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Jim Bartle
Member since Mar-07-04 · Last seen Jul-30-14
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 35982 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jul-30-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <pinnedpiece> This is the supposed conversation where Obama shouted at Netanyahu? <Barack Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes. Benjamin Netanyahu: And what will Israel ...
 
   Jul-30-14 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: I'd heard of Clift at least. I guess it didn't help his and Travis' level of recognition that they played for the Browns and the Senators.
 
   Jul-24-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Similar theme, on the Tonight Show: Robert Blake: Whoa, you make Wimpy look skimpy. Orson Welles: Yes, I'm fat and you're ugly, but I can diet.
 
   Jul-24-14 NakoSonorense chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Yeah, that Rooney. He really sucks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOY...
 
   Jul-24-14 Octavia chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <In a recent interview he even said he would now devote himself more seriously to chess.> I think he's been saying that every couple years for about the past twenty years.
 
   Jul-22-14 Wesley So (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <If Campo was crook he could not have been chosen as FIDE President.> Iljumzhinov is honest?
 
   Jul-19-14 Leko vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <Facing your nemesis in the last round is no pleasure:> true, but it may be a little easier when you're already leading the tournament by 1.5 points.
 
   Jul-19-14 J Sammour Hasbun vs A Ivanov, 2013
 
Jim Bartle: Interesting position after white's 13th. 4th and 5th ranks empty, all pawns on their original squares except for one on g6.
 
   Jul-17-14 Z Almasi vs W So, 2014 (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Black made the last move. Doesn't that mean he offered the draw?
 
   Jul-16-14 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: 1d410: Just squandered 200 chess bucks Conrad93: In their two other Sicilian games, Lagrave won without much trouble, so why did you bet 200 bucks? csmath: Perhaps because these other two games were played by 11-year-old Yifan. <Conrad93: 11 years old or not, it's still an ...
 
   Jul-16-14 Yifan Hou vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-15-14 Jeremy Lim (replies)
   Jul-15-14 Pal Benko (replies)
   Jul-14-14 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Jul-09-14 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
   Jul-08-14 KKDEREK chessforum (replies)
   Jul-08-14 Zhu Chen / Seirawan vs Short / Hou, 2014
   Jul-06-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Jul-06-14 FSR chessforum (replies)
   Jul-05-14 Louis F Stumpers (replies)
   Jul-05-14 Wei Yi (replies)
   Jul-05-14 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (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-28-14 Hikaru Nakamura (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
   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-20-14 Garry Kasparov (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-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)
   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 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-03-13 World Cup (2013) (replies)
   Sep-02-13 G Bartle (replies)
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