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|Jul-02-13|| ||Strongest Force: I knew SS back when he worked for that giant investment firm. The same one Brit GM Luke Mcshane works for.|
|Jul-03-13|| ||dehanne: <Very strange guy. Wikipedia says he is one of the best Chinese Chess players in the world.>
Judging from that flickr picture gallery of his, he plays shogi as well.|
He's a really interesting guy.
|Jul-03-13|| ||SteinitzLives: The rumors about this guy are often fantastically lurid. Sometimes the reality is too. He is classic: chess-player-self-serving-weird. |
A recent rumor (within the last year) is that he may be squatting in a deceased mans' home in CA, and claiming to be the rightful heir to the deceased mans estate, since there are no other heirs.
Again, amazing rumors, but don't think for a second, he does not love the publicity (which I unfortunately just contributed to) so I guess he owes me one.
|Aug-02-13|| ||offramp: Sam says that he and his family have been evicted from the Goodall Estate. I would not wish that on any one. Good luck, Sam.|
|Jan-09-14|| ||mwic: @OhioChessFan , "some rights reserved" is ubiquitous, and indicates that a Creative-Commons license is attached to the pics.|
As for SS, I'm not a psychologist. Claiming to have been Zsuzsa Polgar's "boyfriend" when she was 17 and he was in his 40s was a bit much for me.
|Jan-09-14|| ||WannaBe: My goodness been a while since I've been on this page. The picture is something (else)...|
|May-19-14|| ||offramp: If he hadn't been so devoted to that pesky Damiano's Defence he might have had a much more successful career.|
The highlight of his chess career, without a doubt, is the OTB match for money v Bill Brock.
LOL - this match does not have its own event page LOL but one of the games is at S Sloan vs B Brock, 2005, and the other two games can be found easily from there.
|May-24-15|| ||TheTamale: Love the current pic of Sam! He appears happy and at peace, and I hope it's true.|
|May-24-15|| ||offramp: <TheTamale> I am with you. Some people don't like him but he has never done anything horrible. However, I am in England, so I might have missed some things.|
I DO know that he had a problem with Brock, and they both put up money, and they met over the board in a huge grudge match, and Sam won. Brock won the post mortem by miles.
Sam put his money where his mouth was, against a higher rated player, and won. Sam also played those Shiite openings that he had always played. (Sam is a Muslim).
I MUST salute such a guy.
|Oct-08-15|| ||FSR: Sloan has announced that he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRl... I think that he is a longshot.|
|Oct-08-15|| ||King Radio: Why not. He is not out of place with the rest of the clowns in the ring for both parties.|
|Oct-10-15|| ||Howard: Will he be in the debate next Tuesday, on October 13 ?|
|Dec-07-15|| ||Rama: I used to visit his webpage years ago, what a blast!|
|Dec-07-15|| ||zanzibar: Here's an equally colorful, but more revealing, photograph of him:|
|Dec-07-15|| ||HeMateMe: he reminds me of Harry Dean Stanton:
|Dec-07-15|| ||zanzibar: <HMM> Definite resemblance in the craggy feature departure.|
<CG> - can we please get some color correction for his portrait, or is that deliberate?
|Dec-12-15|| ||zanzibar: chessgames.com chessforum (kibitz #23886)|
|Jan-11-16|| ||dumbgai: I find it interesting that Sloan plays standard openings when faced with 1. d4, as opposed to Damiano's defense against 1. e4. I know what I would play with the white pieces if facing him.|
|Feb-03-16|| ||offramp: Sam is running for President.
|Feb-04-16|| ||offramp: From the video above Sam seems very clued-up and statesmanlike. He would probably make a good full-time politician. He cannot hope to rise too high, though, as I believe he has some "skeletons in the cupboard".|
Whatever happens I won't vote for him, because I'm British, so I can't.
|Feb-04-16|| ||beatgiant: <offramp>
<"skeletons in the cupboard">
And you think that's a disqualification? (Cue all the kibitzers on the Rogoff page)
|Feb-27-16|| ||Caissanist: He got 14 votes in New Hampshire. So far as I know, that was the only state where he was on the ballot: http://sos.nh.gov/2016DemPresPrim.a... .|
|Jun-08-16|| ||blazerdoodle: I've been away, and coming back see that he is a controversial as ever, lol. This site used to drive me up the wall!|
No games recently. I wonder if he still plays.
|Jun-08-16|| ||Caissanist: Looks like he still play but he is, after all, a 1900 player: http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlMa... .|
|Jun-08-16|| ||posoo: Apparently DIS man maried a lady named HUNZAGOAL. imagine DA!|
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