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|Sep-11-05|| ||Caissanist: A more amusing example of Huebner's nervousness is his game with Ken Rogoff in the 1972 World Student Team Championship. Here is the score of what must surely be the worst tournament game ever played between two titled opponents:|
[White Robert Huebner]
[Black Kenneth Rogoff]
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Ng1 Bg7 4. Qa4 O-O 5. Qxd7 Qxd7 6. g4 Qxd2+ 7. Kxd2 Nxg4
8. b4 a5 9. a4 Bxa1 10. Bb2 Nc6 11. Bh8 Bg7 12. h4 axb4 1/2-1/2
This game was the result of a dispute between Huebner and the tournament directors, who demanded that the game be replayed; when Huebner refused to do so it was scored as a forfeit for Rogoff.
|Jan-02-06|| ||Jim Bartle: No offense to players from the past, even the recent past, with the advent of databases and computer analysis, it seems to me that you can't spend enough time to be a topnotch player if you have another career. |
To play in the elite today, how many variations do players have to know into the 20s? Hundreds, I'd suppose, and then you have to search for improvements. Looks like a full-time job to me.
|Jan-02-06|| ||Jim Bartle: I looked at the book of the Informant's top 10 games from the first 64 volumes, and found that Hubner got no respect whatsoever from the panels of judges.|
His record in "top ten" games is 0 wins, 0 draws, 9 losses. Amazing for such a strong player, not a single win, or even draw over a fine career was deemed worthy of recognition.
|Mar-02-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Robert Huebner|
|Aug-25-06|| ||ahmadov: "Those who say they understand chess, understand nothing." Well said, but to be more correct I would say "...understand nothing about chess"|
|Dec-13-06|| ||Runemaster: In the photograph on this page, Hubner looks like he could have been in the band Kraftwerk. And he was born in the same area at about the same time; I wonder if they knew each other.|
If you listen carefully, you can hear Hubner spinning the roulette wheel on "The Robots" (1978), although he's buried deep in the mix.
|Dec-13-06|| ||Resignation Trap: Here's a more recent photo: http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/eve... .|
|Dec-14-06|| ||Runemaster: Now he looks like Elton John.|
|Feb-19-07|| ||fischerov: this guy sure draws a lot|
|Mar-22-07|| ||hscer: aren't most notable games wins|
|Apr-14-07|| ||whiteshark: Tkx cg.com providing us with the lastest picture available from Dr. Hübner.
This one was unknown to me so far.|
|Jun-27-07|| ||Open Defence: I really like his games|
|Jun-27-07|| ||IMlday: Huebner was in great form at the 1972 Skopje Olympiad. After about ten moves Gheorghui offers a draw. Hubner says "I think it is too early for a draw." The Romanian thought a while and moved. Hubner replied quickly. Georghui moved and offered another draw. Hubner says "I think it is too late for a draw." He goes on to win.|
|Jun-27-07|| ||whiteshark: LOL
Even if it's the answer to my own posting....
<whiteshark: Tkx cg.com providing us with the lastest picture available from Dr. Hübner. This one was unknown to me so far.>
here is a more recent picture...
|Aug-12-07|| ||talisman: for some reason i always had huebner,larsen, and gligorich linked together as 3 who had a legitimate chance to win the WC w/ about the same chances.i really have a hard time understanding how you can put your chance at the title on the roulette wheel.|
|Aug-30-07|| ||whiteshark: My last link didn't work anymore. Here are some other:
|Apr-13-08|| ||Karpova: <"Chess is thriving. There are ever less round robin tournaments and ever more World Champions.">|
Robert Hübner, Schach, december 2000
|Jul-26-08|| ||talisman: gligorich never beat huebner? 6-0? that's amazing.?|
|Sep-03-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Huebner's 2 victories in the German championship were separated by a gap of 32 years (1967 & 1999).|
Here is a great quote from Huebner at a function organised by the Berlin-based Emanuel Lasker Society in October 2007:
"I cannot recommend chess to everybody. It can bring a lot of displeasure and dissatisfaction. The end of my chess career has to be regarded as an accumulation of blunders."
Harald Fietz "Chess History and Current Developments", "CHESS", January 2008.
|Sep-03-08|| ||Petrosianic: <Huebner's 2 victories in the German championship were separated by a gap of 32 years (1967 & 1999).>|
That beats Geller's drought in Soviet Championship victories (1955 and 1979).
Unfortunately, national championships just aren't held in the same esteem they used to be. Top players rarely deign to try for them. I think Larsen went over 30 years without playing in the Danish Championship. Once he became a world title contender, it was just beneath him. At the turn of the last century, it was different.
Same with Anand. He won the Indian Championship 3 times, but the last time was in the 1980's. He stopped trying once he became a world class GM.
Of the World Champions, Euwe had the most national titles, with 13. Capablanca and Kramnik have none at all. Alekhine won the 1st Soviet Championship in 1920, but never tried again, and never went near the French Championship. Sad in a way.
|Oct-01-08|| ||Cactus: <Petrosianic> I think an exception is the Soviet championships, seeing as the top Soviet players were the top players in the world for the longest time.|
|Oct-01-08|| ||Petrosianic: That's true, although there was some incentive there. The US and Soviet Championships were also Zonal tournaments, so anybody with any hopes for the world title had to play in them.|
|Oct-02-08|| ||Brown: Was it the <Soviet> championship in <1920>?|
|Oct-02-08|| ||Petrosianic: The 1920 tournament is retroactively called the 1st Soviet Championship, but at the time it was just called something like the Russian Olympiad, or something like that.|
|Oct-02-08|| ||whiteshark: <Brown>: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia... :D|
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