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Jim Bartle
Member since Mar-07-04 · Last seen Sep-03-14
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 36363 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Sep-03-14 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Last night: 8 hard-fought sets till 2 in the morning. Tonight: 5 easy sets, over at 10 pm.
 
   Sep-02-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <And curiously, I believe that it is also the only political jurisdiction in the world where it is illegal to lie to obtain sex.> The private prison industry in the US would love that.
 
   Sep-02-14 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Bill James hath decreed that a large number of errors is not necessarily indicative of a poor fielder. It may occur with a player who reaches many more balls than others. He wrote that Clemente had some of the best fielding statistics of any outfielder, if you know how to read ...
 
   Sep-02-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <probably yes, but it took kissinger, u.s. sec of state to nudge him to play.> A small point, but Kissinger was National Security Advisor at the time, not yet Secretary of State.
 
   Sep-02-14 Leko vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: What is black's basic strategy to hold the draw?
 
   Aug-30-14 Wesley So (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <That was, more or less, how bubuli imagines her to be 10 years from now.> Won't happen. What she's doing isn't that different from the basketball or football program at a major US university.
 
   Aug-29-14 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Cavs should be in the mix for the East title. But possible injuries make predictions difficult, especially with Chicago.
 
   Aug-29-14 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: It's not just you.
 
   Aug-28-14 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Just switched from the Caruana game a couple of minutes ago.
 
   Aug-28-14 Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: It's easier to have the "highest rated" when there are only six players i'd be interested in the highest rated with 12 or 14 players.
 
   Aug-28-14 Topalov vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-28-14 J Earnest vs C Hoover, 1947 (replies)
   Aug-27-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Aug-24-14 Kibitzer's Café (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 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
   Jul-16-14 Yifan Hou vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-15-14 Pal Benko (replies)
   Jul-14-14 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Jul-08-14 KKDEREK chessforum (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-27-14 Robert James Fischer (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
   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-04-14 chessgames.com 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-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)
   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)
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