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ericschiller
ericschiller
Location: Minneapolis, United States
Joined: 12/23/11
Last Online: 2/7/12
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Location: San Jose, CA, United States
Joined: 7/14/07
Last Online: 4/18/14
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  • When a Loser Becomes a Winner

    There are chess games that have their own names. Everyone knows the 'Evergreen Game', the 'Immortal Game', the 'Opera Game', etc. We enjoy the genius and tactical skills of the winners and their names are engraved in the Golden Book of Chess. But ... | Read More

  • A New Time Control

    By IA Eric Schiller I propose a new time control to speed up games while preserving quality. Most games these days don’t require time in the prepared portions of openings or in technical positions in endgames. One minute per move is enough. Howe... | Read More

  • Opening Survey: The Mrphy Gambit

    This is a survey of the literature on the Morphy Gambit, an excellent weapon for White that begins 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6  3.Nf3 Nxe4 4.Nc3. It is also a nice sharp reply to the boring Petroff. I present the views from the following sources with many ... | Read More

  • The Boden Gambit

    The Boden Gambit was first introduced to me by Eric Schiller's 'First Chess Opening', and ever since then, I occasionally use it in my local club, especially when playing blitz. As quoted by Mikhail Tal, 'in speed chess, it is easier to attack wit... | Read More

  • Miles' Immortal

    I just love this famous game. According to Wikipedia: "In 1976, Tony Miles became the first ever Grandmaster born in the UK, narrowly beating Raymond Keene to the accolade.He was in many ways a controversial figure. Once, in the last round of a ... | Read More


    • Parody Interview in Honor of the Late Anthony Miles (He Would Have Been 59 on April 23)

      What follows is a parody interview published eight years ago by ChessCafe.com, as an April Fool's joke and as an honor to the late Tony Miles. The interviewee is the fictional character Tony Meters. In the interview, Tony Meters bashes a fictional... | Read More

      • OneArrow
      • | Mar 28, 2014
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    • Diabetes and Chess

      Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a condition in which the body cannot properly store and use fuel for energy.  To use a sugar called glucose for fuel, the body needs a hormone called insulin, which is made by the pancreas.  Diabetes dev... | Read More

      • billwall
      • | Nov 4, 2013
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    • A Technical Flow: Chess and Jiu Jitsu

      LISTEN: A Technical Flow, by Kalhi feat. Ryron Gracie On the mat I battle cats, the same way I’ll take your back/  A strategized a plan of attack- Kalhi  A Technical Flow zug·zwang    [tsook-tsvahng] A noun In chess a situation in ... | Read More

    • Unorthodox Openings: Bad Owen Gambits

            I have read a book by Eric Schiller called Unorthodox Chess Openings. It has over a thousand unorthodox openings. In it, I found the Owen Defense, not listing it necessarily as unorthodox, though it did say it is "has virtually disappear... | Read More

      • Blue74
      • | Jul 29, 2013
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    • Villemson's Gambit in the KGA

           Many openings go by various names. The opening(s) we'll be looking at in this presentation not only go by many names, the situation, like gambits themselves, gets very messy, muddy and uncertain very quickly.      The title of this ... | Read More

      • batgirl
      • | May 11, 2013
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  • Karch, Robert

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    Robert Alfred Karch (1930-2010) was born on March 24, 1930.  He was active in organized chess for over 60 years.   Robert played chess for the Lincoln High School team in Tacoma Washington in the 1940s.  He enlisted in the United States Army ... Read More »