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|Jul-18-06|| ||dakgootje: Get well as soon as possible again and enjoy the coffee ^_^|
|Jul-18-06|| ||apawnandafool: really sorry to hear about it. my dad had one of those, a minor one too. don't worry, you'll be bouncing back in no time, just wait and see!|
|Jul-18-06|| ||mack: My friend's father put his recovery from a stroke down to increased cannabis intake, but we don't exactly condone that sort of thing around here. (Do we?)|
|Jul-18-06|| ||unsound: <Mack> Whatever works for Eric works for us. (I like that it was "increased" intake.)|
|Jul-18-06|| ||acirce: Well, there are indications that cannabis use increases the risk of having a stroke in the first place.|
|Jul-18-06|| ||mack: Right, well my friend's father was probably talking nonsense. And come to think of it, he has since had another stroke.|
|Jul-18-06|| ||Eric Schiller: Doctors told me that me current level of intake was acceptable and
"probably good for me". I will confer with doctors before my release and follow their advice. I do need to keep stress levels down. Fortunately
i am doing the recovery in San Francisco.|
|Jul-19-06|| ||IMlday: Making personal health the #1 priority certainly makes sense. Too bad I won't have you to share pizza with in New Street at the Staunton, but that's small potatoes compared to your regaining your strength. As I hear, 'The Lamp-Lighter', Bob Wade has volunteered to take over arbiting for the tourney. That's one less thing for you to worry about.
As for the state of the world, well, it sucks, but that's ordinary and normal, it's always like that.
"I don't know. I don't care. And it doesn't matter." was Kerouac's relaxed conclusion.
Anyway, get well quick!|
|Jul-19-06|| ||A.Alekhine: <ericschiller> any more new books coming out Mr Schiller?|
|Jul-19-06|| ||fred lennox: <Eric> for a swift recovery.|
|Jul-19-06|| ||JustAFish: Good luck Eric on a speedy and meaningful recovery. You've always been one of my favorite kibbitzers here and I enjoyed chatting with you in Minneapolis.|
Have you thought about chess at all recently to see if everything seems to in order? It is possible, though unlikely, that you may see an effect on the way you see a chessboard. I fervently hope that this is not the case.
Neurologists have determined that the right brain (which produces effects on the left side of the body) is the home of most people's spatio-temporal, "intuitive," "pattern recognition" and "integrative" brain functions. So, chess strategy, the spotting of familliar board patterns, and the putting it all together for an overall sense of the position, are pretty right-brained things. Chess tactics- specifically calculation- tends to be a left-brain activity.
|Jul-19-06|| ||Eric Schiller: <lawrence> I'll miss your perspective on world affairs, but Bob Wade is a fine arbiter. I expect to be there next year, and in Gibraltar in January, but things are off to a rough start here. I don't want to go into unpleasant details. The therapists are optimistic.|
<Alekhine> The Big Book of Chess just came out and I have monographs completed on the Morphy Gambit, Smyslov QGA and Frankenstein-Dracula variation of th Vienna. I'm working on my Pterodactyl book here in the hospital. These will be coming from www.chesscountry.com as books and eBooks as will my new video series.
|Jul-19-06|| ||who: I see that your understanding of taking it easy doesn't exclude working on huge books. :) Well good luck.|
|Jul-20-06|| ||Eric Schiller: <WHO> small books, but I enjoy writing and it is relaxing.|
<justafish> Neurologist says chess is so hardwired into my brain that I souldn't suffer any damage and I passed a bunch of pattern recognition tests today. I might try some online games but with a 28k phone line it might be painful.
|Jul-20-06|| ||who: <eric> If you need help checking your books' chess lines with a computer I am willing to do a small part - if it will help you.|
|Jul-20-06|| ||Eric Schiller: <who> I do check them with computer but some require very deep analysis, especially the Frankenstein-Dracula stuff. I'd be happy to send you a PGNfile if you'd like to look things over. just email me at email@example.com. I also have Pterodactyl games that need deep work. I have a powerful new machine, but the deep stuff still takes time, especially Frank-Drac where the machines have real problems, just try the main lines and watch +3 turn into -3 after a day or two!|
|Jul-20-06|| ||who: Then I can't help you; my computer slow. Good luck.|
|Jul-20-06|| ||MaxxLange: I just want to add my voice to the chorus of well-wishers. I hope your recovery goes well, you are a great contributor to this site and we are pulling for you.|
I used to play the Black side of the Frankenstein Dracula line against a friend - I even won a tournament game with it once. Uncompromising chess.
|Jul-21-06|| ||Rocafella: Hope you're well Eric, I'm reading one of your books and I thought of you. Take care.|
|Jul-21-06|| ||Rocafella: Btw if cannabis is your thing, I know a guy.... ;)|
|Jul-23-06|| ||WMD: That is very sad news. No, I mean it...|
|Jul-23-06|| ||Ezzy: Glad to hear you're feeling ok under the circumstances. |
I wish you a speedy recovery and future good health.
|Jul-23-06|| ||Gypsy: <Eric Schiller: I regret that I may not be able to fully communicate with you at this time, because I had a mild stroke on Thursday and am in hospital. ... > I too hope that you are quickly getting well.|
|Jul-28-06|| ||whiskeyrebel: nothing posted here for a few days. I hope all is going well with your recovery Eric.|
|Jul-28-06|| ||Eric Schiller: <whiskey> things are going well and
I hope to return to competition August 5th in Pacifica and at the state championship labor day weekend. The only question is whether I'll have full awareness of the left side of the board and a full sense of danger, typical stroke problems. We'll see.|
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