Aug 2012 Supplement
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ranking, lifetime winning %, CCC
& USCF Expiration
- The CCC has 58
currently paid members -
Gained Since Jul 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
Last 4 Issues of
"News & Views"
|"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"
|This is the
Official Website of the
- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA -
Earth - Milky Way -
Chessday, Aug 15, 2012
- This site had 34
unique visitors yesterday-
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. Top Section
$$100! Other 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, 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.
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 -
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
Providing Security for Official CCC Chess Bag!
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
NM Leland Fuerstman Highest Rated 65+ in NC!
|Just A Pawn!
Voting Policy Still in Effect?
Abate Running for President?
Puzzle of the Week!
#55 White to
Move Mate in 2!!
of 2011 GM Games
List of FIDE Top 2700+!
time control for all Sections is now G90 <
( Black pieces
decide whether or not to use "Time
NEWS & VIEWS 8-9-12
Draws Abound as Sciacca, Mahan,
McCartney Lead Top; Lucas "B"; S. Fuerstman
Lower Section of Skyland XXXVI
NC 8-8-12: A strong turnout of 25 of the most
intelligent and good looking chess players in
the Charlotte area converged upon this grand
commonly known as the Skyland
Family Restaurant in order to
participate in Rd:3 of Skyland
XXXVI. (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
the Top Section, the CCC's
#1 player, NM Pat "Kahn" Sciacca
(2175) gained a slight
advantage in the middlegame but active
counterplay on Team Asheboro Expert
Wil "Mayhem" Mahan's (2051) part
(See Game 1090)
steered the ending to a R&P Draw. In
addition, Expert Patrick "Flanker" McCartney
(2027) got a bit frisky in the opening only to
suffer the effects of a Queen sac for 3 pieces by the
pride of Mint Hill, ex-member of
the NCCA Hall of Fame, Top
65+ player in NC, NM Leland
"Ennui" Fuerstman (2011) who butchered
the ending (See
Game 1089) and Drew allowing McCartney
to share the lead with 2-1.
Meanwhile, WFM Jenny Leveikina (2106)
fresh back from holiday, made a quick Draw
with Michael "Jordan" Kliber
(1979). In addition, renewing member, 12 year old Daniel
Cremisi (1818) split the point with
Asheboro CC guru Tom
"Terrific" Hales (1800) while the Judge
(1822) defeated countryman Nico Matic (1738). In
the "B" Section, Paul
"Survivalist" Lucas (1763) sacked a Pawn,
as usual, and made 1...Nc6! work
against Ron "Dutch" Breukelaar (1749) to lead
In the Lower Section, Sam
"Son of Leland" Fuerstman
(1064) earned a field promotion to the "C" Section
and summarily defeated "Smokin" Corey Frazier
(1404) to lead with 3-0.
In addition, Rich "Alert" Trela
(1198) outplayed Eric Hartung (1076), Luke
"Yogi" Baer (Unr) bested Ray "Sawx"
Drury (796) and Marat Kocharyan (1196)
defeated Harry Youchak (1381). In 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!
Clear 1st Place in Mint Hill VI
Mint Hill, NC 8-12-12:
loyal members of the CCC royal
guard converged upon the
palatial estate of NM LF
in order to participate in
Mint Hill VI (G65) and
enjoy a hardy lunch! In Rd:1,
"...look, up in the sky, it's a bird,
it's a plane, it's SUPERMAN
disguised as mild mannered reporter
for the Daily Planet Clarke
"Kent" Brosi (1890) who
vanquished the pride of Mint Hill,
ex-member of the NCCA Hall of
Fame NM Leland "Ennui"
(2011) in Rd:1
while Paul "Survivalist" Lucas
escaped certain death in a time
scramble from Judge Slobodan Sinanovic
(1816). In Rd:2,
Fuerstman's Fromm Gambit
prevailed over the good Judge while "Superman"
outlasted the "Survivalist." In Rd:3,
"Ennui Boy" barely survived
against Lucas while Brosi
agreed to Draw in a time
scramble with the Judge to
secure clear 1st Place with 2.5-.5
and win $40.
Fuerstman was 2nd with
An enjoyable time was had by all. Fuerstman