Bernard Baker, M. Dean Hart,
Michael Kliber, Jason
Mytrysak, Joe Rafferty,
Gained Since 0215
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. TD
CCC Cell Phone
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.
Control For McAlister's All
Sections: G75 The player with the Black
pieces chooses whether to use "5 second
time delay." 15G.
Ownership of Scoresheets "...scoresheets...property
of the sponsoring organizer(s)"
Stipulations "The Director may
require that clocks face a certain direction
or that Black sit on a
particular side of the table..."
Mar 11 - Apr 8 McAlister's
9 5-SS, G75, D5 or no
(Black decides upon 5 second delay)
In 4 Sections: Top, "B",
"C", Lower Top Section $50.
FREE Entry other Sections.
(Must have 4
points with no Byes) EF: $5 per Rd (Nons
$8.) Round @ 7:30 pm
asked, " What have you gained from meditation? He
replied, "Nothing! However, let me tell you what I
have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity,
fear of old age and death..." Buddha
people are not laughing at your goals, then
you have not set them high enough!" Anon
"The breakfast of champions is not cereal,
it is the opposition!"
don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth,
and they think it's hell!"
"Evil will previal
when good men stand silent"
"You don't stop playing
when you get old; you get old when you stop
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."
Omar Khayyam 1040 ad
"Chess grips its
exponent, shackling the mind and brain so that
the inner freedom and independence of even the
strongest character cannot remain unaffected."
"Imagination does not
breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity
is reason. Poets do not go mad; but
chess-players do". —Chesterton, The
character" James Lane Allen
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
"One bad move nullifies
40 good moves." Horowitz
"The older I grow, the
more I value my pawns." Keres
"Morphy was probably
the greatest genius of them all." Fischer
"I thinks it's almost
that the game of chess is a draw
"There is never
in chess; save for one's consideration for the exception!"
NM Leland Fuerstman
reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions
that surround him... The unreasonable man adapts
surrounding conditions to himself... All progress
depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw
"The golden opportunity
you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in
your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or
the help of others;
it is in yourself alone."
Orison Swett Marden
don't believe in superstition... It's bad luck!? Groucho Marx
"What's the use of
It can't buy you money?!"
about avoiding temptation... as you grow older,
it will avoid you!" Winston Churchill
"A sure way to lose
something you really want, is to desire it too
"Love can not be found
where love does not exist; and love is never
hidden where love really is" anonymous
"If you have enemies;
good. That means you stood up for something
during your life..."
“The more you play, the
more beauty you are able to see.”
"The side which stays
within it's fortification is beaten"
"Great spirits have often
encountered violent opposition
from weak minds."
"I know not with what
weapons World War III will be fought, but World
War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
"Not everything that counts
can be counted, and not everything that can be
"The belly, when not
restrained, destroys the virtue of the
soul." Pope Gregory the Great
Charlotte, North Carolina, 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, Sinanovic's 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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! 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 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
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 McALISTER'S
Park Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209 (East
on Woodlawn Rd, right on Park Rd. 2blks on L
at Seneca Pl)Primarily an "adult"
club, 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
- Entry fee is $5.
for non-members) Top
FREE Entry for
other Section winners. -
must have 4
points with no byes). The Annual
club membership fee is $25.
Current members receive $5 discount.
Non-members who pay a $25 EF to
participate in CCC Saturday events
credit toward membership for each
event entered!) The
a private area with padded
chairs and a lamp over each table!
players per table!! "Wi-Fi,"
great menu and prices, direct parking for 100
cars! 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
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
order to compete in "Tournament
Competition" and join
the CCC orUSCF simply
show up at the site! (Current
Crosstable) Note: Non-members
will be preempted by
Members who arrive before7:30pm!
If you're running late, call or text
and we'll work you in! ******************************* Contact
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
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
penalty for not showing up; it is
simply counted as an unplayed game. -
If you're running late, call me at
704-965-8931 and I'll pair you! McAlister's
stays open til
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Honorable mention to
who finished clear 1st
Place in FCBXXXIII
Kudos to Expert Keith
who defeated NM
Dominique Myers (2272)
in RA47 (See
Congratulations to Carl
who finished =1st-2nd
in the U1800 Section
and gained 120
Fuerstman - Lucas 0
Game of the Week!
News & Views 3-26-15 Fuerstman,
Kliber Lead Top; Little "B"; Butler "C"; Gros
Lower Section of McAlister's IX Charlotte, NC 3-25-15:Another
solid turnout of 25
of the most content adult chess players
in the Charlotte area converged upon
this mental jousting arena more
commonly known as McAlister's
Deliin order to
participate in Rd:3
of McAlister's IX. In
the Top Section, the pride
of Mental Hill, ex-Member
of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM
Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman(2035)
is so nearsighted now that he
apparently mistook his "e" Pawn
for his "f" Pawn (See Game
1469) but promptly gained
the upper hand in the Bird's Opening
against "Wild" Bill Connell (1947)
who lost a Pawn and promptly
resigned before losing another to
share the lead with Ex-Expert
and soon to be Expert again Michael "Bolton" Kliber
who snapped a Pawn from
Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1848)
in the middle game and finally won in
the end each with
superhero Daryl "Flash" Gordon(1822)
went to the wire and split the point
with a feisty Dave "Dawuud" Richards(1695)
while after a marathon
effort Dr. Ron "Dutch" Breukelaar(1776)
snagged a free piece from "Big" George
In the "B" Section, in spite
of the fact that he lost to Marnzell
"Little" Joe Little(1620) still
leads with 2-1.
In addition, George "Cashman"
split the point with new CCC
In the "C" Section, "Lord" Byron
Butler (1481) outplayed Mikey "Trout" Trott (1440)
to lead with 3-0.
In addition, Eric "Truth" Hartung(1567)
made peace with FSCStudent "Texas" Bill Bush(1170)!!
1470). In the Lower
outplayed FSCStudent Jim Butterworth (1002)
to lead with 2-0.
Meanwhile, Ryan Kendrick(Unr)
won in the end against Rich "Alert"
while new CCC
upset Debs Pedigo (1221)(See
In order to observe all results see "Current
will meet on Wednesday,
Apr 1, 2015 at
McAlister's Deli, 4805
Park Rd. Round
begins at 7:30 sharp!
So, get there early and
enjoy a wonderful
meal or dine while
----- Long live the CCC!
Makes It Look Easy! Goes 3-0 in Top
Section of Big Cookie II Charlotte, NC 2-28-15:A
good turnout of 27 of
the most satisfied members of the Charlotte
chess communitycongregated at
mental jousting arena more commonly known as McAlister's
Deli in order to participate in Big
Cookie II. The first round
got off to a bang when 16
year old Kydriana Carter(1688) promptly
upset NM Shawn "Tater" Pealer (2169)! (See
Game 1457). Meanwhile, in the Carlsen
Section, 15 year
NMDaniel Cremisi(2212) dispatched of
George "Cashman" Cashell (1798) in Rd:1,
Team Monroe Kydriana Carter (1660)
in Rd:2 and Team Monroe 14 year old
upstart NM Emmanuel Carter (2209) in the final
round to finish clear 1st Place
with 3-0 and
Equal 2nd Place was David "Dawuud"
who Drew NMLF in Rd:1 and
finished with 2.5-.5
and gaining 110
rating points! In the Caruana
Section, Marnzell "Pat" Hand (1600) defeated
Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1550) in Rd:1,
"Lord" Byron Butler (1386)
in Rd:2 and Philip "Julian" Billings (1581) in the final
round to finish clear 1st Place with 3-0 and take home
$100. Equal 2nd-3rd
and Singleton each with 2-1 winning $25. In the Nakamura
Section, =1st-4th were Rich
Troy "Mother" Fletcher (1384), Francois "Frog"
Gros (1172) and
Michael Lyons (547) each with
2-1 winning $22.50. There were
entries for a payback of 75%. An
enjoyable time was had by all. For all results
I'll see you at Big Cookie III
on Apr 4!Fuerstman directed.