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Jim Bartle
Member since Mar-07-04 · Last seen Apr-19-14
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. Full Member

   Jim Bartle has kibitzed 34435 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Apr-18-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Jim Bartle: Sorry. It's the one that's largely red, with the title "Gun Deaths in Florida." Look at it carefully.
   Apr-18-14 PinnedPiece chessforum
Jim Bartle: You claimed that Obama said ""You didn't build that yourself."> That's a misquote.
   Apr-18-14 A F Amirul vs P Wiwatanadate, 2014
Jim Bartle: We played Poompong.
   Apr-18-14 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
Jim Bartle: The Margos?
   Apr-18-14 Jeremy Lim (replies)
Jim Bartle: Providence produced at least three great ballhandlers. Inthe 60s there was Jimmy Walker, Jalen Rose's father. A great dribbler and passer, taken #1 in the draft by Detroit. A good pro but not the star he was expected to be. I saw him play against USF and they tried to guard him ...
   Apr-17-14 Paul Morphy (replies)
Jim Bartle: <I'll give queen odds that conrad remains a virgin well into his 30s.> Wait a second, Wyatt! Do we really want to know?
   Apr-17-14 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
Jim Bartle: I have never seen such great divergence of opinion about two of the top potential draft picks. I've heard Clowney is the greatest line prospect ever and that he's lazy and unfocused. I've heard Manziel is a brilliant new breed of quarterback and that he'll get killed in the NFL.
   Apr-17-14 Wesley So (replies)
Jim Bartle: <Top 5 to 10. A simple reading comprehension, really.> It was "top 5-10." In the top five or the top ten. There is no such thing as a "top 5 to 10," meaning between 5 and 10, because then it wouldn't be top, would it?
   Apr-16-14 P Garbett vs G Morrell, 2014
Jim Bartle: I don't see why the game is lost. Black will lose a pawn after white's Nh5, but the black knight can get back in the game and harass white's queenside pawns.
   Apr-16-14 playground player chessforum (replies)
Jim Bartle: <Rip Torn> Why repeat yourself?
   Apr-11-14 David Letterman (replies)
   Apr-11-14 Robert James Fischer (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-05-14 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
   Apr-05-14 Jambow chessforum (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 Kibitzer's Café (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-25-14 KKDEREK chessforum (replies)
   Mar-20-14 R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 (replies)
   Mar-20-14 optimal play chessforum (replies)
   Mar-14-14 Zurab Azmaiparashvili
   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 technical draw chessforum (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-05-14 FSR chessforum (replies)
   Mar-04-14 chessforum (replies)
   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-27-14 Doll (replies)
   Feb-26-14 Kamsky vs Epishin, 1994
   Feb-26-14 Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1903 (replies)
   Feb-26-14 mistermac chessforum (replies)
   Feb-25-14 LIFE Master AJ chessforum (replies)
   Feb-24-14 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Feb-23-14 Lasker vs J H Eastwood, 1892
   Feb-22-14 T Kobe (replies)
   Feb-22-14 Odd Lie (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)
   Feb-02-14 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Feb-01-14 Magnus Carlsen (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-26-14 harrylime chessforum (replies)
   Jan-21-14 Karpov vs Timman, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-21-14 Alekhine vs E Spencer, 1923
   Jan-20-14 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Jan-20-14 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
   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-21-13 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Dec-19-13 Borislav Ivanov (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-04-13 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
   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)
   Oct-15-13 Russian Superfinals (2013) (replies)
   Oct-14-13 I Nepomniachtchi vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-14-13 Russian Superfinals (Women) (2013) (replies)
   Oct-12-13 N Vitiugov vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-08-13 D Andreikin vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-07-13 Morphy vs NN, 1858 (replies)
   Oct-04-13 K Cottrell vs Popovych, 2003 (replies)
   Oct-04-13 Cruz Ing (replies)
   Oct-03-13 Fressinet vs Bacrot, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-03-13 Karpov-Kasparov World Championship Match (1984) (replies)
   Oct-01-13 FIDE Grand Prix Paris (2013) (replies)
   Sep-30-13 Borin Topic (replies)
   Sep-27-13 I Petrova vs R Pujari, 2013
   Sep-27-13 La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 (replies)
   Sep-26-13 Tal vs F Rhine, 1988 (replies)
   Sep-25-13 Anatolij Bets (replies)
   Sep-25-13 Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 (replies)
   Sep-25-13 A Goryachkina vs M Arabidze, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-25-13 Topalov-Laznicka Match (2013) (replies)
   Sep-25-13 S Kuipers vs A Pijpers, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-25-13 D Pirrot vs J Grant, 2008
   Sep-25-13 World Junior Championship (2013) (replies)
   Sep-24-13 D E Cori Tello vs A Goryachkina, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-22-13 Ushenina-Hou Women's World Championship (2013) (replies)
   Sep-22-13 Argue (replies)
   Sep-21-13 Raymond Keene (replies)
   Sep-21-13 D Friedgood vs H E Myers, 1968 (replies)
   Sep-20-13 Gregory Shahade (replies)
   Sep-20-13 Sinquefield Cup (2013) (replies)
   Sep-19-13 Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1988
   Sep-15-13 John Heinechen
   Sep-15-13 Zukertort vs NN, 1877 (replies)
   Sep-14-13 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-14-13 Ray Robson (replies)
   Sep-14-13 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-14-13 MarkFinan chessforum (replies)
   Sep-13-13 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-11-13 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-09-13 Carlsen vs Kamsky, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-08-13 Wei Yi (replies)
   Sep-03-13 World Cup (2013) (replies)
   Sep-02-13 G Bartle (replies)
   Aug-27-13 Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-20-13 Gillan Bwalya (replies)
   Aug-19-13 I Krush vs Y Dembo, 2010
   Aug-18-13 Daniil Dubov (replies)
   Aug-17-13 Larsen vs Geller, 1960
   Aug-15-13 Natalia Pogonina (replies)
   Aug-13-13 D Hunter vs A Caoili, 1999
   Aug-12-13 A Ushenina vs Svidler, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-11-13 Alexander Morozevich (replies)
   Aug-06-13 J Kotainy vs Ribli, 2011 (replies)
   Aug-05-13 Jens Kotainy (replies)
   Aug-05-13 Kasparov vs N Carr, 1984
   Aug-04-13 Adams vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-04-13 Dortmund (2013) (replies)
   Aug-03-13 Biel (2013) (replies)
   Aug-03-13 D Fridman vs Leko, 2013 (replies)
   Jul-30-13 Jorge Cori (replies)
   Jul-29-13 Margus Soot (replies)
   Jul-19-13 FIDE Grand Prix Beijing (2013) (replies)
   Jun-26-13 Peter R Green (replies)
   Jun-26-13 A Ludgate vs J Littlewood, 1971 (replies)
   Jun-25-13 E Snowden (replies)
   Jun-24-13 Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 (replies)
   Jun-20-13 Ernesto Ché Guevara
   Jun-19-13 Timothy Taylor (replies)
   Jun-18-13 Tal Memorial (2013) (replies)
   Jun-17-13 HeMateMe chessforum (replies)
   Jun-17-13 David Justice (replies)
   Jun-16-13 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-09-13 Marshall vs Burn, 1900 (replies)
   Jun-07-13 I Hatem (replies)
   Jun-06-13 Htun Htun Than (replies)
   Jun-05-13 G Barcza vs L Abramavicius, 1936
   May-29-13 Pierre Tyrant (replies)
   May-28-13 Patriot chessforum (replies)
   May-18-13 Norway Chess Tournament (2013) (replies)
   May-17-13 Gata Kamsky (replies)
   May-14-13 Tseshkovsky vs V Inkiov, 1983 (replies)
   May-05-13 Kamsky vs Christiansen, 2013 (replies)
   May-05-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
   May-05-13 A Zatonskih vs I Krush, 2013 (replies)
   May-03-13 Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1992 (replies)
   May-02-13 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Apr-30-13 Fogarty (replies)
   Apr-28-13 Aronian vs Adams, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-28-13 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2010 (replies)
   Apr-24-13 E John (replies)
   Apr-23-13 M61MG Wrestler chessforum (replies)
   Apr-23-13 Patrick A Ballard (replies)
   Apr-22-13 Glenn Redhead (replies)
   Apr-22-13 Alekhine Memorial (2013) (replies)
   Apr-21-13 Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-21-13 Kasimdzhanov vs Topalov, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-20-13 Carlsen vs Svidler, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-20-13 Kamsky vs Topalov, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-20-13 Michael Adams (replies)
   Apr-19-13 Wim H Boom (replies)
   Apr-16-13 Fischer-Petrosian Candidates Match (1971) (replies)
   Apr-15-13 Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
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