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Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Birthday IM Jean Hebert(CAN)

IM Jean Hébert (born November 11, 1957 in Quebec City, Quebec)
Happy Birthday!

IM Hebert,Jean

Journalist, chess columnist for La Presse

Member Canada's 11th International Correspondence Chess Federation Olympiad Bronze medal team

Author of Match Karpov - Kortchnoi 1978, 1978; Border Wars III, 1984; Modern Benoni CD, 2000; Lecons d'échecs du tournoi international de Montreal 2001, 2001; Secrets des grandes parties au coup par coup, 2001; Le livre du tournoi international de Montreal 2002, 2002 
  • 2009 Canadian Chess Player of the Year
  • 2009 Represented Canada at World Cup
  • 2009 1st Francophone Champion
  • 2009 Canadian Champion
  • 2007 1st place Canadian Championship
  • 2003-6 Published Au nom du Roi
  • 2002 Represented Canada at Olympiad
  • 2002 Canadian Open Champion
  • 2001 Canadian Chess Hall of Fame
  • 1996 Represented Canada at Olympiad
  • 1990 Represented Canada at Olympiad
  • 1984 Correspondence International Grandmaster
  • 1984 Represented Canada at Olympiad
  • 1982 Bronze medal, Board 3, Olympiad
  • 1982 Represented Canada at Olympiad
  • 1980 Represented Canada at Olympiad
  • 1979 Represented Canada at World Championship Interzonal
  • 1978 Awarded International Master title
  • 1978 Represented Canada at Olympiad
  • 1978 Canadian Champion

From Wikipedia
'Hébert is the first Canadian Francophone chess player to establish a solid international reputation, by playing in the 1979 Interzonal, and with his seven chess Olympiad appearances, earning a bronze medal in 1982. He was the first Francophone Canadian Chess Championship winner since 1884, and only the second ever.

He is also the first Canadian Francophone to earn the correspondence Grandmaster title, and is one of the few players to achieve international titles at both over-the-board and correspondence chess.
Hébert has been a respected commentator at major chess matches and events, such as the 1989 Quebec City Candidates' encounter between Kevin Spraggett and Artur Yusupov. He served as Editor for the magazine Echecs+, published by the Quebec Chess Federation.

He was the chess columnist for La Presse (Canada), has written articles for New In Chess, and published the magazine Au Nom du Roi, which has since been replaced by his own online newsletter. He served for a time as a columnist and games analyst with Chess Canada magazine, writing as lucidly and incisively in English as he does in his native French. Hébert was inducted into the Canadian Chess Hall of Fame in 2001.

After reaching the Canadian title at age 20 in 1978, Hébert, in spite of his own significant improvement after that time, was surpassed in Canadian chess by 1980 Soviet defector Igor V. Ivanov, and also by Kevin Spraggett, over whom he had at first had the edge.'

Here is a win over a strong Hungarian GM.

Hebert,Jean (2435) - Horvath,Jozsef (2505) [A34]

Cappelle op 12th Cappelle la Grande (3), 1996
White had been in some trouble but now gets a chance to turn to the attack. How should white continue?

White to Play


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