---W50 4.5
22 Guy Argo19691945W68L40D28W43W117L11W49 4.5
23 Michael Dougal19141949H---H---W65W40W16L9H--- 4.5
24 Teodoro Porlares18611913H---D9W83D16H---W65D18 4.5
25 Christian Jensen18441859H---H---H---U---W105W56W52 4.5
26 Kevin W Kuczek18261851W118W92L8H---H---W120D20 4.5
27 Robert Drane18171815H---W71W100L15L28W53W51 4.5
28 Bruce Ricard15931757L1W61D22W74W27L19W48 4.5
2929-45Steven Krasnov20281988L82H---H---W67L65W83W58 4.0
30 Adrian Kondakov19241899H---L66H---H---W81W55D36 4.0
31 Thomas F Maser19211910H---H---W56W38L9W39L14 4.0
32 Joel Marcus19121916H---H---H---W57W66D18L10 4.0
33 Kristian Clemens19021899W59W81L17W82H---D10L13 4.0
34 Ethan Boldi18721855W60L82D46W81H---H---H--- 4.0
35 Scott E Poling18371846W86H---W96W66D17L15L12 4.0
36 Samuel Stolpe17061714W108L8W107L12H---W87D30 4.0
37 Jacob Crofts16921699W91L7W93L13W82H---H--- 4.0
38 Willie Campers Jr16511653W102L11W92L31B---L13W68 4.0
39 David Rakonitz16231638W74H---L15H---W73L31W75 4.0
40 Richard Hack16081643W109W22L11L23W90H---H--- 4.0
41 Charles Dupree16051652H---L12W98W100H---W61L16 4.0
42 Ting Liang15591570L5W86L9L73W99W76W67 4.0
43 Michael D Abraham15351617W6L13H---L22H---W86W74 4.0
44 Stephen Ka Touset15351608L8W72H---L19H---W96W62 4.0
45 Sam Greene15071575L2W89L47W92L62W105W63 4.0
4646-60Greg Sarafian19521939W85W64D34H---L8D50 --- 3.5
47 Daniel McKellar18201822W87L3W45L6H---H---H--- 3.5
48 Gagik Babayan18131789W99L4D81W96W85L17L28 3.5
49 Cailen Melville17721766H---W73W75L2L18W85L22 3.5
50 Juan Cendejas17411726W89L5L87W69W83D46L21 3.5
51 Peter Sherwood16591669W101D2L1W105L19W71L27 3.5
52 Shi Bhattacharjee16351619H---H---H---L58W70W93L25 3.5
53 Asher Eastham16271655H---H---W76D61L21L27W81 3.5
54 Drew Tuck16241597L92W97L16H---D96D82W85 3.5
55 James Cohee16041609W93L20L6D86W107L30W82 3.5
56 John Chan15641565L4W60L31D72W100L25W93 3.5
57 Erika Malykin15341541L7W119D68L32H---H---W87 3.5
58 Joshua Mines14991577L11H---W71W52D61H---L29 3.5
59 Charles James13821387L33H---L74H---W116D104W80 3.5
60 Maung Nyunt Than13551421L34L56W91W64H---D63H--- 3.5
6161-76Michael Anderson19081849W97L28X110D53D58L41 --- 3.0
62 Richard Newey17551756W119W16L7L9W45L20L44 3.0
63 Jerry L Mays17411708H---D18D85W68L10D60L45 3.0
64 Nick Casares Jr16001558W116L46L18L60W98L68W99 3.0
65 Jerry Simpkins15531543L107W118L23W88W29L24L79 3.0
66 Brendan Macintyre15191599H---W30W19L35L32L16D71 3.0
67 Durgashankar Giridharan14691479L20W91L14L29W88W78L42 3.0
68 Tavis Lee Bennett14601470L22W109D57L63H---W64L38 3.0
69 Michael Hilliard14001392L13L93W89L50D92W113H--- 3.0
70 Charles Cunningham13771355L94L80W101D90L52D92W114 3.0
71 Elena Kondakova12951359H---L27L58W108W80L51D66 3.0
72 Nicholas Boldi12501310L14L44W104D56H---H---H--- 3.0
73 Robert H Frank12431336D117L49H---W42L39H---H--- 3.0
74 Joel Beattyunr.1387L39H---W59L28W102H---L43 3.0
75 Max Rossunr.1493H---W115L49W78H---L14L39 3.0
76 Bryant Alan Chenunr.1503W79L94L53L83W97L42W96 3.0
7777-93Anuj R Patel19191929H---H---H---U---U---U---W120 2.5
78 Julian Standen16141552H---H---H---L75D86L67H--- 2.5
79 Cesar Tamondong16001598L76W88D103U---U---U---W65 2.5
80 Albert Starr15701524L3W70H---L21L71W90L59 2.5
81 Jerry D Morgan15011545W10L33D48L34L30W107L53 2.5
82 Martin Marquez14751552W29W34L20L33L37D54L55 2.5
83 Benjamin M White14701479L19W101L24W76L50L29H--- 2.5
84 Samuel Za Agdamag14211438H---H---H---U---U---U---W98 2.5
85 Tergelsar Enkh14041409L46W116D63W113L48L49L54 2.5
86 Michael Alan Baer13541360L35L42W97D55D78L43D90 2.5
87 Julian Torres13111401L47W95W50L10H---L36L57 2.5
88 Nicholas Garfield11921216H---L79H---L65L67H---W105 2.5
89 Jonathan Baterdene11521178L50L45L69W104H---H---H--- 2.5
90 Dashz Erdenebileg9911053H---H---H---D70L40L80D86 2.5
91 Jackie Cowgill9251038L37L67L60H---D108D97W107 2.5
92 Julian McLainunr.1430W54L26L38L45D69D70H--- 2.5
93 Stephen Schneiderunr.1400L55W69L37H---W104L52L56 2.5
9494-102Mingson Chen19001901W70W76L5 --- --- --- --- 2.0
95 Ahyan Zaman15421522L16L87W99W116 --- --- --- 2.0
96 Erkhe Erdenebileg14211398W115H---L35L48D54L44L76 2.0
97 David R Olson14001326L61L54L86W115L76D91D102 2.0
98 Frank Revi13061267H---L105L41H---L64W101L84 2.0
99 Renate Otterbach12641258L48L110L95W101L42W108L64 2.0
100 Tyrone C Poblete11541164H---W108L27L41L56H--- --- 2.0
101 James Badgett Jr918934L51L83L70L99B---L98W116 2.0
102 Timothy Bayaraa782902L38W104L10L103L74H---D97 2.0
103103-109Matthew Hwang16391637U---U---D79W102U---U---U--- 1.5
104 Terrance Robertson14331324L111L102L72L89L93D59W121 1.5
105 Clarence Harris14221382H---W98L2L51L25L45L88 1.5
106 Benjam Holderness13381358H---L6U---W119U---U---U--- 1.5
107 Barry Capdeville12641250W65L15L36H---L55L81L91 1.5
108 Nicole Scalese11261072L36L100H---L71D91L99H--- 1.5
109 Cecilia Yuunr.750L40L68H---H---H---U---U--- 1.5
110110-116Ezra Paul Chambers22392229L17W99F61 --- --- --- --- 1.0
111 Glenn Buyo19631964W104U---U---U---U---U---U--- 1.0
112 Craig Yamamoto16001602U---U---U---U---U---W116U--- 1.0
113 Wassim Nassif11561136H---H---L3L85U---L69U--- 1.0
114 Micah Si Stearman11001089H---H---U---U---U---U---L70 1.0
115 Kate Canessa104103L96L75H---L97H---U---U--- 1.0
116 Nick Klavert Carrelunr.1052L64L85W118L95L59L112L101 1.0
117117-119Lane Aus Erickson16891667D73U---U---U---L22U---U--- 0.5
118 Marty J Valente13111261L26L65L116H--- --- --- --- 0.5
119 Keith K Howell12471220L62L57H---L106 --- --- --- 0.5
120120-121W Craig Andries18311804U---U---U---U---U---L26L77 0.0
121 Tse Orgilmunkh II504503U---U---U---U---U---U---L104 0.0