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Jim Bartle
Member since Mar-07-04 · Last seen Feb-28-15
Revised, in response to overwhelming popular demand!

I am an American, born (gulp) in 1950, who has lived in Peru for most of the past 30 years. I write and publish books on natural areas and archaeological sites around the country, especially in the Andes. Some of my most enjoyable games have chess have been played at campsites beside glacial lakes or at the foot of 6000m peaks. I was not accused of using Rybka during these games.

Reading and posting on chessgames is a great way to postpone the never-ending work of writing and editing.

I'm not a very strong player, and have never played a rated game or in anything beyond informal tournaments. I do play often against my implacable Hiarcs (I've upgraded from MacChess) and am gaining valuable and seemingly endless experience in holding the draw while playing the weaker side. Hiarcs does NOT like to accept draw offers!

I very much enjoy chessgames, and not only on the subject of chess. To those who complain about off-topic discussions, my only answer is that I enjoy chatting with the kibitzers here a lot more than those on sports or politics websites. More civilized.


   Jim Bartle has kibitzed 39370 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Feb-28-15 Garry Kasparov
 
Jim Bartle: <What a shameless traitor to his country that made him what he is.> love him or hate him, he made himself what he is.
 
   Feb-27-15 Jeremy Lim
 
Jim Bartle: Villanova point guard Gary McLain later admitted he played the game high on cocaine.
 
   Feb-26-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Scott Walker is truly a rotten person. "We need a leader with that kind of confidence. If I could take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world." He equates American citizens exercising their right to protest with a murderous army in the Middle East.
 
   Feb-26-15 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Sounds like capitalism at work. Supply and demand.
 
   Feb-26-15 Wesley So (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <kamagong24: and <MarkFinan> with regards to height, i suppose Spud Webb and Mugsy Bogues definitely proves you wrong, anyone who has the skill can play in any american pro league, > Some people have to face reality. Webb and Bogues had extraordinary speed, jumpimg ...
 
   Feb-25-15 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Banks.
 
   Feb-24-15 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Caroline Wozniacki was playing "Trivia Track" and got the question "What is the only sport where you try to get the least number of points?" She tweeted, "I KNEW having dated a golfer would come in handy at some point."
 
   Feb-23-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: There were other well-known folk singers during the Great Folk Music Scare. Peter, Paul and Mary for example.
 
   Feb-23-15 FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi (2015) (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Luck can also mean when your nearest cipompetitor blunders away a win in his game. In top tournaments it can be called luck Whether Ivanchuk plays like God against you or your competitors or just crashes and burns. Who has control over that?
 
   Feb-23-15 Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: I think 32. Rxe4 Nf3+ 33. Kh1 Qa1++
 
   Feb-23-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Feb-22-15 Short vs A P Smith, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-22-15 Bunratty Chess Festival (2015) (replies)
   Feb-21-15 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
   Feb-20-15 Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid) (2015) (replies)
   Feb-19-15 Zurich Chess Challenge (2015) (replies)
   Feb-18-15 Tal vs J Klovans, 1954 (replies)
   Feb-17-15 Odd Lie (replies)
   Feb-16-15 Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-15-15 Argue (replies)
   Feb-14-15 FSR chessforum (replies)
   Feb-14-15 Nunn vs M N Sher, 1994 (replies)
   Feb-13-15 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   Feb-12-15 GRENKE Chess Classic (2015) (replies)
   Feb-12-15 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Feb-11-15 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Feb-09-15 optimal play chessforum (replies)
   Feb-08-15 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-04-15 C Carroll (replies)
   Feb-03-15 Alexander Grischuk (replies)
   Feb-03-15 Tradewise Gibraltar (2015) (replies)
   Feb-02-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Feb-01-15 Flohr vs Fine, 1935 (replies)
   Feb-01-15 Wei Yi (replies)
   Jan-31-15 E Sobernheim vs S Langleben, 1895
   Jan-31-15 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
   Jan-26-15 N Barsalou vs B Wall, 1980 (replies)
   Jan-24-15 Tata Steel (2015) (replies)
   Jan-19-15 Ivanchuk vs W So, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-18-15 Jobava vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-17-15 Carlsen vs Yifan Hou, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-17-15 Yifan Hou vs R Wojtaszek, 2015
   Jan-16-15 Baadur Jobava (replies)
   Jan-16-15 keypusher chessforum (replies)
   Jan-12-15 W So vs Aronian, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-08-15 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
   Jan-03-15 Ashley vs A Shaw, 2000
   Jan-01-15 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
   Dec-31-14 PinnedPiece chessforum (replies)
   Dec-30-14 Karol Wojtyla (replies)
   Dec-30-14 Patrick A Ballard (replies)
   Dec-29-14 Paul Morphy (replies)
   Dec-26-14 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
   Dec-25-14 Santa Claus (replies)
   Dec-24-14 Larsen vs Karpov, 1987 (replies)
   Dec-19-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
   Dec-18-14 Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991
   Dec-14-14 M Apicella vs Lautier, 2001 (replies)
   Dec-14-14 London Chess Classic (2014) (replies)
   Dec-10-14 R Platz vs C Hess, 1994 (replies)
   Dec-05-14 Albert Einstein (replies)
   Dec-05-14 Qatar Masters (2014) (replies)
   Dec-04-14 Fischer vs G Smith, 1964 (replies)
   Dec-02-14 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 (replies)
   Dec-01-14 john barleycorn chessforum (replies)
   Nov-27-14 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
   Nov-27-14 Andrew Soltis (replies)
   Nov-23-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-21-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-20-14 Mehdi Pakdaman (replies)
   Nov-14-14 Morphy vs A Bottin, 1858 (replies)
   Nov-13-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-11-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-10-14 Petrosian Memorial (2014) (replies)
   Nov-07-14 Jesse William Stapp (replies)
   Nov-07-14 Tal vs V Veders, 1951 (replies)
   Nov-07-14 I Bilek vs Fischer, 1962 (replies)
   Nov-05-14 Qun Ma (replies)
   Nov-01-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) (replies)
   Oct-31-14 Jobava vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-26-14 Karjakin vs Jobava, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-22-14 N Abdusattorov vs A Zhigalko, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-20-14 Nigel Short (replies)
   Oct-18-14 Ding Liren (replies)
   Oct-15-14 Millionaire Chess (2014) (replies)
   Oct-14-14 Ray Robson (replies)
   Oct-07-14 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Oct-04-14 FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014) (replies)
   Oct-02-14 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-30-14 J Mason vs Dr. S, 1882 (replies)
   Sep-28-14 Joker (Computer) (replies)
   Sep-21-14 Bilbao Masters (2014) (replies)
   Sep-20-14 R Tolentino vs S Fancy, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-19-14 D Moody vs A Hubbard, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-18-14 Scotland (replies)
   Sep-18-14 R Rapport vs T Rogers, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-18-14 European Club Cup (2014) (replies)
   Sep-15-14 Anand vs Ponomariov, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-05-14 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-05-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
   Sep-04-14 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-04-14 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-04-14 Najdorf vs E Glass, 1936
   Sep-02-14 Leko vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-28-14 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-28-14 Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-28-14 Topalov vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-28-14 J Earnest vs C Hoover, 1947 (replies)
   Aug-20-14 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (replies)
   Aug-19-14 Yasser Seirawan (replies)
   Aug-16-14 NakoSonorense chessforum (replies)
   Aug-11-14 Chess Olympiad (2014) (replies)
   Aug-11-14 Samuel Shankland (replies)
   Aug-07-14 Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 (replies)
   Aug-06-14 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Aug-04-14 N Starr vs Luzia Pires, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-24-14 Octavia chessforum (replies)
   Jul-19-14 Leko vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-19-14 J Sammour Hasbun vs A Ivanov, 2013 (replies)
   Jul-17-14 Z Almasi vs W So, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-16-14 Yifan Hou vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-15-14 Pal Benko (replies)
   Jul-08-14 Zhu Chen / Seirawan vs Short / Hou, 2014
   Jul-05-14 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
   Jul-03-14 Spirit of Adventure vs Donald Duck, 1959 (replies)
   Jul-02-14 R Ekstroem vs I Rogers, 1985 (replies)
   Jul-01-14 Ushenina - Hou Women's World Championship (2013) (replies)
   Jul-01-14 Kasparov - Kramnik World Championship Match (2000) (replies)
   Jun-30-14 Joselito Oliveros (replies)
   Jun-26-14 D Fleetwood vs I Mackintosh, 2006 (replies)
   Jun-26-14 E Najer vs D Rodin, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-25-14 Dmitrij Rodin
   Jun-25-14 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Lopota (2014) (replies)
   Jun-22-14 J Alfred vs P Walsh, 2005 (replies)
   Jun-21-14 Carlsen vs Judit Polgar, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-20-14 Grischuk vs R Mamedov, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-18-14 harrylime chessforum (replies)
   Jun-18-14 FIDE World Rapid Championship (2014) (replies)
   Jun-13-14 Norway Chess Tournament (2014) (replies)
   Jun-11-14 E Kengis vs Sveshnikov, 2005 (replies)
   Jun-11-14 J L Hammer vs E Kengis, 2005
   Jun-10-14 Gelfand vs Azmaiparashvili, 2001 (replies)
   Jun-08-14 Norway Chess Tournament (Blitz) (2014) (replies)
   Jun-07-14 Doll (replies)
   Jun-02-14 A Giri vs Grischuk, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-02-14 J Benjamin vs Kamsky, 1991 (replies)
   Jun-01-14 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921 (replies)
   Jun-01-14 Sebastien Feller (replies)
   Jun-01-14 Frederick Rhine (replies)
   Jun-01-14 I Hatem (replies)
   May-30-14 F Young vs L Dore, 1892 (replies)
   May-26-14 G Idigoras vs Panno, 1955 (replies)
   May-25-14 Miguel A Quinteros (replies)
   May-20-14 Y Yakovich vs Bronstein, 1994 (replies)
   May-19-14 T Gareev vs Akobian, 2014
   May-19-14 Borislav Ivanov (replies)
   May-17-14 49th Capablanca Memorial (2014) (replies)
   May-16-14 Vasily Smyslov (replies)
   May-14-14 US Championship (2014) (replies)
   May-04-14 technical draw chessforum (replies)
   May-03-14 Yifan Hou vs N Dzagnidze, 2014 (replies)
   May-02-14 Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 2014 (replies)
   May-02-14 LIFE Master AJ chessforum (replies)
   May-01-14 Jambow chessforum (replies)
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