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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: +388 -170 =168 (65.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A46 Queen's Pawn Game (20 games)
E60 King's Indian Defense (18 games)
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   🏆 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.

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 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 Freedman 1-0511970SmithtownD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. E Schiller vs Flamberg 1-0281970Eastern High School ChampionshipC30 King's Gambit Declined
4. E Schiller vs Busch 1-0111970New YorkC57 Two Knights
5. E Schiller vs Heeley 1-0191970Eastern High School ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. Roman vs E Schiller 0-1111970New YorkC50 Giuoco Piano
7. R Gruchacz vs E Schiller ½-½371970New York Junior ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
8. Frank vs E Schiller 0-171970New YorkC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
9. Chaiken vs E Schiller 0-1191970New YorkC23 Bishop's Opening
10. E Schiller vs J Tompkins 1-0231970New York City ReserveC57 Two Knights
11. Solomon vs E Schiller 0-1331971Eastern High School ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
12. E Schiller vs Bornack 1-0251971Manhattan Chess Club ChampionshipB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. E Schiller vs V Klemm 1-0151971Manhattan Chess Club ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
14. E Schiller vs J Jacobs 1-0291971Eastern H.S. ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
15. Lombardy vs E Schiller ½-½361971Simultaneous ExhibitionA52 Budapest Gambit
16. E Schiller vs A Draifinger 1-0311971Eastern High School ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
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. E Schiller vs J J Hastings 1-0221975University of ChicagoD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
25. E Schiller vs Polikoff 1-0301975IllinoisD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
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Jun-01-10  I play the Fred: And for Schiller, too.
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  offramp: Get well soon!
Jun-02-10  FHBradley: This is sad news. Get well soon.
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  anandrulez: Hi eric get well soon .
Jun-04-10  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.


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  TheFocus: Eric, sorry to hear about the foot. Hope you have a good recovery. Get well and get back to posting soon.
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  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.

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  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 <>'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.

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  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.

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  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.
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  tud: Best whishes for a good recovery Eric.
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  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.

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  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?
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  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...
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  wordfunph: <Eric S> <Wyatt> GM Lasha Janjgava's books..

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

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  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:

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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