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Werner Hug
Number of games in database: 529
Years covered: 1969 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2469 (2467 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2483

Overall record: +77 -105 =327 (47.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 20 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian Attack (59) 
    A07 A08
 Queen's Pawn Game (42) 
    A46 D02 A41 A40 A45
 Sicilian (35) 
    B23 B40 B31 B51 B27
 Reti System (32) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Uncommon Opening (8) 
    A00 B00
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C68 C64 C85 C69
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (76) 
    C18 C04 C07 C01 C15
 King's Indian (61) 
    E91 E80 E61 E62 E73
 French Tarrasch (29) 
    C04 C07 C05 C03
 French Winawer (28) 
    C18 C15 C17
 English (22) 
    A10 A15 A16 A13
 Sicilian (21) 
    B47 B36 B44 B30 B48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Petrosian vs Hug, 1973 1/2-1/2
   Hug vs Andersson, 1971 1-0
   Karpov vs Hug, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Hug vs A Medina Garcia, 1972 1-0
   Hug vs Kasparov, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Van Wely vs Hug, 1994 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Biel (1977)
   FRG-ch International (1971)
   Dortmund (1980)
   Biel (1979)
   Palma de Mallorca (1972)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   European Team Championship (1992)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)

   🏆 TCh-SUI
   R Forster vs Hug (Oct-15-17) 1-0
   Hug vs O Cvitan (Oct-14-17) 1/2-1/2
   Hug vs O Kurmann (Oct-08-16) 1/2-1/2
   Hug vs J Gallagher (Oct-11-14) 1/2-1/2
   Eu Wen Aron Teh vs Hug (Aug-12-14) 0-1

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(born Sep-10-1952, 70 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

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 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 540  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Romanishin vs Hug  1-0731969Schilde op U18 5thA57 Benko Gambit
2. Karpov vs Hug ½-½381969Wch U20 prel-BB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
3. Hug vs H Hecht  ½-½621971FRG-ch InternationalA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
4. Keene vs Hug  ½-½131971FRG-ch InternationalE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. Hug vs G Capelan  1-0651971FRG-ch InternationalA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Hug vs Parma  ½-½131971FRG-ch InternationalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. Hug vs Gligoric  ½-½131971FRG-ch InternationalC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
8. M Gerusel vs Hug  0-1381971FRG-ch InternationalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. M Damjanovic vs Hug  ½-½291971FRG-ch InternationalA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
10. Hug vs R Teschner 1-0371971FRG-ch InternationalC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
11. A Matanovic vs Hug  ½-½281971FRG-ch InternationalB03 Alekhine's Defense
12. J Dueball vs Hug  ½-½171971FRG-ch InternationalA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
13. Hug vs Unzicker  ½-½331971FRG-ch InternationalE17 Queen's Indian
14. Westerinen vs Hug  1-0431971FRG-ch InternationalB30 Sicilian
15. K Schiffer vs Hug  1-0211971FRG-ch InternationalA56 Benoni Defense
16. Hug vs Andersson 1-0371971FRG-ch InternationalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. I Biriescu vs Hug  1-0451971Wch U20 q-2B15 Caro-Kann
18. Hug vs Jorge Cruz  1-0441971Wch U20 q-2C46 Three Knights
19. O H Castro Rojas vs Hug  0-1421971Wch U20 q-2B30 Sicilian
20. A Ipek vs Hug  0-1451971Wch U20 q-2B02 Alekhine's Defense
21. Hug vs M Roofthoofd  1-0381971Wch U20 q-2A07 King's Indian Attack
22. Hug vs Vaganian  1-0471971Wch U20 f-AA07 King's Indian Attack
23. Hug vs K Rogoff  ½-½101971Wch U20 q-2C42 Petrov Defense
24. Hug vs Ribli  ½-½411971Wch U20 f-AA07 King's Indian Attack
25. L Ogaard vs Hug  0-1421971Wch U20 f-AA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
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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

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  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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