"Current Roster"
Feb 2013 Supplement
City, Image, E-mail, rating,
gain/loss since 0113, state ranking,  2012 winning %,
 CCC & USCF Expiration
- The CCC has 76 currently paid members -
Points Gained Since 0113
Slobodan Sinanovic
Chris Ianni
NM Pat Sciacca
Marat Kocharyan
Eric Hartung
Mark Biernacki
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. TD
CCC Cell Phone Policy
Unless approved by the Director, after 7:45pm, the use of a cell phone in the playing area is strictly prohibited. First offense subtracts 10 minutes from violators clock; second offense may result in forfeiture of game.
TD a Player Himself
Time Control For Skyland
All Sections: G90

The player with the Black pieces chooses whether to use "5 second time delay."

15G. Ownership of Scoresheets
"...scoresheets...property of the sponsoring organizer(s)"
16L. Possible Stipulations
"The Director may require that clocks face a certain direction or that  Black  sit on a particular side of the table..."
 Moving before button pushed
Legal Method for Adjusting Pieces
USCF Rule 10A, p.21, Adjustment of Pieces. "A player who is on the move and first expresses the intention to adjust...
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Did You Lose a Piece?
The CCC has a mixed bag of odd pieces in case you have lost one. (I need a standard White Rook) Also, we have chess sets for sale. $20
Upcoming Tournaments Around North Carolina
Jan 16 thru Feb 13
Skyland 41
5-SS, G90, 
In 4 Sections:
Top, "B", "C", Lower.
Free Entry
per section.
EF: $4 for members or $6.
Round @ 7:45pm sharp!
(Winners must have 4 points with no byes)
 (Per USCF rule, EF subtracted from $$ prize)

(Current Crosstable)
Feb 10 (Sunday)
Pageland Championship

Mar 2
Knights Templar I

Live Chess Ratings!!
CCC Top Twenty!
"Most Recent Published Rating"
NM Pat Sciacca 2199
Shawn Pealer 2179
WFM Jenny Leveikina 2084
Keith Eubanks 2079
Wil Mahan 2075
Patrick McCartney 2069
Alain Morais
NM Garrick Wells
Josh Lawson 2013
NM Leland Fuerstman 2000
Michael Kliber 1985
Matthew Green 1983
Jonathon McNeill 1978
Sulia Mason
Bill Connell 1946
Daniel Cremisi 1908
Mark Biernacki 1900
Clarke Brosi 1881
Slobodan Sinanovic
Daryl Gordon 1833

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"The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it is the opposition!"
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"I don't  give 'em hell; I just tell the truth, and they think it's hell!" 
Harry Truman

"Evil will previal 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" Anon
"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 of the exception!" 
NM Leland Fuerstman

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him... The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself... All progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw
"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
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Winston Churchill
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Alexander Stripunsky

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"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition
from weak minds."
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."
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This is the Official Website of the
Charlotte Chess Club windy
- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - Earth - Milky Way -
Today is Chessday, Jan 30, 2013
This site had 54 unique visitors yesterday!

This site has been visited  times since April 1, 2002

McCartney Upsets Sciacca; Leads Top Section of Skyland 41 with 3-0! *   

windyWelcome to the CCCwindy
 Greetings from Charlotte, North Carolina, 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, Sinanovic's 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
windyScroll down for Weekly "News & Views" Articlewindy
The Charlotte Chess Club is open to players of every race, color, creed, national origin, age, gender, religion, political affiliation or galaxy! Regardless of skill level or experience, each member is treated equally with dignity and respect. LF
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
(Just past Woodlawn Rd towards town on L)

Primarily an adult club, the CCC conducts a perpetual 5 round tournament with one round being played each Wednesday evening at 7:45pm. The time control is G90 -  Entry fee is $4. ($6 for non-members) In 4 Sections: Top, "B", "C", Lower. All section winners get Free Entry into next event. (Winners must have 4 points with no byes). The Annual club membership fee is $25. (Current members receive $5 discount) The venue is "open 24 hours" and guarantees a private area with plenty of tables, good lighting, "Wi-Fi," great food, close parking, friendly management and our own personal waitress, Cindy! (The Management requests that you purchase your meal at Skyland) Join us to participate in casual play as well as USCF rated games. Your first visit is FREE! Non-members, who have visited more than once, and play off-hand games are required to pay $2. 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" and join the CCC or USCF simply show up at the site. The USCF now offers a special "3 month trial membership" for new players for only $15!!  Note: Non-members who wish to participate will be preempted by CCC members who arrive before 7:45pm!
Explanation of "Weekly Tournament Competition"
The CCC conducts a perpetual 5 round tournament with one round being played each Wednesday evening at 7:45 pm. sharp! The time control is G90 - 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. - If you're running late, call me at 704-965-8931 and I'll pair you!  Skyland stays open 24 hours!
windyMessage Boardwindy
> Note: The time control for all Sections is now G90 <
( Black pieces decide whether or not to use "Time Delay")
 After 5 days in and out of the hospital,  I am home again! I will spare all of the agonizing details, but if you have ever had kidney stones, you can probably relate. I was hoping to report that everything is back to normal, but unfortunately there are  procedures which remain to be done... I wish to thank all of you guys who offered your prayers and good wishes  for my recovery. Thank you,  LF
windyCCC NEWS & VIEWS 1-24-13windy
McCartney Leads Top Section; Lucas "B"; Frazier "C"; Little Lower Section of Skyland 41 each with 2-0!
Charlotte, NC 1-23-13: A similar turnout of 24 of the most amiable gentleman chess players in the city converged upon this mental jousting arena more commonly known as the Skyland Family Restaurant in order to participate in Rd:2 of Skyland 41. (CCC members got very comfortable sitting in the padded booths and full size tables and chairs while being catered to by our own personal waitress, Cindy. Most enjoyed a generously portioned delicious home style meal for a ridiculously low price ($7.45!), drank fresh hot coffee and other beverages, analyzed on our demo board and monitored the giant flat screen TV with the sound turned off; open 24 hours!) In the Top Section, Expert Patrick "Flanker" McCartney (2069) defeated Team Greensboro Expert Josh "Lawman" Lawson (1999) (See Game 1145) to lead with 2-0. Meanwhile, the CCC's #1 player, current CCC Champion NM Pat "Kahn" Sciacca, Esq. (2199) outplayed 2012 Wells Fargo CCC Player of the Year "Wild" Bill Connell (1946) with his Leningrad Dutch (See Game 1146) while superhero Daryl "Flash' Gordon (1833) upset Team Asheboro Expert Wil "Mayhem" Mahan (2075). In addition, Expert Alain "Rastaman" Morais (2064) beat down the "Judge" Slobodan Sinanovic (1839). (Note: NM LF was spending a pleasant afternoon and evening at CMC and then home passing a 3mm kidney stone!? Special thanks to Expert PMc for keeping our ship on course!) In the "B" Section, Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1751) took down Marat Kocharyan (1417) to lead with 2-0. In addition, Tom Passmore (1630) beat Michael Trott (933). In the "C" Section, "Smokin" Corey Frazier (1406) K.O.ed Robert "Xbox" Zboch (1467) to lead with 2-0. In addition, Fabian "Flaco" Abril (1456) outplayed Jesse "James" Linker (1580). In the Lower Section, "Little" Joe Little (1334) defeated Debs Pedigo (1086) to lead with 2-0. In addition, Rich "Alert" Trela (1145) beat Emanuel Cooper (772). In order to observe all results see "Current Crosstable"The facility was great and everybody was happy! We hope that more players will join us next Wednesday to dine, socialize and play one rated game of chess! Everyone is welcome. Long live the CCC!

Sciacca Takes Top Honors in Reserve Angel IX; Cato, Hand Lower Section
Charlotte, NC 12-29-12: An elite group of 14 of the most loyal and contented holiday revelers assembled on the 7th floor of the Dowd "Y" in order to participate in the final  Reserve Angel IX. (The next CCC Saturday event will be Knight's Templar I probably in February) In the Top Section, NM Pat "Kahn" Sciacca (2164) dispatched of Daniel Cremisi (1908) in Rd:1, Expert Michael Kliber (2025) in Rd:2 and waded through the complications of a sharp Nimzovich Defense in Rd:3 versus Expert Shawn "P Diddy" Pealer (2157) (See Game 1136) to finish clear 1st Place with 3-0 and pocket $100. Equal 2nd-3rd were Expert Wil "Mayhem" Mahan (2069) and Pealer each with 2-1 winning $25. In the Lower Section, Tony "the Tiger" Cato (1618) and Marnzell "Pat" Hand (1600) finished =1st-2nd with 2.5-.5 each winning $30. In order to observe all results see "Crosstable."   Fuerstman directed.
Top 10
USCF No Parking!
Game of the Week!
  0 Morais - Lawson 1
Contains 41 Items of Interest
USCF Rating Calculator
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windyTop 200 Players in NCwindy
Sinanovic's Puzzle of the Week!
#60 White to Move and Win!
Many Still Confused About
2013 Scholastic 'Champioinship
Pealer is 2012 CCC Player of the Year!
windyPlayers Available For Match Play!windy
NM Leland Fuerstman 2000      lelandfue@yahoo.com
Expert Keith Eubanks 2101     gmeubanks@gmail.com
Mark Biernacki 1873               mwbiernacki@gmail.com
Skyland XL Results
Reserve Angel IX Results
MLK Greensboro Match Results
Freddy Providing Security for Official CCC Chess Bag!
windyDelicious Food Is A Good Thing!!windy
"This 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, than 008 can replace you..." M
Archive of 2011-12 GM Games
---USCF 2900 Watch!!---
GM Fabiano Caruana 2864   --  
GM Hikaru Nakamura 2859
 - Another Player to Watch! -   SM Samuel Sevian (2471)
Oh, by the way, he's 11 years old!! Earned NM at age 9!

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