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"Current Roster"
  Nov 2020 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail, rating, gain/loss since 0520, state ranking, annual winning %, CCC & USCF
- The CCC has 46 currently paid members -
Check Your CCC & USCF Expiration Dates!
CCC Renewal $20.   Due 10&11 20:
    Emmanuel Cooper, Michael Hawkins, Malinda Kleucker, Wally Kleucker, Chalpati Gundumalla, Sasmita Mohanty
Points Gained Since 1120
  Ron Dean           1323  +109
Mike Day           1510  +50
Michael Lyons   1172  +46
Zander Arnao    1419  +36
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. 


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The CCC has a mixed bag of odd pieces in case you have lost one.
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New Sets: Tournament size pieces and board $25! Folding boards $25
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Upcoming Tournaments
- Official USCF Listings -
*11-11 thru 12-9*
Skyland 55!
5-SS, G75, D5 or no
(Black decides upon 5 second delay; if so, 5 minutes subtracted from both clocks)
In 2 Sections:
 
 
Top: $$100!
U1600: $$100!

(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
NM Leland Fuerstman 2000
2
Bill Connell
1986
3
Michael Kliber
1939
4
Daryl Gordon
1794
5
Andre Depew
1770
6
Brent Jenkins
1769p
7
Jermaine Green
1741p
8
Duane Argrett
1700p
9
Sam Fuerstman 1634
10
Spencer Singleton
1594
11
Aaron Wilson
1575
12
Mike Day
1523
13
Michael Trott
1451
14
Ilgin Birsan
1438
15
Zander Arnao 1419
16
Michael Hawkins 1339
17
Ron Dean
1311
18
Aaron Murphy 1275
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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."
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"The side which stays within it's fortification is beaten" Napoleon
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from weak minds."  Einstein
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Watson: "Ghosts don't stab people in the back; do they?"  Holmes: "Not well bred ghosts..!"
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Puzzle of the Week! Black to move and win!

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The CCC has 46 current members
This is our
256rd 5 Rd event
Highest total of players for 1 Rd is 48
Highest total for 5 Rds is 78

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Official Website of the "Original"
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- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - Founded in 1975 -
*We play one rated game every Wednesday evening!*
www.charlottechessclub.com
Monday, Nov 30, 2020
windyThe CCC has relocated to Skylandwindy

* S. Fuerstman! Leads Top Section of Skyland 55 with 2.5-.5 *

CCC Now Has Scorebooks For Sale!
The Charlotte Chess Club has 46 current members
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Charlotte Chess 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 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 
charlottechessclub@gmail.com
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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

 
Skyland Family Restaurant
4544 South Blvd. 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 still $5. ($8 for non-members) Top Section: $$100. Under 1600 Section $100. (All winners must have at least 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 good lighting - 2 players per table!! "Wi-Fi," great 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 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 "Tournament Competition" you must be a member of the USCF (uschess.org). To join the CCC or USCF you may simply show up at the site and pay the fees!
  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
windyCCC News & Views 11-26-20windy
S. Fuerstman Leads Top; Day U1600 Section of Skyland 55
Charlotte, NC 11-25-20:  A slightly stronger turnout of 13 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 (Black to move and Win!), munch on "Baklava" and participate in Rd:3 of Skyland 55. (NOTE: Skyland adheres to all N.C. state laws pertaining to the Covit-19 virus, to include wearing a mask at all times (except while dining), sitting at alternating tables and social distancing. The bathrooms are spacious and sanitary and the parking lot is accommodating) -- In the Top Section, the Pride of Mental Hill, ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Tan Shoes" Fuerstman (2000) castled with an open "g" file and then proceeded to capture 2 poison Pawns which led to a spectacular conclusion (See Game 2443) by his progenial prodigy son Sammy "the Bull" Fuerstman (1634) who promptly unleashed a blistering attack and defeated his father for the first time in tournament play, lead with 2.5-.5 and vie for the $100 1st Prize! {Said Sammy, "I always hoped I'd get a chance to show you how much I've studied and loved and learned this beautiful game. It has been such a gift to me throughout my ups and downs. Being able to play chess and forget the bull...t has always kept me humble and thankful. I have a long way to go if I ever wanna really compete with masters, but you, of all people, know it takes study and talent. I've been doing a lot of studying - the talent was handed down by you. Thanks, Dad, for teaching me chess. Happy Thanksgiving, Love, Sam"} --Meanwhile, Andre "Peppy" Depew (1770) welcomed Michael "Bolton" Kliber (1939) back to CCC competition by maintaining an equal position and finally winning in the very end. In addition, Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1595) found a perpetual check and nicked Brent Jenkins (1769) for a Draw. In the U1600 Section, Mike "Larry" Day (1520) hung tough and outplayed Michael "Trout" Trott (1451) (See Game 2442) to lead with 2.5-.5 and vie for the $100 1st Prize! Meanwhile, Ilgin "the Mad Turk" Birsan (1438) won a piece in the middle game from Ron "Jimmy" Dean (1311) and then promptly returned it only to goof up the ending and lose while Charlene "Curly" Howard Trott (1121) checkmated Rich "Alert" Trela (885). In order to observe all results, see "Current Crosstable." The CCC will conduct Rd:4 of Skyland 55 on Wednesday Dec 2. The new time control is G75 and the round begins at 7:30pm sharp! [BTW, the trade-off for using Skyland's back room is that our players purchase their dinner there. Therefore, please make a concerted effort to enjoy one of the huge variety of tasty dishes! Our waitress, Alexa, is very personable and pays a watchful eye to 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  -- Happy Thanksgiving!!
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