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NM Daniel Cremisi 2193
NM Shawn Pealer 2183
NM Pat Sciacca 2105
Keith Eubanks
Michael Kliber 2027
NM Leland Fuerstman 2024
Bill Connell 1955
Lorenzo Carter 1879
Bernard Baker 1865
George Melton 1850
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Dr. Ron Breukelaar 1802
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Buddha was 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
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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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"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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"There is never 'always' anything
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"The 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."
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"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;
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 * NM E. Carter Clear 1st Place in McAlister's VII with 5-0! * NM E. Carter Clear 1st Place in U2200 Section of LotS with 4.5-.5 * Cremisi Clear 1st Place in Big Cookie I with 3-0 * 

The Charlotte Chess Club has 65 currently paid members!
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 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.
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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!  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 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
(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 for 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! 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 "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!
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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.
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Congratulations to 14 year old NM Emmanuel Carter (2208) who finished clear 1st Place in the Exp/Master Section of McAlister's VII with 5-0 and gained 25 points!
Kudos to 16 year old Kydriana Carter (1660) who finished clear 1st Place in the "B" Section of McVII with 4-1 and gained 94 points!
Honorable Mention to Claude "Rainman" Rainford (1272) who finished =1st-2nd Place in the D/E Section of McVII with 4-1 and gained 124 points!
Kudos to 14 year old NM Emmanuel Carter (2183) for finishing clear 1st Place in the U2200 Section of LotS with 4.5-.5 and winning $600!(?) for a 60% payback?? (The event guaranteed $14,000 based on 225 entries. According to the math, 215 entries divided by 225 equals 95%! Of course, there were deductions for lower EF's, but how would that reduce the payback to 60%? Plus, with half the number of players, the top section payed back almost twice as much as the U2200 Section? Also, many complaints about only 1 TD for the entire tournament?)
Honorable mention to Debs Pedigo (1335) who finished =2nd-3rd for the U1300 prize in the U1700 Section of LotS with 2.5-2.5 and won $75?? (Yet, 2nd prize offered was $250?)
Congratulations to 15 year old NM Daniel Cremisi (2206) who finished clear 1st Place in Big Cookie I with 3-0. =2nd-3rd were NM Pat Sciacca (2132) and NM Leland Fuerstman (2034) 2.5-.5. (See Game 1440) Top U1600 1st Joe Rafferty (1563) 2-1.

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E. Carter Perfect in Exp/Master; Cashell Takes "A"; K. Carter "B"; Rafferty "C"; Butler, Rainford D/E Section of McAlister's VII

Charlotte, NC 1-28-15: A grand total of 32 of the most competent calculators in the 2 Carolina's converged upon this grand ballroom more commonly known as McAlister's Deli in order to participate in McAlister's VII. In the Exp/Master Section, 14 year old NM Emmanuel Carter (2208) promptly dispatched of Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1802) to finish with a perfect 5-0 and win FREE Entry into McAlister's VIII. Meanwhile, Expert Michael "Bolton" Kliber (2027) hung tough and ultimately defeated NM Pat "Wolverine" Sciacca (2105) while the pride of Mental Hill, ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2024) was paired down and summarily checkmated by Kevin Connelly (1650). In the "A" Section, George "Cashman" Cashell (1798) outplayed Kydriana Carter (1660) to finish clear 1st Place with 3.5-1.5. Meanwhile, Lorenzo Carter (1879) won a piece but was only able to split the point with "Little" Joe Little (1579)! In the "B" Section, Kydriana Carter finished clear 1st Place with 4-1 and won FREE Entry into McAlister's VIII. In the "C" Section, Joe Rafferty (1596) defeated Eric "Truth" Hartung (1519) to finish clear 1st Place with 2.5-2.5. In the D/E Section, "Lord" Byron Butler (1371) dispatched of Rich "Alert" Trela (968) while Claude "Rainman" Rainford (1272) took out Emmanuel Cooper (671) to finish =1st-2nd Place with 4-1 and win half FREE Entry into McAlister's VIII. Meanwhile, Francois "the Frog" Gros (1178) handled Debs Pedigo (1262) while Bill Bush (987) dispatched of new CCC member Dave Peter (1005)In order to observe all results see "Current Crosstable." The CCC will meet on Wednesday, February 4, 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 you play! ----- Long live the CCC! -----
Cremisi Clear 1st Place in Big Cookie I
Charlotte, NC 1-24-15: A moderate impromptu turnout of 13 of the most loyal members of the CCC royal guard congregated at this 5 star restaurant more commonly known as McAlister's Deli in order to participate in Big Cookie I. In the Carlsen Section, just recovering from dental surgery, 15 year NM Daniel Cremisi (2206) dispatched of Joe Rafferty (1563) in Rd:1, George "Cashman" Cashell (1755) in Rd:2 and nemesis Team Columbia Expert Keith "Chucky" Eubanks (2064) in the final round to finish clear 1st Place with 3-0 and pocket $100. Equal 2nd-3rd were NM Pat "Wolverine" Sciacca (2132) and NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2034) each with 2.5-.5 (See Game 1440) winning $25. Top U1600 was Joe Rafferty (1563) with 2-1 winning $20. There were 11 paid entries for a payback of 77%. An enjoyable time was had by all. For all results see "Crosstable." Fuerstman directed.
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