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. TD
CCC Cell Phone
Unless approved by
the Director, after 7:45pm, 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 Skyland All
Sections: G90 The player with the Black
pieces chooses whether to use "5 second
time delay." 15G.
Ownership of Scoresheets "...scoresheets...property
of the sponsoring organizer(s)"
Stipulations "The Director may
require that clocks face a certain direction
or that Black sit on a
particular side of the table..."
Mar 19 - Apr 16 Skyland
53 5-SS, G90, In 4
Sections: Top, "B", "C", Lower. Free Entry per Section.
(Winners must have 4 points with
no Byes) EF: $4 for members
or $6. Round @ 7:45 pm
Ratings!! CCC Top
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!"
don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth,
and they think it's hell!"
"Evil will previal
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 of Nothing."
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 unaffected."
"Imagination does not
breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity
is reason. Poets do not go mad; but
chess-players do". —Chesterton, The
character" 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
"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
that the game of chess is a draw
"There is never
in chess; save for one's consideration of the exception!"
NM Leland Fuerstman
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."
George Bernard Shaw
"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;
it is in yourself alone."
Orison Swett Marden
don't believe in superstition... It's bad luck!? Groucho Marx
"What's the use of
It can't buy you money?!"
about avoiding temptation... as you grow older,
it will avoid you!" Winston Churchill
"A sure way to lose
something you really want, is to desire it too
"Love can not be found
where love does not exist; and love is never
hidden where love really is" anonymous
"If you have enemies;
good. That means you stood up for something
during your life..."
“The more you play, the
more beauty you are able to see.”
"The side which stays
within it's fortification is beaten"
"Great spirits have often
encountered violent opposition
from weak minds."
"I know not with what
weapons World War III will be fought, but World
War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
"Not everything that counts
can be counted, and not everything that can be
"The belly, when not
restrained, destroys the virtue of the
soul." Pope Gregory the Great
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
Chess Club is open to players
of every race, color, creed, national origin,
age, gender, religion, political affiliation
or galaxy! Regardless of skill level or
experience, each member is treated equally
with dignity and respect.LF
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 Skyland
4544 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28209 (Just
past Woodlawn Rd towards town on L) Primarily an "adult" club, the CCC conducts a perpetual 5
round tournament with one
round being played each Wednesday
evening at 7:45pm
sharp! The time
control is G90
- Entry fee is $4. ($6
for non-members) In 4 Sections: Top, "B",
"C", Lower. (Current
Crosstable) All sections win Free
Entry into next event. (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
venue is "open 24 hours"
and guarantees a
private area with plenty of tables, good
lighting, "Wi-Fi," great food,
TV with the sound
turned off, close parking, friendly
management and our own personal
waitress, Cindy! (The
Management requests that you
purchase your meal at Skyland) Join us to
participate in casual play as well as
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 $2. The CCC
occasionally sponsors a bi-monthly 3 rd. Swiss and
other special tournaments. For schedule see"Upcoming
order to compete in "Tournament
Competition" and join
the CCC orUSCF simply
show up at the site! Note: Non-members
will be preempted by
Members who arrive before7:45pm!
of "Weekly Tournament Competition" The
CCC conducts a perpetual 5 round
tournament with one round being played
each Wednesday evening at 7:45 pm. sharp!
The time control is G90 - 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. -
If you're running late, call me at
704-965-8931 and I'll pair you! Skyland
stays open 24 hours!
* Chess Tweet *
Chess Tweet * It is my understanding that 4 members of Team
Columbia including 1 Master and 2 Experts will
challenge the CCC this evening! Pairings may
be altered accordingly...
to the USCF
Top 100 List, the highest
rated "Senior" in North Carolina
Congratulations to Expert Sulia "Brick"
who gained 61
points in Tuesday
Honorable Mention to Sam Fuerstman
who gained 138
rating points at the Marshall
Chess Club in NYC!
find myself feeling better on
Wednesdays. I believe it is because I
enjoy going to the Skyland Restaurant to
have a good time playing chess and
eating great food! I just felt like
saying that." Thanks. Mikey T
Wednesday Night Speed
week, after the tournament game,
NM Shawn Pealer
a rated 5
minute speed chess tournament. Play as few
or as many games as you wish!Skyland
stays open 24
hours! - "
> Note: The time control
for all Sections is now G90 < ( Black pieces
decide whether or not to use "Time
News & Views 4-10-14 Pealer Leads Top; Richards "B";
Little "C"; Pedigo Lower Section of Skyland
53 Charlotte, NC 4-9-14:Another
good turnout of 26
of the most competent calculators in the
county converged upon this mental jousting
arena more commonly
know as the Skyland
Family Restaurant in order to
participate in Rd:4
(CCC members got very
comfortable sitting in full size tables and
chairs while being catered to by our own
personal waitress, Cindy.
Most enjoyed a generously portioned home style meal
for a ridiculously low price ($6.95!) drank
hot coffee and other beverages, analyzed on
our demo board
and monitored the giant flat screen TV with
the sound turned off; Skyland stays open 24 hours!) In the Top Section,
#2 player, NM Shawn "P Diddy" Pealer
(2176) defended aggressively against the hybrid
"e" Pawn attack of the pride of Mint
Hill, Ex-member of the NCCAHall of Fame, NM Leland"Ennui" Fuerstman (2055) and patiently
waited for a blunder which came on move 18 ("What was I
thinking??...") (See Game 1290)
to lead with 3.5-.5.
"Kahn" Sciacca (2144) conducted a
winning attack against Expert Patrick
"Flanker" McCartney (2059) (See Game 1291)
while Expert Michael "Bolton" Kliber
a strong middle game position and ultimately
clobbered M. Dean Hart (1837). In the "B" Section,
Dave "Dawuud" Richards (1634)
outplayed Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1608) to
lead with 3-1.
In addition, Paul "Survivalist" Lucas
(1744) hung tough against a stubborn Allen
"Moon" Mullins (1701) while Ervon
"Wooden" Nichols (1646) defeated Jason
"1st Amendment" Mytrysak (1437). In the "C"
Section, "Little" Joe Little
(1538) is on a roll again this time handling
Carl McKern (1580) to lead with 3.5-.5. In
addition, "Smokin" Corey Frazier (1511)
welcomed renewing member Dyrus Wuor (1340) back
to CCC competition. In the Lower
graduate Debs Pedigo (1179) upset CCC
Player of the Year Mikey "Fox"
Trott (1373) to lead with 4-0!
Kumar (1355) handled Eric "Truth" Hartung
(1362), Francois Gros (892)
upset Rich "Alert" Trela (1040) and Joe Rafferty
(Unr) defeated George "Ty" Cobb (977). In order to observe all results see "Current Crosstable."McCartney assisted.
The facility was great and everybody was
happy! We hope more players
join us to
dine, socialize and play
one rated game of chess at 7:45pm sharp!
Everyone is welcome. Long live the CCC!
Chandler =1st-2nd in Carlsen Section;
Mytrysak Clear 1st in Aronian Section of
Knights Templar VIII Charlotte, NC 3-29-14:A
predictably light turnout of 18 of the most loyal members
of the CCC royal guard congregated in our
private room (with a view)
on the 7th floor of the Dowd YMCA
in order to participate in Knights Templar
VIII. In the Carlsen Section,
Team Columbia'sKeith "Chucky"
requested and was granted a half
point bye in Rd:1, took down Julian
Billings (1455) in Rd:2 and defeated Tony
"Tiger" Cato (1621) who Drew NM LF
Game 1285) in the final round to share
the Title with 15 year old Cameron
who dispatched of Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton
(1608) in Rd:1, Ishaan Maitra (1789) in Rd:2
and earned a nifty Draw (See Game 1284)
in the final round against NM LF (2055)
who was quickly running of time each with 2.5-.5 winning $75. In the Aronian
Section, Jason "1st Amendment" Mytrysak
a half point Bye in Rd:1,
outplayed Mikey "Fox" Trott (1411) in Rd:2
and defeated Sam Kumar (1350) in the final round
to capture clear 1st Place and pocket $70. Equal 2nd-4th
were Sam Kumar, Jens Koeplinger
and Rich Trela each with 2-1 winning $12. In order to
observe all results, see "Crosstable."
An enjoyable time was had by all. Tony Cato
assisted. Next Knights TemplarMay 3. See you
Spring Scholastics Enjoys Good Turnout;
And, Many Smiles!! by NM Shawn Pealer Charlotte, NC 4-3-14:
I am writing to thank all who participated
in the Charlotte
Spring Scholastic this past
Saturday, March 29th. We had a successful
event, drawing 43
enthusiastic, young chess players!
to "Express Challenge" section winners Jacob Nguyen, Will Smiley
and Luke Banner!
All 3 won
a trophy for winning the games that
they played. Congratulations to "A
Star is Born" section winners Saveley Lopez
(1st place), Santosh
Gontla (2nd place) and Brad Thomson
(third place). All three won USCF
memberships for a year. Diya
Bhatt also won a free year-long USCF membership
in a random drawing!
to "Deep Thinkers" U1000 section
Avulapati (1st place trophy),FSCstudent
Zach Amigo (2nd place), Mohnish Behera
(3rd place). Also congratulations to U500
winners Gordon Wong (1st place trophy),
Kenneth Matthew Vega
(2nd place) and Chris
Adkins (3rd place). Thank you to
Salazar and Wil Mahan for
their support as Tournament Directors.
Also, thank you to Daniel
Delrio for assistance with
registration and our raffle. Thank you ALL again for a
tournament! The official USCF crosstable
may be found at: Charlotte Spring
NM Shawn Pealer,
TD - Charlotte Chess