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!


2019 Winter Tuesday Night Marathon

January 8th – February 26th

Prize Winners:

  • Tied for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places: Griffith, Diaz, Winslow, and Clemens — $343.75 each
  • Tied for Best Under 2200: Ivanov and Gaffagan — $150.00 each
  • Best Under 2000: Maser — $275.00
  • Tied for Best Under 1800: Busch, Lilles, and Mercado — $83.33 each
  • Best Under 1600: Bradley — $225.00
  • Tied for Best Under 1400: Ansari and Latourette — $100.00 each
  • Best Under 1200 and Unrated: Zeller — $125.00
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1Kyron Wa Griffith24582467H---H---H---W76W13W60W2W5 6.5
2Conrado Diaz23432346W51W34W17W6D5W30L1W9 6.5
3Elliott Winslow23182310W52W35H---W18L30W61X28W12 6.5
4Kristian Clemens20022036H---W77H---D14W---W35X27W8 6.5
5Aleksandr Ivanov21712188W68W76W31W10D2D9W6L1 6.0
6Steven Gaffagan20542063W54W48W14L2W---W46L5W20 6.0
7Thomas F Maser19071950H---W41H---W23U---W25W39W21 6.0
8Romulo C Fuentes22002196H---W47W20W12H---H---W29L4 5.5
9Natalya Tsodikova21852188W79W15H---H---W22D5W30L2 5.5
10Michael Askin19931994W80W49W74L5D39D21W48D11 5.5
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13Gagik Babayan18061891W99L74W54D27L1W66W60W29 5.5
14Jonah Busch17991900X104X27L6D4W18W59U---W33 5.5
15Adam Mercado17141795W112L9W89L29H---W68W59W32 5.5
16Alex Pierre Lilles16221696H---D60D50W96H---X83W46D39 5.5
17David Benjamin Askin20192001W24W86L2H---X85D11L12W50 5.0
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25Jahaan Ansari13901499L32W56H---W77X20L7X34D18 5.0
26Nicholas Latourette13471603W61H---L27W36H---W49L20W48 5.0
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58Win Aung Ye22292218W42W21D30D22H---U---U---U--- 3.5
59Cailen Melville19541911W89H---L12W55W50L14L15U--- 3.5
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70Charles Cunningham14141454L30W113W76L61D47L37L65W96 3.5
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74Russell Wong22002172W87W13L10D38D41U---U---U--- 3.0
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