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(Black decides upon 5 second delay;
if so, 5 minutes
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In 3 Sections: Winners
Free EF into the next event
(Must have 4
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|"Journalism is printing
what someone else does not want printed;
everything else is public relations." George
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
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!"
|"I don't give 'em
hell; I just tell the truth, and they think it's
prevail 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
Omar Khayyam 1040 ad
"Chess grips its
exponent, shackling the mind and brain so that
the inner freedom and independence of even the
strongest character cannot remain
does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed
insanity is reason. Poets do not go
mad; but chess-players do".
Chesterton, The Maniac (1908).
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
move nullifies 40 good moves." Horowitz
I grow, the more I value my pawns." Keres
probably the greatest genius of them all."
it's almost definite
that the game of chess is a draw
never 'always' anything
in chess; save for one's consideration for the exception!"
NM Leland Fuerstman
opportunity you are seeking is in
yourself. It is not in your environment;
it is not in luck or chance, or the help of
it is in yourself alone."
Orison Swett Marden
I don't believe in superstition... It's bad
use of happiness?
It can't buy you money?!"
worry about avoiding temptation... as you grow
it will avoid you!" Winston Churchill
|"A sure way
to lose something you really want, is to desire
it too much." anonymous
not be found where love does not exist; and love
is never hidden where love really is" anonymous
have enemies; good. That means you stood up
for something during your life..." Winston
you play, the more beauty you are able to see.”
which stays within it's fortification is beaten"
|"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
|"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
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..!"
|Official Website of the
Charlotte, North Carolina,
USA - Founded in 1975 -
play one rated game every Wednesday
Dec 7, 2021
|The CCC has Boards,
Pieces & Scorebooks for Sale!!
|The Charlotte Chess Club has 71 current members
Club * Greetings 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
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,
Scroll down for Weekly "News & Views"
|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
Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28209
Primarily an "adult" club, the CCC conducts a
5 round tournament with one round being
played each Wednesday
evening at 7:30
pm sharp! The time
control is G70
- Entry fee is still $5. ($8 for
non-members) Winners receive FREE Entry into
next event. (All
winners must have at least 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 good
lighting - 2
players per table!! "Wi-Fi,"
menu and prices, direct parking for 40 cars,
his & hers sanitary multi-port
lavatories and very friendly crew! --- (Management
requests that you purchase your
meal at Skyland) --- 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 "Tournament
must be a member of the USCF
To join the CCC or USCF
you may simply show up at the site
and pay the fees!
will be preempted by
Members who arrive before 7:30pm!
if you register after 7:15pm,
it's first come, first
served which means that the
final odd player who enters
will receive a Bye. Mgmt.
appreciates your purchase of
a healthy meal! Skyland
stays open til 10pm.
If you're running late, call or text
and we'll work you in! *************************************************
***** Even though N.C. Executive Order 215
lifts all mandatory capacity, gathering limits
and social distancing requirements in
restaurants, a recent surge in the new
variation of the virus is of serious concern.
Therefore, it is "requested" (not mandatory)
that all CCC members wear their masks, except
Thank you for your compliance. NMLF *****
of Weekly Tournament Competition
News & Views 12-2-21
Fuerstman, Kliber Lead
Lara U1600; Kerns,
Garofalo Lower Section
of Skyland 66
Charlotte, NC 12-1-21: A light turnout of 14 of the most loyal
members of the CCC royal guard
converged upon this conveniently
located and well sanitized venue more
commonly known as the Skyland Family
Restaurant in order to enjoy a
wonderful meal, socialize with other adults,
solve the Weekly Puzzle (White to Mate in 2!!), munch on "Baklava" and participate in Rd:1 of
Skyland 66. In
of the NCCA
Hall of Fame,
Fuerstman (2028) played his patented Benoni Defense
off a Pawn
and then the
exchange (See Game 2623) to share the lead with Michael
Jenkins (1595) each leading with 1-0.
Banister (1234) while Brian Lara (1225)
James Cobb (1230) each with 1-0.
point with Pawel
to the C"
Chisum (1167) to share the lead with Glenn Kerns
to observe all
results, see "Current
will conduct Rd:2 of
Skyland 66 on Wednesday,
The time control is G70 and
the round begins at 7:30pm
the trade-off for using
Skyland's back room
is that our players purchase their
dinner there. Hence, please make a
concerted effort to enjoy one of
their huge variety of tasty
dishes! Our waitress, Alexa,
is very personable and keeps a
watchful eye on the needs of our
group with "hot" coffee pot in
hand. She works for tips!]
So, get there early and
enjoy a wonderful meal or dine
while you play! Thank you for
participating in CCC
competition. - Long
live the CCC!! Лиланд
|* Chess Tweet
* Chess Tweet *
Congratulations to NM Leland "Tan Shoes"
Fuerstman (2017) who
finished Clear 1st Place in the Top
Section of Skyland 65
1st Place in the U1600 Section
was Brent "Bullets" Jenkins (1625) with 4-1. In the
Lower Section, Michael "Tiger"
finished =1st-2nd Place
with Daviel Banister (1100) each with
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|2021 World Chess Championship
Carlsen 5 --- Nepomniachtchi
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|Puzzle of the
White to Mate in
Stockfish on 2200
Sharp! Time control G70
(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
|Result of All
Previous CCC Events!
|Old Games Archive
isn't a personal vendetta, 007. It's an
assignment like any other. And, if you can't
treat it as such, coldly and objectively,
then 008 can replace you..." M
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