ICCF Master (2016)
FIDE Master (1990)
Japan 8-Dan Professional (1990)
U.S. Senior Master (1981)
U.S. Life Master (1980)

Chess Accomplishments:

Nebraska State Champion
Indiana State Champion
4th Place, U.S. Junior Open
U.S. Collegiate Champion
Pan-Am Collegiate Team Champions
Japan National Champion (OTB and CC)
Bronze Medalist (Bd. 1), Asian Olympics
Bd. 1, Japanese Olympic Team (1988-90)
Bd. 1-3, Japanese Olympic and Interzonal CC Teams (2012-Present)
14th Africa-Asia Zonal Champion (2017)
Many other tournament titles


USCF Senior TD
Chess Teacher 1972-?
State and National Scholastic Prizewinners
in NE, IN, and WA
Heritage Chess Camp

Real-Life Career:

Resides in Yakima
Ph.D’s, English & Philosophy, Purdue 1984
University of Maryland 1984-7, 91-3
Kyorin University (Tokyo) 1987-91
Professor, English & Philosophy
Chair, Languages and Literatures, Heritage College 1993-?

GM Pal Benko—Schmidt (U.S. Open, Lincoln 1976): 1.Nf3 d6 2.d4 g6 3.e4 Bg7 4.c3 Nf6 5.Bd3 0-0 6. 0-0 Nbd7 7.Nbd2 c6 8.b3 Qc7 9.a4 e5 10.Ba3 Re8 11.de Ne5 12.Ne5 de 13.Qf3 Bg4 14.Qe3 Be6 15.Rfd1 Rad8 16.Bc4 b6 17.Be6 Re6 18.Nc4 c5 19.Qe2 Re7 20.Rd8+ Qd8 21.g3 Ne8 22.Bc1 Rd7 23.Be3 Nd6 24.Nd6 Rd6 25.a5 Bf6 26.ab ab 27.h4 h5 28.b4 cb 29.cb Qd7 30.b5 Bd8 31.Kg2 Kg7 32.Rc1 Kg8 33.Kh2 Kg7 34.Rc2 Be7 35.Qc4 Bd8 36.Qe2 Be7 37.Ra2 Bf6 38.Rd2 Rd2 39.Bd2 Be7 40.Be3 Bd8 41.Qc4 Kf8 42.Kg2 Ke7 43.Bg5+ f6 44.Be3 Qe6 45.Qa4 Kd7 46.Qa8 Qd6 47.Qa2 Qe6 48.Qc2 Bc7 49.Qd3+ Qd6 50.Qd6+ Kd6 51.Kf1 ½-½.

Schmidt—IM Leonid Bass (Purdue Open, 1978): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nc3 Nbd7 6.e3 0-0 7.Rc1 c6 8.Bd3 h6 9.Bh4 Re8!? 10.0-0 b6 11.Ne5 Ne5 12.de Nd7 13.Be7 Qe7 14.f4 f6? 15.Bg6 Rd8 16.cd! fe 17.dc Nf8 18.Qh5 Ba6 19.Rfd1 ef 20.ef Qc7 21.Be4! Qf4 22.Qf3! Qe5? 23.c7! Rd1+ 24.Rd1 Rc8 25.Rd8 Qc5+ 26.Kh1 Rc7!? 27.Rf8+! Qf8 28.Bh7+ 1-0.

Schmidt—IM Leonid Bass (Purdue Championship, 1979): 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cd 3.c3 d5 4.ed Qd5 5.cd Nc6 6.Nc3?! Qd4 7.Be3 Qb4?? 8.a3! Qb2 9.Nd5 Qe5 10.Nf3 Qb8 11.Bf4 e5 12.Ne5! Bd6 13.Nc6 bc 14.Rb1 Bf4 15.Rb8 Bb8 16.Qa4! Kd7 17.Nb6+ ab 18.Qa8 and 1-0, 34.

GM Joel Benjamin—Schmidt (Pan-American Intercollegiate, NY 1981): 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.Be2 e6 6.0-0 Be7 7.c4 Nb6 8.Be3 0-0 9.Nc3 N8d7!? 10.b3!? Bf3?! 11.Bf3 de 12.Bb7 Rb8 13.Bf3 ed 14.Bd4 c5 15.Be3 Bf6 16.Qc2 Bd4 17.Rad1 e5 18.Nb5 a6 19.Nd4 cd 20.Bc1 Qc7 21.Ba3? Rfe8 22.Be4 Nf6 23.f4? ef 24.Bf3 Nbd5! 25.Rd4 Ne3 26.Qd3 Nf1 27.Bd6 Qa5 28.Bb8 Ne3! 29.Qd2 Qd2 30.Rd2 Rb8 31.Rd6 Nfg4 32.c5 Kf8 33.Ra6 Ne5 34.Be2 Ke7 35.Kf2 Nd5 36.Ra7+ Ke6 37.g3 fg+ 38.hg Nc3 39.Bf1 Ne4+ 40.Ke3 Nc5 41.Bh3+ Kd6 42.Bf5 g6 43.Bc2 Re8! 44.Kf4 Ne6+ 45.Ke4 Nc6 0-1.

At the Olympics

IM N. Boudiba—Schmidt (Olympiad, Thessaloniki 1988): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cb a6 5.Nc3 ab 6.e4 b4 7.Nb5 d6 8.Bf4 g5!? 9.Bg5 Ne4 10.Bf4 Qa5!? 11.Bc4 Ba6 12.Qe2 Kd8! 13.Nf3 Bb5 14.Qe4!? Bc4 15.Qc4 Qa6! 16.Qe4 h6?! (Nd7!) 17.Nd2 Nd7 18.Nc4 Nf6 19.Qd3 Qb7 20.Ne3? b3! 21.a3 Ra4 22.Bg3 Rd4 23.Qc3 Nd5 24.Qa5+ Kd7 25.0-0 Bg7! 26.Nf5 Rg4 27.Rfe1!? Bb2 28.Rad1 Bd4! 29.h3? Rg3! 30.Ng3 Nf4 31.Re4 e5 32.Qa4+ Kd8 33.Qa5+ Kc8 34.Nf5 Rd8 35.Qe1 b2 36.Nd4 cd 37.Rb1 Rg8 38.g3 Nh3+ 39.Kf1 Ng5 40.f3 Nf3 0-1.

Schmidt—GM Rosendo Balinas (Asian Zonal, Shah Alam 1990): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 a5 7.0-0 0-0 8.Nc3 d5?! 9.Ne5! Nbd7 10.Bg5 Bc3 11.bc Qc8 12.Nd7 Nd7 13.cd ed 14.Rc1?! (Bh3!) Re8 15.Re1? (Bh3!) Nf8 16.Qd2 Qf5! 17.c4 Ne6 18.Be3 Rad8 19.Qc2!? Qc2 20.Rc2 f5 21.h4 Rd7 22.Rb1 Ba8 23.cd Bd5 24.Rb5 Red8 25.Bd5 Rd5 26.Rd5 Rd5 27.f3 b5 28.Bf2 Nd4 29.Bd4 Rd4 30.Rc7 Ra4 31.Rc2 Kf7 32.Kf2 Ke6 33.Rb2 b4 34.Rd2 Ra3 35.Ke1 a4 36.Rb2! Kd5 37.Rb4 Ra2 38.Rb7 Ra1+ 39.Kf2 a3? 40.Rg7! a2 41.Ra7 Kc4 42.Ke3 h5 43.Kf4 Kb3 44.Rb7+ Kc3 45.Ra7 Kb3 46.Kf5! Rg1 47.g4 hg 48.fg a1=Q 49.Ra1 Ra1 50.g5 Rf1+ 51.Kg6 Kc4 52.h5 Kd5 53.h6 Ke5 54.Kh7!? Rf7+ 55.Kg6 Ra7 56.h7 Ra8 57.Kh6 Kf5 58.g6 Kg4 59.e4! Rc8 60.e5 Re8 61.Kg7 Kg5 62.Kf7 Rh8 63.e6 Kh6 64.e7 Ra8 65.h8=Q Rh8 66.g7 1-0.

Schmidt—GM Kevin Spraggett (Olympiad, Novi Sad 1990): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.e4 e5 5.d5 Be7 6.Bd3 0-0 7.Nge2 c6!? 8.Ng3! g6 9.Bh6 Re8 10.f3 Nc5 11.Bc2 cd 12.cd a5 13.Qd2 Bd7? 14.Nf5! Bf5 15.ef Qb6 16.Be3 Qa6 17.h4 e4 18.fg hg 19.0-0-0 Rac8 20.h5! Nd3+!? 21.Bd3? (Kb1!) Qd3 22.hg Qd2+ 23.Kd2 fg 24.fe Bf8! 25.Bd4 Bg7 26.Kd3 Ng4 27.Rh4 Ne5+ 28.Be5 Be5 29.Rh6 Kg7 30.Rdh1 Rf8 31.Rh7+ Kg8 32.Rb7 Rf2 33.Ne2 Rcf8! 34.Nd4 Rg2 35.Rh3 Rf1 36.Nc6 Rd1+ 37.Ke3 Rb2 38.Rb2 Bb2 39.Na5 Bc1+ 40.Kf3 Rd3+ 41.Kg4 Rd4 42.Kf3 Rd3+ 43.Kg4 Rd4 44.Kf3 ½-½.