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John Bartholomew
Number of games in database: 227
Years covered: 2002 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2446
Highest rating achieved in database: 2472

Overall record: +61 -39 =77 (56.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 50 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (13) 
    E81 E97 E94 E83 E92
 Slav (11) 
    D11 D10 D13 D15 D12
 English (9) 
    A13 A11 A17 A15 A18
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E21 E32 E43
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A46 A41 A50 E10
 Sicilian (7) 
    B96 B98 B97 B47 B32
With the Black pieces:
 Scandinavian (32) 
 Slav (14) 
    D11 D12 D19 D17 D18
 Benko Gambit (11) 
    A58 A57 A59
 Modern Benoni (11) 
    A58 A57 A59
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D02 D00 A46 A45 A40
 Sicilian (10) 
    B42 B67 B41 B56 B21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Benjamin vs J Bartholomew, 2003 1/2-1/2
   J H Canty vs J Bartholomew, 2014 0-1
   J Bartholomew vs S Kojima, 2012 1-0
   J Bartholomew vs O Ogungbe, 2011 1-0
   J Doran vs J Bartholomew, 2011 0-1
   J Bartholomew vs Mo Zhai, 2019 1-0
   J Bartholomew vs S Shao, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   UTD GM Invitational (2006)
   World Open (2007)
   36th World Open (2008)
   London Chess Classic Open (2012)
   32nd World Open (2004)
   112th US Open (2011)
   Reykjavik Open (2018)
   34th World Open (2006)
   London Chess Classic Open (2015)
   United States Chess League (2008)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2011 Spice Cup (group C) by gauer

   🏆 PRO Chess League KO Stage
   J Bartholomew vs Li Chao (Mar-27-19) 0-1, rapid
   Wang Yue vs J Bartholomew (Mar-27-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Zhao Jun vs J Bartholomew (Mar-27-19) 0-1, rapid
   J Bartholomew vs Di Zhang (Mar-27-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Jiner Zhu vs J Bartholomew (Mar-13-19) 0-1, rapid

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(born 1986) United States of America

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He is an IM (2007) who has achieved one GM norm. He won the National High School championship in 2002. He is the co-founder of with David Kramaley.

References: (1) (podcast interview Ben Johnson in June 2017).

Last updated: 2020-09-24 17:30:03

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 229  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Bartholomew vs E Anka  ½-½44200230th World OpenB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. J Bartholomew vs Kudrin  ½-½692003Foxwoods opB32 Sicilian
3. V Strugatsky vs J Bartholomew  0-137200312th Chicago OpenA43 Old Benoni
4. Benjamin vs J Bartholomew ½-½402003World Open: Open SectionB01 Scandinavian
5. J Bartholomew vs Shulman  ½-½272003North American opB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
6. B Lugo vs J Bartholomew  ½-½402004National opB01 Scandinavian
7. V Golod vs J Bartholomew ½-½26200432nd World OpenB01 Scandinavian
8. E Treger vs J Bartholomew 0-160200432nd World OpenB01 Scandinavian
9. J Bartholomew vs M Thaler 1-057200432nd World OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
10. J Bartholomew vs D Gurevich  ½-½59200432nd World OpenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
11. N Gamboa vs J Bartholomew  ½-½30200432nd World OpenB01 Scandinavian
12. J Bartholomew vs Wojtkiewicz 0-15420057th Foxwoods OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. J Bartholomew vs R Gonzalez  ½-½4120057th Foxwoods OpenB01 Scandinavian
14. E Perelshteyn vs J Bartholomew  0-14120057th Foxwoods OpenA58 Benko Gambit
15. J Bartholomew vs Vasquez Schroeder 0-13320057th Foxwoods OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. R Fontaine vs J Bartholomew  1-0842006Las Vegas MastersB01 Scandinavian
17. Mikhalevski vs J Bartholomew  1-0362006MastersB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
18. J Bartholomew vs M Belorusov  1-0242006MastersC00 French Defense
19. T Coleman vs J Bartholomew  1-046200634th World OpenA57 Benko Gambit
20. J Bartholomew vs R Francisco  1-035200634th World OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
21. R Panjwani vs J Bartholomew  0-140200634th World OpenB01 Scandinavian
22. J Bartholomew vs E Varshavsky 0-161200634th World OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
23. M Ly vs J Bartholomew  1-039200634th World OpenB01 Scandinavian
24. J Bartholomew vs E N Cooke 1-049200634th World OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
25. J Bartholomew vs C Acor  ½-½24200634th World OpenC60 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-02-12  wordfunph: maybe related to Allyn Bartholomew - the featured player of First Moves / Chess News from Around the U.S. (Chess Life Magazine 2012 October).
Jan-08-15  kellmano: Bartholomew posts entertaining live commentaries of his online blitz games. I like them, as he is not focussed excessively on tactics. If I wanted to improve my game, I'd pay attention to them.

Dec-31-15  The beginner: He also has some good instructional videos on Youtube.

Jan-02-16  knighttoefour: Probably my favorite chess-related Youtube channel. Bartholomew is a very even-tempered guy, and his playing style feels very "classically positional". Seems like the type of player who might be a fan of Smyslov. The combination of his temperament and his play style makes for instructive viewing.
Nov-11-16  maelith: His Chess Fundamentals Series is Good. It will help novice players improve.

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  GrahamClayton: John Bartholomew is an International Master from Eagan, Minnesota who has been playing, studying, and teaching chess for over 20 years. In 2002 John won the National High School Chess Championship, and in 2006 became an IM. After graduating in 2009 from the University of Texas-Dallas with a degree in Business Administration, John spent a brief time in law school before deciding to become a full-time chess teacher in 2011. As well as his Youtube channel, John also has interactive chess books available at
Dec-27-17  Granny O Doul: And perhaps a descendant of Cleopatra, if there is anything to the "bar-Ptolemy" etymological theory.

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