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Gennady Borisovich Sosonko vs Robert Huebner
Interpolis 3rd (1979), Tilburg NED, rd 7, Nov-10
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04)  ·  1-0


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Dec-02-04  kostich in time: Bd5!! is the thunderbolt. It must have shocked the papyrologist from Cologne.
Dec-02-04  Minor Piece Activity: What follows? 14...hxg4? 15. Bxf7+ Ke7 16. Bg5+ Kd6 17. Bxd8 looks decisive I'd say.
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  whiteshark: <Das ganze ist nur erklärbar durch fahrlässige Unterschätzung des starken Gegners.> meinte hinterher V. Kortschnoj

notes: only, explainable, negligent, underestimation, strong, opponent.

Jun-28-08  daniellovesbeer: 13 Qg4 is the winning move.
13... B x g2
14 Re1! is decisive
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  tpstar: Black spends a lot of time on Queenside Pawn moves in the opening while the King is stuck in the center.

18 ... gxf5 19. Bxd8 and Black cannot recapture 19 ... Kxd8? due to 20. Nxf7+.

Crushing miniature.

May-17-17  m.okun: Supergame! I spoke with Genna S. about it.
May-18-17  cunctatorg: "Papyrologist from Cologne" and what the ...?!?

Robert Huebner wasn't a GM of Korchnoi's calibre but he was a participant of two (or three) candidates matches cycles, something that the majority of us don't imagine even with the help of LSD... Nor in our psychedelic dreams, that is..., unless we do consider V.K. a chess player of no importance!!...

"Papyrologist" though?!? Well, the great English GM John Nunn possess a PhD (from Oxford University?) in mathematics, a PhD presumably much more important than one in Papyrology; Kenneth Rogoff is an American Grandmaster who is also a Professor in Harvard University in Economics or so... We should ask the aforementioned Grandmasters what do they think about the "Papyrologist's from Cologne" chess achievements...

It's funny but I did remember the Beatles' song: "Lucy in the sky with diamonds!! (twice)". Some of us may analogously dream of a Huebner's chess career and <simultaneously> a professorship in Algebraic Geometry (and relevant topics...) at some major University, Oxford or Cornell University if not Harvard and Princeton... lol!

Papyrology is indeed an odd topic to choose but personally I would be OK with that if Robert Huebner had performed OK in the 1980 Candidates Final Match between him and Victor Korchnoi or, at least ..., he had been defeated by Lajos Portisch in the Candidates Semi-Final...

May-18-17  Muttley101: "I would be OK with cunctatorg's choice of hobby (internet troll) if he could actually play chess, or at least, sound like he knows what he's talking about." - Robert Hubner
May-19-17  m.okun: Unlike Korchnoi, Huebner had no character of the fighter. For example: a semifinal match with Petrosyan in 1971, which he has refused at the score 3:4 (=6-1).
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