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|Nov-06-15|| ||grasser: Happy Birthday! Although for some reason I thought you had died years ago. Sorry about that.|
|Nov-06-15|| ||whiteshark: Review of his latest book - <Elements of an autobiography> http://de.chessbase.com/post/huebne... (in German)|
|Nov-06-15|| ||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.
|Nov-06-15|| ||keypusher: <chessical> <whiteshark> Sounds fascinating :-) but I decided to get the Lasker-Steinitz match book instead. Happy birthday grandmaster!|
|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.|
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