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Eric Schiller
E Schiller 
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Number of games in database: 726
Years covered: 1969 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 1989
Highest rating achieved in database: 2370

Overall record: +349 -161 =158 (64.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 58 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (66) 
    A46 D05 D02 A40 A45
 Sicilian (41) 
    B90 B31 B22 B70 B45
 French Defense (36) 
    C15 C11 C01 C10
 King's Indian (34) 
    E60 E77 E76 E73 E61
 French Winawer (23) 
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B12 B13 B15 B18 B17
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (54) 
    B18 B12 B17 B10 B13
 Tarrasch Defense (53) 
    D34 D32
 Robatsch (36) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    D02 D00 A40 A41 A46
 Sicilian (26) 
    B42 B43 B41 B27 B22
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D31 D30 D06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Schiller vs M Arne, 1995 1-0
   E Schiller vs Busch, 1970 1-0
   Reshevsky vs E Schiller, 1972 0-1
   E Schiller vs V Ossipov, 2005 1-0
   Bafrali vs E Schiller, 1991 0-1
   E Schiller vs P Grieve, 2005 1-0
   S Siyuan vs E Schiller, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Frank vs E Schiller, 1970 0-1
   Roman vs E Schiller, 1970 0-1
   A Mengarini vs E Schiller, 1980 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1994 Hawaii by gauer
   2000 American open by gauer
   1988 Pan-Am intercollegiate by gauer
   Annotated Games by LGTiger
   Annotated Caro-Kans by Petrocephalon
   US Open 1996, Alexandria by Phony Benoni

   Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945
   D D van Geet vs Guyt, 1967
   J Perrier vs F J Wellmuth, 1917
   E Schiller vs M Arne, 1995
   Adorjan vs G Glatt, 1982

   🏆 US Game in 30 Championship
   S Sloan vs E Schiller (Oct-27-12) 0-1
   V Kuehnast vs E Schiller (Feb-01-12) 1-0
   E Schiller vs O Dolgova (Jan-31-12) 0-1
   K Lundback vs E Schiller (Jan-30-12) 0-1
   E Schiller vs W Leimeister (Jan-29-12) 0-1

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(born Mar-20-1955, 63 years old) United States of America

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Eric Andrew Schiller was born in New York. He has served as an international organizer for FIDE, and also an international arbiter most notably for the Kramnik-Kasparov World Championship match. Mr. Schiller also captained several Pan-American Intercollegiate teams, as well as the World Youth Championship in Chicago.

Over-the-board accomplishments include obtaining the USCF Life Master, and FIDE Master titles. He won the 1974 Illinois State Championship, and the 1995 Calchess State Championship. Schiller has also established himself as a prolific and popular author of a wide range of chess books.

Wikipedia article: Eric Schiller

Last updated: 2018-07-23 14:08:49

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 726  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Schiller vs H Pack 1-031969Port Washington (skittles)C20 King's Pawn Game
2. E Schiller vs Heeley 1-0191970Eastern High School ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. Roman vs E Schiller 0-1111970New YorkC50 Giuoco Piano
4. Frank vs E Schiller 0-171970New YorkC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
5. R Gruchacz vs E Schiller ½-½371970New York Junior ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
6. Chaiken vs E Schiller 0-1191970New YorkC23 Bishop's Opening
7. E Schiller vs Freedman 1-0511970SmithtownD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. E Schiller vs J Tompkins 1-0231970New York City ReserveC57 Two Knights
9. E Schiller vs Flamberg 1-0281970Eastern High School ChampionshipC30 King's Gambit Declined
10. E Schiller vs Busch 1-0111970New YorkC57 Two Knights
11. E Schiller vs Bornack 1-0251971Manhattan Chess Club ChampionshipB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. E Schiller vs V Klemm 1-0151971Manhattan Chess Club ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
13. E Schiller vs J Jacobs 1-0291971Eastern H.S. ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
14. Lombardy vs E Schiller ½-½361971Simultaneous ExhibitionA52 Budapest Gambit
15. E Schiller vs A Draifinger 1-0311971Eastern High School ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
16. Solomon vs E Schiller 0-1331971Eastern High School ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
17. E Schiller vs J Jacobs 0-1261971Continental JuniorA02 Bird's Opening
18. Gheorghiu vs E Schiller 1-0421971Simultaneous ExhibitionA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
19. Reshevsky vs E Schiller 0-1421972Simultaneous Exhibition, Manhattan Chess ClubD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. E Schiller vs Zacher 1-0211973Chicago ChampionshipA80 Dutch
21. E Schiller vs D Reents 1-0391973Illinois Junior ChampionshipD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
22. Hill vs E Schiller 0-1311974IllinoisE07 Catalan, Closed
23. T Knight vs E Schiller 0-1241974IllinoisE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
24. E Schiller vs Polikoff 1-0301975IllinoisD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
25. E Schiller vs J Tomas  0-1401975Illinois Class ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
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  Richard Taylor: Eric Schiller was ill last time I heard. But best wishes and I hope you (he) is well) or better.
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  whiteshark: Happy Birthday, Eric!

Get well soon! Health is really our greatest asset.

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  chancho: Happy Birthday, Mr Schiller.
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  PawnSac: <GM Nakamura's reaction on Twitter suggests that he is not really happy:

"It is truly disgusting that people are allowed to write books and profit off of our games without our permission".>

I am a hydraulic engineer, and regularly write technical material and create new products, redesign of parts, and so forth. I have several US patents on parts i've designed, and new technology i've created, so i'm familiar with patents and copyrights. I know books are a slightly different area of legalese, as far as what constitutes "plagarism" and so forth. But in general i think it runs this way..

The games themselves, since they are in the public venue, can not be copyrighted. Take for example a football game. No player can demand royalties from a sports commentator for doing an article or news brief on his play. The game in that sense is public domain. The chess game score sheets are also not copyrighted, and as on are available for download or review, and are entered into public domain. Now if Naka wrote a book, and another book quoted his text without permission, that is, a sizeable enough portion, THEN that would be "illegal". But a brief quote, like for example..
<Hikaru, in his book, [title], said that the line following [move sequence] "leads to a white advantage", and we tend to agree.> where the quote is Naka's, is also acceptable. It's like quoting the president in a speech, or a player who made a public comment during interview. As long as you QUOTE ACCURATELY (so as not to distort) and GIVE CREDIT for the source, its like quoting Encyclopedia Britannica. Just like a paper written for a philosophy course, or such in university. The Tarabian format and requirement for a certain number of quotes from ORIGINAL SOURCE DOCUMENTS with appropriate footnotes teaches a proper scholastic method for citing other's work. This is acceptable and is part of intellectual freedom. BUT when the quantity gets larger (like pages of text) THEN there is a breach, since anything beyond a reasonable quote must have written permission from author and/or publisher.

As for books... the name of any public figure, whether sports, TV, etc can be used as long as it is not derogatory (defamatory libel). Further, when one writes a book, it is not really the game score one buys, but the COMMENTARY, background information, and insight and so forth that the author contributes. For example, if i buy MY 60 MEMORABLE GAMES, it is not the game score i want but Fischer's analysis! THATS what i pay for. I can get the game scores from various sources. Now if an author writes a book, and someone else uses the same commentary and insight on the same game, even if he changes the words around a little, can STILL constitute a breach of copyright or theft of intellectual property.

But really.. Naka's response is very immature. He should be PLEASED that people are using his name and citing his games. It makes him famous! THEN when he writes his own book, it is considered all the more valuable and his sales go up! The fact that every GM on the planet was preoccupied with Fischer's games and performance record is exactly what made Fischer's books best sellers!

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  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.
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  kingfu: Happy Birthday, Boss.
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  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.

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  tpstar: <Eric Schiller> Happy Birthday!!
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  Eric Schiller: Been ill and busy writing and teaching but hope to visit more frequently.
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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

Best wishes.

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.

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  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

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  DrNyet: That eplus chess book reader is the bomb!
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  brankat: Greetings Eric!

Wishing You a very Happy Holiday season!

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  moronovich: Merry Christmas <Eric>

And all the best for the New Year !

Dec-25-13  TheFocus: <Eric Schiller> Merry Christmas!
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  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: .
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  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.

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