Number of games in database: 105
Years covered: 1989 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2461 (2422 rapid, 2455 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2565
Overall record: +38 -27 =34 (55.6%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
H Spangenberg vs Kasparov, 1997 1-0
H Spangenberg vs Van Wely, 1994 1-0
H Spangenberg vs Kramnik, 1991 1-0
H Spangenberg vs Oral, 1995 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
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|Feb-02-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: GM Hugo Spangenberg, current FIDE rating 2487, with which he is currently Argentina's eighth best player.|
Although he is of Argentinian nationality, his name sounds like he could be of Dutch ethnicity. Can anyone confirm or negate this?
|Feb-02-06|| ||vonKrolock: When he was a wunderkind he visited my city to play in an Open - it was in 1991 or around - according to his mother then, the surname Spangenberg is German and very ancient|
|Feb-20-07|| ||BIDMONFA: Hugo Spangenberg|
|Mar-14-07|| ||ALEXIN: Lucky Spangenberg, he beated both Kasparov and Kramnik.|
|Mar-15-07|| ||elLocoEvans: And seems he has beaten also Lautier, Karpov and Van Wely, nothing bad at all. Furthermore in Bindmonfa's website says he was the Argentinian champion in 1993. Bien por ti Spangenberg! (de seguro pasa por chessgames :) )|
|Mar-09-08|| ||Augalv: It's a real pity Hugo is retired from chess. I hope he comes back sometime.|
|Dec-08-08|| ||Augalv: "He's got talent"
Anatoly Karpov, in reference to Hugo Spangenberg after their four-game rapid mini-match played in Argentina in 1994.
(Karpov won 3-1)
|Mar-14-09|| ||wordfunph: My son was named after GM HUGO Spangenberg..|
|Jul-31-15|| ||offramp: SquarePants to his friends.|
|Nov-22-16|| ||Caissanist: I enjoyed his commentary (in Spanish) about yesterday's WC game on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hugospan . Google Translate is even worse than I thought, though: it translates "el negro" as "that n***a".|
|Nov-22-16|| ||Fusilli: <Caissanist> Right! In Spanish, we say "el blanco" and "el negro" to refer to the players handling the white and black pieces, or to simply refer to the white and black armies, not the players (since we use the terms when the players are female too; I would say "el blanco es Pogonina" rather than "la blanca es Pogonina.")|
In addition to meaning black, the word negro can also be a term of endearment in Argentina (and other Spanish-speaking countries). So can "gordo" (fat) or "gordito" (little fat one). My mom called my dad "gordito" all their life together, and my dad was totally fine with it. My US-born and raised friends sometimes find it hard to wrap their minds around this.
|Nov-22-17|| ||Fusilli: <Augalv: It's a real pity Hugo is retired from chess. I hope he comes back sometime.>|
I lost a blitz game to him on ICC a few months ago. I guess he kills some time on ICC.
|Nov-22-17|| ||zanzibar: Here's an old article (in Spanish) from his wunderkid days:|
Has a photo.
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