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Roman vs Eric Schiller
New York (1970), New York, NY USA
Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights Variation (C50)  ·  0-1


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Dec-09-05  ArturoRivera: ?, what the?. whats with this game...Bxf7??, Nd5??? ridiculous
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  Eric Schiller: A scholastic game. In such games, a player often foolishly sacs two pieces for a rook and a pawn, and once in a while overlooks a checkmating move, too. The game is an example of how not to play the opening, for sure. The capture at f7 has been seen half a dozen times in the databases, including this game:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.d3 d6 6.Ng5 O-O 7.Bxf7+ Rxf7 8.Nxf7 Kxf7 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.Qf3 Qxf3 12.gxf3 Nd4 13.O-O-O Nxf3 14.h3 c6 15.Ne2 Be6 16.Kb1 b5 17.c3 a5 18.d4 Bb6 19.h4 b4 20.d5 cxd5 21.exd5 Bf5+ 22.Ka1 Kg8 23.Ng3 Bh7 24.Ne2 bxc3 25.Nxc3 Bd4 26.Rh3 Bf5 27.Rxf3 Bg4 28.Rdd3 Bxf3 29.Rxf3 Rc8 30.Kb1 Bxc3 31.bxc3 Rf8 32.Rxf8+ Kxf8 33.Kb2 Ke7 34.Ka3 Kd7 35.Ka4 Kc7 36.Kxa5 Kb7 37.Kb5 g5 38.hxg5 hxg5 39.a4 g4 40.a5 e4 41.a6+ Ka7 42.Kc6 e3 43.fxe3 g3 44.Kxd6 g2 45.Kc7 g1Q 46.d6 Qxe3 47.d7 Qb6+ 48.Kc8 Qb8# 0-1, Wisgerhof Jan Willem - ♙rince Jip, Hengelo (♘etherlands) 2000

Jan-04-06  ArturoRivera: oh, is this an example of young Schiller?
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  Eric Schiller: <arturo>I was 15, which was young for a chessplayer back in 1970. That was the first year I played USCF-rated chess regularly. The "coach" of my high school team was about a 1300 player at best. We had no organized chess instruction, just got together to play once a week. The Fischer boom came along soon and everything changed.
Jan-05-06  ArturoRivera: Its amazing that being 15 and young at that time i pressume, you still keep playing chess. Before, i know that there were not much resources and chess was not so popular. great that you kept playing none theless.

And its cool that you, being a consumated player, still answer questions from any patzer.

Jan-08-06  skarecrow: Eric: I think it was a fun game, for the age, and a good example for someone just learning the game, of why two minors for a major may not always be right. thanks for the posting....
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  Eric Schiller: Thanks, but it was not much of a game. I learned a lot in two years, producing Reshevsky vs E Schiller, 1972 But everyone has to start somewhere! Some of my other enjoyable juvenalia:

E Schiller vs A Draifinger, 1971
Lombardy vs E Schiller, 1971
E Schiller vs V Klemm, 1971

But I didn't start playing quality chess until 1979 at the New York City Championship, where I made Master, and took up the Caro-Kann.

Jan-11-06  jakes17: thanks
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  fm avari viraf: This is not the "Romam" way.
Sep-06-13  adarsh tripathi: what is the fun in the game nd5 he had overlook or did not seen the mate! and in 1 game

anand vs. sasikiran

sasikiran beat anand from the first white move c3! and anand has also been shame and magnus carlsen also losted from ram arvind ln

adarsh tripathi
chess coach

Sep-06-13  adarsh tripathi: mail me at
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  Nightsurfer: This is amazing: Why for Heaven`s Sake do amateur players fall in love - over and over again - with the quite ridiculous "bargain" of "trading in" Rook & one Pawn versus one Bishop and one Knight on the most delicate <point f7>, please compare <7.Bxf7+?!?!? ... pp.> in this game here <Roman vs Eric Schiller (1970)> with the more or less similar <7.Bxf7+?!?!? ... pp.> in Smudo vs R Gralla, 2004 and/or <7.Bxf7+?!?!? ... pp.> in Ulrich Lang vs R Gralla, 2003 ... :-( ... :-( !?!?
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