Chess in the United States has grown tremendously, especially among the scholastic market in the last few years. However, dirty, petty, vindictive chess politics within the governing body (USCF) stopped the growth of organized rated chess in this country. The membership level has gone down instead of up.

One obvious solution is to get experienced and passionate professionals to run for the Executive Board instead of allowing people with conviction records or bad news chess politicians to run US Chess.

This question was raised elsewhere and I think it is a good question to discuss. Can you think of 3-5 good candidates to run for the 3 Executive Board seats in the upcoming 2007 election?

The same question can be raised about FIDE. Can you name a few good candidates to run in the next FIDE election? Posted by Picasa

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