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|Mar-20-13|| ||perfidious: <PawnSac> Wonder how Naka might have felt at a tender young age when he was learning from grandmaster games, had someone suggested that he be unable to use such-and-such information, because it was copyrighted.|
|Mar-20-13|| ||kingfu: Happy Birthday, Boss.|
|Mar-20-13|| ||Castleinthesky: Happy Birthday!!
Nakamura's statement is totally illogical. Does he mean to say that he never read a book where the author anaylzed a chess game of other chess players. As virtually every opening repetoire book does?
Eric has always brought the fun and novelty into chess. I hope he does for many years to come.
|Mar-20-13|| ||tpstar: <Eric Schiller> Happy Birthday!!|
|Apr-01-13|| ||Eric Schiller: Been ill and busy writing and teaching but hope to visit more frequently.|
|Apr-17-13|| ||PawnSac: < perfidious: <PawnSac> Wonder how Naka might have felt at a tender young age when he was learning from grandmaster games, had someone suggested that he be unable to use such-and-such information, because it was copyrighted. >|
Precisely. An inflated ego distorts the perspective. If he had the same mental disposition as when he was a kid he would consider it an honor to help the young aspiring players.
|Apr-17-13|| ||PawnSac: <Eric Schiller: Been ill and busy writing and teaching but hope to visit more frequently.> |
Hope you're feeling better.
A CONTACT button on your web page would be helpful. Or post a generic non-personal contact email address, so that if someone wants to contribute a comment it doesn't have to be public. For example..
your web page.. "I teach chess and English skills on the SF Peninsula and online. In < 20011 > I am teaching at Palo Verde, International and Las Lomitas schools for Bay Area Chess."
I know you're a popular guy, but find it astounding that someone would book you 18 thousand years in advance! <grin>
Anyway.. I have proof-read technical material for decades, and even in some of my writing there are occasional typo's. I appreciate it when people bring things to my attention. it is SO easy for stuff to pass the eye test. The problem is the brain does "auto correction".
Just a suggestion.
|Jun-19-13|| ||Eric Schiller: New health issues limit my chess activity at present, I hope to be back in the fall.|
|Jun-19-13|| ||TheFocus: <Eric> I know that we only wish for your well return. Take care of yourself and your health, and everything else will fall in place.|
|Jun-19-13|| ||DoctorD: Yes, Mr.Schiller I agree, hope all turns out well for you. I have been critical of some of your work in the past but I certainly appreciate your productivity and your love for chess, which is what binds us all. Get well!|
|Jul-08-13|| ||TheFocus: <Eric> I must warn you that <AJ Goldsby> is again claiming that I am you. He thinks that I am after him for his bashing of your books.|
I am sorry that he attacks you through me. I hope that you get well soon.
|Oct-03-13|| ||Eric Schiller: John Watson and I have just finished a major new book, Taming Wild Chess Openings, for eplus chess books, available later this year for ipad and iphone. A print version will appear eventually.|
|Oct-03-13|| ||MarkFinan: Hi Eric.. Firstly, although AJ Goldsby may have criticised your books, he's not attacking you through <Thefocus> at all, he just flatteringly for ,<Thefocus> thought he was you!|
Now the Muppet has promised to give AJ, "No quarter no mercy" for the mistaken identity, so I'd say it's the little runt Thefocus who must not like you.
I know, it's pathetic, but Thefocus is a pathetic little man anyway, so being mistaken for a successful author must really hurt him....not!
Peace out Mr Schiller
|Nov-02-13|| ||DrNyet: That eplus chess book reader is the bomb!|
|Dec-24-13|| ||brankat: Greetings Eric!
Wishing You a very Happy Holiday season!
|Dec-24-13|| ||moronovich: Merry Christmas <Eric>|
And all the best for the New Year !
|Dec-25-13|| ||TheFocus: <Eric Schiller> Merry Christmas!|
|Aug-05-15|| ||James Demery: Hi Eric. l was curious why didnt u become a GM? l dont mean that in a hateful way l mean it more like why do some people become GM's and others dont? Do they have a knowledge of chess that u lack? U have PhD so obviously u have more than enough intelligence. Did u not have time?|
|Oct-29-15|| ||parisattack: Anyone with an update on Herr Schiller?
I was studying is Pterodactyl book last night, wondering how he is doing.
|Jan-03-16|| ||Caissanist: Eric still posts to Facebook regularly. His health is obviously not great, but he's hanging in there: https://www.facebook.com/eric.schil... .|
|Apr-30-18|| ||Richard Taylor: I saw a book of strange openings written or co-written by Schiller. I also have an old book about defense which has some good games in it and is well written although there are some printing typo errors but it is still good on defence and counter attack etc.|
I was also wondering about his health when I saw the 'April Fools Mate' GOTD just now in the Pakham's Attack I think it is...
Maybe specializing in "weird" might help in weekenders and blitz for players who don't like learning main lines (and are ordinary lowish rated club players like myself, when I play which is rare these days...)
Some of those strange openings can be unsettling to face.
|Sep-01-18|| ||Octavia: Hello all, I looked at the link on fb but there is only one pic nothing else. |
I've been playing the CaroKann for years but only now am I studying Complete Defense for KingPawn Openings! It's an ebook. I hope I'm learning something from it. It's got very many detailed instructions.
I hope Eric is ok. I once watched an event in London where he was the arbiter. He looked quite different from this pic.
He won against Nakamura a long time ago. Why didn't he get to be a GM? presumably he didn't get invited to top competitions at the time when it mattered.
|Sep-01-18|| ||Gudrun: yes, his fb is still there. He's got over 1000 friends (so he doesn't need me!) and posted himself last in Oct 2017|
|Sep-24-18|| ||Gallicrow: "Why didn't he get to be a GM? presumably he didn't get invited to top competitions at the time when it mattered."|
Or maybe there's a different reason, one that Mr Schiller shares with me...
|Sep-24-18|| ||Gejewe: <Octavia> <Gallicrow>
I have met Mr. Schiller repeatedly in the 1990's when he played in the Groningen tournament (the Netherlands) and in the US Masters & US Open that he organised in Hawaii in 1998. The next decade I have met him again when at the Gibraltar masters. That must have been around the same time that he was an arbiter at the Staunton memorial in London. This picture surely is an old one, that is how he looked in the 1990ties.
Unfortunately our chessfriend has been suffering from bad illness over a longer period.
The reason for not becoming a grandmaster ? Because only a small group of people that combine a lot of talent with complete focus will make that title in the end. Eric was and probably is addicted to chess, but has so many other interests. University studies and politics just to name a few. I presume that is what Gallicrow means. We fall short of GM status in chess, lacking talent or focus, or most of the time both ;-)|
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