|Huebner - Adorjan Candidates Quarterfinal (1980)|
Hübner qualified for this match from the Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979). Adorjan qualified from the Budapest Interzonal Playoff (1979) after the Riga Interzonal (1979). The other quarterfinals were Korchnoi - Petrosian Candidates Quarterfinal (1980), Portisch - Spassky Candidates Quarterfinal (1980), and Polugaevsky - Tal Candidates Quarterfinal (1980). In all matches, the winner was the first to get 5,5 points.
The playing venue was the Kurhaus (1) in Bad Lauterberg. (2) The Germans were reportedly amused by the large delegation that came with Adorjan: his wife and daughter, three seconds, and a psychotherapist. (3) Hübner had only one second, Gudmundur Sigurjonsson, who according to Hübner "had to bear the whole burden of my moods and my chess inability". (3) According to the regulations, the players had three times the right to defer a game. (4) Adorjan did this before Game 2, before Game 8, on occasion of the celebration of his 30th birthday, (5) and before Game 9, because he was not feeling well. (6) His opponent apparently did not ask for suspensions. After eight games, Hübner was leading by 2-1. Then came four days without play. In the ninth game, this position occurred:
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Adorjan now squandered a chance to level the score with 65...Rxh3. He went for 65...Rc5, but after 66.Kxh4! Rxg5, Hübner was stalemated.
Bad Lauterberg, West Germany, 16 March - 9 April 1980
Chief arbiter (Hauptschiedsrichter): Henk Folkerts. (7) Hübner advanced to the Huebner - Portisch Candidates Semifinal (1980).
Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Hübner 2600 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 5½
Adorjan 2550 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 4½
(3) Der Spiegel, 52/1980: https://web.archive.org/web/2020120....
(4) De Telegraaf, 18 March 1980, p. 23.
(5) Het Vrije Volk, 1 April 1980, p. 15.
(6) De Waarheid, 5 April 1980, p. 7.
(7) Wolfram Runkel in Die Zeit, 4 April 1980: https://web.archive.org/web/2016042...
Original collection: Game Collection: Hübner - Adorjan Candidates Quarterfinal 1980 by User: Tabanus.
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|Jun-17-14|| ||GumboGambit: A bit ironic that Huebner was described as the low maintenance competitor this time around. |
Unfortunately, he crumbled later on against Korchnoi in the Candidates Final.
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