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   Oct 2016 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail, rating, gain/loss since 0916, state ranking, annual winning %,

- The CCC has 70 currently paid members -
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 Alex Louis, Doug Mackey,
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Points Gained Since 0916
Rich Trela
Dawuud Richards
Shane Strom
Michael Uwakwe
Mark Biernacki
+28 2125
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 -
(Provisional ratings listed in red)
NM Daniel Cremisi 2336
NM Emmanuel Carter 2256
NM Shawn Pealer 2222
Jonathon McNeill 2138
Mark Biernacki 2117
NM Patrick Sciacca 2105
Michael Uwakwe 2056
NM Leland Fuerstman 2000
Keith Eubanks 1987
Michael Kliber 1963
Bernard Baker
Clarke Brosi 1835
Daryl Gordon 1833
Julio Echevarria 1806
Dwayne Tutt 1777
Xiaodong Jin 1772
Jermaine Green 1740
Spencer Singleton 1713
Paul Lucas 1707
James Boswell 1705
Chris Lecordier 1673
Dawuud Richards 1663
George Cashell 1615
Winfred Gatlin 1613
Marnzell Hand 1610
Hank Vergi 1602
Joe Rafferty 1580
Shane Strom 1573
Byron Butler 1568
Carl McKern 1540
Ian Haigler 1515
Benjamin Purdy 1512
Scott LaPorte 1509
Julian Billings 1509
Drew Canning
Tony Cato 1500
C. Krishnamurthy 1467
Sam Fuerstman
Corey Frazier 1439
Mikey Trott 1421
Franacois Gros 1419

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Buddha was asked, " What have you gained from meditation? He replied, "Nothing! However, let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death..." Buddha
"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!"
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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 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 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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"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;
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It can't buy you money?!"
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"Don't  worry 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 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..."
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“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."
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"The belly, when not restrained,  destroys the virtue of the soul."
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"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 Saturday, Oct 22, 2016
This Site had 70 unique visitors yesterday!
This site has been visited  times since April 1, 2002
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 * Pealer Leads Top Section of McAlister's XXV with 2-0 * Sciacca Shocks Cremisi: Takes Clear 1st Place in Big Cookie XV With 3-0 * Uwakwe Clear 1st Place in G60 Action with 3.5-.5 * 

The Charlotte Chess Club has 70 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 (239.2)
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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

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 NM Pat Sciacca (2105) who finished clear 1st Place in Big Cookie XV with 3-0.
Honorable mention to Expert Michael "NN" Uwakwe (2056) who finished clear 1st Place in the Top Section of G60 Action with 3.5-.5.
Kudos to Angelo Sciulli (1220) who finished clear 1st Place in Harbor Chase II with 2.5-.5.

to NM Shawn
"Tater" Pealer (2222) who finished clear 1st Place in McAlister's XXIV with 3.5-.5.

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Puzzle of the Week!!
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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
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Pealer Leads Top; Vergi "B"; Butler "C"; Pedigo Lower Section of McAlister's XXV

Charlotte, NC 10-19-16: A lighter turnout of 13 of the most loyal members of the CCC Royal Guard converged upon this institution of higher thinking more commonly known as McAlister's Deli in order to enjoy a sumptuous meal, socialize with other adults, solve the weekly puzzle and participate in Rd:2 of McAlister's XXV. In the Top Section, the CCC's #3 player, NM Shawn "Tater" Pealer (2222) launched a blistering King side attack against Expert Michael "NN" Uwakwe (2056) and forwent winning the Queen for forced Mate (See Game) to lead with 2-0. Meanwhile, the Pride of Mental Hill, ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2000) played the White side of the Sicilian and emerged into a Pawn down Rook and OCB ending versus superhero Daryl "Flash" Gordon (1833) (See Game 1760) which resulted in Draw. In the "B" Section, Hank "the Tank" Vergi (1628) outplayed Carl "Marx" McKern (1540) to lead with 1.5-.5. Meanwhile, Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1707) routed Dawuud "Richman" Richards (1663) who ran out of time, and moves. In the "C" Section, "Lord" Byron Butler (1568) defeated Addison Shonts (1363) to lead with 1-1. In the Lower Section, Debs Pedigo (1282) won a Rook and went ahead to defeat Rich "Alert" Trela (1042) to lead with 2-0. In order to observe all results see "Current Crosstable." The CCC will conduct Rd:3 of McAlister's XXV on Wednesday, Oct 26 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!
Sciacca Clear 1st in Carlsen Section of Big Cookie XV
Charlotte, NC 10-15-16: An understandably light turnout of 12 of the most loyal members of the CCC royal guard
converged upon this grand ballroom more commonly know as McAlister's Deli in order to participate in Big Cookie XV. In the Top Section, NM Pat "Kann" Sciacca (2105) dispatched of "Lord" Byron Butler (1567) in Rd:1, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2000) in Rd:2 and upset 16 year old NM Daniel Cremisi (2336) in the final round to finish clear 1st Place with 3-0 and pocket $100. Clear 2nd Place was Drew "Morrison" Canning (1500) who scored 2.5-.5 and pocketed $50. In order to observe all results see "Crosstable." An enjoyable time was had by all. Fuerstman directed. Note: When this date was planned, there were no other chess tournaments scheduled in the Charlotte area for this weekend. It is disappointing that the Chess Center chose to conduct an event on this very same day?
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