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E Schiller 
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Eric Schiller
Number of games in database: 728
Years covered: 1969 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2031
Highest rating achieved in database: 2370
Overall record: +350 -163 =159 (63.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      56 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (66) 
    A46 D05 D02 A40 A45
 Sicilian (42) 
    B22 B90 B31 B23 B70
 French Defense (39) 
    C15 C11 C00 C01 C10
 King's Indian (27) 
    E60 E61 E73 E74 E76
 French Winawer (23) 
    C15
 Caro-Kann (18) 
    B12 B15 B13 B18 B14
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (61) 
    B18 B12 B19 B10 B17
 Tarrasch Defense (55) 
    D32 D34 D33
 Robatsch (40) 
    B06
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    D02 D00 A40 A41 D05
 Sicilian (27) 
    B42 B43 B41 B22 B23
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D31 D30 D36
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Schiller vs M Arne, 1995 1-0
   Reshevsky vs E Schiller, 1972 0-1
   S Siyuan vs E Schiller, 2005 1/2-1/2
   L Tamarkin vs E Schiller, 1979 0-1
   B Udare vs E Schiller, 1991 0-1
   E Schiller vs Busch, 1970 1-0
   Coffey vs E Schiller, 1986 0-1
   E Schiller vs Ronning, 1984 1-0
   Reito vs E Schiller, 1983 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?]
   Annotated Games by LGTiger
   US Open 1996, Alexandria by Phony Benoni
   Annotated Caro-Kans by Petrocephalon
   Dr. Schiller -CarokannBlack by activateinnerchess
   Tarrasch Defense Rules! by Eric Schiller

GAMES ANNOTATED BY SCHILLER: [what is this?]
   Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945
   E Schiller vs M Arne, 1995
   D D van Geet vs Guyt, 1967
   Golden Executive / Houdini vs Hosea / Schiller / Wall, 2011
   L Shamkovich vs V Zheliandinov, 1959
   >> 185 GAMES ANNOTATED BY SCHILLER

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ERIC SCHILLER
(born Mar-20-1955, 59 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]
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.

http://www.ericschiller.com/

Wikipedia article: Eric Schiller


 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 728  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Schiller vs H Pack 1-03 1969 Port Washington (skittles)C20 King's Pawn Game
2. Chaiken vs E Schiller 0-119 1970 New YorkC23 Bishop's Opening
3. E Schiller vs J Tompkins 1-023 1970 New York City ReserveC57 Two Knights
4. E Schiller vs Busch 1-011 1970 New YorkC57 Two Knights
5. E Schiller vs Flamberg 1-028 1970 Eastern High School ChampionshipC30 King's Gambit Declined
6. Roman vs E Schiller 0-111 1970 New YorkC50 Giuoco Piano
7. E Schiller vs Heeley 1-019 1970 Eastern High School ChampionshipC00 French Defense
8. Frank vs E Schiller 0-17 1970 New YorkC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
9. R Gruchacz vs E Schiller ½-½37 1970 New York Junior ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
10. E Schiller vs Freedman 1-051 1970 SmithtownD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. E Schiller vs J Jacobs 1-029 1971 Eastern H.S. ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
12. E Schiller vs A Draifinger 1-031 1971 Eastern High School ChampionshipC00 French Defense
13. E Schiller vs J Jacobs 0-126 1971 Continental JuniorA02 Bird's Opening
14. Lombardy vs E Schiller ½-½36 1971 Simultaneous ExhibitionA52 Budapest Gambit
15. Solomon vs E Schiller 0-133 1971 Eastern High School ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
16. E Schiller vs Bornack 1-025 1971 Manhattan Chess Club ChampionshipB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Gheorghiu vs E Schiller 1-042 1971 Simultaneous ExhibitionA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
18. E Schiller vs V Klemm 1-015 1971 Manhattan Chess Club ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
19. Reshevsky vs E Schiller 0-142 1972 Simultaneous Exhibition, Manhattan Chess ClubD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. E Schiller vs Reents 1-039 1973 Illinois Junior ChampionshipD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
21. E Schiller vs Zacher 1-021 1973 Chicago ChampionshipA80 Dutch
22. T Knight vs E Schiller 0-124 1974 IllinoisE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
23. Hill vs E Schiller 0-131 1974 IllinoisE07 Catalan, Closed
24. Reynolds vs E Schiller  ½-½16 1975 University of ChicagoB41 Sicilian, Kan
25. E Schiller vs T Redman  1-033 1975 University of Chicago InvitationalB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 728  PGN Download
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Jun-01-10  I play the Fred: And for Schiller, too.
Jun-02-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Get well soon!
Jun-02-10  FHBradley: This is sad news. Get well soon.
Jun-02-10  anandrulez: Hi eric get well soon .
Jun-04-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  PinnedPiece: Foot amputation may not be the end of it for a diabetic with capillary problems: kidneys and retinas are also at risk.

Eric needs not only good wishes, but close supervision, & dietary encouragement as well.

.

Jun-04-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Eric, sorry to hear about the foot. Hope you have a good recovery. Get well and get back to posting soon.
Jun-04-10  MaxxLange: <PinnedPiece> is quite correct
Jun-04-10  BobCrisp: No wonder that Eric was so in favour of socialised medicine. Let's hope this doesn't end up costing him an arm and a leg.
Jun-04-10  SufferingBruin: <BobCrisp> Because we are encouraged to avoid personal attacks against users (guideline #3), I cannot say...

Oh, what the hey: you're a jackass. But then again, you knew that.

Jun-05-10  BobCrisp: Don't worry, bro, please feel free if it gives you so much pleasure and me so little trouble.

But I am concerned that you, as an English teacher, albeit one in South Central Los Angeles, apparently have such poor comprehension skills.

My message was evidently a magnanimous one, displaying none of the spite that, for instance, Eric spewed forth upon the recent death of Campomanes.

You may recall that a few years ago, John Watson suffered a stroke that incurred substantial medical bills and a financial appeal was made to the chess community.

Jun-05-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <BobCrisp>

here's my post on page 90..

<wordfunph: here's your post on the death of Campomanes..

<Eric Schiller: An evil man who is not going to be missed. Thoroughly corrupt persecutor of those who wanted chess to move forward. Destroyer of our beloved World Championship. Some champagne with dinner tonight to wish him good riddance!>

now are you happy <Eric Schiller>? your post is sick and no respect to the dead..

may bad karma won't cross your fate <Eric Schiller>..>

bad times for Eric...may Campo rest in peace and forgive Eric for his wicked remarks..

again i repeat...Campo rest in peace. Let go of Eric..

Jun-05-10  SufferingBruin: Bob,

1) I'm not your bro. I think you used the word "bro" as an epithet but one would not want to assume, would one?

2) The "albeit in South Central Los Angeles" line? A condescending touch, spoken like a true conservative.

3) While I appreciate your concern for my comprehension skills, I really think you should clean your own house first.

I love how wingnut conservatives make an outrageous comment (usually an insult) and then raise their hands and say, "who, me?", usually in the midst of making yet another specious if not entirely spacey attack.

Looking forward to your next post.

Jun-05-10  BobCrisp: <I'm not your bro.>

Sorry, sis, it didn't even occur to me that you were female.

Something like 98% of <cg.com>'s readership is male.

Jun-05-10  SufferingBruin: <BobCrisp> Oh, snap! How will I recover!

I'm a guy, friend. Just not your bro.

Shoot, this might be fun. Post another one.

Jun-05-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <BobCrisp> <SufferingBruin>, nice to see you both playing the mind game...chess! peace brothers.. :-)
Jun-05-10  SufferingBruin: <wordfunph> Yeah, we should both put this to rest. I'm going to go outside and see if I can scare up a game. With my rating, I assume most will be fighting to play me, if nothing else to improve their self-esteem. (sigh)

I love this game. Peace right back at ya.

Jun-05-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Eric, I am a bit late, but please accept my best wishes for a full recovery. I am sure you don't need to be told, but you need to take very good care of yourself with diabetes.
Jun-05-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  tud: Best whishes for a good recovery Eric.
Jun-06-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eric Schiller: I am feeling fine and cooperating with the pros. I am already resuming teaching here at the hospital and online.

I am playing online and looking for a new place to live when I get out, as driving will be out of thge question for some time.

Main thing I look forward to is reaql food and coffee.

Jun-06-10  Wyatt Gwyon: Glad to hear you're on the mend. Get better soon. Currently enjoying your book on the Cambridge Springs Defense. Any recommendations on other sources?
Jun-06-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eric Schiller: <wyatt> There is a very good book by GM Jangava, I think (off the top of my head). The opening deserves more attention in elite competition.
Jun-24-10  Dumby: I have no idea what is being discussed here, but the guy's name is Lasha Janjgava...
Jun-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Eric S> <Wyatt> GM Lasha Janjgava's books..

+ The Petroff
+ The Queen's Gambit & Catalan for Black
+ King's Indian & Gruenfeld Fianchetto Lines

Jun-25-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eric Schiller: <word> aLL good books
Jul-01-10  Jamboree: Did anyone see the article by Edward Winter in today's Chessbase which links to this page:

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

I don't know when that page was originally published, but it seems to document a particularly egregious case of wholesale plagiarism!

Some excerpts from Winter's essay:

"The Encyclopaedia of Chess Middlegames (Chess Informant, Belgrade, 1980) was appropriated by Eric Schiller in his volume The Big Book of Combinations (Hypermodern Press, San Francisco, 1994). It is customary for writers of such works to ‘borrow’ widely from each other, but Schiller went far beyond that. He plundered hundreds (many hundreds) of positions, and gave himself away by indiscriminately repeating countless mistakes from the earlier tome. ...
[dozens of examples given]
...
Readers who own the Encyclopaedia of Chess Middlegames and The Big Book of Combinations will see for themselves that the copying perpetrated by Schiller is so extensive that a series of further exposés of his conduct could easily be written, each with a different set of examples."

Perhaps this issue has been answered in the past, but I was curious to hear what Mr. Schiller himself had to say about it, or at least someone could provide a link to a previously published rebuttal, if any.

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