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Bartlomiej Macieja
Number of games in database: 865
Years covered: 1991 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2529 (2577 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2653

Overall record: +275 -147 =378 (58.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 65 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (137) 
    B23 B30 B45 B48 B25
 French Defense (33) 
    C18 C11 C10 C16 C17
 Caro-Kann (27) 
    B12 B10 B18 B19 B17
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C69 C65 C78 C97 C92
 Scotch Game (22) 
 Sicilian Taimanov (21) 
    B45 B48 B47 B46 B49
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (96) 
    B48 B47 B30 B27 B49
 Nimzo Indian (59) 
    E39 E53 E21 E32 E42
 Sicilian Taimanov (46) 
    B48 B47 B49 B46 B45
 Queen's Pawn Game (39) 
    A46 E00 A40 A45 D02
 Queen's Indian (37) 
    E12 E15 E14 E17
 Caro-Kann (36) 
    B12 B18 B14 B17 B10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Macieja vs Radjabov, 2007 1-0
   Macieja vs Ponomariov, 1997 1-0
   Macieja vs A Zapata, 2002 1-0
   Macieja vs McShane, 2005 1-0
   Macieja vs Judit Polgar, 2002 1-0
   Radjabov vs Macieja, 2007 0-1
   Macieja vs Ivanchuk, 2001 1-0
   Macieja vs Anand, 2000 1/2-1/2
   D Kosic vs Macieja, 2012 0-1
   Macieja vs R Vasquez, 2001 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   Polish Championships (2012)
   Curacao Open (2002)
   Polish Championship (2006)
   US Open (2015)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Budesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Polska! by slomarko

   L Rozman vs Macieja (Nov-23-16) 1/2-1/2
   D Berczes vs Macieja (Nov-22-16) 1-0
   Macieja vs A Kaliksteyn (Nov-22-16) 0-1
   Macieja vs G Vazquez (Nov-21-16) 1/2-1/2
   D Gurevich vs Macieja (Nov-20-16) 0-1

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(born Oct-04-1977, 39 years old) Poland

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Bartlomiej Macieja was born in Warsaw. He was Polish Under-18 Champion in 1994, achieved the grandmaster title in 1999 and placed =1st in the Krynica Zonal Tournament 1.4 to qualify for the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999), where he lost in round 2 to Rafael Duailibe Leitao.

Macieja won the European Championship in 2002. In 2004 and 2009 he won the Polish Championship. 1st in the strong II Lublin Union Memorial (Poland) 9-18 May 2010*.

Another photo: *

Wikipedia article: Bart%C5%82omiej Macieja

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 865  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Pisarek vs Macieja  ½-½30 1991 Ch PolandC50 Giuoco Piano
2. V Mirumian vs Macieja  0-132 1992 Ch World (cadets) (under 16)C28 Vienna Game
3. R Ruck vs Macieja  1-043 1992 Ch Europe (cadets)C59 Two Knights
4. Macieja vs G Timoshenko  ½-½41 1992 Warsaw opC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
5. V Iordachescu vs Macieja  1-042 1992 Ch World (cadets) (under 16)C50 Giuoco Piano
6. Wojtkiewicz vs Macieja  1-029 1992 ch POL CzestochowaD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. A Maciejewski vs Macieja  ½-½48 1992 Warszawa HYUNDAI (10)C50 Giuoco Piano
8. Macieja vs W Schmidt  ½-½23 1992 POL-ch 49thC18 French, Winawer
9. Kholmov vs Macieja  1-036 1993 Katowice Fibak opC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
10. Blatny vs Macieja  ½-½55 1994 Pardubice UCZEOA04 Reti Opening
11. Macieja vs W Schmidt  0-141 1994 Legnica Voivode CupC11 French
12. Kholmov vs Macieja  ½-½46 1994 Legnica Voivode CupA04 Reti Opening
13. Macieja vs W Schmidt  ½-½37 1995 WarsawB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
14. J Sosna vs Macieja  0-126 1995 It (cat.5)C58 Two Knights
15. N Osipow vs Macieja  ½-½34 1995 Ch Poland (team)C55 Two Knights Defense
16. Movsesian vs Macieja  ½-½42 1995 Pardubice opC77 Ruy Lopez
17. Macieja vs T Dao  1-035 1996 Budapest FS02 GMB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Macieja  ½-½60 1996 Budapest FS02 GME32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. Macieja vs P Enders  0-122 1996 Budapest FS02 GMB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
20. Macieja vs S Khavsky  1-051 1996 Cup RussiaC55 Two Knights Defense
21. P Gralka vs Macieja  ½-½37 1996 POL-chTA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Macieja vs V Shinkevich  1-038 1996 Budapest FS02 GMB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
23. P Lukacs vs Macieja  ½-½23 1996 Budapest FS02 GME53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
24. I Fancsy vs Macieja  0-136 1996 Budapest FS02 GMA30 English, Symmetrical
25. Macieja vs N Hoiberg  1-052 1996 Copenhagen (Denmark)C55 Two Knights Defense
 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 865  PGN Download
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Oct-03-06  BIDMONFA: Bartlomiej Macieja

MACIEJA, Bartlomiej

Oct-06-06  Akavall:

Bartlomiej Macieja writes about his experience with FIDE's Appeals Committee.

Nov-27-07  SetNoEscapeOn: Congrats to Barlomiej on his win today against the monster Radjabov
Nov-28-07  DanRoss53: With the Black pieces, he has Radjabov on the ropes yet again... looks like he might advance with a 2-0 performance against the third seed.
Nov-28-07  arsen387: This guy has become famous today. He won Radjabov 2-0. The biggest sensation in World Cup so far!
Nov-28-07  slomarko: this guy was european champion a couple of years ago.
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  Gypsy: Eliminated Laznicka and Radjabov thus far -- 1.5:0.5 and 2:0(!), respectively. Bart is on a roll!
Nov-28-07  kazza83: It simply means that chess is still chess regardless of who you are and what's your rating (Macieja's 2-0 win against Radjabov).
Nov-28-07  dx9293: At least half the 128 players are very strong GMs. Such things do happen, and the very best players don't always perform their best against guys who have to "play for their supper."
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  Thrajin: <dx9293>, It appears that Macieja has earned himself quite a feast this time.
Dec-01-07  Maroczy: Finagling a draw today against the highly touted Sasikiran.
Dec-02-07  Maroczy: Congratulations on a decent result.
Dec-02-07  sitzkrieg: Yup hats off to GM Macieja!
Feb-05-08  Resignation Trap: Here's a recent interview with Macieja in English: .
Feb-06-08  Karpova: Macieja facing a strong opponent:
Oct-04-08  slomarko: Macieja's homepage:
Oct-04-08  slomarko: the player of the day won quickly in bundesliga

[Event "unrated standard match"]
[Site "Free Internet Chess Server"]
[Date "2008.10.04"]
[Round "*"]
[White "GMMacieja"]
[Black "GMLaznicka"]
[Result "1:0"]
[WhiteElo "2600P"]
[BlackElo "2591P"]
[ECO "B45"]
[TimeControl "7200"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Be2 Be7 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O a6 10. f4 Nd7 11. Bf3 Rb8 12. Nce2 Qc7 13. g4 Na5 14. b3 b5 15. g5 Nc5 16. Kb1 Bb7 17. Ng3 Rfc8 18. f5 e5 19. Nde2 Bf8 20. f6 g6 21. h4 Na4 22. Ka1 d5 23. exd5 Qd6 24. bxa4 Qa3 25. Qd3 Qxa4 26. Be4 Rc4 27. h5 1:0

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  whiteshark: Player of the Day.

Wszystkiego najlepszego!

His homepage:

wiki bios:

Feb-13-09  Karpova: GM Bartlomiej Macieja won the 66th Polish Chess Championship with 7.5/11 (+5 -1 =5) ahead of Wojtasek (he reached 7.5 points also but Macieja won the tiebreaks match with 1.5-0.5).


Apr-16-09  Udit Narayan: In <BIDMONFA>'s link, he looks like Tom Cruise.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: 1st today in the II Lublin Union Memorial (Poland) 9-18 May 2010:, congratulations!

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  whiteshark: Player of the Day.

In opening theory, Macieja has made contributions to the Classical Variation of the Nimzo Indian Defense.

After <1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 c5 5.dxc5 0-0 6.a3 Bxc5 7.Nf3>, Macieja popularized <7...b6>.

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David E Vigorito has called this line the <"Macieja Variation"<>> and considers it Black's best try in the 4...c5 defense against 4.Qc2."

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  brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday GM Macieja!
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  offramp: I'll never figure out why they named that stadium in Reading after him.
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