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If a violation of a rule of chess occurs during your game, immediately stop the clocks and "quietly" report it to the Director who will address the issue.
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Any Member may avoid being paired against players under 13 years of age upon request. 

CCC Cell Phone Policy
Unless approved by the Director, after 7:30pm, the use of a cell phone in the playing area is strictly prohibited. First offense subtracts 10 minutes from violators clock; second offense may result in forfeiture of game.
TD a Player Himself
Time Control For McAlister's
All Sections: G75

The player with the Black pieces chooses whether to use "5 second time delay." If so, 5 minutes subtracted from both clocks.

15G. Ownership of Scoresheets
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"The Director may require that clocks face a certain direction or that  Black  sit on a particular side of the table..."
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Legal Method for Adjusting Pieces
USCF Rule 10A, p.21, Adjustment of Pieces "A player who is on the move and first expresses the intention ...
Insufficient Losing Chances
Official Rules of Chess, 6th Edition, 14H1 p.54 states as follows: "In a sudden death time control, a player on the move with 2 minutes or less of remaining time may stop the clock and make a claim of insufficient losing chances." Doing such constitutes an offer of Draw. If his opponent rejects the offer, half of the claimants time will be subtracted and the 5 second delay feature will be imposed. "The claimant may win, lose or draw the game"

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SM Karthik Rangarajan 2345
NM Shawn Pealer 2166
NM Patrick Sciacca 2110
Pradhy Kothapalli 2065
NM Leland Fuerstman 2019
Michael Kliber 2009
Bruce Hall 1996
Bill Connell 1995
Nikita Panasenko
Keith Eubanks 1962
Advaith Karthik 1918
Daryl Gordon 1888
Benjamin Webb
Eduardo Regalado 1749
Paul Lucas 1737
David Jaap 1720
Dr. Dwayne Tutt
Spencer Singleton 1688
Sam Fuerstman 1620
Wally Kleucker 1564
Doug Taublib 1561
Carl McKern 1544
Pawel Lyko
Joe Rafferty
Scott LaPorte 1534
Irdi Sejdia 1532
Debs Pedigo 1467
Addison Shonts 1435
Byron Butler
Andrew Horton
Corey Frazier
Zach Edwardson
Francois Gros 1331
Michael Llora 1276
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Sasmita Mohanty

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Here is the only truth: "We are the pawns of the mysterious game of chess played by God, who moves us, stops us, shifts us ahead, and soon picks us up one after the other and gathers us in the same box of  Nothing."
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Chesterton, The Maniac (1908).

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 James Lane Allen

"the chess playing of a master ties him to the game, fetters his mind and shapes it to a certain extent so that his internal freedom and ease, no matter how strong he is, must inevitably be affected."  Spinoza
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"The older I grow, the more I value my pawns."  Keres
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*We play one rated game every Wednesday evening!*
Today Is Saturday, Dec 15 , 2018

* Sciacca Clear 1st in ALTO Quads with 2.5-.5 * Kliber Leads Top Section of McAlister's XLVI with 2.5-.5 * Big Cookie, this Saturday, Dec 15 *

The Charlotte Chess Club has 65 current members
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  Charlotte Chess Club * Greeting from Charlotte, N.C. USA, earth to everyone out there in cyberia and welcome to the Charlotte Chess Club website. On this page, which is continuously updated, we will report a weekly synopsis of the previous meeting to include current standings, annotated games, Weekly Puzzle and other interesting anecdotes for your reading, viewing, and listening pleasure. We welcome your contributions and comments.
This Website is provided by NM Leland Fuerstman, Editor 
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The Charlotte Chess Club is the premier "adult" chess club in the southeast.  The CCC is open to players of every race, color, creed, national origin, gender, religion, political affiliation or galaxy! (Considering that we are in such close proximity, all members are required to arrive bathed, in clean clothing and making use of deodorant and mouthwash. Also, if a member is sick with a cold or symptoms of  flu, he should think twice before spreading unwanted germs). As a CCC member, you are expected to treat your fellow members equally, with dignity and respect, regardless of skill level or experience. In accordance with the standards of good sportsmanship, all members are asked to shake hands (or bump fists) before and after each game! If during play, a possible rules violation occurs, you must first stop your clock and report the situation to the Tournament Director. (A loud verbal confrontation over the rules is a distraction to everyone) The TD will make the necessary ruling.  If a noise distraction occurs, you may stop your clock, turn to the "minor noise violators" and silently place your finger over your lips! After the "talkers" acknowledge your complaint, you resume your game. All postmortem analysis must be moved to an area away from games which are still in progress. Anyone who violates these rules will receive 10 lashes with a wet noodle...  Have fun!!  NMLF
The Charlotte Chess Club, an Independent Affiliate
of the USCF meets each Wednesday evening at 6:30pm
(or as early as 5:30 for some!)
at the

4805 Park Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209
  Primarily an "adult" club, the CCC conducts a perpetual
round tournament with one round being played each Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm sharp!
The time control is G75 - Entry fee is $5. ($8 for non-members) FREE Entry for all Section winners. - (Winners must have 4 points with no byes). The Annual club membership fee is $25. Current members receive $5 discount. (Note: Non-members who pay a $25 EF to participate in CCC Saturday events receive $5 credit toward membership for each event entered!) The venue guarantees a private area with padded chairs and a lamp over each table! - 2 players per table!! "Wi-Fi," great menu and prices, direct parking for 100 cars, his & hers sanitary multi-port lavatories and very friendly crew! --- (Management requests that you purchase your meal at McAlister's Deli) --- Join us to participate in casual play as well as USCF rated games. If you are not playing in the tournament, your first visit is FREE! Non-members, who have visited more than once, and play off-hand games are required to pay $3. The CCC occasionally sponsors a bi-monthly 3 rd. Swiss and other special tournaments. For schedule see "Upcoming Events" In order to compete in USCF "Tournament Competition" you must be a member of the USCF (uschess.org). Or, to join the CCC or USCF you may simply show up at the site!
(Current Crosstable)
  Note: Non-members will be preempted by Members who arrive before 7:30pm! If you're running late, call or text 704-965-8931 and we'll work you in!
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Explanation of "Weekly Tournament Competition"
The CCC conducts a perpetual 5 round tournament with one round being played each Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm. sharp! The time control is G75 - All players who compete in tournament competition are required to be members of the United States Chess Federation.  Regardless of  which round(s) one chooses to enter, a player only gets credit for the game(s) he actually plays. There is no penalty for not showing up; it is simply counted as an unplayed game. Mgmt. appreciates your purchase of a healthy meal! McAlister's stays open til 10:15pm.
 NOTE: Wednesday round begins at 7:30pm sharp!
If you're running late, please call or text

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Congratulations to NM Patrick "Kann" Sciacca (2110) who finished clear 1st Place in ALTO Quads with 2.5-.5.

to NM Leland "White Shoes" Fuerstman (2019), Bruce Hall (1996) and Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1680) who each finished =1st-3rd in
Clear Creek II with 2-1

to NM Patrick "Conn" Sciacca (2098) and 13 year old Expert Prady Kothapalli (2076) who each finished =1st-2nd in Big Cookie XXXI with 3-0.

 Honorable Mention to Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1609) who won Top Senior U1600 honors in the
2018 N.C. Championship

to NM Leland "White Shoes" Fuerstman (2038) who finished clear 1st Place in the Top Section of McAlister's XLV with 3-2. Honorable mention to Debs Pedigo (1532) who finished clear 1st in the "C" Section with 4.5-.5 and gained 210 points!!

to NM Patrick "Kann" Sciacca (2070) who finished clear 1st Place in the Top Section of Asheboro 117 with 3-0.  (See Game 2106)

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Kliber Leads Top; Rafferty, Sejdia  "C"; Gros, Cooper  Lower Section of XLVI

Charlotte, NC 12-12-18:  A weak turnout of 13 of the most loyal members of the CCC Royal Guard converged upon this power repair station more commonly known as McAlister's Deli in order to enjoy a wonderful meal, socialize with other adults, solve the weekly puzzle, munch on Big Cookies and participate in Rd:3 of McAlister's XLVI. (My power went out on Saturday at 10 am and didn't come back til today at 3:30pm?? It was 47 degrees in my house for 5 days??... Butt-Butt's teeth were chattering!-NMLF) In the Top Section, Expert Michael "Bolton" Kliber (2009) assumed an advantage in the middle game and ultimately clobbered Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1737) to lead with 2.5-.5. Meanwhile, the Pride of Mental Hill, ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "White Shoes" Fuerstman (2019) defended handily against NM Patrick "Kann" Sciacca's (2110) favorite Smith-Moron Gambit (4. c3!? Pawn sac)  but returned the Pawn with OCB equality (See Game 2121) and agreed to the Draw on move 23. In the "C" Section, "Big" Joe Rafferty (1539) sacked a Bishop versus Debs Pedigo (1473) but ended up winning a piece and went on to notch the point some 40+ moves later while Irdi "the Mad Albanian" Sejdia (1532) scored the win over Andrew Horton (1425) (See Game 2122) each with 2 points. In addition, Wally Kleucker (1564) won a tough encounter against FSC Student Michael "Tiger" Lyons (1075) (See Game 2123). In the Lower Section, Malissa Kleucker (829) outplayed Rich "Alert" Trela (808). Gros and Cooper still lead with 2 points. In order to observe all results, see Current Crosstable. The CCC will conduct Rd:4 of McAlister's 46 on Wednesday, Dec 19. Round begins at 7:30 sharp! So, get there early and enjoy a wonderful meal or dine while you play! Thank you for participating in CCC competition. Next Big Cookie this Saturday, Dec 15! 10:30am! - Long live the CCC!!  Лиланд
Fuerstman, Hall, Singleton =1st-3nd in Clear Creek II
Charlotte, NC 12-1-18: Four select members the CCC Royal Guard assembled today in the grand ballroom of Clear Creek Rehab center in order to participate in Clear Creek II. In Rd:1, NM Leland "White Shoes" Fuerstman (2019) played his usual ...Rc3! sacrifice versus the Sicilian Attack of Expert Bruce Hall (1996) who resorted to duplicity and trickery in his effort to win the Black Queen (See Game 2114) and the game! Meanwhile, Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1680) outplayed Carl "Marx" McKern (1544). In Rd:2, Fuerstman handled the Caro-Kann of the "Jazzman" while Hall won a piece and dispatched of "Marx." In the final round, Hall got the upper hand in the middle game, but ran short of time and faltered against Singleton while "White Shoes" met with stiff resistance but finally defeated McKern to share =1st-3rd place with 2-1. In order to observe all results, see "Crosstable." An enjoyable time was had by all. Fuerstman directed.
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