Mechanics' Institute Community TNM Online

Virtual, California, USA
Sep 08 2020
Sep 22 2020
MI members
Non-MI members

Prize fund

$600 (Based on 40 entries.)
details coming soon guaranteed




1800+ (1800+)

u1800 (u1800)


Max of byes: 0
Number of rounds in tourney: 8


Event Schedule:

2 rounds of G/35+2 each night: Round times are: 6:30PM & 8PM

Time control: 6SS G/35+2.  (Game in 35 minutes with 2 second increment with each move.)

Eligibility - Players must have:

- current US Chess Federation membership
- account that is part of Mechanics' Chess Club (free account is perfectly sufficient) -- Don't have one yet? Easy to make, just follow the instructions below.


- 6 rounds of G/35+2  - more details on tournament details here.
- 2 Sections(UPDATED): 1800+ & u1800
- paired based on OTB or ONL Sept 2020 supplemental regular rating!
- paired based on swiss tournament rules
- NEW: pairing will be done manually using match command on You'll need to be on and wait for your game to pop up!
- NEW: Pairing will be posted for Round 1, Round 3, and Round 5 on Tuesdays 4:30PM
- if you register after Tuesday 3:00PM, you'll still be able to join the
tournament, but you'll be paired as an extra rated, and will be given a
0.5 point bye for the first round.
- Players have to be online on when Round 1 starts, and their game will be started by the Chief TD.
- Chief TD will have a list of match commands needed to be executed one
by one: IF players are not online when pairing is executed, they'll be
put at the end of the list, and match command will be tried one more
time. Two times not present on will automatically get a
- Late registrations *might* be paired up for extra rated games, but it's not guaranteed.
- Games will be US Chess Online regular rated - tournament will be
submitted 5-7 days after the tournament to allow all games to be screened
for fair play.


Rules:  standard USCF rules apply.

  • Mouse slips count, no takebacks.
  • if player is not logged in to live chess when pairings occur, the system will assign a 0-point bye for that round.
  • Section prizes will be awarded based on USCF standard rating

Prizes: $600 based on 40 paid entries

details coming soon


AnchorFair Play

US Chess online rated tournament - most USCF rules and consequences apply.
Players should not use any outside assistance: not have other browsers open and not be talking to other people during their games
Parents are strongly encouraged to monitor their kids' activity during the tournament to ensure fair play.
All games will be carefully reviewed by and Mechanics' Institute Chess club staff during and after the event.
Players found or believed to be violating fair play are not eligible for a prize and their account will be removed from Mechanics' group.
Players who are confirmed to be using outside assistance will be reported to US Chess and restricted from future Mechanics' online and over-the-board events.

Parents - Please help us educate your child that IT'S SIMPLY NOT WORTH THE RISK!

For some helpful links regarding fair play, please check these out:

Fair play screening: all games will be screened by both and by Dr. Kenneth W. Regan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo. 

Prize distributions and rating submission will take place AFTER all games have been screened.


Entry Fee

MI library member: $30
Non-MI library member: $40

Registration deadline: 2 hours before tournament start time - this is needed to allow time to make sure the account is set up correctly.

Additional services and fees

Play-up $10.00

In-person location

Virtual, California, USA
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