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Rich Trela
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Keith Eubanks
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Bill Connell 1955
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"Evil will previal when good men stand silent"  Edmund Burke
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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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"Adversity reveals character" 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
"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 definite
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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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 * Cremisi Perfect in Big Cookie II * Fuerstman Leads Top Section of McAlister's VIII with 3-1 *

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.
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!  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!
 Contact Information: charlottechessclub@gmail.com
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.
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Congratulations to 15 year old NM Daniel Cremisi (2212) who finished clear 1st Place in the Top Section of Big Cookie II with 3-0 and pocketed $100. Clear 2nd was Dave "Dawuud" Richards (1710) with 2.5-.5 winning $50 and gaining 110 rating points! (Full report below)

Kudos to Kydriana Carter (1688) who upset NM Shawn Pealer (2149) in Rd:1 of BCII

Check out Sinanovic's Puzzle! (See Puzzle 088) White
to Move, Mate in 2!! Hint: After White's first move, Black can capture 7 different ways all of which result in mate!!

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Cremisi 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 community congregated at this magnificent 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)! Meanwhile, in the Carlsen Section, 15 year NM Daniel 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 pocket $100. Equal 2nd Place was David "Dawuud" Richards (1710) who Drew NMLF in Rd:1 and finished with 2.5-.5 winning $50 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 were Billings and Singleton each with 2-1 winning $25. In the Nakamura Section, =1st-4th were Rich "Alert" Trela (1064), Troy "Mother" Fletcher (1384), Francois "Frog" Gros (1172) and Michael Lyons (547) each with 2-1 winning $22.50. There were 26 paid entries for a payback of 75%. An enjoyable time was had by all. For all results see "Crosstable." Fuerstman directed.
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Fuerstman Leads Top; Richards "B"; L
ittle "C"; Butler "D/E" Section of McAlister's VIII

Charlotte, NC 2-25-15: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these chess players from the swift completion of their appointed rounds!"  An even lighter turnout of 16 of the most avid mental jousters from the City of Charlotte and surrounding counties converged upon this celebrated gastronomical paradise more commonly known as McAlister's Deli in order to participate in Rd:4 of McAlister's VIII. In the Top Section, the pride of Mental Hill, ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2000) snapped a Pawn in the middle game but blundered it back and promptly negotiated the Draw with Expert Michael "Bolton" Kliber (2002) (See Game 1452) to lead with 3-1. Meanwhile, Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1802) emerged into an even Q&R's middlegame with George "Cashman" Cashell (1798) but finally gained the advantage and won. In the "C" Section, "Little" Joe Little (1569) was getting his butt kicked versus Debs Pedigo (1200) who won the exchange and seemed to be making headway before spurning perpetual check and getting checkmated to lead with 3.5-.5. In addition, Eric "Truth" Hartung (1519) schooled Francois "the Frog" Gros (1114) while "Big" Joe Rafferty (1596) outplayed Carl "Marx" McKern (1500). In the D/E Section, now leading with 4-0, "Lord" Byron Butler (1384) (who once dunked on 7'6" Manute Bol in a college game!!) hung tough against stubborn FSC student "Texas" Bill Bush (987) (who commutes each week from Houston in order to take lessons and participate at the CCC!) (See Game 1453). And, finally, Rich "Alert" Trela (968) lost all of his Pieces and Pawns but somehow tricked Michael Lyons (501) into stalemate!! In order to observe all results see "Current Crosstable." The CCC will meet on Wednesday, Mar 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! -----
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