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Hugo Suechting
Number of games in database: 188
Years covered: 1894 to 1911
Overall record: +38 -67 =83 (42.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C63 C84 C77 C67 C98
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C84 C98 C88 C87 C91
 French Defense (11) 
    C00 C01 C10 C05 C14
 Sicilian (8) 
    B40 B58 B73 B45 B34
 Petrov (6) 
 French (5) 
    C00 C10 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C66 C68 C87 C88 C86
 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 D53 D61 D52 D60
 Tarrasch Defense (6) 
    D32 D33
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   W John vs H Suechting, 1904 0-1
   H Suechting vs W Napier, 1902 1/2-1/2
   Pillsbury vs H Suechting, 1902 1/2-1/2
   H Suechting vs Mieses, 1902 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)
   13th DSB Kongress (Hanover) (1902)
   Prague (1908)
   Berlin (1897)
   Karlsbad (1911)
   Vienna (1908)

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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Suechting vs Janowski  1-054 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. H Suechting vs Schlechter  ½-½17 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC42 Petrov Defense
3. H Suechting vs Von Scheve  1-047 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. Schiffers vs H Suechting  1-026 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC49 Four Knights
5. H Suechting vs G Marco  0-146 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. H Suechting vs K A Walbrodt  0-129 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC45 Scotch Game
7. Tarrasch vs H Suechting  1-028 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC50 Giuoco Piano
8. H Suechting vs J W Baird  0-126 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC49 Four Knights
9. J N Berger vs H Suechting  ½-½16 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC77 Ruy Lopez
10. Teichmann vs H Suechting  1-036 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC28 Vienna Game
11. K De Weydlich vs H Suechting  0-141 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigA20 English
12. Lipke vs H Suechting  ½-½16 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC25 Vienna
13. H Suechting vs J Mason  1-050 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
14. H Suechting vs P K Seuffert  0-132 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC55 Two Knights Defense
15. Blackburne vs H Suechting  ½-½29 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC45 Scotch Game
16. H Suechting vs A Zinkl ½-½59 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC14 French, Classical
17. Mieses vs H Suechting  1-073 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigA07 King's Indian Attack
18. Schiffers vs H Suechting  ½-½32 1897 BerlinC49 Four Knights
19. H Suechting vs Metger 0-135 1897 BerlinC67 Ruy Lopez
20. H Suechting vs Schlechter  ½-½46 1897 BerlinC51 Evans Gambit
21. A Zinkl vs H Suechting  1-041 1897 BerlinC66 Ruy Lopez
22. H Suechting vs Blackburne  ½-½48 1897 BerlinC71 Ruy Lopez
23. Albin vs H Suechting  0-153 1897 BerlinC50 Giuoco Piano
24. Chigorin vs H Suechting  ½-½36 1897 BerlinC51 Evans Gambit
25. H Caro vs H Suechting 1-054 1897 BerlinC24 Bishop's Opening
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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
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...

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!
Oct-08-11  brankat: John Nunn's comment regarding Her Suechting is ill-informed, arrogant, and downright silly.

R.I.P. Hugo Suechting.

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  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.
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  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'

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