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S Sloan 
Photo courtesy of Sam Sloan.  
Sam Sloan
Number of games in database: 65
Years covered: 1959 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 1894 (1923 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 1992
Overall record: +25 -31 =9 (45.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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(born Sep-07-1944, 71 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.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 65  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Sloan vs C A Rock 1-041 1959 US OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
2. S Sloan vs A Acevedo Milan  1-046 1965 open tournamentC18 French, Winawer
3. S Sloan vs P Cleghorn  0-125 1966 67th US OpenB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
4. S Sloan vs C Griffiths  1-037 1966 67th US OpenC12 French, McCutcheon
5. S Sloan vs R Lundin  1-024 1966 67th US OpenC13 French
6. S Sloan vs R Erkes  0-129 1966 67th US OpenB27 Sicilian
7. S Sloan vs R Verber  ½-½23 1966 67th US OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. S Sloan vs Browne 1-049 1967 American OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
9. S Sloan vs J A Gutierrez  0-157 1969 San Juan, Puerto RicoB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. J Peters vs S Sloan  0-123 1969 Continental Amateur ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
11. M Shahade vs S Sloan 0-123 1969 U. S. Amateur ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
12. J Tamargo vs S Sloan  ½-½53 1971 Manhattan Chess Club Championship PreliminariesA26 English
13. J Sarwer vs S Sloan 0-126 1985 Manhattan Insanity Open, New YE92 King's Indian
14. M Vucic vs S Sloan 0-142 1986 Albena InternationalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. G Makropoulos vs S Sloan 0-143 1988 Active Chess ChampionshipC44 King's Pawn Game
16. S Sloan vs M Maga  1-041 1989 ?A00 Uncommon Opening
17. S Sloan vs I Si 1-039 1989 ?A00 Uncommon Opening
18. Khoon Teo Kok vs S Sloan  0-130 1989 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. S Sloan vs R Loong 1-035 1989 ?A00 Uncommon Opening
20. D Chen vs S Sloan  ½-½62 1989 Active Chess Championship, Kuala Lumpur (MalaysA40 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Anand vs S Sloan 1-028 1989 Active Chess Championship, Kuala Lumpur (MalaysC57 Two Knights
22. S Sloan vs G Sanchez 1-027 1996 Cal Chess Season OpenerA00 Uncommon Opening
23. D Schneider vs S Sloan 0-157 1996 World Open ChampionshipC40 King's Knight Opening
24. C Lehman vs S Sloan 1-042 1996 It openC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
25. S Sloan vs M Cavallo  0-134 1999 U.S. OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
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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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  WannaBe: My goodness been a while since I've been on this page. The picture is something (else)...
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  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.
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  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.

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  FSR: Sloan has announced that he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2016. 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: 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.
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  offramp: Sam is running for President.
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  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)
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  Caissanist: He got 14 votes in New Hampshire. So far as I know, that was the only state where he was on the ballot: .
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.

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  Caissanist: Looks like he still play but he is, after all, a 1900 player: .
Jun-08-16  posoo: Apparently DIS man maried a lady named HUNZAGOAL. imagine DA!
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