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Jim Bartle
Member since Mar-07-04 · Last seen Oct-01-14
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.

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   Jim Bartle has kibitzed 36670 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Oct-01-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <No, that's laetrile -- a different quack treatment altogether > Yes, I know.
 
   Oct-01-14 Phony Benoni chessforum
 
Jim Bartle: Mlb.com drives me nuts: Thirty-second commercial to watch a ten-second highlight.
 
   Sep-30-14 J Mason vs Dr. S, 1882
 
Jim Bartle: Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 could have ended with 0-0-0.
 
   Sep-30-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <Absentee: I wish I could be inside tolengoy's head for just one hour, to see what really goes on in there.> Dylan wished for something similar: I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes And just for that one moment, I could be you Yes, I wish that for
 
   Sep-30-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <petrosianic> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPl...
 
   Sep-29-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Or as Martin Mull sang, "I Tell the Jokes."
 
   Sep-29-14 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Years of repeating "playing lots of games against high-rated players makes your ELO go up" sounds like a classic use of the Big Lie.
 
   Sep-28-14 Joker (Computer)
 
Jim Bartle: <An atheist, a vegan and an iPhone 5s owner walk into a bar. How do you know? They make sure to tell you.> Meanwhile, Christians keep their thoughts to themselves.
 
   Sep-26-14 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Big deal. Wooden's teams always averaged more than 62.
 
   Sep-21-14 Bilbao Masters (2014) (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <The ELO police are listening. > What.'s that knock on the door?
 
   Sep-20-14 R Tolentino vs S Fancy, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-19-14 Jeremy Lim (replies)
   Sep-19-14 D Moody vs A Hubbard, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-19-14 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
   Sep-18-14 Scotland (replies)
   Sep-18-14 R Rapport vs T Rogers, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-18-14 Memorable Quotes chessforum
   Sep-18-14 European Club Cup (2014) (replies)
   Sep-15-14 Anand vs Ponomariov, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-13-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
   Sep-12-14 Wesley So (replies)
   Sep-09-14 Hans-Joachim Federer (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-29-14 Hikaru Nakamura (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-20-14 Garry Kasparov (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
   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-06-14 FSR chessforum (replies)
   Jul-05-14 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
   Jul-05-14 Wei Yi (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-24-14 playground player chessforum (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-04-14 Anatoly Karpov (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-30-14 keypusher chessforum (replies)
   May-26-14 G Idigoras vs Panno, 1955 (replies)
   May-25-14 Miguel A Quinteros (replies)
   May-22-14 Odd Lie (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)
   Apr-29-14 Paul Truong (replies)
   Apr-25-14 Women World Rapid Championships (2014) (replies)
   Apr-25-14 Lisitsa vs M Golubev, 1983 (replies)
   Apr-25-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
   Apr-24-14 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-21-14 PinnedPiece chessforum (replies)
   Apr-19-14 Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 (replies)
   Apr-18-14 A F Amirul vs P Wiwatanadate, 2014
   Apr-16-14 P Garbett vs G Morrell, 2014
   Apr-11-14 David Letterman (replies)
   Apr-10-14 Paul Morphy (replies)
   Apr-09-14 Liebetruth (replies)
   Apr-08-14 Vassily Ivanchuk (replies)
   Apr-07-14 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Apr-07-14 YouRang chessforum (replies)
   Apr-06-14 John Nunn (replies)
   Apr-04-14 Bronstein vs Dark Thought, 1996 (replies)
   Mar-31-14 Woodrow Wilson (replies)
   Mar-31-14 Karpov - Korchnoi Candidates Match (1974) (replies)
   Mar-30-14 Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 (replies)
   Mar-30-14 Karjakin vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-29-14 World Chess Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
   Mar-27-14 Anand vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-26-14 Kramnik vs Svidler, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-20-14 R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 (replies)
   Mar-20-14 optimal play chessforum (replies)
   Mar-14-14 Zurab Azmaiparashvili (replies)
   Mar-13-14 Anand vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-12-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-12-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-12-14 twinlark chessforum (replies)
   Mar-09-14 J Gallagher vs Conquest, 1988 (replies)
   Mar-08-14 Boleslavsky vs Ufimtsev, 1944 (replies)
   Mar-08-14 A J Goldsby (replies)
   Mar-07-14 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
   Mar-07-14 E Senador vs A Makinano, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-05-14 A Shaw vs E Perelshteyn, 1996 (replies)
   Mar-05-14 Alan Shaw (replies)
   Mar-05-14 A Shaw vs M Turnbull, 1984
   Mar-05-14 Zurich Chess Challenge (2014)
   Mar-03-14 Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (replies)
   Mar-03-14 Kasparov vs Shirov, 1994 (replies)
   Feb-28-14 john barleycorn chessforum (replies)
   Feb-28-14 Fischer - Spassky (1992) (replies)
   Feb-26-14 Kamsky vs Epishin, 1994
   Feb-26-14 Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1903 (replies)
   Feb-26-14 mistermac chessforum (replies)
   Feb-24-14 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Feb-23-14 Lasker vs J H Eastwood, 1892
   Feb-22-14 T Kobe (replies)
   Feb-20-14 Lubomir Kavalek (replies)
   Feb-20-14 David Bronstein (replies)
   Feb-20-14 Anand vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-18-14 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
   Feb-14-14 Nigel Short (replies)
   Feb-11-14 DeFirmian vs Rohde, 1987 (replies)
   Feb-07-14 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-07-14 TheAlchemist chessforum (replies)
   Feb-05-14 Aronian vs Van Wely, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-05-14 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-04-14 M Vavulin vs Grischuk, 2014
   Feb-03-14 J Vojinovic vs M Antipov, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-03-14 N Pogonina vs Short, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-03-14 Shams chessforum (replies)
   Feb-02-14 Sokolsky vs Kotov, 1949 (replies)
   Feb-02-14 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-30-14 Tradewise Gibraltar (2014) (replies)
   Jan-28-14 Bill Gates vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-28-14 Short vs Ljubojevic, 1982 (replies)
   Jan-28-14 M Rydell vs J Vojinovic, 2013
   Jan-26-14 Tata Steel (2014) (replies)
   Jan-21-14 Karpov vs Timman, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-21-14 Alekhine vs E Spencer, 1923
   Jan-19-14 Simon Kim Williams (replies)
   Jan-17-14 R Rapport vs L Dominguez, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-17-14 W So vs Gelfand, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-16-14 J Been (replies)
   Jan-16-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
   Jan-13-14 Karpova chessforum (replies)
   Jan-13-14 meloncio chessforum (replies)
   Jan-12-14 Benjamin Bok (replies)
   Jan-08-14 Julio Catalino Sadorra (replies)
   Jan-07-14 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
   Jan-06-14 Blackburne vs D Forsyth, 1883 (replies)
   Dec-28-13 V Neverov vs S Bogdanovich, 2013 (replies)
   Dec-13-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship (2013) (replies)
   Dec-10-13 visayanbraindoctor chessforum (replies)
   Dec-08-13 Fischer vs V Witte, 1957 (replies)
   Dec-07-13 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Dec-06-13 Houdini (Computer) (replies)
   Dec-06-13 V Atlas vs M Ruf, 1996 (replies)
   Dec-04-13 Diademas chessforum (replies)
   Dec-02-13 K Landa vs Kasparov, 1987 (replies)
   Dec-01-13 Ashley vs A Shaw, 2000 (replies)
   Dec-01-13 Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 (replies)
   Nov-28-13 Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995 (replies)
   Nov-28-13 Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (replies)
   Nov-28-13 Benzol chessforum (replies)
   Nov-27-13 Larry Evans vs Lombardy, 1972 (replies)
   Nov-27-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-24-13 Eugenio Torre (replies)
   Nov-22-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-19-13 I Zdanovs vs J Klavins, 1963 (replies)
   Nov-18-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-11-13 Alexander Zelner (replies)
   Nov-09-13 Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 (replies)
   Nov-08-13 Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 (replies)
   Nov-06-13 Topalov vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Nov-05-13 Keene vs N J Kalton, 1963
   Nov-03-13 perfidious chessforum (replies)
   Oct-31-13 R Potze vs B Go, 2012
   Oct-29-13 Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 (replies)
   Oct-26-13 Geller vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
   Oct-26-13 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
   Oct-25-13 Navara vs Caruana, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-25-13 Unive Crown Group (2013) (replies)
   Oct-22-13 D P Wheeler vs Emms, 2005 (replies)
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