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Hugo Suechting
Number of games in database: 188
Years covered: 1893 to 1911

Overall record: +38 -66 =84 (42.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C63 C78 C77 C67 C98
 French Defense (12) 
    C01 C00 C05 C10 C12
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C98 C87 C91 C88 C99
 Sicilian (8) 
    B40 B34 B45 B58 B41
 Petrov (6) 
 French (5) 
    C00 C12 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C66 C68 C87 C86 C67
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    D02 D00 D04 D05
 Vienna Opening (10) 
    C26 C28 C29 C25
 Four Knights (7) 
    C49 C48
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D55 D61 D52 D60 D53
 Tarrasch Defense (6) 
    D32 D33
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Suechting vs F Englund, 1906 1-0
   W John vs H Suechting, 1904 0-1
   C Jaffe vs H Suechting, 1911 0-1
   Burn vs H Suechting, 1897 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Stockholm (1906)
   16th DSB Kongress, Duesseldorf (1908)
   Coburg (Meisterturnier) (1904)
   Barmen Meisterturnier A (1905)
   9th DSB Kongress, Leipzig (1894)
   Prague (1908)
   13th DSB Kongress (Hanover) (1902)
   Berlin (1897)
   Vienna (1908)
   Karlsbad (1911)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Stockholm 1906 by Phony Benoni

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(born Oct-08-1874, died Dec-27-1916, 42 years old) Germany

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Hugo Süchting was a strong natural player who played in many tournaments from 1894 to 1911. He also won a short match against Paul Saladin Leonhardt (+2, =1, -1).

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 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 188  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Suechting vs M Lewitt  ½-½351893DSB-08.Kongress HauptturnierC01 French, Exchange
2. H Suechting vs A Zinkl ½-½5918949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC14 French, Classical
3. H Suechting vs Von Scheve  1-04718949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. Teichmann vs H Suechting  1-03618949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC28 Vienna Game
5. K De Weydlich vs H Suechting  0-14118949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigA20 English
6. J Mieses vs H Suechting  1-07318949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigA07 King's Indian Attack
7. H Suechting vs K A Walbrodt  0-12918949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC45 Scotch Game
8. H Suechting vs J Mason  1-05018949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. Tarrasch vs H Suechting  1-02818949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC50 Giuoco Piano
10. H Suechting vs P K Seuffert  0-13218949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC55 Two Knights Defense
11. H Suechting vs Janowski 1-05418949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Blackburne vs H Suechting  ½-½2918949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC45 Scotch Game
13. H Suechting vs J W Baird  0-12618949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC49 Four Knights
14. H Suechting vs G Marco  0-14618949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Schiffers vs H Suechting  1-02618949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC49 Four Knights
16. Lipke vs H Suechting  ½-½1618949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC25 Vienna
17. H Suechting vs Schlechter  ½-½1718949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC42 Petrov Defense
18. J N Berger vs H Suechting  ½-½1618949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC77 Ruy Lopez
19. H Suechting vs J Dimer 1-0621897Hamburg AltonaC45 Scotch Game
20. H Suechting vs Schlechter ½-½461897BerlinC51 Evans Gambit
21. Burn vs H Suechting  ½-½521897BerlinD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. H Suechting vs Englisch ½-½661897BerlinC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Winawer vs H Suechting 1-0451897BerlinC22 Center Game
24. H Suechting vs Blackburne ½-½481897BerlinC71 Ruy Lopez
25. Schiffers vs H Suechting  ½-½321897BerlinC49 Four Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-27-05  rochade18: Suechtig is pronounced like süchtig which means: to be addicted
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  whiteshark: <ochade18>: Wie heisst der Spieler unter Berücksichtigung aller Buchstaben seines Namens ??
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  whiteshark: Süchting was a farmer. Due to this profession he could play only occasionally reaching usually a place in the middle.

Greatest success was 2nd place at Hamburg 1905, ahead of Carl Johan Margot Carls, Richard Teichmann and Curt von Bardeleben.

Aug-21-08  myschkin: . . .

"Country: German Empire"

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  GrahamClayton: The Suchting variation of the QGA is 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dc4 3. ♘f3 ♘f6 4. ♘c3 ♕b6

Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld "Oxford Companion to Chess", OUP, 1992

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <GrahamClayton>, how could Black play 4...Qb6? Perhaps his second move was 2...c6?
Oct-08-08  syracrophy: I can't believe Suechting!
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  whiteshark: Player of the Day
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  brankat: Master Suechting was obviously possessed of a considerable talent. He did draw against the likes of Blackburne, Burn, Schlechter, Chigorin, Pillsbury, Bernstein. And defeated Janowski, Albin, Teichmann, Gunsberg, Mason...

R.I.P. Master.

Oct-08-08  FHBradley: <An Englishman:> There is, indeed, a Suchting variation in the Slav Defence. It looks like perfectly playable, as Mr. Kamsky has tried it on several occasions. Why is Süchting called a natural player, by the way?
Oct-08-08  FHBradley: Scroll down the review to see John Watson on John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book. Nunn has some harsh words to say on poor Süchting (and many other past masters); the book would make an interesting reading:

"The first was a tendency to make serious oversights."

"The second problem area was an inclination to adopt totally the wrong plan."

"The third main problem area was that of endgame play."

These are the three main reasons for the generally weak play by past masters, according to Nunn; he uses as his data Karlsbad 1911, where Süchting scored -2 and tied for 14-16th among 26 participants:

"In order to be more specific about Karlsbad, take one player: Hugo Süchting (1874-1916). At Karlsbad he scored 11.5/13.5 or 'minus 2', as they say these days - a perfectly respectable score. Having played over all his games at Karlsbad I think that I can confidently state that his playing strength was not greater than Elo 2100 (BCF 187) - and that was on a good day and with a following wind."

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  whiteshark: <FHBradley: <Why is Süchting called a natural player, by the way?>>

He was a pure amateur with hardly any practice. Ludwig Ernst Bachmann has described him as 'starker Naturschachspieler'

He was born and lived most of his life as a peasant proprietor in a secluded village of a few souls named 'Brackrade' near Eutin in Schleswig-Holstein, North-Germany.

The nearest bigger cities with chess societies, Kiel and Luebeck, were more than 40 resp. 50 km away.

(Could you imagine how a peasant some 110 years ago, after a hard working day on the fields jumped on his horse to ride to the next town, play some hours chess rode back and stand up in the fresh of the next day?)

Reverting later on <Karlsbad 1911>.

Oct-08-08  FHBradley: <whiteshark:> Thanks for the explanation; most useful.
Mar-16-09  WhiteRook48: hey, stop Suechting!
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  brankat: John Nunn's comment regarding Her Suechting is ill-informed, arrogant, and downright silly.

R.I.P. Hugo Suechting.

Jul-15-12  Karpova: Hugo Süchting won a match against Carl Von Bardeleben with +3 =4 -0 in Hamburg, 1910 (while the 17th German Chess Congress was underway).

Source: '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung' 1911, page 39.

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  GrahamClayton: Süchting's relatively early death was due to an incurable lung disease.
Jun-13-13  Karpova: Suechting's father, W. Suechting from Brackrade, was also a chessplayer and participated in the Hamburg 1910 B tournament - group II (together with Lüth (Riga), Moewig (Leipzig), Barasz (Budapest), Domberger (Munich), Dr. Dyckhof (Munich), Kuczynski (Cöthen), Rausch (Eibenstock), Dr. G. Schmiscke (Berlin) and Wiegaud (Berlin)). Apparently, he did not fare too well and is not being mentioned any further.

Source: Page 250 of the 1910 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Dec-31-15  thomastonk: The following game was played in the master tournament of the Niederelbische Schachbund (a former chess association in the North of Germany):

[Event "See above"]
[Site "Hamburg"]
[Date "1903.07.19"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Carl Johan Margot Carls"]
[Black "Hugo Suechting"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C44"]
[PlyCount "66"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 f5 4. d4 fxe4 5. Nxe5 Nf6 6. Qb3 Qe7 7. Bf4 Nxe5 8. dxe5 Nh5 9. Be3 Qxe5 10. Bd4 Qf5 11. Nd2 Be7 12. g4 Qxg4 13. Be2 Qf5 14. Bxh5+ Qxh5 15. Bxg7 e3 16. Bxh8 exd2+ 17. Kxd2 Qg5+ 18. Ke2 Qg4+ 19. Kf1 Qh3+ 20. Ke1 Qg2 21. Rf1 Qe4+ 22. Kd2 Bg5+ 23. f4 Bxf4+ 24. Rxf4 Qxf4+ 25. Kd3 Qf3+ 26. Kd2 Qf2+ 27. Kd3 d5 28. Qxd5 Bf5+ 29. Kc4 Qe2+ 30. Kb4 Qxb2+ 31. Qb3 a5+ 32. Kc5 b6+ 33. Kd5 O-O-O+ 0-1

I think it is well-played and has a few moments. White's initial pawn sac is interesting. With 12.g4 he forced the events and got a slightly worse, but holdable position. 12.♗e2 was a much better choice. In the text Black had to give up an exchange, but it was perfectly sound because White's king was so exposed. Later Carls chose two times the wrong square for his king (moves 22 and 27), and then it was hopeless.

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