Saturday, January 23, 2010

Polgar Wins

Indications from the USCF's Forums that the settlement involved cash payments to Susan Polgar. Amid all of the spin that has come from that place, money talks loudest.

If this proves to be true, then this fact addresses the central question of Paul Truong's innocence of the FSS Affair.

We'll keep track of this story and report developments.


New development: USCF issues Press Release.

My summary:
1) Polgar/Truong to stay out of USCF.
2) USCF's insurance company pays $131,000 to USCF and $39,000 to Polgar's lawyers.
3) They release each other from all claims.
4) Does not cover Gregory Alexander or Sam Sloan.


  1. The announcement I read indicated that there were NO cash payments. NO winners (except the lawyers) and everyone else was a loser with a big L.
    I don't see how anyone can doubt that Truong was behind at least some of the FSS postings, but I don't see why that ever mattered.
    When the federation was sued, he needed to assist in its defense or resign.

  2. Jack, I'm sorry, but Bullshit. I'll have my own summary later.

  3. See my response to the summary referred to.

  4. As a result of the litigation:

    * Net of legal fees, Polgar lost an enormous pile of loot.

    * She and Paul are no longer allowed to serve in any leadership capacity in the USCF; they can't even be members.

    * By a huge majority, the delegates agreed with the Board's decision to terminate their membership.

    * The Cohen report got released. A Ph.D. in computer science who knows more about internet protocols, hacking, and computer security than the entire combined membership of the USCF has labeled Polgar's and Truong's claims--that he didn't impostor Sam Sloan on RGCP, and that she didn't purloin Hough's emails--as so much horsefeathers. He just didn't use those exact words.

    If that's a victory, then I'm a super-elite GM.