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Eric Schiller vs Mike Arne
"You and what Arne?" (game of the day Jun-19-2005)
Training Tournament (1995), Foster City, CA USA
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Wormald Attack (C77)  ·  1-0



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Jun-20-05  ranchogrande: <Eric> A very nice game. And I like your approach " what speaks against the sac - and if nothing - play it" (!).As I also use it as an analyse"tool" when it comes down to making a decission:if nothing speaks against the move . I play it (!).
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  kevin86: The problem with inter-linguistic puns is that sometimes the humor doesn't cross over well.

Good game by Schiller-trapping the king in a net is one thing-but like a frisky fish-a king can cause a lot of trouble before it is caught.

Jun-21-05  schnarre: <Eric Schiller> If 8...d5 capturing 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Bxd5 Qxd5 looks to favor Black heavily & your analysis of Milav-Karaklajic, Belgrade 1957 [above] show 8...d5 to be very strong (probably Black's strongest reply). Could White istead try 9. Nxe5 with 10. d4 to follow (even if Black doesn't play 9...Nxe5)?
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  Eric Schiller: <schnarre> in the Milev game, 16.f3 is a definite error, and after 16.Nbd2 White seems to have the usual opening edge. As for 9...Nxd5, 10.Qe4! looks very strong for White. The ...d5 break is usually an equalizer, but rarely gives Black any advantage, and that is the case here, though I'd still prefer to be on the White side of the board. I'm not a specialist in this line, I was playing it as an experiment.
Jun-23-05  schnarre: <Eric Schiller> I hadn't considered 10. Qe4, but you're right. Nothing wrong with experimenting, that helps keep fresh ideas going!
Jun-23-05  crankydoodle: <Eric Schiller> Mazal tov. This is one of the best games I've ever seen. I may be an amateur, but I know a great game when I see one.
Jun-23-05  Heavy Metal Thunder: He sure gives himself exclamation marks aplenty. And who is Mike Arne? One game in the database, lmao.
Jul-20-05  DP12: Fantastic finish to the game. Really a game to be proud of. Of course in retrospect it is obvious that there must be something and Kf1 is not all that hard to find, but just in the artistic sense it is really nice. I can imagine it was a real thriller to play.
Sep-08-05  Averageguy: Fantastic king hunt. Well done Eric Schiller!
Jan-15-06  DeepBlade: Just look at Black's final position. In Eric Schiller's annotation we can see that 12.Qb2 was an error in retrospect. Black locked himself in a corner, left his King undefended, and with an important decision and sacrificial intuition Eric Shiller went kinghuntin'. I also agree with 14...Rxe4 as an alternative for Black.
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  Eric Schiller: <deepblade> I assume you mean 12...Qb8?! Too many pieces wind up locked on the queenside. With so many pieces out of play, sacrificing wasn't a difficult decision. No guts, no glory!
Jan-23-06  prinsallan: <Eric>Very nice mating net, reminds me of a Fischer game, but cant recall which.
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  ray keene: and this one is dr schillers immortal-quite rightly chosen as a game of the day!
Mar-20-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: After 13 moves (of which 12 are checks!) the quiet Kf1 unarms black's corner-camped-forces.
Apr-07-06  Octavia: I like the comments underneath the board! 1 day I'll get my wee chess bd & study all the variations. But if I wait long enough I'll be able to do them in my head. :)
Feb-07-07  Themofro: Awesome game by white, good annotation too.
Oct-18-07  Towershield: < Rejected pun: Schilly Con Arne> Pity, because that's more similar to the way "Arne" is pronounced.
Aug-28-09  WhiteRook48: 32 Nc4#
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  Richard Taylor: Great attacking game!
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  Richard Taylor: Good example of how to play the white side of the Spanish or the Ruy.
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  Eric Schiller: Challenge to you computer lovers. Give the position at move 20 to your favorite silicon beast and see if they can find more than a draw. I let RTybka4 chew on it for a while and it couldn't.
Sep-26-10  SugarDom: New game

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Analysis by FireBird 1.2 x64:

1. = (0.00): 1...Nxd1 2.Qxh7+ Kf8 3.Qf5+ Kg8 4.Qh7+

2. (1.87): 1...Nxh3+ 2.Qxh3 h6 3.Qb3+ Kh8 4.Nf7+ Kh7 5.Qd3+ Kg8 6.Nxh6+ Kh8 7.Nf7+ Kg8 8.Ng5 Bxd4+ 9.Kh1 Rxe5 10.Qb3+ Kh8 11.Nf7+ Kh7 12.Qh3+ Kg6 13.Nxe5+ Bxe5 14.Qg4+ Kf7 15.Rd7+ Ne7 16.Qh5+ Ke6 17.Rxe7+ Kxe7 18.Qxe5+ Kf7 19.Nd2 Qc8 20.Ne4 Kg8 21.Bf4 Qg4

3. (2.12): 1...Nxe5 2.Qxh7+ Kf8 3.Kxf2 Bd5 4.Qf5+ Kg8 5.Kg3 g6 6.Qf6 c5 7.dxe5 Qxe5+ 8.Qxe5 Rxe5 9.Nf3 Bxf3 10.gxf3 Re2 11.b3 c4 12.bxc4 Rc8 13.Nd2 Rd8 14.Rf1

4. (1.57): 1...h6 2.Qh7+ Kf8 3.Qh8+ Ke7 4.Qxg7+ Kd8 5.Nf7+ Kc8 6.Be3 Ne7 7.Bxf2 Bc6 8.Nxh6 Qb5 9.Nd2 Kb7 10.Ng4 Rad8 11.Nf3 Bxf3 12.gxf3 Qe2 13.f4

5. (2.15): 1...Nxd4 2.Qxh7+ Kf8 3.Qh8+ Ke7 4.Qxg7+ Kd8 5.e6 Nxh3+ 6.Nxh3 Rxe6 7.Be3 Rxe3 8.Rxd4+ Bd5 9.Rxd5+ Kc8 10.Kf1 Kb7 11.Nd2 Qf8+ 12.Qxf8 Rxf8+ 13.Nf3 Rb3 14.Rb1 Rh8 15.Nf2 Rh7

After 5 minutes...

Sep-26-10  SugarDom: Of course Eric, the computer won't find it, coz it's really a draw. Your opponent blundered on the 24th...Kd7, when he should have played 24...Ke7 for the draw...

Next time think twice about challenging a real spacebar master...hehe...

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  Eric Schiller: Yeah, we both missed that but in the actual game Rybka was stumbling even at move 27 and 28 in its analysis at move 25, hung up on Bf4+ and b3+. Took a long time to find the winning plan.
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