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Thursday, March 22, 2007

USCF members are outraged about Mr. Sloan's plan

Mr. Sam Sloan, fresh off his censure by the USCF Executive Board and the USCF Scholastic Council for posting a link to a pornography website in the USCF forum where young members have access to, publicly stated that he will attend the National Elementary Championship. This is the same man who has publicly bragged about demeaning women and having immoral sexual conducts with young female in the past.

Mr. Sloan has violated just about every rule in the code of conducts for an Executive Board member. He has violated just about every rule in the USCF forums.

Here is a comment from a prominent USCF members and a Scholastic Organizer:

So, let me see if I understand the logic of not being concerned if Mr. Sloan attends.....

a. We don't know if he is the most dangerous person in the crowd...
b. We do know some of the things he has made a point of telling the world about on his web site and most of us consider them not to be appropriate for children.
c. We also know many of the things he writes about show a lack of respect for young women.
d. We know he has written a set of instruction on "how to rape a woman and get away with it".
e. We know that we have taught our children things we wish we didn't have to teach them for their saftey.
f. Although some of us may know what Mr. Sloan looks like, most in attendance will not know who he is.
g. We know very recently Mr. Sloan placed a link on a public web site, mis-labeling it as a chess site and directing people to a porn site. h. We know a good many people do have apprehension about him if not fear him.
i. We know that one of the kids favorite people may not stay at the tournament any longer than she has to if Mr. Sloan is present.
j. We suspect that some people may not bring their children to the tournament if Mr. Sloan is expected to be there.
k. We know that in the past, Mr. Sloan has attempted to harm the USCF.
l. We know that at times it has appeard that Mr. Sloan likes to be the center of attention and has the ability to disrupt normal activity of the USCF.
m. We know that at times, Mr. Sloan has posted comments on his web site that are viewed by many people as being racist and sexist.
n. We know that Mr. Sloan and his recent activity is something the USCF Scholastic Council has not been happy about.
o. We do know that Mr. Sloan has an interest in both Pokeman and Pornography.

This is a very disturbing situation. As one can clearly see, this is the Sam Sloan show. He has no regards to the welfare of our young players or the USCF. He wants to cause as much trouble as possible and he wants create the biggest negative scene to disrupt the process.

What makes me sad is that some (thankfully it will be very small) will vote for Mr. Sloan because they want to see the USCF collapse once in for all. This is why the upcoming election is so important. We have to show people like Mr. Sloan the permanent door so he can no longer harm the USCF and US Chess.
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  • At Thursday, March 22, 2007 11:40:00 PM, Blogger Jack Le Moine said…

    I still think that you are giving him way too much power and control over your schedule. See my latest on the USCF Forums - I go into this at some length.

    For here, Sloan only has to announce and an event gets a cloud over it. He doesn't even have to show, just announce.

  • At Thursday, March 22, 2007 11:45:00 PM, Blogger SusanPolgar said…


    I think you really underestimate me. Just as in chess, everything has a reason. You will see my reasoning eventually.

    This is a long race. Let's see if I am right after the votes are counted.

    Best wishes,
    Susan Polgar

  • At Friday, March 23, 2007 1:10:00 AM, Blogger Jack Le Moine said…

    Wait a minute here. Are you saying that your decision to curtail your appearance at Nashville was an election tactic?

  • At Friday, March 23, 2007 1:16:00 AM, Blogger SusanPolgar said…


    I make my schedule at least a year in advance, sometimes up to 3 years in advance. My scheduled activities are done by the first round. Normally, I would stay because of my children.

    As I said before, everything is done for a reason. Please don't ask me to tell you my plans unless you want Mr. Sloan to win.

    Best wishes,
    Susan Polgar

  • At Monday, March 26, 2007 8:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sloan is a classic nut job with delusions of grandeur. His election speaks more to the uninformed nature of the electorate than his qualifications as a candidate.

    His postings to the web display even parts paranoia, misogyny, and kookiness with a shade of pedophilia.

    How anyone could take this crank seriously is beyond me.


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