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  Oct 2020 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail, rating, gain/loss since 0520, state ranking, annual winning %, CCC & USCF
- The CCC has 45 currently paid members -
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CCC Renewal $20.   Due 1020:
    Emmanuel Cooper, Michael Hawkins, Malinda Kleucker, Wally Kleucker, Victoria Reigh,
Christopher Yates
Points Gained Since 0920
Aaron Wilson    1603  +44
Mike Day           1460  +39
Aaron Murphy  1231  +34
Zander Arnao    1383  +20
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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McAlister's 63
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(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
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EF: $5 per Rd (Nons $8.)
Round @ 7:00 pm Sharp!
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"Most Recent Published Rating"
- Active CCC members Class "D" and above
(Participated within past 180 days)
NM Leland Fuerstman 2000
Bill Connell
Shawn Bale
Daryl Gordon
Slobodan Sinanovic
Brent Jenkins
Jermaine Green
Andre Depew 1710
Duane Argrett
Sam Fuerstman 1634
Spencer Singleton
Aaron Wilson
Carl McKern 1539
Scott LaPorte 1530
Mike Day
Sasmita Mohanty 1452
Mike Trott 1451
Zander Arnao 1419
Eric Lancer 1415p
Wally Kleucker 1355
Michael Hawkins 1339
Ron Dean
Dr. Pavan Angadi
Aaron Murphy 1275

2700chess.com for more details and full list

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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!" Nick Seitz
"I don't  give 'em hell; I just tell the truth, and they think it's hell!" 
Harry Truman

"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."
Orison Swett Marden

"Personally,  I don't believe in superstition... It's bad luck!?
Groucho Marx
"What's the use of happiness?
It can't buy you money?!"
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"Don't worry about avoiding temptation... as you grow older,
it will avoid you!" Winston Churchill
"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..." Winston Churchill
“The more you play, the more beauty you are able to see.”
Alexander Stripunsky

"The side which stays within it's fortification is beaten" Napoleon
"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 stones."  Einstein
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"The belly, when not restrained,  destroys the virtue of the soul."
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..!"
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The CCC has 45 current members
This is our
253rd 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!*
Monday, Oct 19, 2020
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* Fuerstman Clear 1st Place in Top Section of McAlister's 62 with 3.5-1.5 *

CCC Now Has Scorebooks For Sale!
The Charlotte Chess Club has 45 current members
chess center windyWelcome to the CCCwindy chess center
  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 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 7:00 pm sharp!
The time control is G60 - 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 7:00pm! If you're running late, call or text 704-965-8931 and we'll work you in!
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 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 7:00 pm. sharp! The time control is G60 - 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. Mgmt. appreciates your purchase of a healthy meal! McAlister's stays open til 9pm.
 NOTE: Wednesday round begins at 7:00pm sharp!
If you're running late, please call or text

* Chess Tweet * Chess Tweet *
Kudos to NM Leland "Tan Shoes" Fuerstman (2000) who finished clear 1st Place in the Top Section of McAlister's 62 with 3.5-1-5.
Congratulations to
NM Leland "Tan Shoes" Fuerstman (2021) who finished 1st Place in Lucas Mem. II with 2-0.
L. Fuerstman - Depew
S. Fuerstman - Wilson

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Note: Round Begins at 7:00pm Sharp! Time control G60  EF:$5
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Fuerstman Takes Top; Depew "B"; Day "C"; Dean Lower Section of McAlister's 62
  windyTC: G60! Rd: 7pm!
Charlotte, NC 10-7-20:  A grand total of 12 of the most loyal members of the CCC royal guard converged upon this well sanitized restaurant more commonly known as McAlister's Deli in order to enjoy a wonderful meal, socialize with other adults, solve the Weekly Puzzle, munch on Big Cookies and participate in of McAlister's 62.{Not only does Management require us to wear masks and honor "social distancing" (sitting at every other table) but they changed their closing time to 9pm?! Hence, the duel rated rounds are now played at the rate of G60.} In the Carlsen Section, the Pride of Mental Hill, ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Tan Shoes" Fuerstman (2000) took a final round Bye to finish clear 1st Place with 3.5-1.5 and win FREE Entry into McAlister's 63. In the "B" Section, Andre "Peppy" Depew (1710) was summarily upset by Zander Arnao (1419) but still finished Clear 1st Place in the "B" Section with 2.5-2.5. In the "C" Section, Mike "Larry" Day (1510) finished clear 1st Place with 1.5-.5. In the Lower Section, Ron "Jimmy" Dean (1323) finished clear 1st Place with 3.5-.5. In addition, FSC Student Michael "Tiger" Lyons (1172) played a trick move which won the Queen (See Game 2424) to upset Michael "Hawk" Hawkins (1339). In order to observe all results, see "Current Crosstable." The CCC will conduct Rd:1 of McAlister's 63 on Wednesday, Oct 21. The new time control is G60 and the round begins at 7:00pm sharp! 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  
If you wish to play "Text" or "On-Line" chess this Saturday, Email me at charlottechessclub@gmail.com
(the CCC charges $2 per game; pay at the club)
Saturday On-line Games:
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Referred to as the "Modern" Yugoslav Set, back in the early 60's, due to the ornamental Bishops!, this fine example was purchased in Europe and kept in the family til now. Wooden folding case with clasps, weighted hand carved wooden pieces. Velvet lined storage case width 15". Board width 12 3/4". King height 3". Make offer! 704-965-8931

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