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Eric Schiller
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Eric Schiller (born March 20, 1955 in New York) is an American chess
player, trainer, arbiter and author. He is also a Ph.D. in
Linguistics, specializing in Cambodian languages.

Schiller is a FIDE Master and in the July 2004 FIDE list had an Elo
rating of 2205. He is also an International Arbiter. He was arbiter at
the 2000 World Chess Championship match between Garry Kasparov and
Vladimir Kramnik.

Schiller was for many years the right-hand man of World Chess Champion
Garry Kasparov. Schiller organized many chess tournaments, including
the World Youth Champinship in Chicago and several international
tournaments in Hawaii. He has often been a news reporter, reporting on
Olympiads and World Chess Championship matches. The fact that he is a
fluent speaker of Russian has been most useful.

However, a problem arose with the 1998 US Open Chess Championship in
Hawaii, which was organized by Schiller. The USCF claimed that
Schiller owed them money, Schiller claimed that the USCF owed him
money. This became a political issue and Schiller became "persona non
grata" in the USCF.

He been heavily involved in the study of linguistics since 1982, when
he returned to the University of Chicago in 1982. His dissertation on
serial verbs, An Autolexical Account of Subordinating Serial Verb
Constructions, earned him a Ph.D. in 1991. He has taught at the
University of Chicago and Wayne State University.

His primary research focus has been Autolexical Linguistics, a
framework for the description and explanation of natural language
developed at the University of Chicago.

His language concentration is in Southeast Asian languages, and in
particular the Mon-Khmer Family including Khmer (Cambodian). In
addition, he has a strong interest in Pidgin and Creole languages,
especially Hawaiian Creole English.

In 1992 he became involved with computational linguistics, and worked
at the Center for Information and Language Studies at the University
of Chicago, under a DARPA grant, helping to build a parser based on
autolexical theory.

In addition to his work at the University of Chicago, he attended the
Southeast Asian Summer Studies Institute on FLAS fellowships in 1987
(Northern Illinois University), 1988 and 1989 (University of Hawaii).

In 1990 he founded the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (with
Martha Ratliff at Wayne State University) and have also been an
officer of the Chicago Linguistics Society (1987).

Although he is no longer actively involved in academia, Schiller
continues to lecture at many conferences and is developing language
and linguistic software though Linguistics Unlimited. He can often be
found at the conferences of the Berkeley Linguistic Society
(February), Chicago Linguistic Society (April). and Southeast Asian
Linguistics Society.

Schiller is noted as an extremely prolific author of chess books,
having written over 100, more than anyone else except Fred Reinfeld,
Raymond Keene, and the late Eduard Gufeld. Barnes & Noble bookstores
have sold more than one hundred thousand books written by Eric
Schiller. However, some of the books have received scathing reviews:
Reviewing for the Chess Cafe, Carsten Hansen said Schiller's tome on
the Frankenstein-Dracula Variation of the Vienna Game was "by far THE
WORST BOOK I HAVE EVER SEEN" [1], while Tony Miles' famous review of
Unorthodox Chess Openings for Kingpin consisted of two words: "Utter
crap." Others, however, have found some of Schiller's output to be
well suited to its amateur audience. John L. Watson said of Complete
Defense to King Pawn Openings and Complete Defense to Queen Pawn
Openings that "these books are explicitly aimed at the developing
student, not the advanced player, and I think they both do a
particularly good job of gently guiding an inexperienced player
through a new opening. . . . While Schiller probably deserves some of
the criticism he gets, a consequence of writing too many books too
quickly, he should also get credit when he does a good job."[2]
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Books

Among Schiller's many books on chess are the following:

* Learn from Bobby Fischer's Greatest Games, ISBN 1580421202
* Learn from Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games, ISBN 1580421466
* Gambit Chess Openings, ISBN 1580420575
* Unorthodox Chess Openings, ISBN 1580420729
* Standard Chess Openings, ISBN 1580420486
* Catalan Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1983 ISBN 0931462266
* Spanish:Schliemann (Jaenisch) Leonid Shamkovich & Eric Schiller
Batsford 1983 ISBN 0713442484
* Orthodox Variation Queen's Gambit Declined Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1984 ISBN 0931462347\
* Play the Tarrasch Leonid Shamkovich & Eric Schiller Pergamon
1984 ISBN 0080297471
* U.S.S.R. versus Rest of World Eric Schiller The Chess Player
1984 ISBN 0906042585
* Cambridge Springs Defense Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1984
ISBN 0931462614
* Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1985 ISBN
0931462525
* Gruenfeld Defense: Russian Variations Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1985 ISBN 0931462444
* The Alekhine for the Tournament Player Lev Alburt & Eric
Schiller Batsford 1985 ISBN 0713415967
* Wie spielt man Katalanisch Eric Schiller Walter Rau 1986 ISBN
3791902490
* Attacking the Castled King Eric Schiller The Chess Player 1986
ISBN 0906042616
* Sicilian Modern Richter Rauzer Systems Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1986 ISBN 0931462517
* Sicilian Richter Rauzer: Systems with 7...a6 Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1987 ISBN 0931462665
* Spanish Gambits Leonid Shamkovich Batsford 1987 ISBN 0020290209
* Sicilian Defence: Yugoslav Attack with 9 Bc4 Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1987 ISBN 0931462681
* Unorthodox Openings Joel Benjamin & Eric Schiller Batsford 1987
ISBN 0020165900
* Sicilian Classical Richter Rauzer Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1987 ISBN 093146272X
* Saving Lost Positions Leonid Shamkovich & Eric Schiller Batsford
1987 ISBN 0020537700
* Wie spielt man Damenindisch Eric Schiller Walter Rau Verlag 1987
ISBN 3791902687
* How to Play the Reti Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1987 ISBN
0931462789
* Caro Kann: 4...Nd7 Leonid Shamkovich & Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1987 ISBN 0931462266
* Janowski Indian Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1988 ISBN
0931462975
* Gruenfeld Defense: Russian Variations (Revised Edition) Eric
Schiller Chess Enterprises 1988 ISBN 0931462843
* French Winawer Poisoned Pawn Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises
1988 ISBN 0931462746
* Fianchetto Against the West Indians Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1988 ISBN 0931462797
* Catalan (Revised Edition) Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1988
ISBN 0931462754
* The Best of CLS: A selection of out of print papers from 1968 to
1975 Eric Schiller et. al., (eds) Chicago Linguistic Society 1988 ISBN
0914203273
* Wie spielt man die Reti-Ero"ffnung Eric Schiller Walter Rau
Verlag 1988 ISBN 3791902792
* Modern Stonewall Dutch Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1989 ISBN
0931462967
* How to Play the King's Indian Attack Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1989 ISBN 0931462959
* Batsford Chess Openings 2 Garry Kasparov and Raymond D. Keene
Henry Holt 1989 ISBN 0805034099
* Spanish Inquisition I: Zaitsev Variation Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1989 ISBN 0931462894
* Who's Afraid of the King's Gambit Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1989 ISBN 0931462908
* The Sicilian Dragon: Yugoslav Attack II Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1989 ISBN 0931462886
* Tarrasch French: Guimard Variation Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1990 ISBN 0945470029
* How to Play the Albin Countergambit Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1991 ISBN 9045470195
* How to Play the Torre Attack Eric Schiller Chess Digest 1991
ISBN 087568199
* Modern Defense: Averbakh Lines Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises
1991 ISBN 0931462819
* How to Play the Chigorin Defense in the Queen's Gambit Declined
Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1991 ISBN 0945470118
* The Alekhine for the Tournament Player (2nd ed.) Lev Alburt &
Eric Schiller Batsford 1991 ISBN 071346951X
* White to Play 1.e4 and Win Eric Schiller Chess Digest 1992 ISBN
0875682065
* How to Play the Scotch Gambit Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises
1992 ISBN 094547024X
* Strategy for Advanced Players Eric Schiller Chess Digest 1992
ISBN 0875682022
* How to Play the From Gambit Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1992
ISBN 0945470142
* The Chessplayer's Laboratory Volume 1 Eric Schiller Hays 1992
ISBN 0486202909
* Von Hennig-Schara Gambit Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1992
ISBN 0945470207
* The Schliemann Defense Volume 1: Tartakower Variation Leonid
Shamkovich & Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1993 ISBN 0945470320
* How to play Black against the Staunton Gambit Eric Schiller &
Billy Colias Chess Digest 1993 ISBN 0875682367
* Black to play Classical Defenses and Win Eric Schiller Chess
Digest 1993 ISBN 0875682197
* Win with the Djin! Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1994 ISBN
0945470401
* Winning with the Hypermodern Raymond D. Keene Batsford 1994 ISBN
0713468742
* Panov Attack: Volume 1 Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1994 ISBN
0945470436
* The Aggressive Nimzowitsch Sicilian Eric Schiller Chess Digest
1994 ISBN 0875682456
* Cambridge Springs Defense: Expanded and Updated Edition Eric
Schiller Chess Enterprises 1994 ISBN 931462320
* The Classical Caro-Kann Rejuvenated Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1994 ISBN 0945470347
* The Big Book of Combinations Eric Schiller Hypermodern 1995 ISBN
1886040141
* How to Play the Goering Gambit Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises
1995 ISBN 0945470630
* How to Play the Torre Attack (Revised) Eric Schiller Chess
Digest 1995 ISBN 087568199
* How to Play the Queen's Indian Eric Schiller & Jonathan Goldman
Chess Enterprises 1995 ISBN 0931462770
* Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Bogoljubow Variation Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1995 ISBN 0945470460
* Autolexical Theory: Ideas and Methods Eric Schiller, Elisa
Steinberg, Barbara Need (eds.) Mouton de Gruyter 1995 ISBN 3110126265
* How to play the Fischer Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian Ali
Mortazavi & Eric Schiller Chess Digest 1995 ISBN 0875682545
* Improve Your Endgame Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1995 ISBN
0945470665
* How to Play the Winawer Countergambit Eric Schiller Chess Digest
1995 ISBN 0875682723
* Kasparov's Opening Repertoire Leonid Shamkovich Batsford 1995
ISBN 0713457449
* The Big Book of Busts John Watson & Eric Schiller Hypermodern
1995 ISBN 1886040133
* Panov Attack: Volume 2 Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1995 ISBN
0945470479
* How to Play the Dilworth Attack Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises
1995 ISBN 0945470525
* The Schliemann Defense Volume 2: Classical Variations Leonid
Shamkovich & Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1996 ISBN 0945470606
* World Champion Openings Eric Schiller Cardoza 1996 ISBN
0940685698
* How to Play the Belgrade Gambit Eric Schiller Chess Digest 1997
ISBN 0875682944
* Standard Chess Openings Eric Schiller Cardoza 1997 ISBN
0940685728
* Unorthodox Chess Openings Eric Schiller Cardoza 1997 ISBN
0940685736
* Complete Defense to Queen Pawn Openings Eric Schiller Cardoza
1998 ISBN 0940685809
* Whiz Kids teach Chess Eric Schiller Cardoza 1998 ISBN 1580420079
* Panov Attack: Volume 3 (Fianchetto Var.) Eric Schiller Chess
Enterprises 1998 ISBN 0947470673
* World Champion Combinations Raymond D. Keene & Eric Schiller
Cardoza 1998 ISBN 0940685779
* Gambit Opening Repertoire for White Eric Schiller Cardoza 1998
ISBN 0940685787
* Gambit Opening Repertoire for Black Eric Schiller Cardoza 1998
ISBN 0940685795
* World Champion Tactics Leonid Shamkovich & Eric Schiller Cardoza
1998 ISBN 1580420052
* Joel Benjamin: Selected Games of the United States Champion Bill
Haines & Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises 1998 ISBN 0945470738
* The Encyclopedia of Chess Wisdom Eric Schiller Cardoza 1998 ISBN
0940685930
* Who's Afraid of the King's Gambit (2nd Edition) Eric Schiller
Chess Enterprises 1998 ISBN 0945470681
* Secrets of the Sicilian Dragon Eduard Gufeld & Eric Schiller
Cardoza 1998 ISBN 0940685922
* Secrets of the King's Indian Defense Eduard Gufeld & Eric
Schiller Cardoza 1999 ISBN 1580420176
* 639 Essential Endgames Eric Schiller Cardoza 1999 ISBN
1580420168
* Frankenstein-Dracula Variation Eric Schiller Chess Enterprises
1999 ISBN 0945470754
* Hypermodern Opening Repertoire for White Eric Schiller Cardoza
1999 ISBN 158042015X
* The Encyclopedia of Chess Wisdom Eric Schiller Cardoza 2000 ISBN
0940685930
* Development of a Chess Master Eric Schiller Cardoza 2000 ISBN
1580420508
* The Official Rules of Chess Eric Schiller & Richard Peterson
Cardoza 2001 ISBN 1580420257
* 100 Awesome Chess Moves Eric Schiller Cardoza 2001 ISBN
1580420214
* The Ultimate Tarrasch Eric Schiller Chess Central 2001 ISBN
1886846432
* Standard Chess Openings Eric Schiller Cardoza 2002 ISBN
1580420486
* World Champion Openings Eric Schiller Cardoza 2002 ISBN
158042046X
* Gambit Chess Openings Eric Schiller Cardoza 2002 ISBN 1580420575
* Unorthodox Chess Openings Eric Schiller Cardoza 2002 ISBN
1580420729
* The Official Rules of Chess Eric Schiller Cardoza 2003 ISBN
1580420923
* Killer Chess Tactics Raymond Keene, Leonid Shamkovich & Eric
Schiller Cardoza 2003 ISBN 1580421113
* The Encyclopedia of Chess Wisdom Eric Schiller Cardoza 2003 ISBN
1580420885
* Complete Defense to King Pawn Openings Eric Schiller Cardoza
2003 ISBN ISBN 1580421091
* Survive and Beat Annoying Chess Openings Vol. 1 (Open Games)
Eric Schiller & John Watson Cardoza 2003 ISBN 1580420737
* How To Win With Hypermodern Chess Strategy" Raymond Keene & Eric
Schiller Hardinge-Simpole 2003 ISBN 1843821052
* Janowski Indian eBook Eric Schiller ChessCentral 2004
* Learn from Bobby Fischer's Greatest Games Eric Schiller Cardoza
2004 ISBN 1580421202
* Handbook of Tricky Opening Strategies John Watson & Eric
Schiller Hardinge-Simpole 2004 ISBN 1843821494
* The Pterodactyl Defense Eric Schiller Chess Central 2004
forthcoming
* Learn from Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games Eric Schiller Cardoza
2005 ISBN 1580421466
* Checkmate in One Move Eric Schiller Cardoza 2005 ISBN 1580421717
* First Chess Openings Eric Schiller Cardoza 2005 ISBN 1580421520
* Win with the Djin Eric Schiller Hardinge-Simpole 2005 ISBN
1843821729
* The Rubinstein Attack Eric Schiller Universal 2005 ISBN
1581124546

External links

* FIDE rating card for Eric Schiller

* Eric Schiller website

* The Chess Games of Eric Schiller

* USCF Rating and Tournament Directing Record of Eric Schiller

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Schiller"

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Eric Schiller is the most important American chess author. His work is
error free and always at the highest standard.

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ROTFL!!!!!

 




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