Number of games in database: 112
Years covered: 1989 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2469 (2387 rapid, 2449 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2565
Overall record: +38 -29 =39 (54.2%)*
* 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 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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| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 112
|1. H Spangenberg vs Juarez
||1-0||37||1989||ARG||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|2. H Spangenberg vs H Borghi
|| ||1-0||29||1990||Buenos Aires FMDA||C26 Vienna|
|3. H Spangenberg vs Kharlov
|| ||0-1||57||1991||Sao Paulo op||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|4. H Spangenberg vs L Bronstein
|| ||1-0||26||1991||Konex Canon Open||C28 Vienna Game|
|5. H Spangenberg vs G Milos
|| ||0-1||56||1991||Konex Canon Open||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|6. H Spangenberg vs R Freire
|| ||½-½||21||1991||Wch U16||C26 Vienna|
|7. H Spangenberg vs Kramnik
||1-0||46||1991||Sao Paulo op||C11 French|
|8. H Spangenberg vs A Rodriguez Vila
|| ||1-0||40||1991||Buenos Aires GEBA||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|9. Larsen vs H Spangenberg
|| ||1-0||99||1991||Buenos Aires GEBA||A04 Reti Opening|
|10. J Rosito vs H Spangenberg
|| ||0-1||47||1992||Buenos Aires PRE-NAJ||B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation|
|11. H Spangenberg vs Kasparov
|| ||½-½||28||1992||Buenos Aires||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|12. Kasparov vs H Spangenberg
||1-0||42||1992||Buenos Aires||D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|13. H Spangenberg vs J S Gokhale
|| ||1-0||36||1992||Wch U20||C25 Vienna|
|14. H Spangenberg vs Hsu Li Yang
|| ||1-0||63||1992||Wch U20||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|15. H Spangenberg vs Krogius
|| ||½-½||41||1993||San Martin||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|16. Hebden vs H Spangenberg
|| ||½-½||11||1993||Capablanca Memorial-A||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|17. G Milos vs H Spangenberg
|| ||½-½||43||1993||Buenos Aires Najdorf||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|18. H Spangenberg vs Panno
|| ||0-1||55||1993||Buenos Aires Najdorf||C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line|
|19. H Spangenberg vs Kamsky
|| ||½-½||71||1993||Buenos Aires Najdorf||C47 Four Knights|
|20. Shirov vs H Spangenberg
||½-½||32||1993||Buenos Aires Najdorf||D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|21. H Spangenberg vs Seirawan
|| ||½-½||22||1993||Buenos Aires Najdorf||B19 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|22. H Spangenberg vs Larsen
||0-1||59||1993||Buenos Aires Najdorf||B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation|
|23. Korchnoi vs H Spangenberg
|| ||½-½||49||1993||Buenos Aires Najdorf||A04 Reti Opening|
|24. Illescas Cordoba vs H Spangenberg
|| ||1-0||35||1993||Buenos Aires Najdorf||A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)|
|25. Granda Zuniga vs H Spangenberg
||0-1||35||1993||Buenos Aires Najdorf||A04 Reti Opening|
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 112
|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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