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|Nov-06-11|| ||karnak64: Many happy returns, GM Huebner!|
|Nov-06-11|| ||rapidcitychess: ~Happy Birthday Robert~|
|Nov-06-11|| ||twinlark: Happy Birthday, GM Huebner.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||FSR: <wordfunph: "It's not that I didn't play chess. It's that nobody played me."|
- GM Robert Huebner (when asked why he had not played any chess from 1972-1992)>
I think you're referring to Robert James Fischer. Huebner played plenty of chess between 1972 and 1992.
|Apr-07-12|| ||laurenttizano: Hi Robert ... Happy easter!!|
|Apr-25-12|| ||Nightsurfer: Dear <SKubrick>, on <Nov-24-04> you have posted the comment that it has been <"... the first time I heard about Herr Huebner ... playing Chinese Chess ...">, and you have asked: <"Does anyone know if he dedicates himself to the game?">|
Well, dear <SKubrick>, here is the answer - impressing 7plus years later!
<Robert Huebner> is a real scholar of <XiangQi>. In 1993 he has even competed in the World Championship of XiangQi in Beijing, please have a look at a video that covers the event:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAqZ... , and then you should check out the sequences that start at <6 minutes 52 seconds>, <8 minutes 18 seconds> and <9 minutes 34 seconds> in order to watch <Robert Huebner> battling it out on the boards of <XiangQi> in Beijing 1993.
17 years later <Robert Huebner> has started a comeback on the sector of <XiangQi>. On the occasion of a competition between the teams of Germany and Vietnam in Hanoi in April 2010 there has been one special board that has been reserved for <XiangQi> (that game is called "Co Tuong" in Vietnam), and there he sat, <Robert Huebner>, and there he had to face his tough Vietnamese opponent, Master <Vu Huy Cuong>.
<Robert Huebner>'s big adventure in Chinese Chess has been featured by ChessBase that has published a reportage on the event in Hanoi 2010:
The two games of <XiangQi> that <Robert Huebner> has played in Hanoi 2010, can be downloaded after turning to the link as follows:
There are two animated boards, therefore the two games can be replayed online. Enjoy! :-)
|Apr-25-12|| ||Nightsurfer: <Robert Huebner> is not the only player who plays Chinese Chess <XiangQi> parallel to International Chess. |
Members of the club are: the former Women's World Champion in International Chess, namely Zhu Chen ; the former Women's World Champion in International Chess, namely Xie Jun.
Prominent male players who both play International Chess and <XiangQi> are: the charming Alexander Grischuk ; the former World Champion 2004 in International Chess, Rustam Kasimdzhanov ; the RISING STARS from China, namely Zhong Zhang , Bu Xiangzhi and Wang Yue ; last not least <THE PIONEER of INTERNATIONAL CHESS in CHINA>, namely Liu Wenzhe - please check out the corresponding personal pages here on ChessGames.com!
|Apr-25-12|| ||Nightsurfer: In case that one would like to know more about that mysterious Chinese brand of chess that has been the basis of so many Chinese careers in International Chess and that even fascinates a player like <Robert Huebner>, namely that thrilling game <XiangQi>: herewith the link that will lead you to a clip that the German program of MTV has produced on Chinese Chess aka <XiangQi>: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NBX....|
The Chinese version of Chess can be compared to modern strategic <tabletop games>, please have a look at a clip that features the climax of a game of <XiangQi> after having transformed the traditional pieces into units on a tabletop: Red army corners Black General, and that is the matrix of the dreaded <HORSE-CANNON-PALCORNER-CHECKMATE> - please watch the final moves in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_ef... .
The foregoing clip has transformed the final moves of the friendly game Rene Gralla vs Phan Thang, Hamburg 2003, into a scenario of <Chinese Battle Chess>.
That very game <Rene Gralla vs Phan Thang> has been battled out on February 28th, 2003, at Hamburg, Germany, at the place of the Vietnamese <Doctor Quang Nguyen-Chi> at the square <Berliner Platz> in the eastern part of Hamburg.
The well-known <Doctor Quang Nguyen-Chi> is a mentor of Chinese Chess, herewith a photo: http://shaolinchess.de/svalban0.gif .
|Apr-26-12|| ||Nightsurfer: The game that has been featured in the <XiangQi>-video that has been aired by MTV, namely the contest between the well-known German experts on e-sports and electronic games, that is to say: Daniel "Budi" Budiman (herewith the biography: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel...)/ Red vs. Etienne Cedric "Eddy" Garde (herewith the biography: http://www.esport.de/wiki/Etienne_G... )/Black - please see once more again the clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NBX... - , can be watched from the first move to the last check by following the link as follows: http://www.gameone.de/blog/2010/9/g... , you have just to click on the second picture on that page!|
|Aug-21-12|| ||hellopolgar: http://126.96.36.199/xq/xqdb/jgame...|
here Robert Huebner played and lost to the most legendary Chinese Xiangqi player. it was a close game too.
|Aug-21-12|| ||hellopolgar: does anyone know what field his Ph.D is in?|
|Aug-21-12|| ||whiteshark: <hellopolgar> follow the wiki-link in the bio. It's there in the 1st paragraph. :D|
|Aug-21-12|| ||hellopolgar: it doesn't really say that his Ph.D is indeed in papyrology, neither does it tell you what university he obtained his Ph.D from...|
|Aug-21-12|| ||whiteshark: <hellopolgar> He gets his Ph.D in 1976 at the University of Cologne in papyrology - and if I'm not mistaken it was about an ancient sales contract.|
|Aug-21-12|| ||Strongest Force: Huebner got a job doing researce. I know because I lived through this stuff. Chess is blessed with players with high academic degrees. I once got yelled at because my best friend (future math PHD) yelled at a current Brit-GM and math PhD. They both were staying with this up-state NY millionaire who called me in anger because my friend got into a fight with his famous guess over a stupid math problem!|
|Aug-22-12|| ||hellopolgar: i see, thanks.|
|Aug-23-12|| ||whiteshark: He did his Ph.D. with <summa cum laude>.|
|Aug-23-12|| ||whiteshark: "Schon vor einem Jahr  gab er seinen Job an der Universität Köln auf. Dort hat er Papyri aus Ägypten entziffert und kommentiert, die in Griechisch geschrieben und 1200 bis 2300 Jahre alt sind."|
|Aug-23-12|| ||Strongest Force: If they gave out PHDs for lunch preparation I also would have been <summa cum loude>.|
|Aug-23-12|| ||EdZelli: whiteshark: <hellopolgar> He gets his Ph.D in 1976 |
I actually met him around that time period. He was sporting a beard. We were told he is a university teacher through an interpreter. An expert in ancient languages . He seemed like a shy friendly guy.
|Aug-24-12|| ||hellopolgar: By the age of 28, Robert Huebner got his Ph.D, became a GM in chess. I am almost 28 myself, yet i am struggling around 1700 on FICS blitz, and still just trying to finish my master's thesis...|
|Aug-24-12|| ||hellopolgar: on the other hand, I definitely know more about World of Warcraft and Game of Thrones than Robert Huebner. :P|
|Oct-18-12|| ||Nightsurfer: Hi <hellopolgar>, thank you so much for sharing with us that very game that <Robert Huebner> has played and lost to the most legendary Chinese Xiangqi player, <xie xie>!|
|Nov-06-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday to one of the greats!|
|Nov-06-12|| ||whiteshark: Many happy returns of the Day, Robert Huebner!|
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