Frank Niro, Executive Director of the U.S. Chess Federation is expected to be discharged from the hospital tomorrow, Saturday, February 8.   I have spoken to him and he is doing very well.  A full recovery is expected and tests showed there was no damage to his heart.

The medical cause seems to have been a blood clot.  Stress was not a factor and he expects no
restrictions on his ability to perform his duties.  Frank is eager to return to work as early as next week.

(Signed) John McCrary, USCF President homepage