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"Current Roster"
  Jun 2021 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail, rating, gain/loss since 0421, state ranking, annual winning %, CCC & USCF
- The CCC has 58 currently paid members -
Check Your CCC & USCF Expiration Dates!
CCC Renewal $20.   Due 6-21:
Bill Connell, Mike Day
 Gained Since 0521
Rtg.
Pts.
     Eduardo Regalado  
   Michael Lyons

1840
1177 

+135
 +27

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.
*Cell Phone Rule*
"All cell phones must be turned OFF during play. Electronic score keeping devices may NOT be used

Games Wanted
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Did You Lose a Piece?
The CCC has a mixed bag of odd pieces in case you have lost one.
Many Used Chess Books For Sale!
New Sets: Tournament size pieces and board $25! Folding boards $25
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Upcoming Tournaments
- Official USCF Listings -
*6-9 thru 7-7*
windySkyland 61windy
5-SS, G70, D5 or no
(Black decides upon 5 second delay; if so, 5 minutes subtracted from both clocks)
In 2 Sections:
Winners get
Free EF into the next event  
(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 2010
2
Bill Connell 1971
3
Michael Kliber 1944
4
Andre Depew 1828
5
Daryl Gordon
1804
6
Eduardo Regalado 1789
7
Jermaine Green 1724
8
Sam Fuerstman 1656
9
Aaron Wilson
1622
10
Bill Wright
1618
11
Mario Bermudez
1591
12
Spencer Singleton 1589
13
Brent Jenkins 1565
14
Zander Arnao 1559
15
Mike Day 1556
16
Ilgin Birsan 1478
17
Michael Trott 1456
18
Pawel Lyko 1419p
19
Tom Skinner
1389
20
Sanath Hattibelgal
1362p
21
Wally Kleucker
1352
22
David Chisum
1312p
23
Nate Shue
1300p
24
Ron Dean
1297
25
Charlene Howard 1255
26
Oleg Zigalenko
1253p
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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?!"
Henny Youngman

"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
"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 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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I did not know that!!?
The CCC has 58 current members
This is our
263rd 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"
windyCharlotte Chess Clubwindy
- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - Founded in 1975 -
*We play one rated game every Wednesday evening!*
www.charlottechessclub.com
Saturday, June 12, 2021

* Fuerstman, Kliber Lead Top Section of Skyland 61 with 1-0 *

In Memoriam: It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of Byron Butler, 57 due to an inoperable brain tumor. In his younger years, his superior basketball skills found him playing against the likes of Manute Bol and other future NBA stars! For many years, 6 ft. 6 in. tall "Lord" Byron was a mainstay at the CCC. He was one of the first to arrive and greet his fellow members each week with pleasantries and tongue-in-cheek witticisms. A formidable opponent, his enthusiasm for chess never waned even after his condition began to deteriorate. He is survived by his mother, 2 sisters and one beautiful daughter. He will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace. NMLF
The CCC has Boards, Pieces, Clocks & Scorebooks for Sale!!
The Charlotte Chess Club has 58 current members
 windyWelcome to the CCCwindy
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 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. (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
Explanation of Weekly Tournament Competition
windyCCC News & Views 6-10-21windy
Fuerstman, Kliber Lead Top; 9 Lead U1600 Section of Skyland 61
Charlotte, NC 6-9-21:  A new modern single round attendance record of 22 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 61. (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, Michael "Bolton" Kliber (1944) snagged a piece which he promptly converted to a win against returning member from Spartenburg, S.C. Bill "Mindweeder" Wright (1619) to lead with 1-0. Meanwhile, the Pride of Mental Hill, ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Tan Shoes" Fuerstman (2010) played his favorite Benoni Defense versus Eduardo Regalado (1789) who gave up his Queen for relative equality and took "Tan Shoes" to the wire whereupon both flags fell (See Game 2546) rendering a very controversial Draw! (Black claimed the "defective clock" rule. USCF rules interpreted by two  impartial Certified Tournament Directors determined the claim to be valid and the win was awarded to Fuerstman - Regalado may appeal the decision to the USCF). In addition, Andre "Peppy" Depew (1828) was outplayed by Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1589) who went on to exact sweet revenge over the newly crowned Class "A" player. In the U1600 Section, Mario Bermudez (1591) grabbed a loose piece and proceeded to register the win over Brent Jenkins (1565) whileBrent Jenkins (1565) Pawel Lyko (1419p) notched the point against new member Oleg Zigalenko (1253) (See Game 2547). In addition, Rick "the Knife" Wesson (966) emerged victorious over Michael "Tiger" Lyons (1107) (See Game 2548), Ron "Jimmy" Dean (1297) notched the point over David "D to the C" Chisum (1312p), Nino "Auto" Matic (948) outplayed Matt Garofalo (1090p), Bishop Paul Leeland (702) scored the win over returning member Rich "Alert" Trela (901), Daniel Banister (984p) scored a victory over 94 year old Ben "Bomb Maker" Fortner (757) (See Game 2545) and returning player from 1972 Glenn Kerns (Unr) defeated Chris Wheeler (931). In order to observe all results, see "Current Crosstable."
RickThe CCC will conduct Rd:2 of Skyland 61 on Wednesday Jun 16. 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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Congratulations to NM Leland
"Tan Shoes" Fuerstman  (2010) and Andre "Peppy" Depew (1838) who graduated to Class "A" each finishing =1st-2nd Place in the Top Section of Skyland 60 with 4-1. Nino "Auto" Matic (948) was Clear 1st in the U1600 Section with 3.5-1.5.
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