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Bartlomiej Macieja

Number of games in database: 1,131
Years covered: 1990 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2519 (2472 rapid, 2504 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2653
Overall record: +355 -186 =485 (58.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 105 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (182) 
    B30 B23 B25 B53 B48
 French Defense (46) 
    C18 C10 C11 C16 C01
 Sicilian Taimanov (31) 
    B48 B45 B47 B46 B49
 Caro-Kann (31) 
    B18 B12 B10 B17 B15
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C69 C78 C65 C97 C60
 Scotch Game (28) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (121) 
    B48 B47 B30 B32 B40
 Nimzo Indian (81) 
    E39 E54 E53 E42 E21
 Sicilian Taimanov (55) 
    B48 B47 B49 B46 B45
 Queen's Pawn Game (50) 
    A46 E00 A45 A40 D02
 English, 1 c4 c5 (42) 
    A38 A33 A37 A36 A35
 Caro-Kann (42) 
    B12 B18 B10 B17 B13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Macieja vs Ponomariov, 1997 1-0
   Macieja vs Radjabov, 2007 1-0
   Polgar vs Macieja, 2002 0-1
   Macieja vs H Hernandez Carmenates, 2012 1-0
   Radjabov vs Macieja, 2007 0-1
   Macieja vs McShane, 2005 1-0
   Macieja vs A Zapata, 2002 1-0
   Macieja vs Ivanchuk, 2001 1-0
   Macieja vs R Kempinski, 2001 1-0
   Macieja vs Polgar, 2002 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Championship (2002)
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   Polish Championship (1999)
   Curacao Open (2002)
   Rilton Cup 1999/00 (1999)
   Bay Area International Open (2019)
   World Junior Championship (1997)
   116th US Open (2015)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)
   Rilton Cup 2010/11 (2010)
   European Championship (2004)
   European Championship (2003)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   European Championship (2005)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Polska! by slomarko

   🏆 31st Carlos Torre Mem
   A Alvarez Pedraza vs Macieja (Dec-16-19) 1/2-1/2
   Macieja vs E J Fernandez Guillen (Dec-16-19) 1-0
   Macieja vs L Ibarra Chami (Dec-15-19) 0-1
   Macieja vs Niemann (Aug-25-19) 1-0
   D H Fernandez vs Macieja (Mar-13-19) 1-0, rapid

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(born Oct-04-1977, 45 years old) Poland

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Bartlomiej Macieja was born in Warsaw. He was Polish Under-18 Champion in 1994, achieved the grandmaster title in 1999 and placed =1st in the Krynica Zonal Tournament 1.4 to qualify for the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999), where he lost in round 2 to Rafael Duailibe Leitao.

Macieja won the European Championship in 2002. In 2004 and 2009 he won the Polish Championship. 1st in the strong II Lublin Union Memorial (Poland) 9-18 May 2010*.


Wikipedia article: Bartłomiej Macieja

Last updated: 2017-10-04 03:16:14

 page 1 of 46; games 1-25 of 1,131  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Markowski vs Macieja  ½-½491990POL-chT U20A15 English
2. A Pisarek vs Macieja  ½-½301991POL-chBC53 Giuoco Piano
3. Macieja vs H A Gretarsson  ½-½421991Wch U14C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
4. Macieja vs G Vescovi  ½-½391991Wch U14B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
5. Macieja vs B Kelly  1-0371991Wch U14C18 French, Winawer
6. S Ovsejevitsch vs Macieja  0-1771991Wch U14D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. M Kaminski vs Macieja  ½-½411991Wch U14C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
8. A Maciejewski vs Macieja  ½-½481992Warszawa HYUNDAI (10)C50 Giuoco Piano
9. R Ruck vs Macieja  1-0431992EU-ch U16C59 Two Knights
10. J Raszka vs Macieja  0-1341992Wisla BES OpenC48 Four Knights
11. Macieja vs G Masternak  1-0401992Wisla BES OpenC18 French, Winawer
12. Macieja vs Timoshenko  ½-½411992Warsaw opC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
13. Macieja vs V Neverov  0-1311992Warsaw opB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
14. Macieja vs T Markowski  0-1491992Wisla BES OpenB32 Sicilian
15. Macieja vs S Ovsejevitsch  1-0331992EU-ch U16B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
16. Macieja vs A Sznapik  0-1371992Polish ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
17. Macieja vs W Schmidt  ½-½231992Polish ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
18. Macieja vs R Kuczynski  ½-½131992Polish ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
19. K Panczyk vs Macieja  1-0351992Polish ChampionshipE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
20. A Maciejewski vs Macieja  1-0551992Polish ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
21. Z Jasnikowski vs Macieja  1-0351992Polish ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Wojtkiewicz vs Macieja  1-0291992Polish ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Macieja vs J Gdanski  ½-½211992Polish ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
24. Macieja vs D Pedzich  ½-½501992Polish ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
25. Macieja vs J Przewoznik  ½-½411992Polish ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
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Oct-06-06  Akavall:

Bartlomiej Macieja writes about his experience with FIDE's Appeals Committee.

Nov-27-07  SetNoEscapeOn: Congrats to Barlomiej on his win today against the monster Radjabov
Nov-28-07  DanRoss53: With the Black pieces, he has Radjabov on the ropes yet again... looks like he might advance with a 2-0 performance against the third seed.
Nov-28-07  arsen387: This guy has become famous today. He won Radjabov 2-0. The biggest sensation in World Cup so far!
Nov-28-07  slomarko: this guy was european champion a couple of years ago.
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  Gypsy: Eliminated Laznicka and Radjabov thus far -- 1.5:0.5 and 2:0(!), respectively. Bart is on a roll!
Nov-28-07  kazza83: It simply means that chess is still chess regardless of who you are and what's your rating (Macieja's 2-0 win against Radjabov).
Nov-28-07  dx9293: At least half the 128 players are very strong GMs. Such things do happen, and the very best players don't always perform their best against guys who have to "play for their supper."
Nov-29-07  Thrajin: <dx9293>, It appears that Macieja has earned himself quite a feast this time.
Dec-01-07  Maroczy: Finagling a draw today against the highly touted Sasikiran.
Dec-02-07  Maroczy: Congratulations on a decent result.
Dec-02-07  sitzkrieg: Yup hats off to GM Macieja!
Feb-05-08  Resignation Trap: Here's a recent interview with Macieja in English: .
Feb-06-08  Karpova: Macieja facing a strong opponent:
Oct-04-08  slomarko: Macieja's homepage:
Oct-04-08  slomarko: the player of the day won quickly in bundesliga

[Event "unrated standard match"]
[Site "Free Internet Chess Server"]
[Date "2008.10.04"]
[Round "*"]
[White "GMMacieja"]
[Black "GMLaznicka"]
[Result "1:0"]
[WhiteElo "2600P"]
[BlackElo "2591P"]
[ECO "B45"]
[TimeControl "7200"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Be2 Be7 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O a6 10. f4 Nd7 11. Bf3 Rb8 12. Nce2 Qc7 13. g4 Na5 14. b3 b5 15. g5 Nc5 16. Kb1 Bb7 17. Ng3 Rfc8 18. f5 e5 19. Nde2 Bf8 20. f6 g6 21. h4 Na4 22. Ka1 d5 23. exd5 Qd6 24. bxa4 Qa3 25. Qd3 Qxa4 26. Be4 Rc4 27. h5 1:0

Oct-04-08  whiteshark: Player of the Day.

Wszystkiego najlepszego!

His homepage:

wiki bios:

Feb-13-09  Karpova: GM Bartlomiej Macieja won the 66th Polish Chess Championship with 7.5/11 (+5 -1 =5) ahead of Wojtasek (he reached 7.5 points also but Macieja won the tiebreaks match with 1.5-0.5).


Apr-16-09  Udit Narayan: In <BIDMONFA>'s link, he looks like Tom Cruise.
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  Tabanus: 1st today in the II Lublin Union Memorial (Poland) 9-18 May 2010:, congratulations!

Oct-04-11  whiteshark: Player of the Day.

In opening theory, Macieja has made contributions to the Classical Variation of the Nimzo Indian Defense.

After <1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 c5 5.dxc5 0-0 6.a3 Bxc5 7.Nf3>, Macieja popularized <7...b6>.

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David E Vigorito has called this line the <"Macieja Variation"<>> and considers it Black's best try in the 4...c5 defense against 4.Qc2."

Oct-04-11  brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday GM Macieja!
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  offramp: I'll never figure out why they named that stadium in Reading after him.
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  offramp: Howp ye hae an Nappy Birthday, ye auld barmpot!

Tae the grand auld scots maister <Bart MacIeja>.

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