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|Nov-06-15|| ||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
|Apr-11-17|| ||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).
|Apr-11-17|| ||harrylime: I only remember him with a massive beard..
The pic above is cool !
|Apr-11-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <bunglercrap> Glad you appreciate it, and enjoy the sterno!|
|Apr-11-17|| ||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.|
|Apr-12-17|| ||Dionysius1: I only see 6! :-))|
|May-19-17|| ||Mr. V: It is a very poignant photo.|
|Oct-02-17|| ||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.
|Oct-02-17|| ||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.
|Oct-02-17|| ||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.|
|Oct-03-17|| ||Domdaniel: <keypusher, perf> Thanks for the compliments, guys -- but I'm too lazy and erratic and irresponsible for anything like an editorial role.|
|Oct-03-17|| ||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.
|Oct-04-17|| ||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.|
|Nov-06-18|| ||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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