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   Jul 2016 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail, rating, gain/loss since 0616, state ranking, annual winning %,

- The CCC has 77 currently paid members -
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Mark Biernacki, Drew Canning,  Austin Chuang, Jaiden Chuang, Emmanuel Cooper, Charlene Howard, Ben Tarkenton
Points Gained Since 0616
Carl McKern
Julio Echevarria
Dr. Ron Futerman
Dawuud Richards
NM E. Carter
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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
"...scoresheets...property of the sponsoring organizer(s)"
16L. Possible Stipulations
"The Director may require that clocks face a certain direction or that  Black  sit on a particular side of the table..."
 Moving before button pushed
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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"Most Recent Published Rating"
- Active CCC members Class "C" and above -
NM Daniel Cremisi 2303
NM Emmanuel Carter 2279
NM Shawn Pealer 2203
Jonathon McNeill
Mark Biernacki 2097
Michael Uwakwe 2033
Keith Eubanks 2023
NM Leland Fuerstman 2011
Lorenzo Carter 1974
Michael Kliber 1962
Clarke Brosi
Julio Echevarria 1824
Daryl Gordon 1797
Dwayne Tutt 1768
Xiaodong Jin 1757
Paul Lucas 1754
Austin Chuang 1741
Dawuud Richards 1734
Kydriana Carter 1709
Marnzell Hand 1653
Byron Butler 1629
Winfred Gatlin 1613
Joe Rafferty 1608
Hank Vergi
Spencer Singleton 1601
Jaiden Chuang 1601
George Cashell 1600
Carl McKern 1593
Shane Strom
Scott LaPorte 1519
Julian Billings 1519
Ian Haigler 1515
Tony Cato 1500
C. Krishnamurthy
Corey Frazier 1480
Drew Canning 1464
Mikey Trott 1418
Doug Mackey
Mark Boyd 1402

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"The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it is the opposition!"
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"I don't  give 'em hell; I just tell the truth, and they think it's hell!" 
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"Evil will previal when good men stand silent"  Edmund Burke
"You don't stop playing when you get old; you get old when you stop playing!" Benjamin Franklin
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."
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"Chess grips its exponent, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom and independence of even the strongest character cannot remain unaffected." Albert Einstein
"Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason.  Poets do not go mad;  but chess-players do".
—Chesterton, The Maniac (1908).

"Adversity reveals character" James Lane Allen
"the 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 affected."  Spinoza
"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 definite
that the game of chess is a draw theoretically."  Fischer

"There is never 'always' anything
in chess; save for one's consideration for the exception!" 
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"The 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."
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it is in yourself alone."
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"Personally,  I don't believe in superstition... It's bad luck!? Groucho Marx
"What's the use of happiness?
It can't buy you money?!"
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"Don't  worry 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 much."  anonymous
"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..."
Winston Churchill
“The more you play, the more beauty you are able to see.”
Alexander Stripunsky

"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 counted counts."
"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 bread ghosts..!"
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- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - Founded in 1975 -
*We play one rated game every Wednesday evening!*
Today is Monday, Jul 25, 2016
This Site had 68 unique visitors yesterday!

This site has been visited  times since April 1, 2002
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* Carter Clear 1st in Top Section of RA63 with 3-0 * Mackey Clear 1st in Harbor Chase Invitational with 2.5-.5 * Biernacki Clear 1st in Action 24 with 4-0 * Cremisi Leads Top Section of McAlister's XXII with 3.5-.5 *

The Charlotte Chess Club has 77 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! (All members are required to arrive bathed, if necessary, in clean clothing and making use of deodorant; cologne and mouthwash are also welcome when people are in such close proximity. Also, if a member is sick with a cold, 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

4805 Park Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209
  Primarily an "adult" club, the CCC conducts a perpetual
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!
 Contact Information: charlottechessclub@gmail.com
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 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 (2279) who finished clear 1st Place in RA63 with 3-0.
to Dawuud "Richman" Richards (1734) who finished =1st-3rd in the "B" Section of RA63 with 2.5-.5.
Honorable Mention
to Doug Mackey (1399) who finished clear 1st Place in the Harbor Chase Invitational with 2.5-.5. Rich "Alert" Trela (1022) was 2nd with 1.5-1.5.
Congratulations to 18 year old Mark Biernacki (2097) who finished clear 1st Place in Action 24 with 4-0.
to 16 year old Daniel Cremisi (2303) who scored 3.5-.5 in the Top Section of Border Battle and broke the 2300 barrier. In addition, Expert Mark
Biernacki (2079) scored 2-0 in the Expert Section

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Karel Traxler (1866-1936) vs Amateur

Note: Round Begins at 7:30pm Sharp! Time control G75  EF:$5
(Black pieces decide whether or not to use "Time Delay," 5 minutes deducted)
(In addition, upon registration, a player may choose to use his official published rating or any subsequent higher published rating for pairing purposes)TD
Mackey Clear 1st in Harbor Chase Invitational
Rock Hill, SC 7-23-16: The 1st Harbor Chase Invitational was contested at the Harbor Chase Assisted Living Center in Rock Hill, SC. The very quiet and adequately lighted room was an excellent location to stage a dog fight between some of the CCC's strongest Lower Section players. Using the standard G75, D5 time control, each game was hotly contested as all 4 competitors won at least one game! In Rd:1, pre- tournament favorite Doug Mackey (1399) dispatched of Michael "Tiger" Lyons (943) (See Game 1721), split the point with Rich "Alert" Trela (1022) in Rd:2 and outplayed master of ceremonies Angelo Sciulli (1186) in the final round (See Game 1722) to finish clear 1st Place with 2.5-.5 and be crowned Harbor Chase Champion! Finishing clear 2nd with 1.5-1.5 was Rich "Alert" Trela (1022). During the lunch break, the friendly staff provided the group with trays of wrapped sandwiches, chips and dip, various fruit including water mellon! and a choice of beverages. ("while they played, I ate!!") In order to observe all results, see (Crosstable). An enjoyable time was had by all. Fuerstman directed.
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Cremisi Leads Top; Richards "B"; Strom "C"; Shonts, Trela Lower Section of McAlister's XXII  
 Charlotte, NC 7-13-16: A stronger turnout of 26 of the most amiable mental jousters in the Mecklenburg Country area converged upon this 5 star restaurant more commonly known as McAlister's Deli in order to enjoy a sumptuous meal, socialize with other adults and participate in Rd:4 of McAlister's XXII. In the Top Section, the CCC's #1 player, 16 year old NM Daniel Cremisi (2303) emerged into a Pawn down R&P ending versus NM Shawn "Spuds" Pealer (2203) but with aggressive Rook maneuvering (See Game) was able to Draw and lead with 3.5-.5. Meanwhile, 18 year old Expert Mark "Steeler" Biernacki (2079) outplayed Expert Jonathon "Mickey" McNeill (2173) while Expert Michael "NN" Uwakwe (2015) experienced mutual time trouble with Michael "Bolton" Kliber (1962) who was outplayed in the end. In addition, the Pride of Mental Hill, ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2011) was prepared to force the Draw (See Game 1717) until Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1756) blundered his Queen instead!? In the "B" Section, Dawuud "Richman" Richards (1703) seems to have morphed into an unstoppable runaway freight train after he dispatched of "Lord" Byron Butler (1670) to lead with 4-0! Meanwhile, George "Cashman" Cashell (1600) routed Carl "Marx" McKern (1617) (See Game 1719) while Khalee Ward (1672) squeaked by new CCC member Hank Virgi (1607). In the "C" Section, Shane "Storm" Strom (1523) defeated returnee to CCC competition Mark "Bird" Boyd (1404) to lead with 4-0! In addition, Chris Lecordier (Unr) bested Chakrapani Krishnamurthy (1494). In the Lower Section, Addison Shonts (1280) split the point with Rich "Alert" Trela (965) to lead with 2.5-1.5. In addition, Ravi Eppakayala (1234) turned the tables in the end to defeat Doug Mackey (1331) while new CCC member James Boswell III got by Michael "Tiger" Lyons (919). In order to observe all results see "Current Crosstable." The CCC will conduct Rd:5 of McAlister's XXII on Wednesday, Jul 27 at McAlister'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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