OlimpBase :: about the author

About me

I was born in 1977 in Warsaw, Poland, where I have lived until now. In 2001 I have graduated in economics from The University of Warsaw. I have been working on my Ph.D. since then. My doctoral thesis deals with inflationary expectations and psychology of inflation. I am full time employed as mayor of Warsaw-Srodmiescie borough (central district). I'm right-handed conservative, a free marketeer.

About 15 years ago I used to be active chess player and I reached B-class level (1800 ELO approx.). Although I'm not active player anymore I enjoy playing online chess (I mostly use Playchess server, you can find me there nicknamed, yes you've guessed, OlimpBase) and in 2003 I was privileged to face legendary Karpov in a simul.

I am married to Aleksandra nee Szymczak (no relation to Polish IM Z.Szymczak). We have two little daughters: Teresa Maria (b. Dec 24th, 2005) and Klara Stefania (b. Feb 26th, 2008). See our faimly blog: http://www.bartelski.pl.


My elder daughter Teresa, Aug 2008 Our younger sweetie Klara, Aug 2008
Teresa August 2008 Klara August 2008
My wife Aleksandra This is me
Ola Wojtek
Our family on holiday, July 2008
Family