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|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!|
|Nov-06-13|| ||Kikoman: <Player of the Day>|
Happy 65th Birthday GM Robert Huebner! God bless! :D
|Nov-06-13|| ||Eastfrisian: On the chessgames - index site his year of birth is given with "1976" !!!.|
Congrats Dr. Hübner. For long years you haven been the German chess hero.
|Nov-06-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday Robert Huebner!|
|Nov-06-13|| ||lost in space: Happy Birthday, Robert|
|Nov-06-13|| ||parisattack: His book 'Twenty-Five Annotated Games' is a modern classic. The games are analyzed to incredible depth - the book is 400+ pages.|
Alas, its gotten to be an expensive tome - last one to sale on eBay went for $84.00; $200.00 on Amazon. The original German edition is some less expensive, however. Perhaps SS will get hold of it, make a K-Mart quality re-issue.
|Nov-06-13|| ||whiteshark: Hyvää syntymäpäivää!
<parisattack> There's no German edition. ("I was too lazy to translate the whole book into German.." R.H.)
--> Game Collection: xx_25 Annotated Games (by Robert Huebner)
|Nov-06-13|| ||whiteshark: Price: € 34,- ( direct from the Publisher: Edition Marco, VERLAG Arno Nickel )|
|Nov-06-13|| ||parisattack: You're right! Thinking of his 'Errors' book in German.|
|Nov-06-13|| ||Howard: Not to begrudge Huebner, but a lot of people weren't happy at all when he prematurely resigned his Candidates final against Korchnoi, in late 1980.|
After eight games, Korchnoi was up by a point, with two adjourned games yet to be finished. He had a significant advantage in one of them, so it was possible Huebner was looking at a two-point deficit with six games remaining in this best-of-16 match.
Still, it seemed inappropriate of Huebner just to abandon the match....especially since he did the same thing with Petrosian in 1971 ! In that case, he was down by only one point with three games to go.
In both cases, he complained about match conditions as leading to his decision.
|Nov-06-13|| ||parisattack: High strung or perhaps nervous condition. I recall other more minor but similar instances reported of him in the 70s.|
|Nov-09-13|| ||whiteshark: <Aber nach einigem Zögern habe ich mich entschlossen, für diesmal auf die Ausübung von Weisheit zu verzichten.>|
- Robert Hübner
|Nov-13-13|| ||duchamp64: <parisattack> We have a lot in common and I would like to converse. How to get in contact with you? Please look up my profile and search the internet for my email address. Thanks.|
|Nov-13-13|| ||TheFocus: <duchamp64> I have e-mailed <parisattack> and asked him to check in here.|
|Apr-15-14|| ||offramp: My guess is that if one is highly qualified academically (<whiteshark: He did his Ph.D. with <summa cum laude>>) then chess loses its importance in one's everyday life - no matter how good one is at chess. |
And I suppose that if all one can do is play chess, if chess is one's only skill, then it becomes over-important.
If Hübner was playing in some chess match and disliked the venue or the conditions he may have thought to himself, "What am I doing sitting here? I could be lollygagging in front of a class of teenagers in Dusseldorf! I'm orf!"
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