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Jim Bartle
Member since Mar-07-04 · Last seen Nov-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 43847 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Nov-28-15 WannaBe chessforum
Jim Bartle: Miracle win! I was sure Stanford had botched it with poor time management in the last four minutes. They lost to Oregon by an almost identical score two weeks ago, then came through tonight. That's four straight vs. Notre Dame at Stanford, but they've lost when playing at ND. ...
   Nov-28-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Jim Bartle: I had to look up Megan Fox to learn who she is. As for the wonderful Tina Fey, watch this presentation at the Golden Globes with Amy Poehler:
   Nov-28-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Jim Bartle: The Air Force Academy, too.
   Nov-27-15 Jeremy Lim (replies)
Jim Bartle: I don't remember specifically, but Jason Garrett and his brother (maybe his twin brother) were involved in some sort of controversy while playing in the Ivy League. They were at Columbia and transferred to another college or the other way around. Really weird, maybe their dad was
   Nov-25-15 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
Jim Bartle: How cute! Nobody can explain what a catch is in three pages.
   Nov-25-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Jim Bartle: Kasparov played numerous simuls at classical controls against teams of four to six strong players, including GMs.
   Nov-24-15 M61MG Wrestler chessforum
Jim Bartle: Fantastic! That should convince everyone it's a fake. Well, almost everyone.
   Nov-23-15 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
Jim Bartle: I was going to tell you the quotes are great and some of the jokes are, too. But OK, I'll just shut up.
   Nov-22-15 Karpov vs Kamsky, 1996
Jim Bartle: <33.Qc4 splat!> Karpov says the queen is then attacking both rooks, two pawns, and the black bishop is pinned.
   Nov-22-15 playground player chessforum (replies)
Jim Bartle: Protests for equal rights and against Vietnam were completely justified in the 60s and 70s. Protesting these trivialities today only serves to mock the importance of earlier movements. "Someone called me a name" and "I'm always picked last for study groups" doesn't quite carry ...
   Nov-22-15 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
   Nov-18-15 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
   Nov-09-15 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Nov-08-15 Bilbao Masters (2015) (replies)
   Nov-08-15 Keres vs Spassky, 1955 (replies)
   Nov-04-15 Wesley So (replies)
   Oct-31-15 W So vs Ding Liren, 2015 (replies)
   Oct-29-15 Ding Liren vs A Giri, 2015 (replies)
   Oct-28-15 T Malhotra vs M Webb, 2009
   Oct-27-15 Ding Liren (replies)
   Oct-25-15 Kosteniuk vs O Zimina, 2015 (replies)
   Oct-22-15 L Day vs B Vujic, 2000 (replies)
   Oct-15-15 Edmund Beronio (replies)
   Oct-15-15 Millionaire Chess (2015) (replies)
   Oct-12-15 Ni Hua (replies)
   Oct-08-15 Kelly Cottrell (replies)
   Oct-06-15 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
   Oct-05-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Oct-03-15 World Cup (2015) (replies)
   Sep-28-15 Odd Lie (replies)
   Sep-20-15 Wei Yi (replies)
   Sep-13-15 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
   Sep-12-15 Topalov vs O Adu, 2015
   Sep-05-15 Jorge Cori (replies)
   Sep-05-15 J Cori vs T Taalaibekov, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-03-15 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 (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-18-15 Bent Larsen (replies)
   Aug-18-15 Tarjan vs Larsen, 1968 (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-02-15 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Jun-29-15 Caruana vs W So, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-25-15 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-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 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-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)
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