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On Jul 30, 2:18 pm, Brian Lafferty wrote:
http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/myfox/pa...tentId=7095694...


The story is a bit mixed up, but better than nothing:

Polgar, Truong May be Deposed in Chess Federation Spat


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The U.S. Chess Federation is trying to checkmate two Texas Tech Grand
Masters in Federal Court.

Susan Polgar and her husband Paul Truong may be asked to answer
questions in a pre-lawsuit deposition by a federal district judge.

The court filing by attorneys for the Federation states the matter
involves "highly confidential and sensitive communications" from the
Federation's executive board. New Yorker Sam Sloan is suing the
organization and the couple, claiming leaked e-mails resulted in him
losing a Federation Board election to Polgar and Truong.
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New Radio Broadcast about USCF vs. Polgar:

http://kohm.org/news/?p=287

On Jul 30, 5:02 pm, samsloan wrote:
On Jul 30, 2:18 pm, Brian Lafferty wrote:

http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/myfox/pa...tentId=7095694...


The story is a bit mixed up, but better than nothing:

Polgar, Truong May be Deposed in Chess Federation Spat

file photo
07/29/08

The U.S. Chess Federation is trying to checkmate two Texas Tech Grand
Masters in Federal Court.

Susan Polgar and her husband Paul Truong may be asked to answer
questions in a pre-lawsuit deposition by a federal district judge.

The court filing by attorneys for the Federation states the matter
involves "highly confidential and sensitive communications" from the
Federation's executive board. New Yorker Sam Sloan is suing the
organization and the couple, claiming leaked e-mails resulted in him
losing a Federation Board election to Polgar and Truong.


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On Aug 1, 9:09 pm, samsloan wrote:
New Radio Broadcast about USCF vs. Polgar:

http://kohm.org/news/?p=287


Polgar ‘checked’ into lawsuit

July 29, 2008

The first woman in chess history to break the gender barrier in the
1986 “Men’s” World Championship has been ‘checked’ into a lawsuit by
Sam Sloan.

The U.S. Chess Federation, Inc., a nonprofit club based in Illinois,
wants to determine if ten-time Olympic medalist, Susan Polgar and her
husband, Paul Truong, leaked confidential e-mails from the club’s
executive board sometime in June, according to court records.

According to the Avalanche-Journal, a court request has been filed in
Lubbock to obtain computer records and testimonies.

According to Texas Tech University, Grandmaster Susan Polgar is the
first woman in history to earn the Grandmaster title in 1991 and
became the #1 ranked woman player in the world at the age of 15 and
remained in the top 3 for nearly 23 straight years.

Polgar and husband, Truong, 11-time national champion and institute’s
business manager and assistant coach, founded the Susan Polgar
Institute for Chess Excellence, or SPICE, at Tech last year.

Sloan, a chess writer and former board member, alleges Truong and
Polgar impersonated him on the Internet to discredit him in the last
federation board election, in which they were elected and Sloan was
not.

Sloan claims they posted thousands of obscene messages on the Internet
in his name, beginning in 2005, which caused him to lose the election.

Truong denied Sloan’s allegations in a previous interview with The A-
J.

Sloan, who is representing himself in the case, seeks $20 million in
damages and to be reinstated on the chess board pending a new
election.

Tech and 15 other defendants, mostly federation members, are named in
the New Yorker’s suit.

Sloan filed the lawsuit in October of 2007.

The case is also tied to a California lawsuit concerning illegal
access to federation e-mails, said Bill Hall, the federation’s
executive director.

A San Francisco judge has ordered Truong and Polgar to give
depositions for that suit.

Earlier this year, a federation committee called for Truong’s
resignation, claiming he hadn’t cooperated in researching Sloan’s
allegations. Truong declined to resign, but the issue will be
revisited at a club meeting in Dallas next month, Hall said.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Chess club seeks records, testimony in
suit against Tech chess booster Polgar, Tech gets more response time
in chess lawsuit

On the Net: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/spice/Susan_Polgar.php
Filed Under: Lubbock news, TTU news
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On Aug 1, 8:12 pm, samsloan wrote:

According to Texas Tech University, Grandmaster Susan Polgar is the
first woman in history to earn the Grandmaster title ...


Who wrote this news story, Bob Bennett?
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On Aug 2, 3:58 am, The Historian wrote:
On Aug 1, 8:12 pm, samsloan wrote:

According to Texas Tech University, Grandmaster Susan Polgar is the
first woman in history to earn the Grandmaster title ...


Who wrote this news story, Bob Bennett?


That is exactly the problem. Many of these claims are either
completely untrue or a great exaggeration. For example:

"Winner of 4 Women’s World Championships" NOT TRUE. She only one
one.

• The only World Champion in history (male or female) to win the
Triple-Crown (Rapid, Blitz and

Classical World Championships). NOT TRUE. There is no such thing
as the Triple-Crown in chess.

• 5-time Olympic Champion with 10 overall medals – Never been
defeated in Olympiad competition

(5 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze) This one seems to be true

• Currently hold a record 56 consecutive Olympiad game scoring
streak without a loss This is true.

• 2006 Women’s World Chess Cup Champion NOT TRUE The 2006 Woman's
World Cup was won by Grandmaster Xu Yu Hua of China. The event Susan
Polgar won was just an unofficial exhibition event where few of the
top players played.

And so it goes.

Sam Sloan


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The Fox News article has been updated he

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