Due 0716: Mark Biernacki,
Drew Canning, Austin Chuang, Jaiden
Chuang, Emmanuel Cooper, Charlene Howard, Ben
Gained Since 0616
Dr. Ron Futerman
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 7:30pm, 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 organizer(s)"
Stipulations "The Director may
require that clocks face a certain direction
or that Black sit on a
particular side of the table..."
USCF Rule 10A, p.21,
Adjustment of Pieces."A player who is on the
move and first expresses the
intention to adjust...
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
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"
Jun 29 - Jul 27 McAlister's
22 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
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people are not laughing at your goals, then
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"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."
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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."
"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 for the exception!"
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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."
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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,
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"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
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"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
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Watson: "Ghosts don't stab
people in the back; do they?" Holmes: "Not
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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
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
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! (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
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
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
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! ******************************* Contact
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.
Management appreciates your purchase of a
healthy meal! McAlister's stays open til 10:30pm. NOTE:
Wednesday round begins at 7:30pm
If you're running late, please
call or text 704-965-8931
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* Chess Tweet * Honorificabilitudinitatibus!! Поздравляем! Congratulations
year old NM Emmanuel Carter (2279)
Place in RA63
"Richman" Richards (1734) who
Section of RA63
Place in the Harbor
was 2nd with 1.5-1.5.
year old Mark Biernacki (2097)
Place in Action
24 with 4-0.
year old Daniel Cremisi (2303)
who scored 3.5-.5 in the Top Section of Border
broke the 2300 barrier. In addition, Expert Mark "Steeler"
Biernacki (2079) scored 2-0 in
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
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
dispatched of Michael "Tiger" Lyons (943) (See Game 1721),
split the point with Rich "Alert"
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
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
they played, I ate!!") In
order to observe all results, see (Crosstable).
An enjoyable time was had by all. Fuerstman
News & Views 7-14-16 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 this5star
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
In the Top
Section, the CCC's
year old NM
into a Pawn
NM Shawn "Spuds"
Pealer (2203) but with aggressive Rook
maneuvering (See Game) was able to Draw
and lead with
Meanwhile, 18 year old Expert Mark
McNeill (2173) while Expert Michael "NN"
Uwakwe (2015) experienced mutual time trouble with Michael
Kliber (1962) who was outplayed in the end. In
of Mental Hill, ex-Member
of the NCCA
Hall of Fame,
Fuerstman (2011) was
force the Draw
Lucas (1756) blundered his Queen instead!?
Butler (1670) to lead with 4-0!
(1600) routed Carl "Marx" McKern (1617)(See
while Khalee Ward (1672)
Virgi(1607). In the "C" Section, Shane
returnee to CCC
Boyd (1404) to lead with 4-0!
In addition, Chris
Lecordier (Unr) bested Chakrapani Krishnamurthy (1494). In the Lower Section,
point with Rich
with 2.5-1.5. In addition, Ravi Eppakayala
tables in the
end to defeat
Doug Mackey (1331) while new CCC member James
got by Michael
(919). In order to observe all results
The CCC will conduct Rd:5
of McAlister's XXII on Wednesday,
Deli, 4805 Park
begins at 7:30
So, get there
early and enjoy
meal or dine
Thank you for
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
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"
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
Game 1698). In
the Kramnik Section,
"Lord" Byron Butler (1579)
finished clear 1st Place with
and won $40.
Equal 2nd-3rd were Drew
and Francois Gros (1388)
each with 2-1
In order to observe all results see "Crosstable."
An enjoyable time was had by all. Fuerstman
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