Unfortunately, the title of this post does not refer to a game of chess between Sam Sloan and the consultation team of Susan Polgar and Paul Truong. It pertains to a lawsuit filed by Sloan against Polgar and Truong in federal court, alleging that they used electronic means to harass and annoy him.
In this year's USCF executive board election, Sloan was ousted from his seat while Polgar and Truong were elected. Sloan is seeking a new election, as well as punitive damages.
That's the bad news! Mark Weeks of About.com thinks that there is a silver lining inside the cloud.