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|"Journalism is printing
what someone else does not want printed;
everything else is public relations." George
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
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!"
|"I don't give 'em
hell; I just tell the truth, and they think it's
prevail 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
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
does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed
insanity is reason. Poets do not go
mad; but chess-players do".
Chesterton, The Maniac (1908).
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
move nullifies 40 good moves." Horowitz
I grow, the more I value my pawns." Keres
probably the greatest genius of them all."
it's almost definite
that the game of chess is a draw
never 'always' anything
in chess; save for one's consideration for the exception!"
NM Leland Fuerstman
opportunity you are seeking is in
yourself. It is not in your environment;
it is not in luck or chance, or the help of
it is in yourself alone."
Orison Swett Marden
I don't believe in superstition... It's bad
use of happiness?
It can't buy you money?!"
worry about avoiding temptation... as you grow
it will avoid you!" Winston Churchill
|"A sure way
to lose something you really want, is to desire
it too much." anonymous
not be found where love does not exist; and love
is never hidden where love really is" anonymous
have enemies; good. That means you stood up
for something during your life..." Winston
you play, the more beauty you are able to see.”
which stays within it's fortification is beaten"
|"Great spirits have often
encountered violent opposition
from weak minds." Einstein
|"I know not with what
weapons World War III will be fought, but World
War IV will be fought with sticks and
|"Not everything that counts
can be counted, and not everything that can be
counted counts." Einstein
|"The belly, when not
restrained, destroys the virtue of the
Pope Gregory the Great
|"Brilliant man, Sherlock
Holmes. Too bad he was honest..." Moriarty
|Watson: "Ghosts don't stab
people in the back; do they?" Holmes: "Not
well bred ghosts..!"
is winning these CCC events?
Game of the
|Official Website of the
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play one rated game every Wednesday
Dec 10, 2023
|The CCC has Boards,
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|The Charlotte Chess Club has 44 current members
Club * Greetings from
Charlotte, N.C. 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
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,
Scroll down for Weekly "News & Views"
Charlotte Chess Club, an
of the USCF
meets each Wednesday evening at 6:30pm
(or as early as 5:30 for some!) at
McAlister's Deli, 4805 Park Rd, Charlotte, N.C.
Primarily an "adult"
club, the CCC
conducts a perpetual
5 round tournament with one round being
played each Wednesday
evening at 7
pm sharp! The time
control is G75
- Entry fee is still $5. ($8 for
non-members) Winners receive FREE Entry into
next event. (All
winners must have at least 4
points with no byes). The Annual
club membership fee is $30.
Current members receive $5 discount.
The venue guarantees a private
area with padded
chairs and great
lighting (lamp over
every table!) - 2
players per table!! "Wi-Fi,"
menu and prices, direct parking for 100
cars, his & hers sanitary multi-port
lavatories 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
must be a member of the USCF
To join the CCC or USCF
you may simply show up at the site
and pay the fees!
will be preempted by
Members who arrive before 6:50pm!
if you arrive after 7:00pm,
it's first come, first
served which means that the
final odd player who enters
will receive a Bye. Mgmt.
appreciates your purchase of
a healthy meal! McAlister's
Deli stays open til 10:00
Running late? Call or text 704-965-8931
and we'll work you in! *************************************************
of Weekly Tournament Competition
News & Views 12-7-23
Brown Lead Top
Lower Section of
Charlotte, NC 12-6-23: A
lighter turnout of 9 of the
most loyal members of
the CCC royal guard converged
upon this conveniently
located and well
sanitized venue more
commonly known as the
Deli in order to
enjoy a wonderful meal,
socialize with other adults,
solve the Weekly
Puzzle (White to
Mate in 2!!), munch
on "Big Cookies" and participate
69. In the Top
Section, the Pride
of Mental Hill,
ex-Member of the
NCCA Hall of Fame,
took the Bye
allowing all others to participate.
Meanwhile, Octavius "0-0" Obey (1683)
was summarily upset by new CCC
member Keith Brown (1601) who
shares with lead with 2
points. In the Lower Section,
Ilgin "the Mad Turk" Birsan
notched the point over new CCC
member Alec Pickup (1202)
to lead with 2-0.
In addition, Spencer "Jazzman"
outplayed returnee to CCC competition
Barren Smith (1489)
while Dave Cartine (1292) put
the kibosh (See Game
2808) on James "Ty" Cobb (1348).
In order to observe all results
The CCC will conduct Rd:3
of McAlister's 69
on Wednesday, December
13 at 7pm! Thank
you for participating in CCC
competition. - Long
live the CCC!! Лиланд
to the official recommendation presented by the
Committee, B.B. Katz, Chairman, the
official Title of CCC 2023 Player
of the Year has been awarded to NM
Leland "Survivor" Fuerstman (2034). Not only
did the "Survivor" finish First Place
in all 9 CCC events of the year 2023,
but his record of 25
Wins, 6 Draws
and "0" Losses
allowed him a 90% annual performance
quotient ! Said Fuerstman, "I'm just happy to
be alive!" NMLF
|* Chess Tweet
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Congratulations to NM
finished Clear 1st Place in the Top Section
of Skyland 68 with 2
points. In the U1600 Section, Brent "Bullets" Jenkins
Clear 1st Place with 1.5
while James "Ty" Cobb (1348)
finished Clear 1st Place in the Lower
Section with 4-1.
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isn't a personal vendetta, 007. It's an
assignment like any other. And, if you can't
treat it as such, coldly and objectively,
then 008 can replace you..." M
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