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Jim Bartle
Member since Mar-07-04 · Last seen Oct-31-14
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 37006 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Oct-31-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: And in Pennsylvania the guy who shot two policemen and then disappeared into the woods was finally caught (not shot) after seven weeks. Haven't heard much about him? Maybe it's because he's white and not Muslim. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/p...
 
   Oct-30-14 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: You mean because he was known as <The Human Eraser>?
 
   Oct-30-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <overgod> <In order to counterbalance this, <the el stupido> resorts to cheap, content-free and irrelevant personal attacks,> That translates to "the the stupid person."
 
   Oct-30-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: They're all good. I particularly liked "The Secret Pilgrim," which is essentially a collection of short stories. The first one, where the spy sees an Arabic man following around the wife of an Arab prince while shopping in London, has a great payoff.
 
   Oct-30-14 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <WannaBe: Why third base coach did not send Gordon for inside the park home run:> He would have been out by twenty feet unless the throw was wild. The problem was Gordon didn't go full speed from the start.
 
   Oct-29-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: It was an eight-game serues, 4 in Canada, 4 in Russia. Canada came from 3-1 down.
 
   Oct-29-14 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Anybody can look and see which of those two posts came first.
 
   Oct-27-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: The Skins were by far the last team to have a black player, trading for back/receiver Bobby Mitchell in 1962.
 
   Oct-26-14 Karjakin vs Jobava, 2014 (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <Where did Karjakin go wrong?> According to Daniel King, he still had a chance with 30. Nh3. He also pointed out a lot of tricky white defenses that Jobava had to avoid, several based on an exposed attack on the queen by the b3 rook.
 
   Oct-24-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: These lifetime records here can be deceiving. Look at the number of games played at a very young age, when presumably they lost more. Capablanca before age 17: 28 Carlsen before age 17: more than 500
 
   Oct-23-14 Wesley So (replies)
   Oct-22-14 N Abdusattorov vs A Zhigalko, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-20-14 Nigel Short (replies)
   Oct-18-14 Ding Liren (replies)
   Oct-16-14 playground player chessforum (replies)
   Oct-15-14 Millionaire Chess (2014) (replies)
   Oct-14-14 Ray Robson (replies)
   Oct-07-14 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Oct-07-14 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
   Oct-06-14 FSR chessforum (replies)
   Oct-04-14 FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014) (replies)
   Oct-02-14 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-30-14 J Mason vs Dr. S, 1882 (replies)
   Sep-28-14 Joker (Computer) (replies)
   Sep-26-14 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Sep-21-14 Bilbao Masters (2014) (replies)
   Sep-20-14 R Tolentino vs S Fancy, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-19-14 D Moody vs A Hubbard, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-19-14 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
   Sep-18-14 Scotland (replies)
   Sep-18-14 R Rapport vs T Rogers, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-18-14 European Club Cup (2014) (replies)
   Sep-15-14 Anand vs Ponomariov, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-13-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
   Sep-09-14 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
   Sep-05-14 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-05-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
   Sep-04-14 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-04-14 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-04-14 Najdorf vs E Glass, 1936
   Sep-02-14 Leko vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-28-14 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-28-14 Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-28-14 Topalov vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-28-14 J Earnest vs C Hoover, 1947 (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 Yifan Hou vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-15-14 Pal Benko (replies)
   Jul-08-14 Zhu Chen / Seirawan vs Short / Hou, 2014
   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-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-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 (replies)
   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 Final (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-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-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)
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