Dec 2012 Supplement
Image, E-mail, rating, gain/loss, state
ranking, lifetime winning %, CCC
& USCF Expiration
- The CCC has 69
currently paid members -
Gained Since Nov 2012)
|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
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
Control For Skyland
The player with the Black
pieces chooses whether to use "5 second
Ownership of Scoresheets
of the sponsoring organizer(s)"
"The Director may
require that clocks face a certain direction
or that Black sit on a
particular side of the table..."
| Moving before
|Legal Method for
USCF Rule 10A, p.21,
Adjustment of Pieces.
"A player who is on the
move and first expresses the
intention to adjust...
Last 4 Issues of
"News & Views"
I did not know that!
|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.
|"The breakfast of champions is not cereal,
it is the opposition!"
don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth,
and they think it's hell!"
|"Evil will previal
when good men stand silent"
"You don't stop playing
when you get old; you get old when you stop
|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."
Omar Khayyam 1040 ad
"Chess grips its
exponent, shackling the mind and brain so that
the inner freedom and independence of even the
strongest character cannot remain unaffected."
|"Imagination does not
breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity
is reason. Poets do not go mad; but
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
|"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
that the game of chess is a draw
|"There is never always
in chess; save for one's consideration of the exception!"
NM Leland Fuerstman
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
don't believe in superstition... It's bad luck!? Groucho Marx
|"What's the use of
It can't buy you money?!"
about avoiding temptation... as you grow older,
it will avoid you!"
|"A sure way to lose
something you really want, is to desire it too
|"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..."
|“The more you play, the
more beauty you are able to see.”
|"The side which stays
within it's fortification is beaten"
|"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
|This is the
Official Website of the
- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA -
Earth - Milky Way -
Chessday, Dec 19, 2012
This site had 42 unique
2 Days and
Counting Until Syzygy!
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
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
"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
discount) The venue is "open 24
hours" and guarantees a private
area with plenty of tables, good lighting,
food, close parking, friendly
management and our own personal waitress,
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.
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 will be preempted by CCC
members who arrive before 7:45pm!
of "Weekly Tournament Competition"
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
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
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!
Charlotte Chess Club is open to
players of every race, color,
creed, national origin, age,
gender, religion, political
affiliation or alien origin.
Regardless of skill level or
experience, each member is treated
equally with respect. Every member of
the CCC has the right to vote!"
For more info Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- This website
is provided by NM Leland Fuerstman
to the Charlotte
Chess Club may be
NM Leland Fuerstman,
7110 Lancashire Dr, Mint
Welcome to the CCC
NM Leland L. Fuerstman,
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, and other interesting
anecdotes for your reading, viewing, and
listening pleasure. We welcome your
contributions and comments on our
down for weekly article
Hill IX Results
Angel VIII Results
Providing Security for Official CCC Chess Bag!
Gambit - Oct 1984!"
Is A Good Thing!!
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
Puzzle of the Week!
White to Move Mate in 2!!
of 2011 GM Games
Another Player to Watch! -
Samuel Sevian (2444)
Oh, by the way, he's 11 years old!! Earned
NM at age 9!
List of FIDE Top 2700+
Kasparov (2851) for Highest Rating in History!"
GM Magnus Carlsen
Draws World Champion Anand in the
Final Round to finish Clear 1st
Place with 18
points in the London
Chess Classic. Kramnik was
2nd with 16
=3rd-4th with 13.
Did Not Know That!?
time control for all Sections is now G90 <
( Black pieces
decide whether or not to use "Time
NEWS & VIEWS 12-13-12
Skyland XL Begins
NC 12-12-12: An "extra large" turnout
of 23 of the most competitive chess
players from 2
cities converged upon this grand ballroom more
commonly known as the Skyland
Family Restaurant in order to
participate in Skyland XL. (CCC members
got very comfortable
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 ($6.95!), drank fresh hot coffee and other
on our demo board and monitored
the giant flat screen TV with the sound
turned off; open 24 hours!) In
his hands full
played by the
pride of Mint
of the NCCA
Hall of Fame,
NM Leland "Ennui"
finally won in
share the lead
Brosi (1889) (See Game 1127) and Michael
with 1-0. In
while with seven seconds left on his
"P Diddy" Pealer
agreed to a Draw (See Game 1126) with Team Greensboro's
the "B" Section,
fell prey to a
nifty draw (See Game 1128) with Team
(1636). In the
"Prime Time" Sanders
(1406) while Winfred
In the Lower
(721) while Rich
order to observe
results see "Current Crosstable" The
facility was great
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!
Connell =1st-2nd in MHIX
Mint Hill, NC
12-8-12: Four honored members
of the CCC Royal
Guard gathered at the
palatial estate of NM LF in order to
participate in Mint Hill IX
and enjoy a delicious bowl of "spicey beef stew!" The
time control for this "dual" rated event was G65
with no time delay. In Rd:1,
the Pride of Mint Hill,
Ex-member of the NCCA Hall of Fame,
NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman
(2024) got an edge in the opening and
finally prevailed in the ending after
Slobodan "Judge" Sinanovic (1777) retreated his
Knight to the back rank while "Wild" Bill
Connell (1936) survived a viscous time
scramble against Paul "Survivalist" Lucas
(1765). In Rd:2,
"Ennui Boy" snapped a couple of Pawns in
the middle game and held on to beat the
"Survivalist while "Wild" Bill defended
handily against the "Judge." In Rd:3, Fuerstman
and Connell played an Exchange French
which soon fizzled to a Draw guaranteeing =1st-2nd
Place with 2.5-.5
and each pocketing $30.
In addition, Sinanovic defeated Lucas in
the final round and then hung around for a while
to drink shots of bourbon and play speed chess!
to observe all results see "Crosstable."
An enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Fuerstman
Kliber Share Top Honors in Reserve Angel
Takes Lower Section
equal turnout of 19 of
the most loyal and contented holiday revelers
assembled on the 7th floor of the Dowd
"Y" in order to participate in Reserve
Angel VIII. (Every person, to a man,
had fun at this event! It's still difficult for
me to get used to the silence!)
In the Top Section, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman
(2010) dispatched of Tony "the Tiger" Cato (1620)
in Rd:1 before his celebrated encounter
with Expert Keith "Chuckie" Eubanks
(2107) in Rd:2 whereby White won a
piece but suffered because of an
undeveloped Queenside. The ensuing line
allowed the extraordinary 26...
b2!? (See Game 1118)
whereupon Black went on to win! In the
final round, Fuerstman promptly agreed to
a GM Draw with Expert Michael
"Bolton" Kliber (2025) who clobbered Bob
Moore (1700) in Rd:1 and Sulia Mason (2016) in Rd:2
each finishing =1st-2nd Place with
In the Lower Section, Team
Monroe's Ian "Fleming" Haigler
(1528) defeated Marat Kocharyan (1445) in Rd:1, "Little" Joe Little
(Unr) in Rd:2 and Eric "Truth" Hartung
(1225) in Rd:3 to finish Clear 1st
Place with 3-0
and take home $90.
Clear 2nd Place was renewing CCC
member Marnzell "Pat" Hand (1600)
In order to observe all results see "Crosstable."