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10:04 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2007

Texas Tech gets more response time in chess lawsuit

A judge has extended Texas Tech's deadline to respond to a lawsuit
filed against it and the founders of its new chess institute.

U.S. District Judge Denny Chin of the Southern District of New York
extended the deadline to Nov. 16 about a week ago, according to a
court document.

A member of the Texas Attorney General's Office, Scot Graydon,
requested the extension in a letter to the judge dated Oct. 26.

Graydon, an assistant attorney general, intends to file a motion to
have the case dismissed, he wrote in the letter. He said Friday by
telephone he does not discuss his cases.

Before he can file the motion, Graydon must be granted permission to
practice in the Southern District of New York, his letter reads.

Sam Sloan, a former U.S. Chess Federation board member, filed the
lawsuit against Tech, its institute founders, Grandmaster Susan Polgar
and her husband, Paul Truong, as well as 13 other defendants in early

Sloan, 63, alleges Truong, 42, and Polgar, 38 - of Tech's Susan Polgar
Institute for Chess Excellence - impersonated him on the Internet to
discredit him in the last federation board election, in which they
were elected and Sloan was not.

He said they posted thousands of profane messages on Internet blogs in
his name, beginning in 2005.

Truong has denied Sloan's allegations before, but he and Polgar did
not return a phone message and a page left Friday.

The majority of defendants in the lawsuit are board members of the
chess federation.

Sloan said he included Tech in his lawsuit because some of the
messages were posted from computers owned by the university and used
by Truong or Polgar or both.

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

"I don't think (the case) is as cut and dry as (the defense) says it
is," Sloan said Friday.

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