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Robert Huebner
Number of games in database: 1,637
Years covered: 1961 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2576 (2575 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2640

Overall record: +469 -235 =852 (57.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 81 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (133) 
    B63 B33 B46 B32 B90
 Ruy Lopez (83) 
    C92 C95 C80 C96 C67
 English (59) 
    A14 A15 A10 A13 A17
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (46) 
    C92 C95 C96 C93 C89
 King's Indian (45) 
    E60 E63 E67 E62 E69
 Queen's Pawn Game (44) 
    A46 D02 E00 A45 A41
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (96) 
    B42 B43 B20 B80 B40
 French Defense (90) 
    C07 C04 C02 C18 C16
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (72) 
    D20 D27 D23 D22 D29
 Slav (64) 
    D17 D18 D10 D14 D15
 Queen's Indian (56) 
    E12 E15 E19 E14 E18
 Ruy Lopez (47) 
    C69 C80 C72 C73 C75
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Jansa vs Huebner, 1969 0-1
   Portisch vs Huebner, 1978 0-1
   Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1987 1-0
   Huebner vs Salov, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs Adorjan, 1980 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs Portisch, 1986 1-0
   Fischer vs Huebner, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Najdorf vs Huebner, 1971 0-1
   Huebner vs J Kaplan, 1974 1-0
   Karpov vs Huebner, 1979 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Snowdrops and Old-hands (2011)
   Tilburg Interpolis (1985)
   Linares (1985)
   Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Teesside (1975)
   Pan Pacific International (1995)
   Hoogovens (1975)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1976)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   Bugojno (1978)
   Sukhumi (1972)
   European Club Cup (2009)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   xx_25 Annotated Games (by Robert Huebner) by whiteshark
   Hoogovens 33th / Wijk aan Zee (1971) by zanzibar
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1975 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1975 by Chessdreamer
   Bugojno 1978 by JoseTigranTalFischer

   🏆 TCh-SUI
   Huebner vs R Fontaine (Jun-11-17) 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs T Kriebel (Jan-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs Thai Dai Van Nguyen (Jan-17-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Kriebel vs Huebner (Jan-16-17) 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs Beliavsky (Nov-27-16) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Nov-06-1948, 70 years old) Germany

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Dr. Robert Huebner was born in Cologne in 1948. At age sixteen, he tied for first in the European Championship, and in 1971 he earned the International Grandmaster title by qualifying into the World Championship Candidates. He also qualified in 1980 (when he reached the finals before losing to Viktor Korchnoi) and in 1983 (when he lost his quarterfinal match to Vasily Smyslov on the spin of a roulette wheel). Huebner still lives in Germany and, as of January 2005, was still rated in FIDE's world top 100 players.

Wikipedia article: Robert Hübner

Last updated: 2017-01-26 10:25:20

 page 1 of 66; games 1-25 of 1,637  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Eichner vs Huebner  1-0651961GER-ch TT (final)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
2. Huebner vs J Bichlmeier  1-0461961GER-ch TT (final)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. Huebner vs F Vogelmann  ½-½561961GER-ch TT (final)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. Huebner vs S Noorda  1-0291964EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 3rdC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
5. R Verstraeten vs Huebner  ½-½521964EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 3rdB42 Sicilian, Kan
6. Huebner vs Kolbak  1-0771964EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 3rdB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
7. C F Woodcock vs Huebner  ½-½301964EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 3rdC03 French, Tarrasch
8. Huebner vs F Hoelzl  1-0291964EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 3rdB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
9. M Eisinger vs Huebner  1-0391965FRG-chB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
10. Huebner vs I Farago  ½-½461965Wch U20C15 French, Winawer
11. Y Bleiman vs Huebner  ½-½441965Wch U20A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
12. Huebner vs H Kestler 0-1411965FRG-chA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
13. Huebner vs Rellstab  1-0401965FRG-chB10 Caro-Kann
14. Hecht vs Huebner  0-1401965FRG-ch 08thB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. Huebner vs A Delander  1-0411965FRG-chB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. Huebner vs E Simon 1-0821965Wch U20A34 English, Symmetrical
17. Huebner vs P Troeger  ½-½751965FRG-chA21 English
18. Huebner vs A Zwaig  0-1331965Wch U20C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
19. Huebner vs L Schmid  ½-½521965FRG CupTC15 French, Winawer
20. H Besser vs Huebner  ½-½311965FRG-chE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
21. O Martius vs Huebner  ½-½291965FRG CupTB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. A Capece vs Huebner  0-1271965Wch U20 q-5B42 Sicilian, Kan
23. M Schoeneberg vs Huebner  0-1511965Wch U20C12 French, McCutcheon
24. G Hodakowsky vs Huebner  0-1321965FRG-ch 08thA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
25. H Schroeder vs Huebner  ½-½321965FRG-chD04 Queen's Pawn Game
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  diagonal: At the Skopje Olympiad 1972, where he won the gold medal on first board, Robert Hübner inflicted the first and only (!) defeat on Tigran Petrosian in ten Olympiads.

In 1990 at Novi Sad, Robert Hübner won another individual gold medal: he made the highest ELO rating performance of all competitors and was also member of the national team who won silver in Istanbul Olympiad in 2000. In total, Hübner played eleven times at the Olympiad for (West) Germany.

Happy birthday, Doc!

Nov-06-15  roriray35: Happy birthday grandmaster Hubner. Had the honour of playing a five minute game with you in Castlebar in 1969 after you won the Castlebar tournament.You won the five minute fun tournament as well !.
Jun-07-16  posoo: DIS MAN has no busonoss on deze pages. LOOK AT DA NOTABLE GAMES, ALL DRAUGHS

Da posoo is crying.

Jan-19-17  Olavi: Hübner also reached the Candidates in 1990, losing the match against Timman the following year. I see the Wiki article also lacks that.
Jan-19-17  Petrosianic: He didn't. You're thinking of the 1991-1993 cycle.
Jan-19-17  Olavi: He qualified from the 1990 Manila Interzonal for that cycle and lost that first match.
Jan-19-17  RookFile: Game Collection: Timman - Huebner, WCC 1991
Mar-02-17  Gottschalk: His only win (classical) against Kasparov was epic, homeric.

Huebner vs Kasparov, 1992

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  ChessHigherCat: <TheFocus: <Those who say they understand Chess, understand nothing> - Robert Huebner.> And, more generally: "Those who say they understand "fill in the blank", understand nothing" ChessHigherCat.

I interpret that in the normal sense but it reminds me of the start of "Was heist denken?" by Heidegger which begins with a lot of pseudo-profound word games like "Nichts ist leicht zu verstehen" (Nothing is easy to understand). Like the Delphic oracles, it has a double meaning: "Nothingness (and hence all of metaphysics) is easy to understand" or else "There is nothing that is easy to understand" (hence metaphysics is virtually impossible).

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  harrylime: I only remember him with a massive beard..

The pic above is cool !

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  ChessHigherCat: <bunglercrap> Glad you appreciate it, and enjoy the sterno!
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  offramp: I love the picture of him. I like the lovely long spidery girly fingers that he has, ten of them, right at the very end of his long girly arms.
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  Dionysius1: I only see 6! :-))
May-19-17  Mr. V: It is a very poignant photo.
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  Domdaniel: A three-line biog for a giant like Robert Huebner? A man who spent the best part of 50 years among the chess elite while simultaneously following an academic career? One of the game's greatest intellectuals?

Somebody, surely, is half-inching the urine.

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  keypusher: < Domdaniel: A three-line biog for a giant like Robert Huebner? A man who spent the best part of 50 years among the chess elite while simultaneously following an academic career? One of the game's greatest intellectuals? Somebody, surely, is half-inching the urine.>

Not to be a smart aleck, Dom, but are you a cg editor? If not, you probably ought to be. I'll bet you could write a good bio.

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  perfidious: <keypusher....Not to be a smart aleck, Dom, but are you a cg editor? If not, you probably ought to be. I'll bet you could write a good bio.>

Smart money sez anything <Dom> turned his hand to would be a dang good one at that.

Oct-03-17  Boomie: I have mentioned the paltry bio for Keres, too. The Bio folks apparently do not care that the lives of these giants are reduced to a few lines.
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  Domdaniel: <keypusher, perf> Thanks for the compliments, guys -- but I'm too lazy and erratic and irresponsible for anything like an editorial role.
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  keypusher: <Domdaniel: <keypusher, perf> Thanks for the compliments, guys -- but I'm too lazy and erratic and irresponsible for anything like an editorial role.>

You don't actually have to do anything. I've done, I think, a couple tournaments and a match or two, years ago. They've never taken away my title. So you could do Huebner and never lift another editorial finger here. Something to consider.

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  Domdaniel: <keypusher> OK, and thanks again. I will certainly consider it. Even though I'm wary of anything that smacks of responsibility (help, I don't wanna be a grown-up, not yet!) ... you've *almost* persuaded me.
Nov-06-17  schnarre: ...Happy Birthday Master Huebner!
Nov-06-17  Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Grandmaster! Thanks for your combative spirit over these years, sir!
Nov-06-17  Turkito: When you look at his face you can predict only two things: Either he will be a psychopat serial killer or a brilliant scientist with chess skills. In either ways he was going to be a high talented person.
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  Telemus: Robert Hübner turns 70 today. Happy Birthday!

It is often said that he is Germany's best player since Lasker, but if he ever was a chess hero, he was a very shy hero. I played one game with him in a team match, when we both were young men. Definitely a unique experience, but an ambiguous one. Before the match he sat in a corner and read a book. When we played, everything including the two handshakes was extremely reserved. He wished to start the game with a few seconds delay, because of some noise. I don't think he ever looked at me, and after the game we did not speak a single word.

Today I enjoy his chess historical writings and I am already looking forward to the new extended edition of his "Der Weltmeisterschaftskampf Lasker - Steinitz 1894", which shall appear at the end of this year. Already the first book includes other matches, say Lasker vs Schlechter 1910, and in the new edition Lasker vs Janowski 1909 will be included, too.

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