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Jim Bartle
Member since Mar-07-04 · Last seen Jul-09-16
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 49938 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jul-09-16 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Jim Bartle: <As the obituaries say, he will be missed.> Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
   Jul-06-16 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
Jim Bartle: Did not know that.
   Jul-06-16 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
Jim Bartle: I have had it before, but I do not have a credit card and am in a remote location.
   Jul-06-16 Jeremy Lim (replies)
Jim Bartle: <Indians vs. Cubs, somebody's gotta win.> Sure about that?
   Jul-05-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Jim Bartle: <tomorrow is euro 16 final.> Is that right? Who's playing?
   Jul-05-16 chessforum (replies)
Jim Bartle: <tabanus><The point being of course that the off-topic posters are not ruining the player bios (like I did in two cases), but ruining the players themselves.> There is little or no chess interest on these players used for other subjects. Nobody had posted on the chess
   Jul-03-16 User not found chessforum (replies)
   Jun-29-16 Paul Simon (replies)
Jim Bartle: Possibly true. I still use Kodachrome. And I have Allergies.
   Jun-29-16 YourNextMove Rapid (2016) (replies)
Jim Bartle: <It's about confidence and willingness to risk losing - which is required to go for the win. > Historical example: Peter Leko.
   Jun-28-16 Geza Janny
Jim Bartle: Was excellent in "The West Wing."
   Jun-27-16 Prince Andrey Dadian of Mingrelia
   Jun-25-16 David Moody (replies)
   Jun-23-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Jun-23-16 Seirawan vs Korchnoi, 1980 (replies)
   Jun-21-16 Gareth Harley-Yeo
   Jun-19-16 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Jun-17-16 playground player chessforum (replies)
   Jun-16-16 Grischuk vs Anand, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-13-16 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Jun-10-16 Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid (2016) (replies)
   Jun-06-16 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Jun-03-16 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
   May-31-16 Gashimov Memorial (2016) (replies)
   May-29-16 John Nunn (replies)
   May-28-16 Louis Stumpers (replies)
   May-28-16 Wei Yi (replies)
   May-28-16 Penguincw chessforum (replies)
   May-28-16 Peter Thiel (replies)
   May-26-16 Alan Shaw (replies)
   May-22-16 Louis van Vliet (replies)
   May-18-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
   May-16-16 D Bartley vs A Shaw, 1984 (replies)
   May-11-16 H C Underwood vs L Kilmer, 1948
   May-09-16 Larsen vs Deep Blue, 1993 (replies)
   May-06-16 Portisch vs Pinter, 1984
   Apr-30-16 Charles Namson (replies)
   Apr-29-16 Wesley So (replies)
   Apr-29-16 W So vs Kasparov, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-28-16 W So vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-28-16 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-26-16 Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (replies)
   Apr-25-16 H Knoll vs M Gratze, 2012 (replies)
   Apr-23-16 Norway Chess (2016) (replies)
   Apr-19-16 A Giri vs Eljanov, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-17-16 Xu Jun vs Yinglun Xu, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-17-16 S Shankland vs W So, 2016
   Apr-16-16 A Marder vs Capablanca, 1913 (replies)
   Apr-16-16 US Chess Championships (2016) (replies)
   Apr-14-16 Vasily Smyslov (replies)
   Apr-04-16 technical draw chessforum (replies)
   Mar-28-16 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-28-16 Blackburne vs West, 1885 (replies)
   Mar-27-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
   Mar-26-16 Karjakin vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-25-16 A Giri vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-12-16 Aronian vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-07-16 E Liu vs B Lugo, 2006 (replies)
   Mar-02-16 M Muzychuk vs Yifan Hou, 2016 (replies)
   Feb-27-16 optimal play chessforum (replies)
   Feb-22-16 W So vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-22-16 Nunn vs A Greenfeld, 1988
   Feb-22-16 Nunn vs J M De La Villa Garcia, 1987
   Feb-19-16 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Feb-18-16 S Crakanthorp vs Purdy, 1926 (replies)
   Feb-16-16 Maurice Ashley (replies)
   Feb-10-16 Yifan Hou (replies)
   Feb-07-16 Piket vs Azmaiparashvili, 2000 (replies)
   Feb-07-16 Nakamura vs J W Loyte, 2001
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