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Jim Bartle
Member since Mar-07-04 · Last seen Dec-21-14
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.


   Jim Bartle has kibitzed 38209 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Dec-20-14 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: I love the Simmons-Jalen Rose podcasts. On the latest one they were wondering whether the players read all the stuff criticizing them on social media, twitter and all that. (Mainly about James Harden.) Rose said yes, they read it. So Simmons pulls out some comment from 2002 where
 
   Dec-20-14 WannaBe chessforum
 
Jim Bartle: They did OK after falling behind 41-7.
 
   Dec-20-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: This is really bad. This cannot happen. Two NYPD officers shot in their squad car in Bed-Stuy. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/b...
 
   Dec-20-14 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Can't get the rest without googling. I think BYU won a controversial national championship in the mid80s by beating a mediocre Michigan team in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. They'd played a weak schedule but were the only undefeated team.
 
   Dec-19-14 Wesley So (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <I just don't like people assuming that other people do my thinking for me and that I am an idiot easily swayed by smarter "others".> That is a temptation we forget to resist sometimes. Many of us have watched your games since you were fourteen years old, and sometimes ...
 
   Dec-19-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Not to be confused with Spinal Tap's "Gimme Some Money": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bf...
 
   Dec-19-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: My only point is that, if we knew enough, every possible move is either winning, losing, or draws. Nothing relative.
 
   Dec-18-14 Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991
 
Jim Bartle: <It takes a player of Ivanchuk's skill and imagination to produce such a game.> ...and bad nerves.
 
   Dec-14-14 M Apicella vs Lautier, 2001 (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: <I think he suffers from a rare ailment, which exhibits symptoms including verbal diarrhea.> Not so rare.
 
   Dec-14-14 London Chess Classic (2014) (replies)
 
Jim Bartle: Translation of <indianfan's> last post: "I was wrong. End of story."
 
   Dec-10-14 R Platz vs C Hess, 1994 (replies)
   Dec-09-14 Odd Lie (replies)
   Dec-05-14 Albert Einstein (replies)
   Dec-05-14 Qatar Masters (2014) (replies)
   Dec-04-14 Fischer vs G Smith, 1964 (replies)
   Dec-02-14 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 (replies)
   Dec-01-14 john barleycorn chessforum (replies)
   Dec-01-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Nov-27-14 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
   Nov-27-14 Andrew Soltis (replies)
   Nov-23-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-23-14 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
   Nov-21-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-20-14 Mehdi Pakdaman (replies)
   Nov-20-14 playground player chessforum (replies)
   Nov-18-14 PinnedPiece chessforum (replies)
   Nov-14-14 Morphy vs A Bottin, 1858 (replies)
   Nov-13-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-11-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-10-14 Petrosian Memorial (2014) (replies)
   Nov-07-14 Jesse William Stapp (replies)
   Nov-07-14 Tal vs V Veders, 1951 (replies)
   Nov-07-14 I Bilek vs Fischer, 1962 (replies)
   Nov-05-14 Qun Ma (replies)
   Nov-01-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) (replies)
   Oct-31-14 Jobava vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-29-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Oct-29-14 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
   Oct-26-14 Karjakin vs Jobava, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-22-14 N Abdusattorov vs A Zhigalko, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-20-14 Nigel Short (replies)
   Oct-18-14 Ding Liren (replies)
   Oct-15-14 Millionaire Chess (2014) (replies)
   Oct-14-14 Ray Robson (replies)
   Oct-07-14 Hikaru Nakamura (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-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-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-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-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-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 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 (replies)
   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)
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