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Sam Sloan
S Sloan 
Photo courtesy of Sam Sloan.  
Number of games in database: 83
Years covered: 1956 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 1864 (1923 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 1992
Overall record: +36 -37 =10 (49.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A00 Uncommon Opening (29 games)
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B90 Sicilian, Najdorf (2 games)
B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack (2 games)
B40 Sicilian (2 games)

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   S Sloan vs Hanon Russell (May-24-15) 1-0
   S Sloan vs Weeramantry (Jun-09-13) 0-1
   S Sloan vs M Nita (Jun-09-13) 1/2-1/2
   S Sloan vs D B Gurevich (Jun-08-13) 0-1
   D Boskovic vs S Sloan (Jun-08-13) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-07-1944, 73 years old) United States of America

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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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Sloan vs William F Cox 1-0121956North Carolina OpenC46 Three Knights
2. C Weldon vs S Sloan  1-0181959Capital City OpenB40 Sicilian
3. S Sloan vs C A Rock 1-041195960th US OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. S Sloan vs A Chertkof  1-0491961Eastern Open ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
5. K Bendit vs S Sloan  0-1331962Northern California QualifierA00 Uncommon Opening
6. S Sloan vs M Yoffie  ½-½611963U. S. Junior ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
7. E Edmondson vs S Sloan  0-1271963Chess Friends of NorCal Money TournamentB01 Scandinavian
8. W Cunningham vs S Sloan  1-0291963California Intercollegiate ChampionshipC34 King's Gambit Accepted
9. E D Osbun vs S Sloan  0-1481964Chess Friends of NorCal Open ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
10. S Sloan vs A Acevedo Milan  1-0461965open tournamentC18 French, Winawer
11. S Sloan vs C Griffiths  1-037196667th US OpenC12 French, McCutcheon
12. S Sloan vs P Cleghorn  0-125196667th US OpenB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
13. S Sloan vs R Verber  ½-½23196667th US OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. S Sloan vs R Erkes  0-129196667th US OpenB27 Sicilian
15. S Sloan vs R Lundin  1-024196667th US OpenC13 French
16. S Sloan vs Browne 1-0491967American OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. J Peters vs S Sloan  0-1231969Continental Amateur ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
18. S Sloan vs J A Gutierrez  0-1571969San Juan, Puerto RicoB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. S Sloan vs Myron Zelitch  1-0341969U. S. Amateur ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
20. G Kramer vs S Sloan  1-0411969Manhattan Chess Club PreliminariesB01 Scandinavian
21. S Sloan vs Zuckerman  0-1251969Chess House OpenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
22. M Shahade vs S Sloan 0-1231969U. S. Amateur ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
23. R Gruchacz vs S Sloan  0-1261970Eastern Amateur ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
24. R Blumenfeld vs S Sloan  0-1481970Greater New York Adult ChampionshipA38 English, Symmetrical
25. J Tamargo vs S Sloan  ½-½531971Manhattan Chess Club Championship PreliminariesA16 English
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Jun-26-05  azaris: And Sloan has dropped a knight in 12 moves of their first game.
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  tpstar: I know this is a family site, but ya gotta love the smack talk! LOL

<azaris> Any fisticuffs yet?!

Jun-26-05  azaris: <tpstar> From what I've gathered, Sloan is the kind of person you don't even wan't to get in the same room with, let alone get physical with.

The humor value might well increase - Sloan is famous for playing the Damiano as Black.

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  Eric Schiller: Here is game 1 of Sloan's Grudge Match:
[Event "RGCP Grudge Match 2005"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2005.06.25"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Sam Sloan"]
[Black "Bill Brock"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Opening "Grob: Fritz gambit"]
[ECO "A00"]
[NIC "VO.11"]
[Time "23:39:38"]
[TimeControl "4500+0"]

1. g4 d5 2. Bg2 Bxg4 3. c4 c6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Qb3 Nf6 6. Nc3 e6 7. Qxb7 Nbd7 8. Nb5 Rc8 9. Nxa7 Rb8 10. Qc6 Qa5 11. Nc8 Qc5 12. Qxc5 Bxc5 13. b4 Bd4 14. Nd6+ Ke7 15. Rb1 Kxd6 16. e3 Bb6 17. Ne2 Ne5 18. Nf4 Ra8 19. d4 Nc4 20. Ra1 Na3 21. Kd2 Rhc8 22. Bxa3 Rxa3 23. Rhb1 Bf5 24. Rb2 Ne4+ 25. Ke1 f6 26. Nh5 Rc7 27. Ke2 Bg6 28. Nf4 Be8 29. Kf3 g5 30. Nxe6 Bh5# ♗lack wins 0-1

He's getting clobbered in game 2, as well.

Jun-26-05  hintza: E Schiller vs Brock, 1989
Jun-26-05  azaris: Things seem to be heating up in Game #2, both Sloan and Brock and missing things left and right and the kibitzing is getting quite animous.
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  Ron: Hey, I was in the company of Bill Brock last night, with two other chess players. Brock did point out that Sam Sloan sometimes plays offbeat openings.
Jun-26-05  micartouse: The stories and pictures on this Chessbase article are classic:

Those guys crack me up. They all seem like a bunch of street-hard nerdy mafia chess gangsters!

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  Eric Schiller: Game 2 below. It is a hilarious comedy of errors with some really simple wins overlooked by both sides.

[Event "RGCP Grudge Match 2005"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2005.06.25"]
[Round "2"]
[White "BillBrock-2042"]
[Black "SamSloan-1931"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Opening "QGD: Albin counter-gambit"]
[ECO "D08"]
[NIC "QG.02"]
[Time "23:33:29"]
[TimeControl "4500+0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 d4 4. a3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Nge7 6. g3 Ng6 7. Bg5 Qd7 8. Bg2 Ngxe5 9. Nbd2 Nxf3+ 10. Nxf3 f6 11. Bf4 g5 12. Bc1 Bg7 13. O-O Qd6 14. b4 Be6 15. c5 Qd7 16. b5 Na5 17. Nxd4 Rd8 18. Bb2 Bd5 19. e4 Bc4 20. Nf5 Bxf1 21. Qh5+ Qf7 22. Qxf7+ Kxf7 23. Bxf1 Rhe8 24. Bc3 b6 25. cxb6 axb6 26. Nxg7 Kxg7 27. f3 Nb3 28. Re1 Nd4 29. Kf2 Nc2 30. Rc1 Nd4 31. Bb4 Rd7 32. Bh3 Rf7 33. Rc4 Nxb5 34. a4 Nd6 35. Bxd6 cxd6 36. Rc6 Rb8 37. Rxd6 Ra7 38. Rd7+ Rxd7 39. Bxd7 Rd8 40. Bb5 Rd2+ 41. Ke3 Rxh2 42. g4 Kf7 43. Kd4 Ke6 44. Kd3 Ke5 45. Ke3 Rb2 46. Bd3 Rb3 47. Ke2 Kd4 48. Bb5 Rb2+ 49. Kd1 Ke3 50. Bc6 Rb4 51. Kc2 Rc4+ ♗lack wins 0-1

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  Ron: Could somebody post Game #2, I am curious to see if it shows any influence of the discussion that Bill Brock was engaged in yesterday, of which I participated.
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  Ron: <eric shiller> thanks for posting the game
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  Ron: In the second game between Sam Sloan and Bill Brock, it seems that Brock started to lose his advantage with the move 20. Nf5, allowing his rook to be traded for a bishop. Brock could have simply moved Re1 and preserved his strong advantage.
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  Eric Schiller: GAme 3 was even more of a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a game! How many blunders can you spot?

[Event "RGCP Grudge Match 2005"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2005.06.25"]
[Round "3"]
[White "SamSloan-1931"]
[Black "BillBrock-2042"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Opening "Grob's attack"]
[ECO "A00"]
[NIC "VO.11"]
[Time "23:39:38"]
[TimeControl "4500+5"]

1. g4 e5 2. Bg2 h5 3. d4 exd4 4. g5 Bb4+ 5. Kf1 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bc5 7. b4 Bxb4 8. Nxd4 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 Bf8 10. Nc3 c6 11. Rb1 d5 12. h4 Ne7 13. Bb2 Qc7 14. e4 dxe4 15. Nxe4 Nf5 16. Qd3 Be6 17. Re1 Qd7 18. Nf6+ gxf6 19. Qxf5 O-O-O 20. Qxf6 Bb4 21. c3 Bc5 22. g6 Qd3+ 23. Kg1 Qd2 24. Rxe6 fxe6 25. g7 Rhe8 26. c4 Qe1+ 27. Kh2 Bd6+ 28. f4 Qd2 29. Be5 Bxe5 30. fxe5 Rd3 31. Rf1 Qe3 32. Rf3 Qe2 33. Rxd3 Qxd3 34. g8=Q Rxg8 35. Qxe6+ Kc7 36. Qxg8 Qf5 37. e6 Qf4+ White wins

Jun-26-05  WMD: <GAme 3 was even more of a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a game!>

a) Are you a Woody Allen fan? b)Do you harbour some sort of personal grudge against either of the players?

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  Eric Schiller: It is all over, Sam Sloan won the first Chess Politician Grudge Match, defeating Bill Brock by a score of 2 games to 1, despite Brock holding clearly winning positions in all games. Give Sam credit for resistance and resourcefulness (he earned his $1000 prize), but please don't put these games in databases! They are rather painful to behold.

Thanks to the organizers, sponsors and players for an entertaining afternoon of something vaguely resembling chess. The 3 dozen spectators at ICC had a great time watching.

Jun-27-05  azaris: It also appears Sam Sloan has been awarded the "Best Game Prize" for Game #3, although it is truly a mystery to everyone involved as to why this game would qualify for such a prize.
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  offramp: <Eric Schiller: It is all over, Sam Sloan won the first Chess Politician Grudge Match, ....... but please don't put these games in databases! They are rather painful to behold.>

Well, I have submitted them; I think there is a historical precedent. There are games by other politicians in the database - and most of them are of poor quality. If there is room I think they should go in.

Aug-08-05  midknightblue: Sam Sloan has some very interesting and highly unusual letters in chess life, and even stranger websites. He is looking to shake things up in the USCF, and certainly would succeed in doing that if he were elected (dont know if the election is over yet). Does anyone have the link to his real website? it has all kinds of stuff on the site, not just chess.
Aug-08-05  Pawsome: <midknightblue>> The link can be found in Chessbase article cited by <micartouse> above. Be warned before you log on, there's really annoying music so turn down the volume on your machine.
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  offramp: <offramp: <Eric Schiller: It is all over, Sam Sloan won the first Chess Politician Grudge Match, ....... but please don't put these games in databases! They are rather painful to behold.> Well, I have submitted them; I think there is a historical precedent. There are games by other politicians in the database - and most of them are of poor quality. If there is room I think they should go in.>

And in they are!

Oct-02-05  atripodi: <GAme 3 was even more of a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a game! How many blunders can you spot?> How's 1.g4 for starters?
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  offramp: A free book of the incredible RGCP grudge match is available here:
The book is in .pdf format and you might need DiagramTTFritz font to be able to view it.

It is published in collaboration with Weltgrschichte Des Schachs; comments are from the ICC log of the event - these are given in full.

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  offramp: Oh Wow! I should add that the above book CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE and is really R-rated! Sorry about that!
Mar-23-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Sam Sloan's theory of the origin of chess:
Mar-23-06  EmperorAtahualpa: "In 1974, Sam went to live with a woman chess player known as "The Shuttle". She lived on East 12th Street near Fifth Avenue"


Does anyone know a female chess player nicknamed "the Shuttle"?

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