Dr. Ron Breukelaar, Daniel Cremisi, Ray
Gros, John Knarr, Sam Kumar
Gained Since 0714
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..."
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 of 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
Chess Club is open to players
of every race, color, creed, national origin,
age, gender, religion, political affiliation
or galaxy! Regardless of skill level or
experience, each member is treated equally
with dignity and respect.LF
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
DELI 4805 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) FREE
Entry per Section. -
must have 3.5
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!2
players per table!! "Wi-Fi,"
great menu and prices, direct parking for 100
cars! and your friendly Manager Eric
requests that you purchase your
meal at McAlister's
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
will be preempted by
Members who arrive before7:30pm!
If you're running late, call or text
704-965-8931 and we'll work you in!
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
Memoriam: It is with deep sadness that I
report the passing
of my old friend John "Bradley"
from King, N.C.Husband, father and
grandfather, Bradley was one of the "3 amigos!" -- Ronnie Watson, Bradley
Fowler & T. Scott Brown always
had a tub full of ice cold beer waiting for
the dozen or so friends who would stop by and
party in their crowded hotel room at almost
every major North Carolina tournament for over
20 years! Bradley was always
friendly, soft spoken and ready to play you a
tough game of speed chess! Everyone who knew
him, loved him...
He will be sorely missed. May he rest
in peace. NMLF
* Chess Tweet
* Chess Tweet * Congratulations to
14 year old
Expert Emmanuel Carter
took all of 43
days to jump from 2000
to 2100 after an
excellent result in the Barber
Tournament (K-8) in Orlando, Florida
where he scored 3.5-2.5
against all higher rated Experts and Masters!!
(See Game 1359)
Kudos to brother, Lorenzo Carter
who broke into the Class "A" ranks
after finishing clear 1st Place in
II with 4-0! The
Carter kids are kicking
Begins at 7:30 pm
sharp! Time control G75 EF:$5 ( Black pieces
decide whether or not to use "Time
News & Views 7-31-14 McCartney Takes Top; L.
Carter "B"; Frazier "C"; Trela Lower Section
of McAlister's II Charlotte, NC 7-30-14:A grand
total of 38 the most
creative calculators in the entire
Charlotte area converged upon this
mental jousting arenamore
commonly known as McAlister's
in order to participate in Mc Alister's
II. In the Top Section,
Expert Patrick "Flanker" McCartney(2097)
invoked the "Fischer Rule"
and elected not play the final round but
still finished clear 1st Place with
winning his 3rd CCC Title of the
year! Finishing clear 2nd Place with
was the Pride of Mint Hill,
ex-member of the NCCA Hall
of Fame, NM Leland
"Ennui" Fuerstman(2029) who
split the point (See
Game 1360) after a Rook
and Knight marathon against Expert
Michael "Bolton" Kliber(2008).
In addition, 14
year old Expert Daniel Cremisi(2119)
won the exchange and ultimately defeated
superhero Daryl "Flash" Gordon (1852). In the
"B" Section, also invoking
the "Fischer Rule,"Lorenzo Carter(1802)
finished clear place with 4-0 and won
FREEEntry into McAlister's
III. In addition, Carl "Icon"
defeated Marnzell "Pat" Hand (1600) while
"Little" Joe Little (1523)
dispatched of Byron Butler (1400). In the "C"
Section, "Smokin' Corey Frazier (1509)
outpointed and finally knocked out Jason
"1st Amendment" Mytrysak (1585) to
finish clear 1st Place with 4-1 and win
FREE Entry into McAlister's
III. Quoting Mytrysak, "I've narrowed it down
simple problems in my game; the opening,
the middlegame and the endgame!?"LOL(yeah, me too...!)
Meanwhile, Joe Rafferty(1550) made
peace with Ervon "Wooden" Nichols
while Debs Pedigo(1342) upset
Mikey "Trout" Trott (1394)
and picked up 59 rating
points! In the Lower
Section, Rich "Alert" Trela
defeated Claude Rainford (1060)
to finish clear 1st Place with
and win FREE Entry into McAlister's
III and gain 136
rating points! Meanwhile, Emmanuel
got by Charlene Howard (823)
while Michael Lyons(398)
upset Zachary Amigo (791) and
gained 248 provisionalpoints!! In order to
observe all results see "Current
Charlotte Chess Club has relocated
to McAlister's Deli,
4805 Park Rd. Round
begins at 7:30 sharp!
So, get there early and
enjoy a wonderful
meal or dine while
you play! Long
live the CCC!!