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Feb 2020 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail,
rating, gain/loss since 0120,
state ranking, annual winning %,
CCC & USCF
- The CCC
currently paid members -
|Check Your CCC & USCF Expiration Dates!
Keith Eubanks, Michael Llora,
NM Shawn Pealer
|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.
Any Member may avoid being
paired against players under 13 years of age
|3rd Party and Cell
Phone Rules (All Phones OFF)
|TD a Player Himself
Control For McAlister's
The player with the Black
pieces chooses whether to use "5 second
time delay." If so, 5
minutes subtracted from both clocks.
15G. Ownership of Scoresheets
property of the sponsoring
Director may require that clocks face a certain
direction or that Black sit on a
particular side of the table..."
| Moving before
|Legal Method for
Rule 10A, p.21, Adjustment
of Pieces "A
player who is on the move and first
expresses the intention ...
Official Rules of Chess, 6th
Edition, 14H1 p.54 states as follows: "In a sudden
death time control, a player on the move with 2 minutes or less
of remaining time may stop the clock and make a
claim of insufficient losing chances." Doing such
constitutes an offer of Draw. If his opponent
rejects the offer, half of the claimants time will
be subtracted and the 5
second delay feature will be imposed. "The
claimant may win, lose or draw the game"
|Did You Lose a Piece?
The CCC has a mixed bag of odd pieces in
case you have lost one.
Many Used Chess Books For
New Sets: Tournament size pieces and board $20! Folding boards $25
- Official USCF Listings -
| Feb 12 thru Mar 11
5-SS, G75, D5 or no
(Black decides upon 5 second delay;
if so, 5 minutes
subtracted from both clocks)
In 4 Sections:
Entry for 1st Place in all Sections.
(Must have 4
points with no Byes)
EF: $5 per Rd (Nons
Round @ 7:30 pm
Active CCC members
Class "D" and above
(Participated within past 180 days)
|"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..!"
|Official Website of the
Charlotte, North Carolina,
USA - Founded in 1975 -
play one rated game every Wednesday
Feb 23, 2020
|The Charlotte Chess Club has
56 current members
to the CCC chess center
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 games, Weekly
Puzzle and other interesting anecdotes
for your reading, viewing, and listening
pleasure. We welcome your contributions
Scroll down for Weekly "News & Views"
This Website is
provided by NM Leland Fuerstman,
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! (Considering that we are
in such close proximity, all members are
required to arrive bathed, in clean clothing and
making use of deodorant and mouthwash. Also, if
a member is sick with a cold or symptoms
of flu, he should think twice before
spreading unwanted germs). 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 (or bump fists) 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!!
|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
Park Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209
Primarily an "adult" club, the CCC conducts a
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.
FREE Entry for
all Section winners. -
must have 4
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!
players per table!! "Wi-Fi,"
great 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 USCF "Tournament
must be a member of the USCF (uschess.org). Or, to join
the CCC or USCF you may simply show
up at the site!
will be preempted by
Members who arrive before 7:30pm!
If you're running late, call or text
and we'll work you in!
******************************* chess center
of "Weekly Tournament Competition"
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.
Mgmt. appreciates your purchase of a healthy
meal! McAlister's stays open til 10:15pm.
Wednesday round begins at 7:30pm
If you're running late, please
call or text 704-965-8931
Byron Butler is
in rehab at The Crossings at Steele Creek, 13600
S. Tryon St. Hey Big Guy! We
need you back in the mix! Give him a call
|* Chess Tweet
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Mohanty (1442) who
finished clear 1st Place in the
U1400 Section of Big
Enchilada IV with 5-0 and
Bitter sweet congratulations to
"Tan Shoes" Fuerstman
who finished Clear 1st Place in the
Top Section of McAlister's
57 with 4-1
and lost 11
points. Honorable mention to Malinda
"the Mauler" Kleucker
who finished Clear 1st Place in the
Lower Section with 4-1 and
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Begins at 7:30pm
Sharp! Time control G75
(Black pieces decide whether or not to use
"Time Delay," 5 minutes
(In addition, upon registration, a player may
choose to use his official published rating or any
subsequent higher published rating for
Comes Out of Retirement and Goes 3-0
in Carlsen Section; Guerra Villa
Perfect in Caruana Section of
Ft. Mill, SC 2-15-20: A moderate turnout
chess players gathered at the Blake
Retirement Center in Ft.
Mill, S.C. to participate
in Blake 1. In the Carlsen
Section, NM Patrick
"Kann" Sciacca (2068) dispatched
of Andre "Peppy" Depew (1633) in
Rd:1, Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton
in Rd:2 and NM Leland
"Tan Shoes" Fuerstman (2022) in
the final round to finish clear 1st
Place with 3-0
and collect $100.
Equal 2nd-5th with 2-1 were
L. Fuerstman, Samuel Fuerstman
Singleton and Mike
each winning $12.50.
In the Caruana Section,
newcomer Yeider Guerra Villa (1516)
took down Dr. George Dwiggins (511) in
Rd:1, Bishop Paul Leeland
in Rd:2 and Charlene Howard
in the final round to finish clear 1st
Place with 3-0
and pocket $60.
Equal 2nd-3rd were Howard
and Rick Wesson (892) each
In order to observe all results, see "Crosstable."
Look for Blake II next month! --Angelo thanks
everyone for participating.
News & Views
Depew "B"; Trela
Lower Section of
2-19-20: A predictably low
the most loyal members of the CCC
royal guard converged upon this 5
star restaurant more
commonly known as McAlister's
Deli in order to enjoy a
wonderful meal, socialize with other
adults, solve the Weekly Puzzle, munch on Big
in Rd:2 of
58. In the Top
the Pride of Mental Hill,
of the NCCA
Hall of Fame, NM Leland
Fuerstman (2022) snagged a Pawn in
the exchange (See Game 2284) then the game to
lead with 2-0. In the "B" Section, Slobodan
Pope" Gros (1242) to share the lead with Depew
Fuerstman (1623) with 1-1.
In the Lower
until Bishop Paul Leeland
to lead with 2-0. Meanwhile,
year old Ben
Fortner (814) welcomed new member Alex
(1230). In order to
observe all results, see Current
Crosstable. The CCC
of McAlister's 58
Round begins at 7:30
sharp! So, get there early and
enjoy a wonderful meal or dine
while you play! Thank you
for participating in CCC
competition. - Long
live the CCC!! Лиланд
|Result of All
Previous CCC Events!
|Old Games Archive
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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