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Bartlomiej Macieja
Number of games in database: 958
Years covered: 1991 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2519 (2472 rapid, 2504 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2653

Overall record: +298 -157 =406 (58.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 97 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (149) 
    B25 B30 B23 B53 B45
 French Defense (35) 
    C18 C11 C10 C16 C17
 Caro-Kann (31) 
    B18 B12 B10 B17 B15
 Sicilian Taimanov (26) 
    B45 B48 B47 B46 B49
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C69 C65 C78 C92 C97
 Scotch Game (25) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (104) 
    B48 B47 B30 B27 B49
 Nimzo Indian (70) 
    E39 E53 E54 E21 E20
 Sicilian Taimanov (49) 
    B48 B47 B49 B45 B46
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    A46 E00 A45 A40 D02
 Queen's Indian (37) 
    E12 E15 E14 E17
 Caro-Kann (37) 
    B12 B18 B17 B10 B13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Macieja vs Radjabov, 2007 1-0
   Macieja vs Ponomariov, 1997 1-0
   Macieja vs H H Hernandez, 2012 1-0
   J Polgar vs Macieja, 2002 0-1
   Radjabov vs Macieja, 2007 0-1
   Macieja vs J Polgar, 2002 1-0
   Macieja vs A Zapata, 2002 1-0
   Macieja vs McShane, 2005 1-0
   Macieja vs Ivanchuk, 2001 1-0
   Macieja vs R Vasquez, 2001 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 (2012)
   Polish Championship (1999)
   Curacao Open (2002)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)
   116th US Open (2015)
   European Championship (2004)
   European Championship (2005)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2008)
   European Championship (2012)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

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

   🏆 31st Carlos Torre Mem
   Macieja vs L Ibarra Chami (Dec-15-19) 0-1
   Macieja vs Niemann (Aug-25-19) 1-0
   F Aleskerov vs Macieja (Mar-13-19) 0-1, rapid
   D H Fernandez vs Macieja (Mar-13-19) 1-0, rapid
   A Tang vs Macieja (Mar-13-19) 1-0, rapid

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(born Oct-04-1977, 44 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 42; games 1-25 of 1,035  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 Vescovi  ½-½391991Wch U14B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
5. M Kaminski vs Macieja  ½-½411991Wch U14C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
6. A Maciejewski vs Macieja  ½-½481992Warszawa HYUNDAI (10)C50 Giuoco Piano
7. Macieja vs T Markowski  0-1491992Wisla BES opB32 Sicilian
8. Macieja vs Timoshenko  ½-½411992Warsaw opC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
9. R Ruck vs Macieja  1-0431992EU-ch U16C59 Two Knights
10. Macieja vs Neverov  0-1311992Warsaw opB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
11. Wojtkiewicz vs Macieja  1-0291992POL-chD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Macieja vs W Schmidt  ½-½231992POL-chC18 French, Winawer
13. V Iordachescu vs Macieja  1-0421992Wch U16C53 Giuoco Piano
14. V Mirumian vs Macieja  0-1321992Wch U16C28 Vienna Game
15. Kholmov vs Macieja  1-0361993Katowice Fibak opC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
16. Kholmov vs Macieja  ½-½461994Legnica Voivode CupA04 Reti Opening
17. B Socko vs Macieja  1-0421994POL-ch U20C45 Scotch Game
18. Blatny vs Macieja  ½-½551994Pardubice opA04 Reti Opening
19. Macieja vs W Schmidt  0-1411994Legnica Voivode CupC11 French
20. T Markowski vs Macieja  ½-½1361994Legnica Voivode CupA15 English
21. Macieja vs W Schmidt  ½-½371995Polish ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
22. J Sosna vs Macieja  0-1261995Zlin-BC58 Two Knights
23. Macieja vs B Socko  0-1801995POL-ch U18C01 French, Exchange
24. Movsesian vs Macieja  ½-½421995Pardubice opC77 Ruy Lopez
25. Macieja vs Wojtkiewicz  0-1401995Polish ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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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

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  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!

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  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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Oct-31-15  offramp: I'll never figure out why they named that stadium in Reading after him.
Oct-04-17  offramp: Howp ye hae an Nappy Birthday, ye auld barmpot!

Tae the grand auld scots maister <Bart MacIeja>.

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