Dear friends,

I would like to apologize to all of you in advance but I have just activated the moderation feature on this blog for the first time. Most of you would probably not even notice it but what does it mean? It means that all of your comments will be held in an incoming box for a little bit (most of the time for seconds or minutes) before they are published. This has to be done to prevent people from spamming this blog with inappropriate messages.

You may wonder why it is happening now. The answer is it is the USCF Executive Board election season and this is the most important chess election in the US in a long time. It has been dubbed as the make or break election. It is basically coming down to a new group of incredibly talented, energetic and success professionals who are determined to change the long failing way of this federation versus a group of people who stand for the status quo and believe that the USCF ain’t so bad.

They believe that it is acceptable for the USCF to lose money in 9 of last 11 years (again this year) and nearly went bankrupt not long ago. Wrong! Many things are wrong and it is time for big changes. We can do better and we will do better. There are no more excuses. Our momentum is going very strong and these chess politicians are very afraid. This may be the first time that petty, dirty and destructive politics will end. No more inefficiency! No more unethical conducts! No more unprofessionalism! No more insulting and demeaning members, supporters and sponsors and chasing them away.

They see the writing on the wall. They see their Titanic sinking. They know that the majority of the members only care for chess and not chess politics. They realize that their chances to win are getting smaller and smaller. So just as the one trick pony that does the same thing in every chess election, they send out their agents to launch vicious attacks and malicious lies to smear innocent people.

And since this blog is more popular than any forum that they have access to, they come here to spam. This moderation feature will stop that. Please bear with me for the time being. This is very important to me and to thousands and thousands of USCF members.

Many potential major supporters and sponsors are waiting with big open eyes to see the results of this election. Just as the AF4C and Merrill Lynch (they pulled out after finding disturbing facts about our board members on Google), these people do not want to be associated with the current USCF. They want to see changes as well.

Here are some of the most experienced, talented, passionate and competent people who have the ability to fix this federation. Here are my reasons for recommending them:

FM Paul Truong: He is by far the most successful person in chess marketing, promotion, public relations and management. He can bring something to this federation that no one could in the past. He will also help fix many current weaknesses of the USCF and end the destructive chess politics. He can help the USCF in so many ways!

Dr. Mikhail Korenman: He has a strong record in promoting and organizing major chess events. He’s a member of the USCF Scholastic Council. He is well respected by many people, including former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, 7-time World Champion Anatoly Karpov, and many others. He can help unite the USCF!

NM Randy Bauer: He has had tremendous success as the budget director of the state of Iowa, dealing with a multibillion dollar budget. We need his financial and budgeting expertise to help end massive losses!

I promise that posts about the election will be minimized. Once again, thank you for your understanding and support!

Best wishes,
Susan Polgar

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