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Jim Bartle
Member since Mar-07-04 · Last seen Sep-04-15
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 42005 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Sep-04-15 Jeremy Lim
 
Jim Bartle: No. Pressure from the DA. The promoters were mafiosos.
 
   Sep-04-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <Think it hits the movie houses tomorrow?> Only if the projection and the sound is absolutely perfect. If the audience makes the slightest noise the projectionist will stop the film.
 
   Sep-03-15 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <Get this, 0AB 4R 0H 1RBI 4BB 20#P <Did not swing at a single pitch, once!>> The ideal Oakland A.
 
   Sep-03-15 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Maybe Karpov thought it would be easier to draw playing the Queens Gambit than the English. But Kasparov played into the Reti.
 
   Sep-03-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <Once again, Mort goes 0-1 on the Rogoff page.> How do you know he wasn't playing black?
 
   Sep-03-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <ljfyffe> Don't Want to Discuss It.
 
   Sep-03-15 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Probably John Newcombe.
 
   Sep-01-15 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: In the late 70s there were a couple of Italian expeditions to the northern Cordillera Blanca here in Peru. A number of secondary peaks either didn't have names or the names weren't well known. So the Italians produced a map with Mt. Juan XXIII, Mt. Torino and the like. Very ...
 
   Sep-01-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <appaz> Such a shame, he could have been great.
 
   Aug-31-15 Wesley So (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <ratatat> you predicted it on chessgames? Show me.
 
   Aug-31-15 Edmund Beronio (replies)
   Aug-30-15 Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 (replies)
   Aug-28-15 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Aug-27-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
   Aug-24-15 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-20-15 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Aug-18-15 Bent Larsen (replies)
   Aug-18-15 Tarjan vs Larsen, 1968 (replies)
   Jul-24-15 Wei Yi (replies)
   Jul-21-15 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
   Jul-16-15 Fischer vs W A Nyman, 1964 (replies)
   Jul-06-15 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
   Jul-04-15 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
   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-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-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 (replies)
   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-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 (replies)
   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 V Gunina vs S Sevian, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-02-15 H A Gretarsson vs Stefansson, 2002
   Mar-31-15 Yifan Hou (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)
   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 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 (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)
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