Robert Hübner 60!

Despite all the work on preparing the meeting at Brunswick/Dresden/Wroclaw we should not forget the birthday of our all-time second best German chess master - Robert would shout "Tarrasch" now.

Below a small picture gallery (archives Michael Negele):

Spar/Himmelreich-Cup Köln 1990
Robert Hübner at the Spar/Himmelreich-Cup Cologne 1990 - first personal meeting as "inhabitant of Cologne".

October 1995 - Robert Hübner giving a simul at the chess club BAYER Leverkusen;
first visit of Solingen.

Istanbul 2000
The encounter Germany - Hungary at the Chess Olympiad Istanbul, 2000.

Action in the Bundesliga (Solingen, 2000)
Solingen / Bundesliga 2000

Wijk aan Zee 2007
Wijk aan Zee, 2007 - Robert Hübner (who like Emanuel Lasker has an affinity to the Netherlands) as commentator at the demo board.

Berlin 2007, sitting at the board: our Lasker book sponsor Stefan Hansen.
Hübner & Hansen, Berlin 2007

Preziuso & Hübner, Kórnik 2007
Toni Preziuso and Robert Hübner (Kórnik, 2007)

Hübner-Simul, Kórnik 2007

Hübner's generously granted simul
against the youth of "Turm Kórnik"

May Robert Hübner keep his position on "chess and the world" for many years and even extend it to the delight of all friends of good chess literature.
He will always remain an asset to a "kingdom on 64 squares" which meanwhile proves to be very impoverished of individuality.

Michael Negele

PS: Today (06-11-2008) an interview of Robert Hübner by Stefan Löffler was published at (in German).