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Jim Bartle
Member since Mar-07-04 · Last seen Feb-13-16
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 45350 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Feb-12-16 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Jim Bartle: <What did they do?!!? Just reminds me so much of a baseball team, not winning, so they fire the bench coach. Not the hitting coach, not the pitching coach, not the manager, but bench coach. (Or the third base coach). > But it was not the local government which poisoned the
   Feb-12-16 Jeremy Lim (replies)
Jim Bartle: Oops, forgot to delete the first one above. Franken and Liddy had a lot of fun. Discussed issues, disagreed, but had fun.
   Feb-12-16 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
Jim Bartle: <The only gear guaranteed to protect pitcher's heads:> Or just face the 1965 Dodgers.
   Feb-10-16 Yifan Hou (replies)
Jim Bartle: <The Bicontinental Chess Match in Antarctica GM Hou Yifan (2673) - IM Cristóbal Henríquez Villagra (2484)> The games are not really being played in Antarctica. They are in Punta Arenas near the southern tip of Chile.
   Feb-09-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Jim Bartle: Here is Clapton actually playing slow.Rick Danko, "New Mexicoe": Solo starts at 2:00.
   Feb-08-16 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
Jim Bartle: Interesting. Thanks.
   Feb-07-16 Piket vs Azmaiparashvili, 2000 (replies)
Jim Bartle: Isn't 7...exf4 just helping white develop a piece without losing a tempo?
   Feb-07-16 Nakamura vs J W Loyte, 2001
Jim Bartle: Yes, the Open got its name to distinguish it from the US Amateur. A player does have to meet certain standards to play in qualifying for the US Open (otherwise I could sign up and get to play four rounds at a great course for free, or cheap), but doesn't have to be a ...
   Feb-03-16 playground player chessforum (replies)
Jim Bartle: You enter with a presupposed idea then criticize others for starting with a presupposed idea.
   Feb-03-16 Wesley So (replies)
Jim Bartle: <Wish I'd had more wins but I met the goals I set for Tata Steel. 1.Only two results, win or draw. > Seems to me if you are determined not to lose you won't win many either. I think that is why Seirawan was clearly disappointed with So's play, that it wasn't more daring.
   Feb-03-16 Edmund Beronio (replies)
   Feb-03-16 Hans-Joachim Federer
   Jan-29-16 Carlsen vs Yifan Hou, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-27-16 Tata Steel (2016) (replies)
   Jan-27-16 Fred Reinfeld (replies)
   Jan-27-16 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-19-16 Yifan Hou vs Navara, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-16-16 Peter Leko (replies)
   Jan-11-16 Odd Lie (replies)
   Jan-06-16 Qatar Masters (2015) (replies)
   Jan-05-16 Ufuk Hopcin (replies)
   Jan-03-16 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Dec-28-15 Sethuraman P Sethuraman (replies)
   Dec-27-15 A Goryachkina vs W So, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-25-15 Mamedyarov vs Lenderman, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-21-15 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Dec-21-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Dec-19-15 London Chess Classic (2015) (replies)
   Dec-16-15 Mikhail Botvinnik (replies)
   Dec-15-15 Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Rematch (1969) (replies)
   Dec-15-15 Canal
   Dec-13-15 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-08-15 Anand vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-07-15 Anand vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-06-15 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-06-15 chessforum (replies)
   Dec-02-15 S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 (replies)
   Nov-30-15 Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896
   Nov-29-15 European Team Championship (2015) (replies)
   Nov-25-15 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Nov-24-15 M61MG Wrestler chessforum
   Nov-23-15 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
   Nov-22-15 Karpov vs Kamsky, 1996
   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)
   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 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-20-15 Wei Yi (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-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)
   Apr-30-15 Short vs Judit Polgar, 1993 (replies)
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