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Hugo Spangenberg
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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B58 B91 B22 B31 B23
 Vienna Opening (11) 
    C25 C29 C26 C28
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B17 B16 B10 B13
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C80 C96 C75 C77
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B32 B22 B43 B42 B31
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (10) 
    D20 D24 D27 D26
 Reti System (5) 
 Sicilian Kan (4) 
    B42 B43
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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 Kasparov, 1992 1/2-1/2
   H Spangenberg vs Oral, 1995 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)

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(born Nov-22-1975, 43 years old) Argentina

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Grandmaster. Champion of Argentina in 1993.

Wikipedia article: Hugo Spangenberg

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 105  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Spangenberg vs Juarez 1-0371989Argentinien/SW,10,11C29 Vienna Gambit
2. H Spangenberg vs H Borghi  1-0291990Buenos Aires (Argentina)C26 Vienna
3. H Spangenberg vs R Freire  ½-½211991Parana (Argentina)C26 Vienna
4. H Spangenberg vs Kharlov  0-1571991Sao Paulo opB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
5. H Spangenberg vs L Bronstein  1-0261991Konex Canon OpenC28 Vienna Game
6. H Spangenberg vs G Milos  0-1561991Konex Canon OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
7. H Spangenberg vs Kramnik 1-0461991Sao Paulo opC11 French
8. H Spangenberg vs A Rodriguez Vila  1-0401991Buenos Aires GEBAA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Larsen vs H Spangenberg  1-0991991Buenos Aires GEBAA04 Reti Opening
10. J Rosito vs H Spangenberg  0-1471992Buenos Aires PRE-NAJB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
11. H Spangenberg vs Hsu Li Yang  1-0631992Wch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
12. H Spangenberg vs Kasparov  ½-½281992Buenos AiresB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. Kasparov vs H Spangenberg 1-0421992Buenos AiresD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. H Spangenberg vs J S Gokhale  1-0361992Wch U20C25 Vienna
15. H Spangenberg vs Krogius  ½-½411993San Martin (Argentina)C29 Vienna Gambit
16. Hebden vs H Spangenberg  ½-½111993Capablanca Memorial-AC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Granda Zuniga vs H Spangenberg 0-1351993Buenos Aires NajdorfA04 Reti Opening
18. Shirov vs H Spangenberg ½-½321993Buenos Aires NajdorfD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. H Spangenberg vs Larsen 0-1591993Buenos Aires NajdorfB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
20. Korchnoi vs H Spangenberg  ½-½491993Buenos Aires NajdorfA04 Reti Opening
21. H Spangenberg vs J Tchimino Ubilla  ½-½531993WchT U26C25 Vienna
22. H Spangenberg vs P Rossiter  1-0201994Hastings ChallengersC25 Vienna
23. Sutovsky vs H Spangenberg  ½-½441994GroningenB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
24. Leko vs H Spangenberg  0-1591994Buenos AiresB32 Sicilian
25. F Braga vs H Spangenberg  ½-½321994Villa Gesell ttB22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Kibitzer's Corner
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?

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  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)

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  wordfunph: My son was named after GM HUGO Spangenberg..
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  offramp: SquarePants to his friends.
Nov-22-16  Caissanist: I enjoyed his commentary (in Spanish) about yesterday's WC game on his Facebook page: . Google Translate is even worse than I thought, though: it translates "el negro" as "that n***a".
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  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.

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  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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