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   Jul 2016 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail, rating, gain/loss since 0616, state ranking, annual winning %,
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Mark Biernacki, Drew Canning, Byron Butler, Austin Chuang, Jaiden Chuang, Emmanuel Cooper, Charlene Howard, Ben Tarkenton, Michael Uwakwe
Points Gained Since 0616
Name
+#
Rtg
Carl McKern
+108
1608
Julio Echevarria
+63
1831
Dr. Ron Futerman
+42
1145
Dawuud Richards
+35
1705
NM E. Carter
+32 2244
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 Policy
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.
TD a Player Himself
Time 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
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16L. Possible Stipulations
"The Director may require that clocks face a certain direction or that  Black  sit on a particular side of the table..."
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Legal Method for Adjusting Pieces
USCF Rule 10A, p.21, Adjustment of Pieces. "A player who is on the move and first expresses the intention to adjust...
Insufficient 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"
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In 4 Sections:
 
 
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"Most Recent Published Rating"
- Active CCC members Class "C" and above -
1
NM Daniel Cremisi 2287
2
NM Emmanuel Carter 2261
3
NM Shawn Pealer 2203
4
Jonathon McNeill
2173
5
Mark Biernacki 2069
6
Michael Uwakwe 2033
7
Keith Eubanks 2023
8
NM Leland Fuerstman 2012
9
Lorenzo Carter 1974
10
Michael Kliber 1962
11
Clarke Brosi
1837
12
Julio Echevarria 1824
13
George Melton 1800
14
Daryl Gordon 1797
15
Xiaodong Jin 1788
16
Dr. Ron Breukelaar 1777
17
Dwayne Tutt 1759
18
Paul Lucas 1754
19
Kydriana Carter 1716
20
Austin Chuang 1694
21
Dawuud Richards 1688
22
Byron Butler 1670
23
Spencer Singleton
1636
24
Carl McKern 1617
25
Winfred Gatlin 1613
26
Joe Rafferty 1608
27
Marnzell Hand 1600
28
George Cashell 1600
29
Jaiden Chuang 1590
30
Corey Frazier 1523
31
Shane Strom
1523
32
Scott LaPorte 1519
33
Julian Billings 1519
34
Ian Haigler 1515
35
Tony Cato 1500
36
C. Krishnamurthy
1494
37
Drew Canning 1464
38
Mark Boyd
1428
39
Mikey Trott
1418

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"The older I grow, the more I value my pawns."  Keres
"Morphy was probably the greatest genius of them all."  Fischer
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that the game of chess is a draw theoretically."  Fischer

"There is never 'always' anything
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"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition
from weak minds."
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* Kliber Upsets Pealer; Shares Lead with Cremisi, McNeill, Uwakwe in Top Section of McAlister's XXII with 1-0 * Carter Clear 1st in Top Section of MTCVI with 3-0 * Cremisi Clear 1st in Top Section of RA62 with 3-0 *

The Charlotte Chess Club has 73 current 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, 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, Editor (235.0)
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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 (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!!  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

McALISTER'S DELI
4805 Park Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209
  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 all 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, 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 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 USCF "Tournament Competition" you 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 before 7:30pm! If you're running late, call or text 704-965-8931 and we'll work you in!
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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. Management appreciates your purchase of a healthy meal! McAlister's stays open til 10:30pm.
NOTE: Wednesday night round begins at 7:30pm sharp!
If you're running late, please call or text
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Congratulations to 16 year old NM Emmanuel Carter (2261) who finished clear 1st Place in MTCVI with 3-0.
(See Game)
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Kudos to 16 year old NM Daniel Cremisi (2287) who finished clear 1st in the Top Section of RA62 with 3-0.
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Honorable Mention
to 18 year old Expert Mark "Steeler" Biernacki (2069) who finished clear 3rd Place in RA62 with 2.5-.5.
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Cremisi, McNeill, Uwakwe, Kliber Lead Top; Tutt, Richards "B"; Strom, Krishnamurthy "C"; Gros, Butterworth, Lyons Lower Section of McAlister's XXII  
Charlotte, NC 6-29-16:
A moderate turnout of 24 of the most creative calculators in the Charlotte area congregated at this think tank more commonly known as McAlister's Deli in order to enjoy a wonderful meal, socialize with other adults and participate in Rd:1 of McAlister's XXII. In the Top Section, the CCC's #1 player, 16 year old NM Daniel Cremisi (2278) snacked a freely offered Pawn in the middle game and defended to the hilt (See Game 1700) versus the Pride of Mental Hill, ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2012) who ran out of time, and moves to share the lead with new CCC Member Expert Jonathon "Mickey" McNeill (2173) who was outplayed in the opening and the middle game by Julio Echevarra (1824) but turned the tables in the R&P ending, Expert Michael "NN" Uwakwe (2033) who upended Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1756) (See Game 1701) and Michael "Bolton" Kliber (1962) who clobbered NM Shawn "Spuds" Pealer (2203) each with 1-0. In the "B" Section, Daryl "King" Tutt (1759) notched the point against George "Cashman" Cashell (1600) while Dawuud "Richman" Richards (1688) scored a TKO over "Smokin" Corey Frazier (1523) each leading with 1-0. In addition, "Lord" Byron Butler (1670) split the point with Carl "Marx" McKern (1617). In the "C" Section, Chakrapani Krishna- murthy (1497) crushed Ravi Eppakayala (1234) while new CCC member Shane "Storm" Strom (1523) outclassed Addison Shonts (1280) each with 1-0. In the Lower Section, Francois "the Pope" Gros (1397) outplayed Debs Pedigo (1200) while James E. Butterworth III (1218) got by Rich "Alert" Trela (981) each with 1-0. In order to observe all results see "Current Crosstable." The CCC will conduct Rd:2 of McAlister's XXII on Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 at Mc Alister'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! Thank you for participating in CCC competition!
Carter Clear 1st Place in Carlsen Section; Butler Clear 1st In Kramink Section of Big Cookie XII
Charlotte, NC 6-18-16: A light turnout of 14 of the most loyal members of the CCC Royal Guard converged upon this grand ballroom more commonly known as McAlister's Deli in order to participate in Big Cookie XII. In the Carlsen Section, driving down from Cary, NC, 16 year old National Master Emmanuel Carter (2254) dispatched of new CCC member Dwayne "King" Tutt (1759) in Rd:1, Expert Michael "NN" Uwakwe (2011) in Rd:2 and NM Pat "Kann" Sciacca (2090) in the final round to finish clear 1st Place with 3-0 and pocket $100. Clear 2nd Place was Expert Keith "Chucky" Eubanks (2016) with 2.5-.5 winning $50 (See Game 1698). In the Kramnik Section, "Lord" Byron Butler (1579) finished clear 1st Place with 2.5-.5 and won $40. Equal 2nd-3rd were Drew Canning (1464) and Francois Gros (1388) each with 2-1 winning $10. In order to observe all results see "Crosstable." An enjoyable time was had by all. Fuerstman directed.  
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