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

Prize Winners:

  • 1st Place: Winslow – $700.00
  • 2nd Place: Chambers – $400.00
  • 3rd Place: Tsodikova – $300.00
  • Tied for Best Under 2200: Ivanov, Traub, Gaffagan, and E. Boldi – $62.50 each
  • Best Under 2000: Yanofsky – $240.00
  • Best Under 1800: Pham – $230.00
  • Tied for Best Under 1600: Agdamag, Francis, and Yun – $73.33 each
  • Best Under 1400: Otterbach – $210.00
  • Best Under 1200 and Unrated: Latourette – $200.00

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11Elliott Winslow22922305W69W8W48W9W36L2B---W7W11 8.0
22Ezra Chambers22892306W105H---W25W7W14W1W6W15L3 7.5
33Natalya Tsodikova21992198H---D84W61W96D18W20D10W22W2 7.0
44-8Aleksandr Ivanov21972180W42D66D12W67W63H---L15W20W17 6.5
5 Igor Vladim Traub21652154W32W26W65L36W19D16L7W21W18 6.5
6 Steven Gaffagan20842082H---W52W40D49W12W30L2D8W22 6.5
7 Ethan Boldi20112076H---W81W73L2W52W48W5L1W14 6.5
8 Kevin Yanofsky18621915W45L1H---H---W32W76W61D6W15 6.5
99-13Keith Vickers22002176W53W21W20L1D16D49D27D12W19 6.0
10 Eilon Lavi20382045H---H---H---W118W24W18D3L11W30 6.0
11 David Askin20012005H---H---W32W29L30W34W13W10L1 6.0
12 Sos Hakobyan18171884H---W59D4W54L6W46D36D9W31 6.0
13 Tam Phu Pham15391759H---H---W26L37W96W65L11W27W28 6.0
1414-25Conrado Diaz23432327H---W86W66W47L2W37U---W30L7 5.5
15 Kristian Clemens20142018W43W30H---H---D34W94W4L2L8 5.5
16 Kevin Kuczek19471998W56H---W76W71D9D5W47U---U--- 5.5
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28 Adam Mercado17071698L46U---H---W112W44W73W63D38L13 5.0
29 Alexander Huberts17051710W35L48W43L11W57H---L19W71D33 5.0
30 Ryan Gossiaux17031801W89L15W82W17W11L6W49L14L10 5.0
31 Jayden Xu16941666H---L110W77H---D85H---W70W61L12 5.0
32 Samuel Za Agdamag15941651L5W116L11W100L8W98L50W79W61 5.0
33 Daniel E Francis15661612L104W35L19W82L65W96H---B---D29 5.0
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35 Renate Otterbach10821339L29L33W83W72W38L64L51W111W54 5.0
3636-46Russell Wong22002183B---W96W18W5L1L22D12 --- --- 4.5
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38 Rafik Robeal16711668W90W17L47L63L35W91W79D28 --- 4.5
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4747-62Michael S Walder20312011W34W27W38L14L22W50L16U--- --- 4.0
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6363-77Thomas F Maser19121879H---D79W106W38L4D27L28 --- --- 3.5
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66 Christian Jensen18271832W74D4L14D57H---W56U--- --- --- 3.5
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7878-83Farhad Azimzadeh15911646H---H---W55U---U---U---W58U---U--- 3.0
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83 Damien Seperiunr.1160L40L56L35W117L113L108W101L81W88 3.0
8484-92Shiva Bhattacharjee16761667H---D3W100L18H---L62U--- --- --- 2.5
85 Jordan Wingenroth14211450H---D67H---H---D31L24U--- --- --- 2.5
86 Sophie Adams13791412W50L14L71L55D72D44H---U---U--- 2.5
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88 Peter Rushton12021190L26H---L57L80H---H---W74U---L83 2.5
89 Timothy Bayaraa10321107L30L34H---L74W87W109L43L73L75 2.5
90 George T Sullivan1016994L38L72L81W122L82H---L77L74W117 2.5
91 Jon Rodo Cendejas962989L106L43D87L75L76L38W117L114W101 2.5
92 Alex Mendes Da Costa9571013L25H---L58H---W109L51H---U---L77 2.5
9393-98William Donaldson24152416U---W58W75U---U---U---U---U---U--- 2.0
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98 Stephen Sikes13491346H---D57L51H---D41L32L44 --- --- 2.0
9999-101Kyle Donaldson15311599H---W115U---U---U---U---U--- --- --- 1.5
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