2013-06-12 11:42:29 UTC
name of Sam Sloan was not allowed to appear in Chess Life magazine.
Regular columnists such as Larry Evans, Pal Benko, Jerry Hanken and
Hough all wrote articles mentioning Sloan's name, only to have that
name deleted under orders from the ED.
Jerry Hanken even called the Chess Life editor on the phone and
vehemently argued that Sloan's name be put back in the article, to no
Of course, Sloan's name had to appear when he was running as a
candidate. However, other than that, Sloan's name has never appeared
in a chess news article during the entire term of the recently
There is one exception: The name of Sam Sloan did appear as a wrong
answer to a quiz by Grandmaster Andy Soltis. The quiz was about who
won the unrated prize at the 1964 US Junior Championship. (For the
surprising correct answer to this question, look up the article.)
The question is: Now that that ED is gone and we have a new ED, will
the ban on Sloan's name be continued?