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"Current Roster"
  Jan 2021 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail, rating, gain/loss since 1120, state ranking, annual winning %, CCC & USCF
- The CCC has 40 currently paid members -
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CCC Renewal $20.   Due 1-21:
Dr. George Dwiggins, Aaron Murphy, Ron Dean
Points Gained Since 1220
Mike Day           1601     +78
Ben Fortner        882      +59
Mike Lyons         1214    +42
Andre Depew      1781    +40
Sam Fuerstman  1663    +29
 Michael Trott      1480    +29
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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*1-20 thru 2-17*
Skyland 57!
5-SS, G70, 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)
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"Most Recent Published Rating"
- Active CCC members Class "D" and above
(Participated within past 180 days)
NM Leland Fuerstman 2027
Michael Kliber 1973
Bill Connell 1956
Daryl Gordon
Andre Depew
Jermaine Green 1727p
Brent Jenkins 1683p
Sam Fuerstman 1679
Mike Day
Aaron Wilson 1562
Spencer Singleton 1526
Michael Trott
Ilgin Birsan
Zander Arnao 1431
Ron Dean
Aaron Murphy 1262
Charlene Howard
Michael Lyons
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"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."
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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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"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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The CCC has 41 current members
This is our
257th 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!*
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021

* Fuerstman, Connell, Day Lead Top Section of Skyland 57 with 1-0 * Big Cookie Sat. Jan 30 *

CCC Now Has Scorebooks For Sale!
The Charlotte Chess Club has 41 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 
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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
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! Otherwise, 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 704-965-8931 and we'll work you in! ************************************************* Contact Information: charlottechessclub@gmail.com
Jan 30   (Charlotte)
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3-SS, G60. Rd: 10-12:30-2:30
McAlister's Deli,
4805 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
(Off I-77, East on Woodlawn Rd, R. Park Rd. 3blks on L.)

All players are requested to enjoy their lunch at McAlister's

In 8 Man Sections: $$80-40 per section!

  EF: $20
for All!
{List of Players Who Intend to Participate}
(NOTE: McAlister's Deli adheres to all N.C. state laws pertaining to the Covid-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 direct)
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Explanation of Weekly Tournament Competition
windyCCC News & Views 1-21-21windy
Fuerstman, Connell, Day Lead Top; Trott, Lyons, Howard Lead U1600 Section of Skyland 57
Charlotte, NC 1-20-21:  A light 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 (White to Move and Win!), munch on "Baklava" and participate in Rd:1 of Skyland 57. (NOTE: Skyland adheres to all N.C. state laws pertaining to the Covid-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 direct) -- In the Top Section, the Pride of Mental Hill, ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Tan Shoes" Fuerstman (2027) induced an early blunder from Andre "Peppy" Depew (1777) which netted a piece and lead to a clever middle game tactic (See Game 2469) to share the lead with "Wild" Bill Connell (1956) who outplayed Brent Jenkins (1683) (See Game 2468) and Michael "Larry" Day (1621) who notched the point against Sammy "the Bull" Fuerstman (1679) (See Game 2467) each with 1-0. In the U1600 Section, Michael "Tiger" Lyons (1203) checkmated Emmanuel Cooper (985) (See Game 2470) while Charlene "Curly" Howard (1203) defeated Chris Wheeler (994) each with 1-0. In addition, Ilgin "the Mad Turk" Birsan (1441) split the point with  Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1526) who Drew a piece down ending! In order to observe all results, see "Current Crosstable." The CCC will conduct Rd:2 of Skyland 57 on Wednesday Jan 27. The new time control is G70 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. 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  --  
Explanation of Weekly Tournament Competition
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Kudos to NM Leland "Tan Shoes" Fuerstman (2027)
who finished clear 1st Place in the Top Section of Skyland 56 with 4.5-.5. -- Honorable Mention goes to Charlene "Curley" Howard (1203) who finished Clear 1st Place in the U1600 Section, graduated to the Class "D" Section and made the Top 18 List!
to NM Leland
"Tan Shoes" Fuerstman (2006) who has won the title of 2020 CCC Player of the Year! Fuerstman actually won, or tied for 1st in all 7 events in which he participated this year! For his efforts, he is awarded $5,000 cash!
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