The match would decide who would be the challenger for the World Champion ... [more]
Player: Viktor Korchnoi
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|Jun-17-14|| ||GumboGambit: <Worse still, the weekly magazine Der Spiegel had printed an awful article (in late December) which contained comments on how Korchnoi would "rot in poverty" and described how Hübner gently stroked his beard "with his girly hands>|
I used to think current media was trending toward being more trashy and sensationalistic then that of generations past. . . . . . Now Im not so sure.
|Jun-17-14|| ||NeoIndian: Just did a quick search on the earliest known accounts of writing (that counts as media, doesn't it?). This is apparently from the Rosetta Stone decree:|
"....Eirene, daughter of Ptolemy, priestess of Arsinoe, the lover of her father; day this Decree, being the directors (superintendents) of services (?)....",[196 BCE]
So, um, yeah. Looks like the media in the past wasn't doing all that badly in the sensationalistic department...:P
|Apr-02-17|| ||offramp: Ray Keene writes:
<"I have heard the most scurrilous stories and rumours about the premature end of this match which frankly beggar belief. They centre on the relationship between Robert Huebner, a trainer, and Robert's backer, one Wilfred Hilgert (now deceased, I believe), having reached rock bottom at a critical stage of the contest. However, the allegations I have heard cannot possibly be repeated on a family website such as this. In my book I was diplomatic and must remain so here..." >
|Apr-02-17|| ||Howard: Which "book" is Keene referring to ?|
|Apr-03-17|| ||Retireborn: Probably Massacre in Merano? I no longer own it, but ISTR it had a preliminary section about the candidate matches.|
|Apr-03-17|| ||MissScarlett: Keene, R. (1981), <Karpov-Korchnoi - Massacre in Merano>, Batsford, p.23:|
<After a promising start the sensitive German Grandmaster and papyrologist (not to be confused with parapsychologist) blundered away a rook in a crucial game and soon after abandoned the match. There were rumours of internal squabbling in his camp but the whole affair remains highly obscure.>
Is <sensitive> meant as a euphemism?
|Apr-03-17|| ||Petrosianic: I haven't heard any rumors or gossip other than the obvious. That Huebner lost a critical game, and his nerve broke, just as it did against Petrosian in 1971.|
|Apr-04-17|| ||Sally Simpson: ...and in 1983 Hübner was evicted from the World Championship cycle by a spin of the roulette wheel.|
Smyslov - Hübner Candidates Quarterfinal (1983)
Red for Smyslov, Black for Hübner.
If you had written a fictional piece about this way to decide a World Championship Quarter Final and said on the first spin it came up green (0) It would have been binned for being to far fetched. But that is what happened!
A picture of the deciding who wins spin. Look how many people are attending (Hübner is missing, he had gone home in disgust.). The tension waiting for the ball to finally drop into a slot must have quite unbearable.
|Apr-05-17|| ||Granny O Doul: If he didn't care enough about the wheel spin to go watch, he deserved to lose it.|
|Apr-05-17|| ||HeMateMe: pure FIDE, using a roulette wheel to determine the winner of a Candidates match. They couldn't run a lemonade stand without screwing it up.|
|Apr-06-17|| ||Howard: Well, the roulette wheel method might have been mutually agreed upon by the two players before the match, so let's not be so quick to "blame" FIDE for it.|
|Apr-06-17|| ||Absentee: <Howard: Well, the roulette wheel method might have been mutually agreed upon by the two players before the match, so let's not be so quick to "blame" FIDE for it.>|
FIDE had nothing to do with it, in this case. The casino was also the sponsor of the match and using the roulette to break the tie was the director's idea (which both players agreed to, anyway).
|Apr-06-17|| ||HeMateMe: maybe something better should have been proposed by FIDE? Both guys were weak blitz players? I doubt that.|
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