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Eric Schiller
E Schiller 
photo courtesy of ericschiller.com  
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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (66) 
    A46 D05 A40 D02 A45
 Sicilian (41) 
    B90 B31 B22 B45 B70
 French Defense (36) 
    C15 C11 C01 C10
 King's Indian (34) 
    E60 E76 E77 E75 E73
 French Winawer (23) 
    C15
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B12 B15 B13 B18 B14
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (54) 
    B18 B12 B17 B10 B13
 Tarrasch Defense (53) 
    D34 D32
 Robatsch (36) 
    B06
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    D02 D00 A40 A41 D05
 Sicilian (26) 
    B42 B41 B43 B22 B27
 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
   E Schiller vs P Grieve, 2005 1-0
   Bafrali vs E Schiller, 1991 0-1
   Frank vs E Schiller, 1970 0-1
   S Siyuan vs E Schiller, 2005 1/2-1/2
   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

GAMES ANNOTATED BY SCHILLER: [what is this?]
   Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945
   D D van Geet vs Guyt, 1967
   J Perrier vs F J Wellmuth, 1917
   Kasparov vs Najdorf, 1982
   E Schiller vs M Arne, 1995
   >> 185 GAMES ANNOTATED BY SCHILLER

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 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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ERIC SCHILLER
(born Mar-20-1955, died Nov-03-2018, 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.

US Chess Federation's obituary notice: https://new.uschess.org/news/eric-s...

Wikipedia article: Eric Schiller

Last updated: 2018-11-06 14:27:37

 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. R Gruchacz vs E Schiller ½-½371970New York Junior ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
3. Frank vs E Schiller 0-171970New YorkC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
4. Chaiken vs E Schiller 0-1191970New YorkC23 Bishop's Opening
5. E Schiller vs J Tompkins 1-0231970New York City ReserveC57 Two Knights
6. E Schiller vs Freedman 1-0511970SmithtownD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. E Schiller vs Flamberg 1-0281970Eastern High School ChampionshipC30 King's Gambit Declined
8. E Schiller vs Busch 1-0111970New YorkC57 Two Knights
9. E Schiller vs Heeley 1-0191970Eastern High School ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
10. Roman vs E Schiller 0-1111970New YorkC50 Giuoco Piano
11. E Schiller vs V Klemm 1-0151971Manhattan Chess Club ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
12. E Schiller vs J Jacobs 1-0291971Eastern H.S. ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Lombardy vs E Schiller ½-½361971Simultaneous ExhibitionA52 Budapest Gambit
14. E Schiller vs A Draifinger 1-0311971Eastern High School ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
15. Solomon vs E Schiller 0-1331971Eastern High School ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
16. E Schiller vs Bornack 1-0251971Manhattan Chess Club ChampionshipB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
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 D Reents 1-0391973Illinois Junior ChampionshipD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
21. E Schiller vs Zacher 1-0211973Chicago ChampionshipA80 Dutch
22. T Knight vs E Schiller 0-1241974IllinoisE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
23. Hill vs E Schiller 0-1311974IllinoisE07 Catalan, Closed
24. Reynolds vs E Schiller  ½-½161975University of ChicagoB41 Sicilian, Kan
25. E Schiller vs J J Hastings 1-0221975University of ChicagoD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
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Sep-30-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eric Schiller: I'll post a bit more on this toilet brouha-ha but i9t really is Deja News. Kasparov was just as mad as Topalov until I calmed him down and put in mutually agreed provisions that did no violate either player's dignity (much). As I recall, it took 15-20 minutes to sort out. The only inconvenience was to the arbiters, which is as it should be,
Sep-30-06  Kean: and then it was kasparov, whom must have been much more excitable than five topalovs...
Sep-30-06  ARTIN: Eric, don't you think Topalov's appeal (and the way his manager handled it) pursues something more than just fair play?

I think that FIDE is losing its credibility day by day. I am wondering if people like you, Ray Keene and others in the chess elite who have certain amount of respect and influence can pressure FIDE to clean up their mess. Because FIDE probably doesn't care what fans like me think, but they are likely to care what you guys think.

Sep-30-06  ughaibu: FIDE lost their credibility years ago.
Sep-30-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eric Schiller: No, they don't care what Ray and I think. All I can sday is that we had this exact situation and we handled it easily. They have no clue and don't seem aware of the precedent, which Kasparov, Keene, "Knuckles", Filipowicz and Averbakh can confirm. Kramnik, of course, has been through this before.
Sep-30-06  whiskeyrebel: How fitting that the FIDE farce loses control of a WC match due to a locked toilet in Kirsan's mighty chess city. If this is where it ends it's appropriate.
Oct-08-06  schnarre: <whiskeyrebel> Dare we ponder what will come next?!
Oct-16-06  Kriegspiel: Eric,

Since you are something of a maven where novel openings are concerned, I thought I would seek your wisdom regarding the following.

I recently came across a Web site having a section called "Avant Garde (wins by Black)" featuring a lot of games with an unusual, hypermodern Black defense, which incorporates ideas I had been toying with recently, but which I had given up on, not being skilled enough to make them work against a strong chess engine. (Before I found the Web site, I had just assumed that the ideas were something unworkable I had come up with.) The basic final opening position (for Black) -- looks like this:


click for larger view

What is this opening, and where do I find out how to play it (books)? These games are classified B06 but that is far too vague. The Web site is:

http://www.queensac.com/archive/ope...

Kriegspiel

Oct-29-06  Karpova: <Eric Schiller: <Ray> I am Jew-ish, that is I am a genetically the products of Jewish ancestry but I have nothing to do with the religion, culturally my insistence on smoked salmon on a bagel for breakfast is as close as I come, and people familiar with my politics know that I am fiercely opposed to Israeli policy. Not that I have any prejudice against those who choose to follow that particular religion, any more so than any other religion with an anthropomorphic deity.>

<Eric Schiller> i post this here though it's from <Ray Keene>'s site. I think it's quite interseting to see you justifying your and excusing for your religion.

What happened on Keene's site: There's obviously a malinformation on Wikipedia stating he was jewish. He is not. That's all. Of course, might sound starnge to emphasize this but he tries to put it into persepctive by making clear that he has jewish friends and acquaintances. So he doesn't feel insulted by being called a jew but it's just not true. As if they were stating he was female - nothing bad about being female - but just not true.

Now, he gave you as an example for a jewish friend and the first thing you come up with - your very first reaction - is to make sure that judaism doesn't play any role for you in your life. You are like as less jewish as possible. You do even condemn Israel's foreign policy. The question is: why? Do you think there was any reason to state that as if <Ray Keene>'s statement had damaged your reputation? Or just another display of the famous jewish self-hatred?

Oct-29-06  Zebra: <ARTIN: I think that FIDE is losing its credibility day by day. I am wondering if people like you, Ray Keene and others in the chess elite who have certain amount of respect and influence can pressure FIDE to clean up their mess. Because FIDE probably doesn't care what fans like me think, but they are likely to care what you guys think.>

What I would like to see is for these same respected people to get together with world champion Kramnik and take the world championship out of the hands of FIDE all together.

Oct-29-06  eggwipe: <Now, he gave you as an example for a jewish friend and the first thing you come up with - your very first reaction - is to make sure that judaism doesn't play any role for you in your life. You are like as less jewish as possible. You do even condemn Israel's foreign policy. The question is: why? Do you think there was any reason to state that as if <Ray Keene>'s statement had damaged your reputation? Or just another display of the famous jewish self-hatred?>

What the hell?

Oct-29-06  Ziggurat: <Karpova> Why the outburst? Clearly, there is a difference between ancestry and religion, which was what Schiller was getting at.
Oct-29-06  Open Defence: I think Eric might have been trying to get the point that even though one may have Jewish ancestory .. it does not mean you practice Judaism and hence the term "Jewish" can mean different things.... but only he can verify this....
Oct-29-06  Karpova: <Ziggurat>
Just wondering why <Eric Schiller> felt it was necessary to state that. They were talking about Wikipedia being unreliable.
<Eric Schiller> gave an answer to that but he emphasized how less he has to do with his mosaic religion (that it's in fact not <his> religion) which was completely out of context there. That's why i'm asking.
Oct-29-06  eggwipe: <<Eric Schiller> gave an answer to that but he emphasized how less he has to do with his mosaic religion (that it's in fact not <his> religion) which was completely out of context there.> It wasn't out of context. Keene was listed as a Jewish chess player on wiki - he isn't and said so. He mentioned that some of his friends are Jewish, including Eric. Eric qualified that by saying that he's Jewish by ancestry but not by religious practice. At no point can it be inferred from his comments that he is a 'self-hating' Jew. He even said: <Not that I have any prejudice against those who choose to follow that particular religion>. It's like he was anticipating an overly sensitive response from someone.
Oct-29-06  Karpova: <eggwipe: It wasn't out of context. Keene was listed as a Jewish chess player on wiki - he isn't and said so.>

So what was the context: Reliability of Wikipedia.
Not what <Eric Schiller> thinks about <his> religion. What does <Eric Schiller>'s statement he was jewish by ancestry and not by religious practice have to do with Wikipedia?

<At no point can it be inferred from his comments that he is a 'self-hating' Jew.>

Nobody inferred this. There's a difference between a claim and a question (i.e. the use of a question mark).

Oct-29-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: The term "Jewish" can mean two entirely different things: the religion, and the heritage/ethnicity. Therefore it's a perfectly reasonable distinction to make-- personally I appreciate it.

P.S. Eric, your website is offline. Check into that.

Oct-29-06  Lt. Col. Majid: <Sneaky: The term "Jewish" can mean two entirely different things: the religion, and the heritage/ethnicity. Therefore it's a perfectly reasonable distinction to make-- personally I appreciate it.>

Well put ... I agree entirely. I see nothing wrong with Eric making that distincton which I also appreciate.

Oct-29-06  eggwipe: <Karpova> <So what was the context: Reliability of Wikipedia. Not what <Eric Schiller> thinks about <his> religion. What does <Eric Schiller>'s statement he was jewish by ancestry and not by religious practice have to do with Wikipedia?> The context was not exclusively that. As I said previously, Ray Keene also mentioned that some of his friends were Jewish - like Eric. Eric responded saying he is Jew-ish. So he wasn't kibitzing off-topic.

<There's a difference between a claim and a question (i.e. the use of a question mark).> Yes, and I can ask you if you're a paedophile, right? Asking questions like that suggests that you might be, so you did <infer>.

Oct-29-06  Karpova: <eggwipe: The context was not exclusively that. As I said previously, Ray Keene also mentioned that some of his friends were Jewish - like Eric. Eric responded saying he is Jew-ish. So he wasn't kibitzing off-topic.>

<Ray Keene> said that some of his friends were jewish, etc. to make sure that he didn't have anything against jews or something but that Wikipedia had wrong information. That's all.

Eric didn't just respond saying he was jewish but also made this distinction and put great emphasis on the distinction itself. The question i was asking is: Why did he feel like having to distinguish between his jewish ancestry and his (non existent) religious practice?

And that's why <Sneaky> completely misses the point. It's not about the distinction itself but about bringing it up when they're talking about Wikipedia's article on <Ray Keene>

Oct-29-06  eggwipe: <Karpova> I think you're seeing something that isn't there. Eric didn't take what Ray said as a slur.

<Eric didn't just respond saying he was jewish but also made this distinction and put great emphasis on the distinction itself.> I don't see the 'great emphasis.' <I am a genetically the products of Jewish ancestry but I have nothing to do with the religion> Is it the latter part of that sentence? I don't think he means 'I have nothing to do with...' in the sense that he turns his nose up at it. Indeed, he made this clear. <Not that I have any prejudice against those who choose to follow that particular religion>.

<Why did he feel like having to distinguish between his jewish ancestry and his (non existent) religious practice?> You didn't have to say that and I don't have to this, but you did and I am. If we only had to speak out of necessity the Chessgames pages would be empty. I'm repeating myself, but Eric replied (rather than reacted) to something Ray said. It wasn't as if he said out of nowhere 'I'm not a Jew! I'm not a Jew!' (that would be weird).

Oct-29-06  Karpova: <eggwipe: <Karpova> I think you're seeing something that isn't there. Eric didn't take what Ray said as a slur.>

No, it's the other way round - you see something that isn't there. First, the context of <Eric>'s statement regarding judaism when there was none. I already explained why <Ray Keene> came up with this topic (due to the Wikipedia article on him). Second, i never said or though or insinuated <Eric> took <Ray Keene>'s comment as a slur. This was completely out of question.

<Is it the latter part of that sentence? I don't think he means 'I have nothing to do with...' in the sense that he turns his nose up at it. Indeed, he made this clear.>

Your last sentence is the important one! I'm actually asking why he felt he had to make this clear as if this had anything to do with the Wikipedia article on <Ray Keene>. It's about nothing else.

Oct-29-06  eggwipe: <i never said or though or insinuated <Eric> took <Ray Keene>'s comment as a slur.>

I based that on you saying:

<Do you think there was any reason to state that as if <Ray Keene>'s statement had damaged your reputation?>

<I'm actually asking why he felt he had to make this clear> I don't think he felt he had to make it clear. He said it as a point of interest for Ray.

Oct-29-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <Kriegspiel> That position you give isn't so much a specific opening line as it is an extreme example of two competing structures/systems.

White's development is very classical - almost to the point of naivety. Central pawns on e4 and d4, knights on f3 and c3, bishops on c4 and f4, kingside castling and R+Q on central files - it's something like a textbook from 100 years ago would give as an example of ideal development.

Black, by contrast, is totally hypermodern. Both bishops fianchettoed, knights on e7 and d7, 3rd rank hedgehog-style pawn shield with ...a6/b6/d6/e6/g6/h6. Once again, something of an exaggeration.

Their relative merits in this precise position is another question, of course.

Oct-29-06  Karpova: <eqqwipe: <I'm actually asking why he felt he had to make this clear> I don't think he felt he had to make it clear. He said it as a point of interest for Ray.>

Cause it has so much to do with Wikipedia's reliability, right? And <Ray Keene> said that <Eric Schiller> was his friend so maybe he doesn't need <chessgames.com> to tell <Ray Keene> about his ancestry. Or do you want to insinuate they had no other possibility to communicate?

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