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S Sloan 
Photo courtesy of Sam Sloan.  
Sam Sloan
Number of games in database: 83
Years covered: 1956 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 1896 (1923 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 1992
Overall record: +36 -37 =10 (49.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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B90 Sicilian, Najdorf (2 games)
B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack (2 games)

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   S Sloan vs Hanon Russell (May-24-15) 1-0
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   S Sloan vs D Gurevich (Jun-08-13) 0-1
   D Boskovic vs S Sloan (Jun-08-13) 1/2-1/2

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SAM SLOAN
(born Sep-07-1944, 72 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]
Samuel Howard Sloan, a.k.a. M. Ismail Sloan, is an outspoken author on chess (as well as various other subjects), a chess tournament organizer, and an amateur player. In 2006-07, Sloan was a member of the Executive Board of the United States Chess Federation.

He is a frequent litigant, and was the last non-lawyer to argue a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. His case regarded the SEC's policies regarding the trading of penny stocks, and the Court ruled in his favor 9-0.

He is the author of several books, including Chinese Chess for Beginners and The Slave Children of Thomas Jefferson.

Wikipedia article: Sam Sloan


 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 83  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Sloan vs William F Cox  1-012 1956 North Carolina OpenC46 Three Knights
2. C Weldon vs S Sloan  1-018 1959 Capital City OpenB40 Sicilian
3. S Sloan vs C A Rock 1-041 1959 US OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. S Sloan vs A Chertkof  1-049 1961 Eastern Open ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
5. K Bendit vs S Sloan  0-133 1962 Northern California QualifierA00 Uncommon Opening
6. S Sloan vs M Yoffie  ½-½61 1963 U. S. Junior ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
7. E Edmondson vs S Sloan  0-127 1963 Chess Friends of Northern California Money TournamentB01 Scandinavian
8. W Cunningham vs S Sloan  1-029 1963 California Intercollegiate ChampionshipC34 King's Gambit Accepted
9. E D Osbun vs S Sloan  0-148 1964 Chess Friends of Northern California Open ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
10. S Sloan vs A Acevedo Milan  1-046 1965 open tournamentC18 French, Winawer
11. S Sloan vs C Griffiths  1-037 1966 67th US OpenC12 French, McCutcheon
12. S Sloan vs P Cleghorn  0-125 1966 67th US OpenB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
13. S Sloan vs R Verber  ½-½23 1966 67th US OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. S Sloan vs R Erkes  0-129 1966 67th US OpenB27 Sicilian
15. S Sloan vs R Lundin  1-024 1966 67th US OpenC13 French
16. S Sloan vs Browne 1-049 1967 American OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. J Peters vs S Sloan  0-123 1969 Continental Amateur ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
18. S Sloan vs Myron Zelitch  1-034 1969 U. S. Amateur ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
19. G Kramer vs S Sloan  1-041 1969 Manhattan Chess Club PreliminariesB01 Scandinavian
20. S Sloan vs J A Gutierrez  0-157 1969 San Juan, Puerto RicoB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. S Sloan vs Zuckerman  0-125 1969 Chess House OpenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
22. M Shahade vs S Sloan 0-123 1969 U. S. Amateur ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
23. R Blumenfeld vs S Sloan  0-148 1970 Greater New York Adult ChampionshipA38 English, Symmetrical
24. R Gruchacz vs S Sloan  0-126 1970 Eastern Amateur ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
25. J Tamargo vs S Sloan  ½-½53 1971 Manhattan Chess Club Championship PreliminariesA26 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: My goodness been a while since I've been on this page. The picture is something (else)...
May-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 ?

JUST KIDDING!

Dec-07-15  Rama: I used to visit his webpage years ago, what a blast!
Dec-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Here's an equally colorful, but more revealing, photograph of him:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cQpT7M648...

Dec-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: he reminds me of Harry Dean Stanton:

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Dec-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Sam is running for President.
https://youtu.be/Nk2t7NI5qAk
Feb-04-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <offramp>
<"skeletons in the cupboard"> And you think that's a disqualification? (Cue all the kibitzers on the Rogoff page)
Feb-27-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: Looks like he still play but he is, after all, a 1900 player: http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlMa... .
Jun-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  posoo: Apparently DIS man maried a lady named HUNZAGOAL. imagine DA!
Jul-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Very senior US politicians are not normally good at chess. Here are some of Sam's recent games.

[Event "World Open"]
[Site "Philadelphia PA USA"]
[Date "2016.07.03"]
[Round "06"]
[White "Melashvili, Nino"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A04"]
[WhiteElo "2205"]
[BlackElo "1972"]

1.Nf3 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 d5 4.b3 e6 5.Bb2 Bd6 6.d3 O-O 7.Nbd2 c6 8.O-O Qc7 9.e4 fxe4 10.dxe4 dxe4 11.Ng5 Be5 12.c3 e3 13.fxe3 Bxg3 14.hxg3 Qxg3 15.Ngf3 Nbd7 16.Qe1 Qg6 17.Qh4 b6 18.Ng5 Ne5 19.c4 h6 20.Nge4 Neg4 21.Nxf6+ gxf6 22.Qg3 Bb7 23.Rxf6 Rxf6 24.Bxf6 Qxf6 25.Qxg4+ Kh7 26.Rf1 Qe7 27.Qh5 Qg7 28.Rf7 1-0

[Event "World Open"]
[Site "Philadelphia PA USA"]
[Date "2016.07.03"]
[Round "07"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Shtivelband, Richard"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1972"]
[BlackElo "2302"]

1.g4 e5 2.d3 h5 3.g5 Ne7 4.c4 Ng6 5.h4 d5 6.cxd5 Qxd5 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.Nc3 Bb4 9.a3 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 e4 11.dxe4 Qxe4 12.Qd3 Qxd3 13.exd3 O-O 14.Be3 Re8 15.Kd2 Bg4 16.Bg2 Rad8 17.Rab1 b6 18.d4 Na5 19.Rhe1 Nc4+ 20.Kc1 Nxa3 21.Ra1 Nb5 22.c4 Bxf3 23.Bxf3 Nxd4 24.Bd1 a5 25.Kb2 Nxh4 26.Ba4 Re4 27.Rh1 Nhf5 28.Rxh5 Nxe3 29.fxe3 Ne6 30.Rah1 Kf8 31.Rh8+ Ke7 32.Rxd8 Nxd8 33.Rd1 c6 34.Kc3 Rxe3+ 35.Kd4 Rg3 36.Ke5 Rxg5+ 37.Kf4 Rc5 38.Re1+ Ne6+ 39.Kg3 Rxc4 40.Bd1 a4 0-1

[Event "World Open"]
[Site "Philadelphia PA USA"]
[Date "2016.07.04"]
[Round "08"]
[White "Arun, Siddharth"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A40"]
[WhiteElo "2212"]
[BlackElo "1972"]

1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 Nc6 3.Nf3 Qe7 4.Qd5 f6 5.exf6 Nxf6 6.Qb3 d5 7.Bf4 Bd7 8.Nbd2 O-O-O 9.e3 h6 10.Bb5 g5 11.Bg3 g4 12.Bxc6 Bxc6 13.Ne5 Be8 14.Qd3 h5 15.Qd4 b6 16.Qd3 Kb7 17.h3 Bg7 18.hxg4 Nxg4 19.Nxg4 hxg4 20.Rxh8 Bxh8 21.O-O-O Qf6 22.Qd4 Qxd4 23.exd4 Bxd4 24.Re1 Bd7 25.Re7 Re8 26.Rxe8 Bxe8 27.Nf1 c5 28.Ne3 1/2-1/2

[Event "World Open"]
[Site "Philadelphia PA USA"]
[Date "2016.07.04"]
[Round "09"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Myers, Dominique"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1972"]
[BlackElo "2220"]

1.g4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Qxd4 Nc6 4.Qe3+ Be7 5.Bd2 d5 6.h3 Be6 7.Bg2 Bf6 8.c3 Nge7 9.f4 Bh4+ 10.Kf1 O-O 11.Nf3 Bf6 12.f5 Bd7 13.g5 Nxf5 14.Qf2 Be7 15.Nh4 Nxh4 16.Qxh4 Bf5 17.Na3 Bg6 18.Rd1 f6 19.Bf3 fxg5 20.Qg4 Bf5 21.Qg2 Ne5 22.Be3 Be4 23.Ke1 Nxf3+ 24.exf3 Bxf3 25.Qg1 Bxa3 26.bxa3 Qe7 27.Kd2 Qxa3 28.Bc5 Qb2+ 29.Kd3 Qe2+ 30.Kd4 Rf4# 0-1

Sam did pretty well, despite his usual handicap of totally crappy openings.

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