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 Vartan Bedjanian Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon

October 23rd – December 18th

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7 Tot
1Ezra Chambers23322344W52W58W13W16D4W3D5 6.0
2Aleksandr Ivanov21672193W40H---W29W45W11H---W13 6.0
3Conrado Diaz23282334H---W71W19W12W5L1W17 5.5
4Tenzing Shaw22902294W63W34W27W6D1L5W14 5.5
5Jordy Mont-Reynaud22462259W64W47W28W7L3W4D1 5.5
6Romulo Fuentes22002199W53W22W33L4D27W46W18 5.5
7Ethan Kazanjian Boldi20842095W94W49W60L5H---W27W20 5.5
8Elliott C Winslow23082282W39L33W24L46W53W114W28 5.0
9Russell Wong22002190H---H---W63W60D20D34W32 5.0
10Natalya Tsodikova22002185H---W51D44D34D32W59W31 5.0
11Eilon Lavi20882095W85H---W21W30L2H---W33 5.0
12Shaurya Jain20332035W54W25W26L3W84L13W34 5.0
13Kevin W Kuczek19802006W86W35L1W22W58W12L2 5.0
14Michael Askin19791997D55W67H---W36W31W16L4 5.0
15John Harris18001879W89L16H---W51D19W30W29 5.0
16Keith Vickers22002183W65W15W31L1D18L14W49 4.5
17Steven Gaffagan20832075W74D24D32W33W44D18L3 4.5
18David Askin20082018H---W41W50W23D16D17L6 4.5
19Kristian Clemens19931994H---W55L3W25D15W60H--- 4.5
20Guy Argo19121908W77L26W39W68D9W111L7 4.5
21Steven Krasnov18691877W79H---L11W52H---W35H--- 4.5
22Tam Phu Pham17751779W90L6W86L13H---W92W51 4.5
23Andrew Yun17001799H---W95W83L18D28W58H--- 4.5
24Alexander Perlov16891740W112D17L8D75W66H---W46 4.5
25Aung Tun Lin16401673W99L12D75L19W95W74W47 4.5
26Gaziz Makhanovunr.1878W62W20L12L31D38W50W48 4.5
27Eric Steger19631966W75W37L4W61D6L7H--- 4.0
28Michael Anderson19041897W78W38L5D35D23W36L8 4.0
29Thomas Maser19001894W56H---L2W50W49H---L15 4.0
30Daniel McKellar18781860W42W66H---L11D35L15W64 4.0
31Sos Hakobyan18551862W80W82L16W26L14W40L10 4.0
32Christian Jensen18441863H---W96D17H---D10W71L9 4.0
33Luiz Antoni Uribe18291866W43W8L6L17W39W61L11 4.0
34Robert Smith III18191869W81L4W85D10W45D9L12 4.0
35David Rakonitz16701677W98L13W114D28D30L21W70 4.0
36Rafik Robeal16671669H---W69H---L14W42L28W71 4.0
37James I Matz16301623W113L27W42L84W92H---H--- 4.0
38Peter Sherwood16111612W93L28L68W100D26W57D45 4.0
39Joshua Lamstein15921657L8W80L20W43L33W77W58 4.0
40Andy Kim15321574L2W89L46W67B---L31W59 4.0
41Drew Tuck14841533H---L18W82H---L60W69W61 4.0
42Tony Cole14001552L30W73L37W63L36W66W60 4.0
43Brad Bentz13121490L33W64L61L39W63W86W62 4.0
44William Gray19611962W95H---D10W74L17H---U--- 3.5
45Kevin Yanofsky19061874H---W92W110L2L34D52D38 3.5
46Scott E Poling18231834H---H---W40W8H---L6L24 3.5
47Robert Drane18001783W88L5W66H---H---H---L25 3.5
48Lyn Aung Thet17291730H---H---H---U---W55W80L26 3.5
49Jerry L Mays17001694W68L7D54W55L29W75L16 3.5
50Chris Cortese16561664H---W57L18L29W76L26W75 3.5
51Na Chea16261616H---L10W71L15X---W78L22 3.5
52Daniel Francis15941627L1W56H---L21W79D45H--- 3.5
53Jon Furukawa15341510L6D88W96W115L8L87W76 3.5
54Terrance Robertson14711487L12W91D49L59D56D72W78 3.5
55Michael A Baer14571497D14L19W88L49L48W91W79 3.5
56Sophie Adams14031440L29L52W91H---D54H---W73 3.5
57Matthew Oatesunr.1542H---L50H---W77H---L38W74 3.5
58Gagik Babayan18331795X---L1W65W62L13L23L39 3.0
59Martin Cortinas17241674W97L60L74W54W85L10L40 3.0
60Juan Rod Cendejas17051696W91W59L7L9W41L19L42 3.0
61James Cohee16251581L71W78W43L27W70L33L41 3.0
62Richard Newey16001547L26W77W99L58L71W68L43 3.0
63Samuel Agdamag15841561L4W79L9L42L43W99W80 3.0
64John Chan15461513L5L43L80W96W90W82L30 3.0
65Jerry Simpkins15451512L16W81L58L80L69W85W86 3.0
66Jerry Morgan14811493W109L30L47W99L24L42W88 3.0
67Clarence Harris14001379H---L14D69L40L82W105W85 3.0
68Timothy Bayaraa10751225L49W94W38L20H---L62H--- 3.0
69Jackie Cowgill10071124H---L36D67L85W65L41W115 3.0
70Gabriel Enkhjargal10071054U---U---W98W105L61W115L35 3.0
71Jahaan Ansari8821126W61L3L51W86W62L32L36 3.0
72John Boyerunr.1487U---U---U---W92W101D54H--- 3.0
73Nick Casares Jr16001502L82L42L77W98D89W81L56 2.5
74Nicholas Boldi14821485L17W90W59L44H---L25L57 2.5
75Joel Carron14561466L27W93D25D24H---L49L50 2.5
76Charles James14211419L103L83W87H---L50W89L53 2.5
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78Michael Hilliard14051396L28L61W93W82H---L51L54 2.5
79David R Olson14001385L21L63D94W88L52W93L55 2.5
80Andrew Cheng13661412L31L39W64W65H---L48L63 2.5
81Renate Otterbach12871260L34L65L95D93B---L73W96 2.5
82Alexander Wardunr.1378W73L31L41L78W67L64H--- 2.5
83Michael Walder20141994H---W76L23H---U---U---U--- 2.0
84Joshua Mines15881646U---U---W106W37L12U---U--- 2.0
85Glenn McEnroe15081460L11W112L34W69L59L65L67 2.0
86Frank Revi14591395L13W98L22L71W99L43L65 2.0
87Jason Todd Temple13381317H---H---L76U---U---W53L92 2.0
88Aaron Soffer12601245L47D53L55L79H---W101L66 2.0
89Barry Capdeville12181210L15L40H---H---D73L76D90 2.0
90William Thibault11261120L22L74H---H---L64H---D89 2.0
91Ashkon Tabatabai11151145L60L54L56H---W94L55H--- 2.0
92Don Chambers10471112U---L45W115L72L37L22W87 2.0
93Steven Dunlapunr.1167L38L75L78D81W96L79H--- 2.0
94Albert Starr15001427L7L68D79L104L91B---L102 1.5
95Robert H Frank14281424L44L23W81H---L25U---U--- 1.5
96Mehron Edward Abdi11421109H---L32L53L64L93W98L81 1.5
97Ollia Yenikomshian11171115L59H---H---H---U---U---U--- 1.5
98George Sullivan988947L35L86L70L73H---L96W105 1.5
99Jon Rodo Cendejas979966L25W105L62L66L86L63D101 1.5
100Joseph L Robertsunr.750H---H---H---L38U---U---U--- 1.5
101Christopher Derlethunr.898H---H---U---U---L72L88D99 1.5
102William H Brock20512052U---U---U---U---U---U---W94 1.0
103Arde Bedjanian19371938W76U---U---U---U---U---U--- 1.0
104Sam Sloan19081910U---U---U---W94U---U---U--- 1.0
105Robert R Bryan336369D107L99H---L70L77L67L98 1.0
106David Kimei Yogiunr.1548U---W107L84U---U---U---U--- 1.0
107Craig Yamamoto15101470D105L106U---U---U---U---U--- 0.5
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110Farhad Azimzadeh16311623U---U---L45U---U---U---U--- 0.0
111Benjamin Holderness14201417U---U---U---U---U---L20U--- 0.0
112Wassim Nassif11271118L24L85U---U---U---U---U--- 0.0
113Damien Robinson948947L37U---U---U---U---U---U--- 0.0
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