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buddy2 49 ( +1 | -1 )
USCF meltdown Anyone following the near bankruptcy of U.S.C.F.? Seems like the've let go 27 people, including editor of the magazine in a frantic effort to stem the outflow of money. I'm sorry it's in sad shape. I'm sure there are plenty of well-heeled U.S. players or corporations who could support U.S. chess with their largess. Playing chess can teach valuable lessons to kids in schools, you'd think the state/federal govt would see the light and fork over a few thousand. But I guess that's socialism.
buddy2 12 ( +1 | -1 )
correction Sorry about wrong info. Seventeen of the staff were let go. Still an awful lot for such a small organization.
riga 26 ( +1 | -1 )
Small but Corupt They deserve everything they get. They aren't exactly the greatest pro-active organization there is and have probably downgraded the lvl of chess in the US. I am a memeber but only because it's a monopoly as far as the US. I'll give them one thing, they are better than FIDE.
bogg 17 ( +1 | -1 )
riga I think you are being too kind. I have not heard of FIDE stealing money from its members or its suppliers. The USCF leadership should be jailed or at least institutionalized.
coyotefan 28 ( +1 | -1 )
Is this a money thing or a reorg thing The USCF has a new President and a new Executive director. This purge could just be new people bringing in their own people. Lets face it, many of the people working of USCF are incompetent, so it is not that surprising that anyone new would want to do some house cleaning.
coyotefan 28 ( +1 | -1 )
Is this a money thing or a reorg thing The USCF has a new President and a new Executive director. This purge could just be new people bringing in their own people. Lets face it, many of the people working of USCF are incompetent, so it is not that surprising that anyone new would want to do some house cleaning.
r_lawrence 7 ( +1 | -1 )
Anyone have ... ... any links with good news articles on this stuff?
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coyotefan 5 ( +1 | -1 )
Not a good one But there is a press release on the uschess.org site.
buddy2 15 ( +1 | -1 )
Inside Story There's probably an inside story about where much of the funding went. I hope it comes out, and we get some competent new people in. We shall see.
v_glorioso12 15 ( +1 | -1 )
they added i think $3 to each year of membership to help bring back some money... i not sure if thats the right $#, but i think thats it
drgandalf 36 ( +1 | -1 )
An alternative to USCF Several OTB chess clubs are starting to associate with www.chess-express.com (remember the dash). CXR provides ratings, including a breakdown for White and for Black. Its turnaround time is about 48 hours, instead of USCF's 48 DAYS. Membership is extremely low.

Tell Russell Mollett, president of CXR, that I sent you. He knows me as the author of "Practical Endgame Weapons".