Mateusz Bartel

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Mateusz Bartel
Mateusz Bartel 2013.jpg
Mateusz Bartel (2013)
Born (1985-01-03) 3 January 1985 (age 35)
Warsaw, Poland
TitleGrandmaster (2005)
FIDE rating2639 (January 2020)
Peak Elo rating2677 (May 2012)

Mateusz Bartel (born 3 January 1985 in Warsaw) is a Polish chess grandmaster. He won the Polish Chess Championship in 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Chess career[edit]

Bartel learnt to play the game at the age of 6 from his father when he and his younger brother were at home ill with chickenpox. Both Mateusz and his brother later entered the chess club "Polonia Warsaw".[1]

He won the under-18 European championship in 2003. In 2005 Bartel finished equal first with Zoltan Gyimesi in the inaugural EU Individual Open Chess Championship in Cork.

In 2007, he tied for 1st–6th with Vitali Golod, Zahar Efimenko, Yuri Yakovich, Michael Roiz and Mikhail Kobalia in the 16th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man International tournament, as first on tie-break.[2] In 2009 he came first at Prievidza.[3]

In February 2012, Bartel tied for 1st–3rd with Anton Korobov and Pavel Eljanov in the 11th Aeroflot Open, winning the prestigious event on tie-break.[4]. In August 2017, Bartel won the traditional Open (Master Tournament) at the Biel Chess Festival (50th and jubilee edition), on tie-break above Vladimir Baklan.

He played for Czech team "G-Team Nový Bor" that won the 2013 European Chess Club Cup in Rhodes.

In 2015 Bartel won the bronze medal at the European Individual Championship in Jerusalem.

Bartel represented his country in the Chess Olympiad in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. In the Turin 2006 Olympiad he played fourth board, scoring 5/10 (+3 =4 -3).[5] In the Dresden 2008 Olympiad, Bartel scored 4/7 (+3 =2 -2) as the team's third board. In the 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad he played on the fifth board scoring 7 points out of 9 games (+6 =2 -1) and got a silver medal for individual result on his board.[6] After Sébastien Feller’s disqualification for cheating, Bartel received the gold medal.[7][8]


  1. ^ Interview with GM Mateusz Bartel Chessdom
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2007-10-01). "TWIC 673: 16th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man". London Chess Center. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Banicky kahanec 2009 July 2009 Slovakia". FIDE. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Aeroflot Open – Mateusz Bartel comes out on top". 2012-02-16. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  5. ^ Poland's scoresheet 2006 Olimpbase
  6. ^ "39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 Open tournament". Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  7. ^ "2010 Olympiad Medals – Board 5". 3 June 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  8. ^ 2010 Board 5 Medals FIDE. 2015-11-09. Retrieved 25 December 2015