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Werner Hug
Number of games in database: 337
Years covered: 1969 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2466 (2467 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2483

Overall record: +45 -90 =186 (43.0%)*
   * 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:
 King's Indian Attack (39) 
    A07 A08
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A46 D02 A40 A41 A45
 Sicilian (24) 
    B23 B31 B51 B40 B52
 Reti System (23) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Uncommon Opening (6) 
    A00 B00
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C68 C85 C64 C69
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (52) 
    C18 C04 C07 C15 C05
 King's Indian (41) 
    E91 E80 E61 E73 E62
 French Winawer (20) 
    C18 C15 C17
 French Tarrasch (20) 
    C04 C07 C05 C03
 Old Indian (13) 
    A53 A54 A55
 Sicilian (11) 
    B36 B47 B30 B33 B29
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Petrosian vs Hug, 1973 1/2-1/2
   Hug vs Ulf Andersson, 1971 1-0
   Van Wely vs Hug, 1994 0-1
   Karpov vs Hug, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Hug vs Kasparov, 1987 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Palma de Mallorca (1972)
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   Olympiad (2008)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

   🏆 TCh-SUI
   R Forster vs Hug (Oct-15-17) 1-0
   Hug vs O Cvitan (Oct-14-17) 1/2-1/2
   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

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(born Sep-10-1952, 67 years old) Switzerland

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Werner Hug was born in Feldmeilen, Switzerland. Awarded the IM title for becoming World Junior Champion in 1971, he 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

Last updated: 2017-10-31 07:14:39

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 337  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Karpov vs Hug ½-½381969Wch U20 prel-BB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
2. M Gerusel vs Hug  0-1381971FRG-ch InternationalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Hug vs Parma  ½-½131971FRG-ch InternationalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
4. M Damjanovic vs Hug  ½-½291971FRG-ch InternationalA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
5. Hug vs Hecht  ½-½621971FRG-ch InternationalA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
6. A Matanovic vs Hug  ½-½281971FRG-ch InternationalB03 Alekhine's Defense
7. Hug vs Ribli  ½-½411971Athens (WchU20)A07 King's Indian Attack
8. Hug vs G Capelan  1-0651971FRG-ch InternationalA07 King's Indian Attack
9. J Dueball vs Hug  ½-½171971FRG-ch InternationalA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
10. Keene vs Hug  ½-½131971FRG-ch InternationalE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. Hug vs Unzicker  ½-½331971FRG-ch InternationalE17 Queen's Indian
12. Hug vs Gligoric  ½-½131971FRG-ch InternationalC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
13. K Schiffer vs Hug  1-0211971FRG-ch InternationalA56 Benoni Defense
14. H Westerinen vs Hug  1-0431971FRG-ch InternationalB30 Sicilian
15. Hug vs Ulf Andersson 1-0371971FRG-ch InternationalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. Hug vs Teschner 1-0371971FRG-ch InternationalC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
17. J H Donner vs Hug  1-0451971FRG-ch InternationalA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
18. Karpov vs Hug ½-½331972W-ch Student Team Qualifying Group 1B33 Sicilian
19. Hug vs O Rodriguez Vargas  ½-½161972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 2B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. Keene vs Hug  ½-½281972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 2A04 Reti Opening
21. Hug vs G Kleopas  1-0321972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 2B06 Robatsch
22. Gligoric vs Hug  1-0491972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 2A92 Dutch
23. Hug vs E German  ½-½491972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 2B23 Sicilian, Closed
24. Hug vs Gligoric  0-1401972Chess Olympiad Final-AB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. Kavalek vs Hug  1-0371972Chess Olympiad Final-AA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
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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.
Jul-11-05  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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