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|Jul-12-12|| ||HeMateMe: <Blazer> visit google, and sort through Sam's legal triangle v. Susan Polgar and Susan's husband, and the USCF.|
|Jul-13-12|| ||blazerdoodle: But I read her site when it was all going down (maybe not all of it), and it was usually someone trashing him. Every time I've read him, he's talking chess. I'll go back and look at at her site to see if I'm mistaken, I mean, I never claimed to defend the guy, I just liked his position on things at the time. But there's no doubt here about what is going on. I've googled it since and can't any clarification, just accusation.|
|Jul-13-12|| ||HeMateMe: He was trying to sue the USCF, and they, along with Polger and Truong, may have sued each other. I don't know all of the details. I find all of it disgusting, and Sloan was right in the middle of it all.|
I think he also did time for murder, in Virginia. What's not to like?
|Jul-14-12|| ||blazerdoodle: Murder. That's stupid, just like those who entertain themselves trashing him. The lies slowly tumble down as those get on the bandwagon trashing him, and there seems to be no truth to any of it. If I hear another please read all this crap I have to prove my point site, I'll puke. People believe anything. Polgar (at that time) had no more class. I can't vouch for Sloan completely, but I know what I've read here, and it doesn't fly.|
|Jul-14-12|| ||blazerdoodle: Good luck Sam. You play a crazy but fun opening, and I hope I never reach that point that I have to trash someone for playing something I don't like because I'm so bored I ought to just blow my fc#$#-@i(@@@)=ng brains out. Play because you love to play, and screw these trolls and retards.|
|Jul-14-12|| ||blazerdoodle: Of course, if your just using this site to amuse yourselves and kidding about it all I take it back. But, we're a stupid bunch, I suppose.|
|Jul-21-12|| ||Abdel Irada: "An outspoken chess author on chess": Would that be as distinguished from a chess author on the Civil War?|
|Jul-21-12|| ||JoergWalter: <"An outspoken chess author on chess"> is to be distinguished from "many selfproclaimed chess experts/authors on chess".|
|Jul-21-12|| ||perfidious: <JoergWalter> We've got one or two of those here......|
|Jul-21-12|| ||JoergWalter: Sam Sloan has a lot of similarity with Keith Richards, doesn't he?|
|Jul-21-12|| ||thomastonk: <JoergWalter> Hard so say, 'cause I've never seen Keith Richards with a tie.|
|Jul-21-12|| ||JoergWalter: <thomastonk> the tie helped to take some wrinkles out of Sloan's face.|
|Jul-23-12|| ||thomastonk: Today a serious question. I have seen an edition of Réti's <Modern Ideas in Chess>, where amazon noticed Golombek and Sloan as <artists> (and Réti as author). I assume that the book contains a preface of Golombek, but why is Sloan mentioned?|
|Aug-29-12|| ||Caissanist: Presumably the version you saw was from Ishi Press, which is Sam's imprint. Ishi press has several hundred books in print right now, many/most of them about chess.|
|Dec-07-12|| ||Conrad93: Can we get a better picture?|
|Dec-07-12|| ||SteinitzLives: Experts say one out of twenty people is either a sociopath or has the significant tendencies of one. I wonder if it's higher within the serious chess playing populace.|
|Dec-08-12|| ||Conrad93: Unlikely.|
|Dec-08-12|| ||OhioChessFan: His Flickr pics have the caption "some rights reserved". I'm reasonably certain I've never seen that before.|
|Dec-14-12|| ||Conrad93: That can't be how he regularly looks.
Isn't there a better picture?
|Dec-14-12|| ||dumbgai: I find it hilarious how Sam Sloan comments on his game here, offering improvements over his actual play to try to justify his opening. Only, most of the improvements he suggests are still losing for black, albeit by a smaller margin (typical -2 instead of -5). You'd think he could make up the difference just by playing real openings instead.|
|Jan-04-13|| ||HeMateMe: Somehow, it fits. Sloan writes an introduction to a book about Rudolf Hess, one of the most bizzare charatcters of WWII.|
In fact, his mug shot-type photo on this page sort of looks like the Hess photo.
|Jan-04-13|| ||blazerdoodle: Just read part of Sloan's introduction to the book. It jives with what I recall. Not badly written. Perhaps the guy knows something about history. Odd to see him trashed for that.|
|Jan-04-13|| ||OhioChessFan: After reading the book description, I have to conclude that isn't the "not badly written" introduction.|
|Jan-06-13|| ||blazerdoodle: I remember the mess about Rudolf Hesse. He isn't off the mark. Who knows what the book is about or why he did it. Weird, Hesse going to England like that, though.|
|Apr-08-13|| ||WannaBe: Got a spam this morning, from 'Sam Sloan'. One of them pill ads. =))|
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