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   May 2018 Supplement
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Points Gained Since 0417
Name
+#
Rtg
Rich Trela
+164
1028
Sam Fuerstman
+77
1713
Carl McKern
+73
1590
Ron Dean
+46
1027
Debs Pedigo
+15 1636
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.
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Any Member may avoid being paired against players under 13 years of age upon request. 

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 ...
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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The CCC has a mixed bag of odd pieces in case you have lost one.
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Upcoming Tournaments
- Official USCF Listings -
May 23 thru Jun 20
McAlister's 41
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 Sharp!
(Current Crosstable)
Live Chess Ratings!!
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"Most Recent Published Rating"
- Active CCC members Class "D" and above -
(Participated within past 180 days)
1
SM Daniel Cremisi
2400
2
NM Ted McHugh
2364
3
NM Shawn Pealer 2208
4
NM Patrick Sciacca 2133
5
NM Leland Fuerstman 2009
6
Keith Eubanks 2003
7
Michael Kliber
1996
8
Advaith Karthik
1915
9
Daryl Gordon 1897
10
Ali Shirzad 1855
11
Pawel Lyko
1798
12
Dr. Dwayne Tutt 1760
13
Eduardo Regalado 1739
14
David Jaap
1730
15
Paul Lucas 1709
16
William Clayton 1700
17
Sam Fuerstman 1691
18
Dawuud Richard 1600
19
Douglas Taublib 1569
20
Carl McKern 1568
21
Scott LaPorte 1531
22
Spencer Singleton 1527
23
Hank Vergi 1520
24
Irdi Sejdia
1508
25
Debs Pedigo
1484
26
Doug Mackey 1459
27
Byron Butler 1457
28
Addison Shonts 1410
29
Corey Frazier
1400
30
Michael Llora 1365
31
Zach Edwardson
1300
32
Francois Gros 1293
33
Michael Foster
1265

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"If 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!" Nick Seitz
"I don't  give 'em hell; I just tell the truth, and they think it's hell!" 
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"Evil will prevail 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!" 
NM Leland Fuerstman

"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

"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" 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 stones."  Einstein
"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..!"
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This is our
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*We play one rated game every Wednesday evening!*
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*Sicacca, Karthik =1st-3rd in Top Section of RA84 with 3-0 * Fuerstman Clear 1st Place in Top Section of McAlister's XL with 4-1 * Big Cookie XXVI, Jun 2 *

The Charlotte Chess Club has 53 current members
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  Charlotte Chess 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.
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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! (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!!  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. Mgmt. appreciates your purchase of a healthy meal! McAlister's stays open til 10:15pm.
 NOTE: Wednesday round begins at 7:30pm sharp!
If you're running late, please call or text
704-965-8931

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Kudos to NM Patrick "Kann" Sciacca (2133) and Advaith Karthik (1915) who finished =1st-3rd in the Top Section of RA84 with 3-0. Advaith gained 124 points!
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Congratulations
to "Lord" Byron Butler (1457) who finished clear 1st Place in Harbor Chase VII with 3-0.
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Kudos to the Pride of Mental Hill, ex-member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "White Shoes" Fuerstman (2009) who finished clear 1st Place in the Top Section of McAlister's XL with 4-1. -- Honorable mention to 91 year old Ben Fortner (1069) who finished clear 1st Place in the Lower Section with 5-0 and gained 297 points!
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Honorable mention
goes to Ali Shirzad (1855) who finished =1st-3rd in TNA42 with 3.5-1.5.
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Congratulations
to 18 year old Daniel Cremisi (2400) who scored 1-0 in G60 Action and eclipsed the 2400 mark! He has now achieved the Title of USCF Senior Master!  
--10th highest rated 18 year old in the country!--

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Kudos
to NM Patrick "Kann" Sciacca (2134) and Expert Keith "Chucky" Eubanks (2003) who finished =1st-2nd in the Carlsen Section of Big Cookie XXV with 2.5-.5.
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Fuerstman Takes Top; Regalado "B"; Sejdia "C";  Fortner Lower Section of McAlister's XL

Charlotte, NC 5-16-18: A grand total of 26 of the most creative calculators in the country converged upon this mental jousting arena 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:5 of McAlister's XL. In the Top Section,  the Pride of Mental Hill, ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "White Shoes" Fuerstman (2009) played actively against the Slav Defense of David "Kami- kaze" Jaap (1730) who sacked the exchange and then a piece but was unable to answer the bell after 25 Rag! (See Game 2009) to finish clear 1st Place with 4-1 and win FREE Entry into McAlister's 41. Meanwhile, NM Pat "Kann" Sciacca (2118) sacked a piece, won it back and then won another piece (See Game 2012) to finish off Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1709). In the "B" Section, Eduardo Regalado (1739) finished Clear 1st Place with 3-1. In the "C" Section, new member Irdi Sejdia (1508) promptly dispatched of Ron Dean (1099) to finish clear 1st Place with 4-1 and win FREE Entry into McAlister's 41. Meanwhile, "Lord" Byron Butler (1433) played his pet line against the Caro-Kann of  Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1527) who resigned on Move 14 (See Game 2010). (HB Jazzman 5-21) -- In the Lower Section, 91 year old Ben Fortner  (1069) registered his 5th consecutive victory after defeating Emmanuel Cooper (941) to finish Clear 1st Place with 5-0, gain 297 points and win FREE Entry into McAlister's 41. In addition, Michael "Tiger" Lyons (1027) defeated James Ludavina (1145) while new member Zach Edwardson (1300) caused Rich "Alert" Trela (846) to overstep the time limit and Darrell Vivas (961) notched the point against Richard Wesson (786) (See Game 2011). In order to observe all results, see Current Crosstable. The CCC will conduct Rd:1 of McAlister's 41 on Wednesday May 23. 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. Big Cookie XXVI June 2 - USCF On-Line TLA - Long live the CCC!!  Лиланд
Sciacca, Eubanks =1st-2nd in Carlsen Section of Big Cookie XXV
Charlotte, N.C. 4-28-18: A grand total of 14 of the most loyal members of the CCC Royal Guard converged upon this think tank more commonly known as McAlister's Deli in order to participate in Big Cookie XXV. {All members were honored by the participation of Greenville, SC's 10 year old upstart Benjamin Webb (1792) and his brother Nikolai} In the Carlsen Section, NM Pat "Kann" Sciacca (2134) dispatched of Team Columbia's Rashad Ishmal (1669) in Rd:1, David "Kamikaze" Jaap (1788) in Rd:2 and split the point with Team Columbia's Expert Keith "Chucky" Eubanks (2003) who had defeated Douglas Taublib (1569) in Rd:1, the Pride of Mental Hill, Ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "the Dude" Fuerstman (2000) who lost on time in a favorable position in Rd:2, each with 2.5-.5 winning $75. In the Caruana Section, Ron Dean (1104) finished Clear 1st Place with 2.5-.5 and pocketed $40. =2nd-3rd were Nikolai Webb (1098) and Michael "Tiger" Lyons (992) (See Game 2000) each with 1.5-1.5 winning $10. In order to observe all results, see "Crosstable." An enjoyable time was had by all. Fuerstman Directed.
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