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Jul 2014 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail, rating,
gain/loss since 0614, state ranking, winning %, CCC & USCF Expiration
- The CCC has 82 currently paid members -
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CCC Renewal $20.  Due 0714: Mark Biernacki, Emmanuel Cooper, Tom Hales, Wil Mahan, Damon Smith
Points Gained Since 0614
Jason Mytrysak
+78
1522
Bill Connell
+38
1946
Allen Mullins
+35
1710
Sulia Mason
+33
1980
Ervon Nichols
+28
1522
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9
NM Leland Fuerstman 2033
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13
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Today is Thursday, Jul 24, 2014
This Site had 89 unique visitors yesterday!
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* Expert Emmanuel Carter (2045) Clear 1st Place in U2000 Section of LPO with 4.5-.5 * McCartney Leads Top Section of McAlister's II with 3.5-.5 * Chumachenko Lecture Friday! * 

The Charlotte Chess Club has 82 currently paid members!
windyWelcome to the CCCwindy
 Greetings from 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
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Four Chess Topics of Concern
The Charlotte 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. ($8 for non-members) FREE Entry per Section.  - (Winners must have 3.5 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! and your friendly Manager Eric --- (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 "Tournament Competition" and join the CCC or USCF 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! LF
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. - If you're running late, call me at 704-965-8931 and I'll pair you! McAlister's stays open til 10:30pm.
* Chess Tweet * Chess Tweet *
Congratulations to 14 year old Expert Emmanuel Carter (2045) who finished Clear 1st Place in the U2000 Section of the LPO with 4.5-.5, gained 43 rating points and pocketed $660! He is currently the CCC's #5 player!
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Special Mention for Charlotte NM Peter Giannatos (2246) who finished clear 2nd Place in the Top Section of the LPO with 4-1, gained 21 points and took home $385.
In addition, Charlotte NM Dominique Myers (2210) finished =Top U2200 with 3.5-1.5 and cashed out for $440!

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- Entry Fee is now $5 per round
which begins 7:30 pm -
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  McCartney Leads Top; L. Carter "B"; Mytrysak "C"; Trela Lower Section of McAlister's II
Charlotte, NC 7-23-14: A strong turnout of 33 of the most competent calculators in the county converged upon this grand ballroom more commonly known as McAlister's Deli in order to participate in Rd:4 of Mc Alister's II. In the Top Section, Expert Patrick "Flanker" McCartney (2064) made quick work of the position of Expert Michael "Bolton" Kliber (2038) to lead with 3.5-.5. Meanwhile, the Pride of Mint Hill, ex-member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2042) defended handily against upstart 14 year old Expert Emmanuel Carter (2045) by first snapping off one Pawn and then another before emerging into an ending which included an illegal move... but, even with the 2 extra minutes, White's position was in it's last throws. In addition, superhero Daryl "Flash" Gordon (1853) split the point with Dr. Ron "Dutch" Breukelaar (1783). In the "B" Section, Lorenzo Carter (1690) stole his brother's thunder by outplaying Marnzell "Pat" Hand (1600) to lead with 4-0. Meanwhile, Carl McKern (1618) manhandled "Little" Joe Little (1624) while Kydriana Carter (1610) promptly dispatched of Joe Rafferty (1530). In the "C" Section, Jason "1st Amendment" Mytrysak (1545) sacked the exchange early but regrouped and defeated Mikey "Fox" Trott (1422) to lead with 3.5-.5. In addition, "Smokin" Corey Frazier (1432) defeated Ervon "Wooden" Nichols (1483). In the Lower Section, Rich "Alert" Trela (1121) beat down Eric "Truth" Hartung (1238) to lead with 3.5-.5. Meanwhile, Debs Pedigo (1242) handled Claude Rainford (1077), Charlene Howard (941) dispatched of Michael Lyons (150) and Zach Amigo (819) defeated Emmanuel Cooper (934). In order to observe all results see "Current Crosstable."  The 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!!
 
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