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Last Interview of the Semester: Mateusz Bartel at KCF Academy

On June 16 subscribers of Kasparov Chess Foundation Academy will gather for an exclusive interview with Bartel Mateusz.

Player, Publisher, and Commentator Extraordinaire

Get ready for an exciting conversation with Mateusz Bartel, the Polish chess Grandmaster who's done it all! Born on January 3, 1985, Bartel is a four-time Polish Chess Champion (2006, 2010, 2011, and 2012) and a European Under-18 Champion from 2003.

A Glimpse at His Achievements

- 2005: Tied for first at the inaugural EU Individual Open Chess Championship in Cork.

- 2007: Secured top spot (on tie-break) in the 16th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man International tournament.

- 2009: Came first at Prievidza.

- 2012: Tied for 1st–3rd at the Aeroflot Open and won the event on tie-break.

- 2017: Won the traditional Open (Master Tournament) at the Biel Chess Festival's 50th edition on tie-break.

- 2015: Won the bronze medal at the European Individual Championship in Jerusalem.

Bartel has also played a pivotal role in the success of the Czech team "G-Team Nový Bor," which won the 2013 European Chess Club Cup in Rhodes.

Olympiad Hero

Bartel represented Poland in the Chess Olympiad multiple times (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014). His stellar performance at the 2010 Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, where he played on the fifth board and scored 7 points out of 9 games (+6 =2 -1), earned him a silver medal. Following Sébastien Feller's disqualification for cheating, Bartel was awarded the gold medal.

Beyond the Board

Bartel's contributions to chess go beyond playing. In 2008, he launched a new Polish chess magazine, "Mat." Since 2020, he's been the leading chess commentator on the popular portal Chess24, bringing his insights and expertise to chess enthusiasts worldwide.

Join us for an engaging interview with Mateusz Bartel, where he shares his journey, insights, and experiences in the world of chess. Don't miss out on the last KCF interview of the semester!

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