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Jim Bartle
Member since Mar-07-04 · Last seen Jul-07-15
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 41604 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jul-07-15 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <I think that winning Wimbledon this year IS a grand slam, because it would be William's 4th major in a row. I don't think it matters that the 4 in a row take place in a calendar year.> She already did that in 2002-2003.
 
   Jul-07-15 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Just styles here, not deciding who is/was better: It isn't just ground strokes and volleying. Federer moves around the court and plays a large variety of soft and hard strokes from difficult positions. Borg was just as fast but didn't have those strokes. How Borg played at all ...
 
   Jul-07-15 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Rollins is hitting .212 with a .266 on-base percentage.
 
   Jul-07-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <One of the great mysteries of life. Why didn't it occur to the inventors of basketball to put a hole in the bottom of the basket. > The bottoms were probably broken from all the dunks anyway.
 
   Jul-07-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: He was clearly classified E4.
 
   Jul-07-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <Sorry, I should have proof read that post. =)> Or read reviewed it twice two times.
 
   Jul-06-15 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: My bet is on Ko.
 
   Jul-06-15 Edmund Beronio (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Number of blacks was first tiebreaker.
 
   Jul-04-15 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Thanks, everyone. That plan can sure deceive people with little economic sophistication.
 
   Jul-03-15 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: We're talking past each other. But I do agree completely with this: <P.S.--I shudder to think--and you should shudder, too--what this country would be like if policymakers had never been influenced by the Christian worldview.>
 
   Jul-02-15 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Jun-29-15 Caruana vs W So, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-25-15 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
   Jun-23-15 Norway Chess (2015) (replies)
   Jun-22-15 Doll (replies)
   Jun-21-15 So - Navara Match (2015) (replies)
   Jun-21-15 W So vs Navara, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-21-15 technical draw chessforum (replies)
   Jun-20-15 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-17-15 Wesley So (replies)
   Jun-10-15 A Aurbach vs Capablanca, 1913
   Jun-05-15 Odd Lie (replies)
   Jun-02-15 Rozentalis vs W So, 2015 (replies)
   May-30-15 FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015) (replies)
   May-26-15 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   May-24-15 Jakovenko vs Gelfand, 2015 (replies)
   May-22-15 Gashimov Memorial (2015) (replies)
   May-20-15 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
   May-18-15 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   May-18-15 Rudolf Rezso Charousek
   May-15-15 Yasser Seirawan (replies)
   May-12-15 D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015 (replies)
   May-06-15 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Apr-30-15 Short vs Judit Polgar, 1993 (replies)
   Apr-29-15 FSR chessforum (replies)
   Apr-28-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Apr-27-15 Karpoff
   Apr-26-15 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Apr-25-15 Nigel Short (replies)
   Apr-25-15 FIDE World Team Championship (2015) (replies)
   Apr-25-15 W So vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-25-15 Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1994 (replies)
   Apr-22-15 Zsuzsa Polgar (replies)
   Apr-21-15 S Arndt vs M Wilde, 1987 (replies)
   Apr-20-15 Korchnoi vs Nunn, 1981
   Apr-20-15 W So vs Akobian, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-19-15 Lone Pine (1981) (replies)
   Apr-18-15 Wolfgang Uhlmann
   Apr-18-15 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
   Apr-18-15 Samuel Reshevsky (replies)
   Apr-18-15 Valery Atlas (replies)
   Apr-17-15 W So vs A Giri, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-16-15 AVRO (1938) (replies)
   Apr-15-15 US Championships (2015) (replies)
   Apr-08-15 USSR Championship (1964/65) (replies)
   Apr-07-15 Robson vs W So, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-05-15 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
   Apr-04-15 W So vs S Sevian, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-03-15 T Kobe (replies)
   Apr-03-15 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015) (replies)
   Apr-03-15 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Apr-03-15 V Gunina vs S Sevian, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-02-15 H A Gretarsson vs Stefansson, 2002
   Mar-31-15 Hou Yifan (replies)
   Mar-28-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
   Mar-25-15 M Esserman vs D Moody, 1997 (replies)
   Mar-24-15 David Perfecto Mora Fonz (replies)
   Mar-24-15 optimal play chessforum (replies)
   Mar-23-15 Spassky vs Fischer, 1992
   Mar-23-15 Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985
   Mar-22-15 J Jones
   Mar-18-15 Karpov vs Anand, 1998 (replies)
   Mar-13-15 Mecking vs Korchnoi, 1974
   Mar-06-15 European Individual Championship (2015) (replies)
   Mar-05-15 E Can vs L Draskovic, 2015
   Mar-03-15 Alberto A Artidiello (replies)
   Feb-23-15 FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi (2015) (replies)
   Feb-23-15 Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 (replies)
   Feb-22-15 Short vs A P Smith, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-22-15 Bunratty Chess Festival (2015) (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-16-15 Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-15-15 Argue (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-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-01-15 Flohr vs Fine, 1935 (replies)
   Feb-01-15 Wei Yi (replies)
   Jan-31-15 E Sobernheim vs S Langleben, 1895
   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 Hou Yifan, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-17-15 Hou Yifan 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 (replies)
   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 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)
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