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.
Rule Any Member may avoid being
paired against players under 13 years of age
CCC Cell Phone
Unless approved by
the Director, after 7:30pm, the use of a cell
phone in the playing area is strictly
prohibited. First offense subtracts 10 minutes
from violators clock; second offense may result
in forfeiture of game.
Control For McAlister's All
Sections: G75 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 "...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..."
Rule 10A, p.21, Adjustment
of Pieces "A
player who is on the move and first
expresses the intention ...
Losing Chances 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"
Oct 17 thru Nov 14 McAlister's
45 5-SS, G75, D5 or no
(Black decides upon 5 second delay;
if so, 5 minutes
subtracted from both clocks)
In 4 Sections: Top, "B",
"C", Lower FREE
Entry for 1st Place in all Sections.
(Must have 4
points with no Byes) EF: $5 per Rd (Nons
$8.) Round @ 7:30 pm
"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" Edmund
"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
luck!? Groucho Marx
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"Napoleon
"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
soul." 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..!"
Club * Greeting 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
and comments. This Website is
provided by NM Leland Fuerstman,
Scroll down for Weekly "News & Views"
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 McALISTER'S
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! (Current
Crosstable) Note: Non-members
will be preempted by
Members who arrive before7:30pm!
If you're running late, call or text
and we'll work you in! chess center
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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
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. NOTE:
Wednesday round begins at 7:30pm
If you're running late, please
call or text 704-965-8931
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Congratulations to NM Patrick
finished clear 1st Place in the Top
Section of Asheboro
117 with 3-0.
(See Game 2106)
Honorable Mention to NM Leland
"White Shoes" Fuerstman
finished clear 1st Place in Clear
Creek I with 2.5-.5. Clear
2nd was Expert Bruce
Congratulations to 13
year old Expert Pradhy
Kothapalli (2106) who
finished clear 1st Place in the Top
Section of Randolph
Open with 4-0.
Kudos to NM Shawn
finished clear 1st Place in the Top
Section of McAlister's
XLIV with 4.5-.5.
Clear 2nd Place was Expert Michael
Charlotte Chess Club Pens Have Arrived!
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Begins at 7:30pm
Sharp! Time control G75
EF:$5 (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
News & Views
Lucas, Regalado "B";
Pedigo "C"; Chamberlain,
Lyons Lower Section of
XLV Charlotte, NC 11-7-18:A
stronger turnout of 18 of
the most competent
calculators in the Charlotte
area 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
Cookies and participate in Rd:4
of McAlister's XLV.
In the Top
Section, the Pride
of the NCCAHall of
played the trick 2.
versus the Alekhine
Kliber (2013) who continued with the Brooklyn
in a somewhat
When the smoke
was a Knight
up in a tricky
in the end and
lead with 3-1.Meanwhile, NM Shawn
in the Opening
defeated 12 year old Advaith Karthik (1979)
Lucas (1716). In the "B" Section, Lucas
share the lead
with 1.5 points. In the "C" Section, Debs
Pedigo (1376) made quick work of "Lord" Byron
Butler (1448) to lead with 4-0.
In addition, Spencer
Singleton (1592) schooled Michael Llora (1286)
while Wally Kleucker (1597)
in spite of the fact that he lost
year old Ben
Fortner (1001) after overlooking 11.
lead with Nick
each with 2.5 points.
Rosenfeld (944) dispatched of Rich "Alert" Trela (833) while Malinda Kleucker (471)
In order to
observe all results, see Current
Crosstable. The CCC
will conduct Rd:5
of McAlister's 45
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
live the CCC!! Лиланд
Fuerstman Clear 1st in
Clear Creek I Charlotte,
select members of the CCC Royal
Guard were invited to participate in
the inaugural Clear
I. In Rd:1, NM Leland "White Shoes" Fuerstman (2007) check- mated Paul
"Survivalist" Lucas (1716)
in 14 moves, squeaked by Expert
Bruce Hall (2028)
in Rd:2 and yielded a well
deserved Draw to Spencer
in the final round to finish clear 1st
Place with 2.5-.5.
Clear 2nd Place was
Hall with 2-1.
BTW, the "Jazzman"
rating points! In order to observe
all results, see (Crosstable).
The adequately quiet and well
lighted playing room included FREE
cheeseburgers, fries and beverages
for lunch! An enjoyable time was had
by all. Fuerstman directed.