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Werner Hug
Number of games in database: 315
Years covered: 1969 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2483 (2467 rapid)
Overall record: +42 -87 =170 (42.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 16 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (27) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian (25) 
    B23 B31 B51 B52 B24
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    A46 A40 A45 D02 A41
 King's Indian Attack (25) 
    A07 A08
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C68 C69 C64 C85
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (5) 
    C68 C85 C69
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (51) 
    C18 C04 C07 C15 C05
 King's Indian (37) 
    E91 E61 E73 E80 E62
 French Tarrasch (20) 
    C04 C07 C05 C03
 French Winawer (20) 
    C18 C15 C17
 Old Indian (11) 
    A53 A54 A55
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A41 A45 A40 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Hug vs Ulf Andersson, 1971 1-0
   Van Wely vs Hug, 1994 0-1
   Petrosian vs Hug, 1973 1/2-1/2
   Hug vs Dzindzichashvili, 1977 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Palma de Mallorca (1972)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

   Eu Wen Aron Teh vs Hug (Aug-12-14) 0-1
   Hug vs M Ezat (Aug-10-14) 1/2-1/2
   Hug vs R J Dive (Aug-09-14) 1-0
   Ftacnik vs Hug (Aug-06-14) 1/2-1/2
   Hug vs Duc Hoa Nguyen (Aug-04-14) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-10-1952, 64 years old) Switzerland

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Werner Hug was born in Feldmeilen, Switzerland. Awarded the IM title in 1971, he was World Junior Champion in the same year and won the Swiss Championship in 1975. In 1979, he set a world record in simultaneous play on 560 boards, scoring +385 -49 =126. He played on numerous Swiss Olympiad teams.
Wikipedia article: Werner Hug

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 315  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Karpov vs Hug ½-½38 1969 02, Stockholm Wch-jr preB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
2. J Dueball vs Hug  ½-½17 1971 FRG-ch intA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
3. Keene vs Hug  ½-½13 1971 FRG-ch intE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. Hug vs Gligoric  ½-½13 1971 FRG-ch intC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
5. Hug vs Unzicker  ½-½33 1971 FRG-ch intE17 Queen's Indian
6. K Schiffer vs Hug  1-021 1971 FRG-ch intA56 Benoni Defense
7. H Westerinen vs Hug  1-043 1971 FRG-ch intB30 Sicilian
8. Hug vs Ulf Andersson 1-037 1971 West Berlin (Germany)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. Hug vs Teschner 1-037 1971 FRG-ch intC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
10. M Gerusel vs Hug  0-138 1971 FRG-ch intA40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. J H Donner vs Hug  1-045 1971 FRG-ch intA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
12. Hug vs Parma  ½-½13 1971 FRG-ch intE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. M Damjanovic vs Hug  ½-½29 1971 FRG-ch intA04 Reti Opening
14. Hug vs Hecht  ½-½62 1971 FRG-ch intA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
15. A Matanovic vs Hug  ½-½28 1971 FRG-ch intB03 Alekhine's Defense
16. Hug vs Ribli  ½-½41 1971 Athens (WchU20)A04 Reti Opening
17. Hug vs G Capelan  1-065 1971 FRG-ch intA08 King's Indian Attack
18. Karpov vs Hug ½-½33 1972 W-ch Student Team Qualifying Group 1B33 Sicilian
19. Hug vs O Rodriguez Vargas  ½-½16 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 2B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. Keene vs Hug  ½-½28 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 2A04 Reti Opening
21. Hug vs G Kleopas  1-032 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 2B06 Robatsch
22. Gligoric vs Hug  1-049 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 2A92 Dutch
23. Hug vs E German  ½-½49 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 2B23 Sicilian, Closed
24. Hug vs Gligoric  0-140 1972 Chess Olympiad Final-AB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. Kavalek vs Hug  1-037 1972 Chess Olympiad Final-AA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 315  PGN Download
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  TheAlchemist: <aw1988> "Hoog"
Jun-28-05  aw1988: That sounds about right.
Jul-11-05  farrooj: Hug is funnier, why'd you spoil it?
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  TheAlchemist: I didn't spoil it. aw1988 asked a legitimate question and I gave him a legitimate answer. Truth is always relative, so... YOU can pronounce it any way YOU want. In fact, I used this trick in my profile as well, so I guess I'm a hypocrite.
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  jamesmaskell: To think we are mickey taking froma World Junior Champion! Best join in...

Just noticed that Hug was beaten to the precious.... (game 44) and was rogered by Rogers (game 95).

Hug fought a Nunn and I got shot for Ribli tickling jokes!

Jul-11-05  farrooj: naaaaaaaa it's alright... Why are you shouting YOU anyways, sounds as if your mad. What's wrong?
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  TheAlchemist: <farrooj> I wasn't shouting, I was articulating it to make it clearer. How could I be mad at you? :-)
Jul-11-05  farrooj: I dunno... Where's the Love ? lol
Sep-10-06  BIDMONFA: Werner Hug

HUG, Werner

Sep-10-06  oao2102: This guy's name makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside...
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  kevin86: I have to show this man some respect since we share the same birthday. He does have a BAD record,however :(
Sep-10-07  chessamateur: POTD (Player Of The Day)
Aug-10-09  MoonlitKnight: Can anyone tell me why this guy is one of the special guests at the Zürich Jubilee Open along with Kasparov, Karpov, Anand, Kramnik, Topalov, Spassky, Korchnoi, Polgar, Ponomariov and Khalifman? Seems like he's a little out of his league.
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  mjmorri: <Can anyone tell me why this guy is one of the special guests at the Zürich Jubilee Open along with Kasparov, Karpov, Anand, Kramnik, Topalov, Spassky, Korchnoi, Polgar, Ponomariov and Khalifman? Seems like he's a little out of his league.>

He is one of the top players from Switzerland where the Jubilee is held. Probably a courtesy.

Aug-25-09  walker: <Can anyone tell me why this guy is one of the special guests at the Zürich Jubilee Open along with Kasparov, Karpov, Anand, Kramnik, Topalov, Spassky, Korchnoi, Polgar, Ponomariov and Khalifman? Seems like he's a little out of his league.> That tournament is for WC. And he was World Junior Champion
Aug-25-09  DCP23: <MoonlitKnight>

The idea was to assemble World Champions only. Some of them are FIDE Champions, ok. Polgar was invited because she is "the strongest female player ever". And Hug was a Junior World Champ in the 70s, obviously the closest the Swiss could get to fielding one of their own.

Aug-25-09  dx9293: I thought Hug might get embarrassed, but he held up pretty well. Minus-two in this field is no small feat.
May-31-11  Nietzowitsch: free hugs @ Cologne April 2011: Enjoy - nothing to add...
Apr-22-12  waustad: I'm guessing that when they write FRG they mean what I think of as BRD, Bundesrepublikdeutschland. On the western side of the pond we always called it East and West Germany, but in Europe I usually saw BRD and DDR.
Sep-10-12  waustad: Happy 60th B'day!
Feb-23-13  IndigoViolet: He looks like Ray Keene's evil twin.
Dec-08-13  Refused: <TheAlchemist: <aw1988> "Hoog">

Not 100% correct though.

devoicing of the last phoneme in a word is a phenomenom in some languages, including German.

So the proper pronunciation would be <"Hook">.

Feb-26-14  weary willy: Poor guy ... it's not enough that his record shows that he never fulfilled the potential of being Junior WC, he has to suffer the indignity that over half of his "biography" is about him watching a game that two other people played - "stellar" (?!) or not
Feb-26-14  Granny O Doul: Announced the result in a "stellar" fashion? Like Marlon Brando at the end of "Streetcar"?
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  Fusilli: Thanks <WCC Editing Project> for editing the bio, removing the offending sentence <Granny O Doul> and <weary willy> were objecting to.
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