Shane Samole, President Emeritus

USCT President EmeritusShane Samole is the founder of the Sidney Samole Chess Museum which houses the World Chess Hall of Fame. The World Chess Hall of Fame has since relocated to Saint Louis.

Samole, is also the President of Excalibur Electronics which he founded in 1992 and has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of Electronic Chess.

In 2005, Ernst & Young named Samole it’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the category of Manufacturing and Distribution.

Excalibur markets over 500 different consumer products in almost every major retailer in North America. Though he says he plays a lot of games, he is particularly devoted to chess.

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