scandal in the chess world

Last week, a majority on the executive board of the United States Chess Federation formally asked a member to resign amid allegations that he posted fake messages under other people's names on internet bulletin boards to get elected to the board: Member of U.S. Chess Federation’s Board Is Asked to Resign in Dispute Over an Election.

Four of the board's seven members called for Paul Truong's resignation, prompted by a lawsuit filed last year by a former board member, Samuel H. Sloan. The suit claims that Truong and his wife, Susan Polgar, another board member, posted comments about candidates in the name of Sloan and others. Many of the comments were sexual in nature. That's right. Chess geeks play dirty. (Thanks, Brendan)

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