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Robert Huebner
Number of games in database: 1,636
Years covered: 1961 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2573 (2575 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2640

Overall record: +469 -235 =851 (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 B92 B32
 Ruy Lopez (83) 
    C92 C95 C80 C67 C96
 English (58) 
    A14 A15 A10 A17 A18
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (46) 
    C92 C95 C96 C89 C93
 King's Indian (44) 
    E60 E63 E62 E67 E90
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    A46 D02 E00 A45 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (102) 
    B42 B43 B40 B23 B20
 French Defense (90) 
    C07 C04 C18 C02 C00
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (73) 
    D20 D27 D23 D22 D29
 Slav (60) 
    D17 D19 D10 D12 D14
 Queen's Indian (56) 
    E12 E15 E14 E19 E17
 Ruy Lopez (47) 
    C69 C80 C72 C75 C73
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Portisch vs Huebner, 1978 0-1
   Najdorf vs Huebner, 1971 0-1
   Huebner vs Adorjan, 1980 1/2-1/2
   Fischer vs Huebner, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs Portisch, 1986 1-0
   Huebner vs Salov, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Jansa vs Huebner, 1969 0-1
   Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1987 1-0
   Huebner vs Petrosian, 1971 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs Smyslov, 1983 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Snowdrops and Old-hands (2011)
   Remco Heite Chess Tournament (2006)
   Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)
   Teesside (1975)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Pan Pacific International (1995)
   Hoogovens (1975)
   Tilburg Interpolis (1977)
   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
   Belfort World Cup 1988 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1971 by suenteus po 147
   Bugojno 1978 by Benzol
   Hoogovens 33th / Wijk aan Zee (1971) by zanzibar
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1975 by suenteus po 147
   Smyslov - Hübner Candidates Quarterfinal 1983 by Tabanus

   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
   Khalifman vs Huebner (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 1,636  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Eichner vs Huebner  1-065 1961 GER-ch TT (final)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
2. Huebner vs J Bichlmeier  1-046 1961 GER-ch TT (final)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. Huebner vs F Vogelmann  ½-½56 1961 GER-ch TT (final)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. Huebner vs S Noorda  1-029 1964 EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 3rdC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
5. R Verstraeten vs Huebner  ½-½52 1964 EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 3rdB42 Sicilian, Kan
6. Huebner vs Kolbak  1-077 1964 EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 3rdB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
7. C F Woodcock vs Huebner  ½-½30 1964 EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 3rdC03 French, Tarrasch
8. Huebner vs F Hoelzl  1-029 1964 EU-ch U20 Niemeyer 3rdB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
9. Unzicker vs Huebner  ½-½37 1965 FRG-chB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. V Tukmakov vs Huebner  1-036 1965 Wch U20 f-AB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
11. Huebner vs R Hartoch  ½-½33 1965 Wch U20A05 Reti Opening
12. Huebner vs N Degenhardt 0-156 1965 FRG-chB57 Sicilian
13. Huebner vs R Eggmann  ½-½23 1965 Wch U20D02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Huebner vs H Pfleger  ½-½31 1965 FRG-chA13 English
15. D A Mohrlok vs Huebner  ½-½34 1965 FRG-chB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
16. M Eisinger vs Huebner  1-039 1965 FRG-chB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. Huebner vs I Farago  ½-½46 1965 Wch U20C15 French, Winawer
18. Huebner vs H Kestler 0-141 1965 FRG-chA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
19. O Martius vs Huebner  ½-½29 1965 FRG CupTB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. Y Bleiman vs Huebner  ½-½44 1965 Wch U20A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
21. Huebner vs Rellstab  1-040 1965 FRG-chB10 Caro-Kann
22. Hecht vs Huebner  0-140 1965 FRG-ch 08thB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. Huebner vs A Delander  1-041 1965 FRG-chB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. Huebner vs E Simon 1-082 1965 Wch U20A34 English, Symmetrical
25. Huebner vs P Troeger  ½-½75 1965 FRG-chA21 English
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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
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  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 !.
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  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.
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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 !

Apr-11-17  blunderclap: <chesshigherdilbo> kinky @#$% dude
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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! :-))
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