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NEW EDITION OF THIS CRAZY WORLD OF CHESS by GM Larry Evans

Updated. 10% larger than first edition. More photos and new material
such as the USCF-Polgar lawsuit. Due out November 5 from Cardoza
Publishing.

A few years later Susan and her husband Paul Truong were elected to
the USCF executive board, which proved disastrous. They both got the
boot and became embroiled in a series of costly lawsuits that could
bankrupt the USCF.

On July 17, 2009 the New York Times reported: "A dispute among board
members of the United States Chess Federation that has prompted
several lawsuits has now become a criminal matter." Since legal fees
for both sides may top a million dollars, perhaps the only winners
will be a gaggle of lawyers.

P.S. Those who plan on attending the 27th annual Sands Regency Reno
Western States Open are invited to a free lecture by GM Evans on
October 22, 6pm.

Yours,
Larry Parr

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On Oct 14, 10:26*pm, " wrote:
NEW EDITION OF THIS CRAZY WORLD OF CHESS by GM Larry Evans

Updated. 10% larger than first edition. More photos and new material
such as the USCF-Polgar lawsuit. Due out November 5 from Cardoza
Publishing.

A few years later Susan and her husband Paul Truong were elected to
the USCF executive board, which proved disastrous. They both got the
boot and became embroiled in a series of costly lawsuits that could
bankrupt the USCF.

On July 17, 2009 the New York Times reported: "A dispute among board
members of the United States Chess Federation that has prompted
several lawsuits has now become a criminal matter." Since legal fees
for both sides may top a million dollars, perhaps the only winners
will be a gaggle of lawyers.

P.S. Those who plan on attending the 27th annual Sands Regency Reno
Western States Open are invited to a free lecture by GM Evans on
October 22, 6pm.

Yours,
Larry Parr


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On 15 Oct, 03:26, " wrote:
NEW EDITION OF THIS CRAZY WORLD OF CHESS by GM Larry Evans

Updated. 10% larger than first edition. More photos and new material
such as the USCF-Polgar lawsuit. Due out November 5 from Cardoza
Publishing.

A few years later Susan and her husband Paul Truong were elected to
the USCF executive board, which proved disastrous. They both got the
boot and became embroiled in a series of costly lawsuits that could
bankrupt the USCF.


It a waste of time. People don't want to read about court cases that
are -way through. You should have delayed publishing until all the
cases were over.
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IRRELEVANT

People don't want to read about court cases that are -way through.
You should have delayed publishing until all the cases were over. --
Offramp

So publishing should be delayed pending the outcome of a paragraph in
a 330 page book (compared to 294 in the previous edition)?

Pray tell, how many years will it be before the verdict(s) and appeals
are over?

Many other crazy things are still happening in the chess world.











Offramp wrote:
On 15 Oct, 03:26, " wrote:
NEW EDITION OF THIS CRAZY WORLD OF CHESS by GM Larry Evans

Updated. 10% larger than first edition. More photos and new material
such as the USCF-Polgar lawsuit. Due out November 5 from Cardoza
Publishing.

A few years later Susan and her husband Paul Truong were elected to
the USCF executive board, which proved disastrous. They both got the
boot and became embroiled in a series of costly lawsuits that could
bankrupt the USCF.


It a waste of time. People don't want to read about court cases that
are -way through. You should have delayed publishing until all the
cases were over.

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On Oct 15, 3:59*am, Offramp wrote:
On 15 Oct, 03:26, " wrote:

NEW EDITION OF THIS CRAZY WORLD OF CHESS by GM Larry Evans


Updated. 10% larger than first edition. More photos and new material
such as the USCF-Polgar lawsuit. Due out November 5 from Cardoza
Publishing.


A few years later Susan and her husband Paul Truong were elected to
the USCF executive board, which proved disastrous. They both got the
boot and became embroiled in a series of costly lawsuits that could
bankrupt the USCF.


It a waste of time. People don't want to read about court cases that
are -way through. You should have delayed publishing until all the
cases were over.


I disagree.

You no doubt has seen the movie "Casablanca".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034583/

What I find especially remarkable about this movie is when it was made
in 1942 they did not know who was going to win the war. In fact, the
Germans had the advantage and seemed to be winning.

Attempts to remake the movie after the war was over and everybody
knows who won have been failures.

Writing about the Polgar cases while the cases are still active and
nobody knows who will win or what the outcome will be seems most
appropriate.

Sam Sloan


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On Oct 15, 11:14*am, samsloan wrote:

You no doubt has seen the movie "Casablanca".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034583/


Yes, I has seen it many times. I are big movie buff.

What I find especially remarkable about this movie is when it was made
in 1942 they did not know who was going to win the war.


What's remarkable about that? A great many war-related movies were
made while the issue was in doubt, mainly as propaganda pieces and
morale-boosters. Examples include "Sahara" and "Across the
Pacific" (like "Casablanca" also starring Humphrey Bogart), "Mission
to Moscow" (Walter Huston), "Destination Tokyo" (Cary Grant), "Crash
Dive" (Tyrone Power), "Berlin Correspondent" and "The Purple
Heart" (Dana Andrews), "30 Seconds Over Tokyo" (Van Johnson), and
"Mrs. Miniver" (Walter Pidgeon), and "Stage Door Canteen" (just about
every star available), to name only a very few.
Hollywood threw itself wholeheartedly into the war effort, churning
out a huge number of war-oriented films. Nothing the least remarkable
about it. Prior to the US entry into the war, the script for
"Casablanca" was considered crap by the few who had seen it. Without
US involvement it would probably never have been produced at all.

Attempts to remake the movie after the war was over and everybody
knows who won have been failures.


What remakes do you refer to? As near as I can make out from the
imdb.com website, there were two short-lived TV series based on
characters from the film in 1955 and 1983, and a gay-oriented parody
in 2003. These do not really qualify as remakes of the 1942 film. The
other "Casablanca" titles there seem to have no relation to the 1942
film.
I'm not saying no remakes were ever made, but since it seems no such
are listed at imdb.com, at least under the original title, I'd like to
know exactly what films you have in mind.

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On 15 Oct, 14:08, " wrote:

So publishing should be delayed pending the outcome of a paragraph in
a 330 page book (compared to 294 in the previous edition)?


I hadn't realised that you had devoted just one paragraph to the whole
Truong/Polgar-USCF scandal.
Why on earth did you mention it in the original post?
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UPDATE

I hadn't realised that you had devoted just one paragraph to the
whole
Truong/Polgar-USCF scandal. Why on earth did you mention it in the
original post? -- Offramp

It was simply given as an example of how this 2009 manuscript was
expanded by 10% since its publication two years ago.

Another interesting tidbit is about an HBO documentary on Bobby
Fischer with a million dollar budget now being filmed. The award-
winning director Liz Garbus (whose father is a famous first amendment
lawyer) spent a week in Iceland with her crew and just completed
lengthy interviews with Larry Evans and Anthony Saidy in New York.

Many others also are being interviewed; Paul Marshall (who once was
Bobby's lawyer) Dick Cavett, Russel Targ (who was married to Bobby's
sister) Frank Brady, etc., etc., etc. It probably will be the
definitive documentary about Fischer.


Offramp wrote:
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So publishing should be delayed pending the outcome of a paragraph in
a 330 page book (compared to 294 in the previous edition)?


I hadn't realised that you had devoted just one paragraph to the whole
Truong/Polgar-USCF scandal.
Why on earth did you mention it in the original post?

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UPDATE

I hadn't realised that you had devoted just one paragraph to the
whole
Truong/Polgar-USCF scandal. Why on earth did you mention it in the
original post? -- Offramp

It was simply given as an example of how this 2009 manuscript was
expanded by 10% since its publication two years ago.

Another interesting tidbit is about an HBO documentary on Bobby
Fischer with a million dollar budget now being filmed. The award-
winning director Liz Garbus (whose father is a famous first amendment
lawyer) spent a week in Iceland with her crew and just completed
lengthy interviews with Larry Evans and Anthony Saidy in New York.

Many others also are being interviewed; Paul Marshall (who once was
Bobby's lawyer) Dick Cavett, Russel Targ (who was married to Bobby's
sister) Frank Brady, etc., etc., etc. It probably will be the
definitive documentary about Fischer.



Offramp wrote:
On 15 Oct, 14:08, " wrote:


So publishing should be delayed pending the outcome of a paragraph in
a 330 page book (compared to 294 in the previous edition)?


I hadn't realised that you had devoted just one paragraph to the whole
Truong/Polgar-USCF scandal.
Why on earth did you mention it in the original post?- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Thank God she is an award winning director and not some director that
never won an award.
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On Oct 15, 1:16*pm, " wrote:
UPDATE

I hadn't realised that you had devoted just one paragraph to the
whole
Truong/Polgar-USCF scandal. Why on earth did you mention it in the
original post? -- Offramp

It was simply given as an example of how this 2009 manuscript was
expanded by 10% since its publication two years ago.

Another interesting tidbit is about an HBO documentary on Bobby
Fischer with a million dollar budget now being filmed. The award-
winning director Liz Garbus (whose father is a famous first amendment
lawyer) spent a week in Iceland with her crew and just completed
lengthy interviews with Larry Evans and Anthony Saidy in New York.

Many others also are being interviewed; Paul Marshall (who once was
Bobby's lawyer) Dick Cavett, Russel Targ (who was married to Bobby's
sister) Frank Brady, etc., etc., etc. It probably will be the
definitive documentary about Fischer.

Offramp wrote:
On 15 Oct, 14:08, " wrote:


So publishing should be delayed pending the outcome of a paragraph in
a 330 page book (compared to 294 in the previous edition)?


I hadn't realised that you had devoted just one paragraph to the whole
Truong/Polgar-USCF scandal.
Why on earth did you mention it in the original post?




You forgot to mention that they also interviewed Sam Sloan
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