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Robert Huebner
Number of games in database: 1,638
Years covered: 1961 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2575 (2575 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2640

Overall record: +469 -236 =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 (135) 
    B63 B46 B33 B90 B32
 Ruy Lopez (83) 
    C92 C95 C80 C67 C96
 English (58) 
    A14 A15 A10 A13 A17
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (46) 
    C92 C95 C96 C89 C93
 King's Indian (44) 
    E60 E63 E62 E67 E96
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    A46 D02 E00 A40 A45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (102) 
    B42 B43 B40 B23 B20
 French Defense (90) 
    C07 C04 C02 C18 C16
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (73) 
    D20 D27 D23 D29 D22
 Slav (60) 
    D17 D10 D19 D15 D12
 Queen's Indian (56) 
    E12 E15 E14 E19 E18
 Ruy Lopez (47) 
    C69 C80 C72 C68 C73
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Portisch vs Huebner, 1978 0-1
   Huebner vs Salov, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs Portisch, 1986 1-0
   Huebner vs Adorjan, 1980 1/2-1/2
   Fischer vs Huebner, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Najdorf vs Huebner, 1971 0-1
   Jansa vs Huebner, 1969 0-1
   Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1987 1-0
   Huebner vs Smyslov, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Karpov vs Huebner, 1979 1/2-1/2

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

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   xx_25 Annotated Games (by Robert Huebner) by whiteshark
   Belfort World Cup 1988 by suenteus po 147
   Hoogovens 33th / Wijk aan Zee (1971) by zanzibar
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1971 by suenteus po 147
   Bugojno 1978 by Benzol
   Bugojno 1978 by JoseTigranTalFischer
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1975 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 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, 68 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 1,638  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Huebner vs J Bichlmeier  1-0461961GER-ch TT (final)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. Huebner vs F Vogelmann  ½-½561961GER-ch TT (final)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. Eichner vs Huebner  1-0651961GER-ch TT (final)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
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. C F Woodcock vs Huebner  ½-½301964EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 3rdC03 French, Tarrasch
7. Huebner vs Kolbak  1-0771964EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 3rdB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. Huebner vs F Hoelzl  1-0291964EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 3rdB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
9. A Capece vs Huebner  0-1271965Wch U20 q-5B42 Sicilian, Kan
10. M Schoeneberg vs Huebner  0-1511965Wch U20C12 French, McCutcheon
11. G Hodakowsky vs Huebner  0-1321965FRG-ch 08thA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
12. H Schroeder vs Huebner  ½-½321965FRG-chD04 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Huebner vs L Bronstein  1-0461965Wch U20A04 Reti Opening
14. Huebner vs M Gerusel  1-0401965FRG-chB32 Sicilian
15. Huebner vs R Brent  1-0621965Wch U20B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
16. L A Tan vs Huebner  ½-½201965Wch U20 q-5A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
17. Huebner vs J Eising  1-0411965FRG-chD90 Grunfeld
18. Kurajica vs Huebner  1-0271965Wch U20B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
19. Unzicker vs Huebner  ½-½371965FRG-chB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. V Tukmakov vs Huebner  1-0361965Wch U20 f-AB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. Huebner vs R Hartoch  ½-½331965Wch U20A05 Reti Opening
22. Huebner vs N Degenhardt 0-1561965FRG-chB57 Sicilian
23. Huebner vs R Eggmann  ½-½231965Wch U20D02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Huebner vs H Pfleger  ½-½311965FRG-chA13 English
25. D A Mohrlok vs Huebner  ½-½341965FRG-chB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Nov-06-14  celtrusco: Happy birthday!
Nov-06-14  Chatu Ranga: Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, Herr Dr. Hübner!
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  Richard Taylor: <mike1> I think you meant to type 'Iliad' (Or is it 'Illiad'?)...To translate that is no mean feat. I have read one version in English. Finnish. Interesting. I believe it is closest to Estonian. But I have no idea, as I really only know English. Huebner is clearly a highly talented man. He is wise to have other interests than chess. Chess can be a very disheartening game. He is about the same age as I am.
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  keypusher: <Richard Taylor><mike1> <I think you meant to type 'Iliad' (Or is it 'Illiad'?)...To translate that is no mean feat. I have read one version in English.>

Iliados in Greek, Iliad in English, Ilias in German. I would love to see Huebner's book about the Steinitz-Lasker match.

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  TheFocus: < Chess is thriving. There are ever less round robin tournaments and ever more World Champions> - Robert Huebner.
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  TheFocus: <Those who say they understand Chess, understand nothing> - Robert Huebner.
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  lost in space: Happy Birthday, GM Hübner
Nov-06-15  grasser: Happy Birthday! Although for some reason I thought you had died years ago. Sorry about that.
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  whiteshark: Review of his latest book - <Elements of an autobiography> (in German)
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  Chessical: From the "Chessbase" Review by André Schulz, it appears that this is a book of reflections rather than of any games.

In "Elements of an Autobiography" Huebner indirectly presents himself by inviting the reader to become acquainted with his thoughts on certain topics... (The) book contains 25 essays, which have developed according to Huebner over a period of 40 years. Some of these essays have already been published elsewhere, others are new.

The essays are in part descriptions of everyday things, for example, train journies, which proved to be much more difficult than Huebner had expected. The book begins with descriptions of Finnish landscapes, but even here, for example, his obvious desire for peace and harmony is disturbed by wandering dogs or by the strange behaviour of a man. The book also includes linguistic texts, allegories and parables.

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  keypusher: <chessical> <whiteshark> Sounds fascinating :-) but I decided to get the Lasker-Steinitz match book instead. Happy birthday grandmaster!
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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.
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  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.
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  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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