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Zehn Nasir wins ACC Patio Weather Swiss!

Annex Chess Club – Patio Weather Swiss Tournament

Bring on the patio weather! In honour of all the great patios gearing up for patio season, Annex Chess Club is launching our first annual ACC Patio Weather Swiss.

The tournament finished on June 11.

Round 5 (June 11)

After leading the U1500 section the whole way through, Shabnam Abbarin fell in the last round to Milan Cvetkovic, who is becoming a bit of a nemesis for her. In the end, the two finished tied with young Nicole Birarov for the lead at 4.0/5. But on tie-break, Shabnam is still the winner!

In the U1900 section, Hayk Oganesyan powered through with a perfect 5.0/5, finishing a full point and a half ahead of his closest section rivals. Congratulations, Hayk!

And in the top section, after a tight race, one player finished ahead of the rest – undefeated and leading by a full point at 4.0/5. Congratulations, Zehn Nasir, you are the inaugural ACC Patio Weather Swiss champion!

Zehn Nasir

See full standings, below (W = win; L = loss; D = draw; H = half-point bye; U = zero-point bye; X = forfeit win; F = forfeit loss).

We have some exciting events coming up the next couple of weeks. Then our next regular Swiss starts July 9 at 7:30 pm.

Final Results (after all five rounds)

Annex Patio Weather Swiss: Top section

# Name ID# Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Zehn Nasir 148198 1838 H— H— W7 W9 W4 4.0
2 Geordie Derraugh 132393 2181 D5 W6 D3 L4 W8 3.0
3 Wajdy Shebetah 148432 2093 W13 D9 D2 W5 U— 3.0
4 Pavel Peev 122223 2114 H— H— W9 W2 L1 3.0
5 Daniel Wiebe 132137 1920 D2 W11 H— L3 X7 3.0
6 Pepin Manalo 112277 1815 H— L2 L13 W10 W9 2.5
7 Adrian David Valencia 153521 2015 H— H— L1 W11 F5 2.0
8 Juliaan Posaratnanathan 146059 1937 H— H— U— W13 L2 2.0
9 Hugh Siddeley 120619 1994 W10 D3 L4 L1 L6 1.5
10 Omid Nemati 130676 1796 L9 W13 L11 L6 D12 1.5
11 Alex T. Ferreira 127516 2054 H— L5 W10 L7 U— 1.5
12 Daniel Zotkin 146857 1770 H— H— U— U— D10 1.5
13 Carlos Romero Alfonso 153128 1896 L3 L10 W6 L8 U— 1.0
14 Ed Zator 105675 1893 H— U— U— U— U— 0.5

Annex Patio Weather Swiss: U1900 section

# Name ID# Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Hayk Oganesyan 152587 1686 W5 W7 W15 W2 W4 5.0
2 Jiaxin Liu 149747 1544 W17 W11 W8 L1 D6 3.5
3 Marcus Wilker 102713 1630 L8 W9 H— W12 W7 3.5
4 Chris Wehrfritz 151679 1625 L10 W5 W16 W13 L1 3.0
5 Jack Maguire 144604 1499 L1 L4 W9 W15 X14 3.0
6 Greg Beal 101490 1742 L7 D16 W11 W14 D2 3.0
7 Bill Thornton 131181 1564 W6 L1 D12 W16 L3 2.5
8 Arkadiy Ugodnikov 146626 1757 W3 W15 L2 H— U— 2.5
9 Josep Sobrepere 152976 1490 L15 L3 L5 W11 W16 2.0
10 Yakos Spiliotopoulos 151471 1686 W4 H— H— U— U— 2.0
11 Peter McNelly 106141 1761 H— L2 L6 L9 W15 1.5
12 Zhanna Sametova 145911 1676 H— D13 D7 L3 U— 1.5
13 Nicholas O'Bumsawin 151261 1749 H— D12 H— L4 U— 1.5
14 Manuela Renteria 152627 1667 H— H— H— L6 F5 1.5
15 Ulli Diemer 1686 W9 L8 L1 L5 L11 1.0
16 Abdolreza Radpey 149018 1432 H— D6 L4 L7 L9 1.0
17 Adie Todd 125156 1734 L2 H— U— U— U— 0.5

Annex Patio Weather Swiss: U1500 section

# Name ID# Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Shabnam Abbarin 151181 1334 W9 W12 W5 W6 L3 4.0
2 Nicole Birarov 150335 1248 W8 L6 W12 W19 W5 4.0
3 Milan Cvetkovic 150817 1236 W18 W16 H— D4 W1 4.0
4 George Supol 152286 1394 W11 L5 W9 D3 W19 3.5
5 Jean-Marc David 151900 1150 W13 W4 L1 W11 L2 3.0
6 Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy 1054 W7 W2 W16 L1 U— 3.0
7 James Mourgelas 108540 1394 L6 H— H— W15 W12 3.0
8 Francis He 153130 877 L2 B— F13 W18 W11 3.0
9 Larissa Souchko 145490 1053 L1 W18 L4 D10 W16 2.5
10 Dennis Li 988 L16 L11 W19 D9 X15 2.5
11 Ian Prittie 1111 L4 W10 W17 L5 L8 2.0
12 Raymond Lin 150193 946 B— L1 L2 W16 L7 2.0
13 Stefan Catona 129405 1146 L5 W19 X8 U— U— 2.0
14 Rowan James 1063 H— H— U— U— W18 2.0
15 Alejandro Renteria 152628 1422 H— H— H— L7 F10 1.5
16 Jacques Katz 1302 W10 L3 L6 L12 L9 1.0
17 Nick Harding unr. H— H— L11 U— U— 1.0
18 Brian Groat unr. L3 L9 H— L8 L14 0.5
19 Christopher Field 108098 1261 H— L13 L10 L2 L4 0.5

Round 1 (May 7)

First-round mismatches saw numerous instances of the higher-rated player crushing the underdog, but also a couple of upsets. Young Jiaxin Liu defeated Adie Todd after Adie blundered into a classic knight fork; and Bill Thornton managed to take down Greg Beal.

Round 2 (May 14)

After two rounds, the pack of leaders is shrinking in each section. In the top section, nobody is perfect, but there’s a four-way tie at one and a half points. Omid Nemati, who won the U1900 section last tournament (but got crushed last week in the top section) is now proving he deserves the promotion: he won his Round-2 game against Carlos Romero.

In the middle section, there’s a three-way tie at two points. Among the leaders is ten-year-old Jiaxin Liu, who answered her upset win in Round 1 with another win in Round 2 – this time over Peter McNelly, who was playing his first rated game after a seven-year hiatus.

Finally, in the bottom section, there’s a four-way tie at two points. Notably, the lead pack includes Jean-Marc David. He took a break from club tournaments for a while, but is evidently back with a vengeance in this one.

Round 3 (May 28)

After a week off for the Victoria Day long weekend, the ACC Patio Swiss is back in action!

While pairs of leaders are breaking out of the pack in the bottom two sections, there’s tough competition in the top group – and in fact the leader pack is growing: Wajdy Shebetah and Geordie Derraugh drew, Dan Wiebe took a bye, and two new tournament entries (Pavel Peev and Zehn Nasir) powered up to the leader group with a win apiece – all five players have 2.0/3.

In the middle (U1900) section, two youngsters are tied for the lead. Dora (Jiaxin) Liu and Hayk Oganesyan both still have perfect scores, at 3.0/3. They are due to face each other next round.

In the bottom (U1500) section, there’s a tie between Shabnam Abbarin (and she’s doing great work off the board as well, volunteering at the front desk) and newcomer, Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy – both have perfect 3.0/3 scores. They too should face off next round.

Round 4 (June 4)

The log jam at the top of the Premier section is settling a little, and just three players remain tied for the lead. Wajdy Shebetah, Pavel Peev, and Zehn Nasir won this round, and share the lead at 3.0/4.

In the middle (U1900) section, Hayk Oganesyan defeated Dora Liu, and he goes into the last round with a perfect score of 4.0/4.

Finally, Shabnam Abbarin is not only taking care of the front desk, but she’s taking care of all comers in the U1500 section, still unstoppable with a perfect 4.0/4 record going into the last round.

Patios in the Annex

From roof tops to street fronts to back alleys, there are lots of great patios in the Annex and around Toronto. Search Toronto patios or Annex patios for lots of great options, and enjoy the spring and early summer weather in the city!

The patio outside the Victory Café,
581 Markham, in the Annex