|Jul-27-05|| ||rochade18: Suechtig is pronounced like süchtig which means: to be addicted|
|Jun-03-07|| ||whiteshark: <ochade18>: Wie heisst der Spieler unter Berücksichtigung aller Buchstaben seines Namens ??|
|Feb-10-08|| ||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"
|Sep-29-08|| ||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
|Oct-08-08|| ||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!|
|Oct-08-08|| ||whiteshark: Player of the Day
|Oct-08-08|| ||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...
|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 http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/jwa...
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."
|Oct-08-08|| ||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!|
|Oct-08-11|| ||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.
|Oct-28-12|| ||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'