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Date: 18 Feb 2009 04:37:05
From: samsloan
Subject: Michael Aigner says exactly what I have been trying to say for a long
by fpawn on Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:51 pm #128426
The USCF has a long history of secret deals, backstabbing and allowing
your friends to discretely handle your dirty laundry. This certainly
did not start in October of 2007. The USCF, its Executive Board and
even its current Executive Director had plenty of opportunities before
October 2007 to put its foot down and stop the pattern of back room
politics. The events discussed in this thread merely represent the
boiling of a pot that was brewing for months if not years.

Michael Aigner
http://fpawn.blogspot.com




 
Date: 18 Feb 2009 11:10:41
From: None
Subject: Re: Michael Aigner says exactly what I have been trying to say for a
On Feb 18, 12:00=A0pm, "parrthe...@cs.com" <parrthe...@cs.com > wrote:
> THIS CRAZY WORLD OF CHESS (page 160) by GM Larry Evans
>
> Happy Talk Is Here Again
>
> As a matter of fact the USCF has earned a reputation for secrecy,
> sweetheart deals, and censorship. In 1961, for example, an outstanding
> editor named Frank Brady (author of Bobby Fischer=92s biography, Profile
> of a Prodigy) was fired for printing letters from readers who were
> outraged when a brash young Fischer forfeited an unfinished tied match
> against veteran Samuel Reshevsky in California. A small clique of
> politicians who controlled Chess Life, not daring to offend the
> wealthy match sponsor, tried to conceal how the kid got a raw deal.
> This incident contributed to his feelings of persecution and so
> embittered Bobby that he later dubbed the magazine "Chess Lies."
>
> Some editors waged lonely struggles on behalf of readers kept in the
> dark as various USCF regimes buried mistakes and misdeeds in the pages
> of what they regarded as their magazine. Too often editors were caught
> in the middle, lacking support and independence, serving at the
> pleasure of petty bureaucrats with agendas of their own.
>
> How America Is Betrayed In World Chess (page 104)
>
> Former Chess Life editor Larry Parr recently noted that Inside Chess
> lasted from 1988 to 2000 and the one article that still stands out in
> his mind was one I wrote called "How America is Betrayed in World
> Chess."
>
> It prompted our FIDE delegate Don Schultz to sue me for $21 million,
> claiming in a sworn affidavit that I ruined his ambition to become
> president of FIDE. His case was tossed out of court. The controversial
> article is reprinted below from Volume 1, issue 4 (February 24, 1988).
> Updates are in brackets with subheads added for ease of reading.
>
> In his book Chessdon, Don Schultz later explained: "In retrospect, I
> never should have filed the lawsuit. Aside from advising me to ask for
> such a ridiculous amount of money, my lawyer failed to fully consider
> that I am, for matters of chess, a limited public figure. Therefore,
> to win the lawsuit, thre things needed to be proven, a) that Evans was
> lying, b) that e was doing it maliciously and c) that I incurred real
> damage. his is an almost impossible thing to do. Furthermore, for me o
> sue Evans would be like a president of the USA suing ABC newscaster
> Sam Donaldson for something Donaldson reported on.
>
> It took a long time to heal the wounds. In 1997 GM Larry Evans, his
> wife Ingrid, Larry Parr, Dato Tan, Teresa [my wife] myself and a few
> other friends met in Las Vegas and had a delightful dinner in a warm
> friendly environment."
>
>
>
> samsloan wrote:
> > by fpawn on Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:51 pm #128426
> > The USCF has a long history of secret deals, backstabbing and allowing
> > your friends to discretely handle your dirty laundry. This certainly
> > did not start in October of 2007. The USCF, its Executive Board and
> > even its current Executive Director had plenty of opportunities before
> > October 2007 to put its foot down and stop the pattern of back room
> > politics. The events discussed in this thread merely represent the
> > boiling of a pot that was brewing for months if not years.
>
> > Michael Aigner
> >http://fpawn.blogspot.com- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

spammer


 
Date: 18 Feb 2009 09:00:39
From: parrthenon@cs.com
Subject: Re: Michael Aigner says exactly what I have been trying to say for a
THIS CRAZY WORLD OF CHESS (page 160) by GM Larry Evans

Happy Talk Is Here Again

As a matter of fact the USCF has earned a reputation for secrecy,
sweetheart deals, and censorship. In 1961, for example, an outstanding
editor named Frank Brady (author of Bobby Fischer=92s biography, Profile
of a Prodigy) was fired for printing letters from readers who were
outraged when a brash young Fischer forfeited an unfinished tied match
against veteran Samuel Reshevsky in California. A small clique of
politicians who controlled Chess Life, not daring to offend the
wealthy match sponsor, tried to conceal how the kid got a raw deal.
This incident contributed to his feelings of persecution and so
embittered Bobby that he later dubbed the magazine "Chess Lies."

Some editors waged lonely struggles on behalf of readers kept in the
dark as various USCF regimes buried mistakes and misdeeds in the pages
of what they regarded as their magazine. Too often editors were caught
in the middle, lacking support and independence, serving at the
pleasure of petty bureaucrats with agendas of their own.

How America Is Betrayed In World Chess (page 104)

Former Chess Life editor Larry Parr recently noted that Inside Chess
lasted from 1988 to 2000 and the one article that still stands out in
his mind was one I wrote called "How America is Betrayed in World
Chess."

It prompted our FIDE delegate Don Schultz to sue me for $21 million,
claiming in a sworn affidavit that I ruined his ambition to become
president of FIDE. His case was tossed out of court. The controversial
article is reprinted below from Volume 1, issue 4 (February 24, 1988).
Updates are in brackets with subheads added for ease of reading.

In his book Chessdon, Don Schultz later explained: "In retrospect, I
never should have filed the lawsuit. Aside from advising me to ask for
such a ridiculous amount of money, my lawyer failed to fully consider
that I am, for matters of chess, a limited public figure. Therefore,
to win the lawsuit, thre things needed to be proven, a) that Evans was
lying, b) that e was doing it maliciously and c) that I incurred real
damage. his is an almost impossible thing to do. Furthermore, for me o
sue Evans would be like a president of the USA suing ABC newscaster
Sam Donaldson for something Donaldson reported on.

It took a long time to heal the wounds. In 1997 GM Larry Evans, his
wife Ingrid, Larry Parr, Dato Tan, Teresa [my wife] myself and a few
other friends met in Las Vegas and had a delightful dinner in a warm
friendly environment."



samsloan wrote:
> by fpawn on Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:51 pm #128426
> The USCF has a long history of secret deals, backstabbing and allowing
> your friends to discretely handle your dirty laundry. This certainly
> did not start in October of 2007. The USCF, its Executive Board and
> even its current Executive Director had plenty of opportunities before
> October 2007 to put its foot down and stop the pattern of back room
> politics. The events discussed in this thread merely represent the
> boiling of a pot that was brewing for months if not years.
>
> Michael Aigner
> http://fpawn.blogspot.com


 
Date: 18 Feb 2009 08:04:15
From: None
Subject: Re: Michael Aigner says exactly what I have been trying to say for a
On Feb 18, 7:37=A0am, samsloan <samhsl...@gmail.com > wrote:
> by fpawn on Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:51 pm #128426
> The USCF has a long history of secret deals, backstabbing and allowing
> your friends to discretely handle your dirty laundry. This certainly
> did not start in October of 2007. The USCF, its Executive Board and
> even its current Executive Director had plenty of opportunities before
> October 2007 to put its foot down and stop the pattern of back room
> politics. The events discussed in this thread merely represent the
> boiling of a pot that was brewing for months if not years.
>
> Michael Aignerhttp://fpawn.blogspot.com

The major ring leader from then to now is Don Schultz who Jim Eade
referred to as "Donny the Weasel."