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Hugo Spangenberg
Number of games in database: 179
Years covered: 1989 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2469 (2387 rapid, 2449 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2565

Overall record: +59 -46 =66 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (28) 
    B58 B91 B42 B80 B51
 Caro-Kann (12) 
    B18 B17 B10 B13 B16
 Vienna Opening (11) 
    C25 C29 C28 C26
 Reti System (7) 
    A05 A04
 French Defense (6) 
    C11 C04 C16 C10 C05
 Four Knights (4) 
    C47 C48
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B32 B31 B42 B22 B43
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (15) 
    D27 D20 D24 D26 D29
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A41 D00 D05
 Reti System (7) 
 Sicilian Kan (5) 
    B42 B43
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B16 B14 B13
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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 Oral, 1995 1-0
   H Spangenberg vs J F Pierrot, 1999 1-0
   H Spangenberg vs Kasparov, 1992 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   San Martin (1993)
   Groningen Open (1994)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)
   American Continental (2003)

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(born Nov-22-1975, 47 years old) Argentina

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Grandmaster. Champion of Argentina in 1993.

Wikipedia article: Hugo Spangenberg

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 246  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Spangenberg vs Juarez 1-0371989ARGC29 Vienna Gambit
2. J H Gomez Baillo vs H Spangenberg  ½-½301990Buenos Aires opB30 Sicilian
3. H Spangenberg vs L Bronstein  0-1351990Buenos Aires BCA opA07 King's Indian Attack
4. J Szmetan vs H Spangenberg  1-0341990Buenos Aires GP 12thB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
5. H Spangenberg vs H Borghi  1-0291990Buenos Aires FMDAC26 Vienna
6. P Zarnicki vs H Spangenberg  0-1431991Buenos Aires KonexC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
7. H Spangenberg vs G Milos  0-1561991Konex Canon OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
8. H Spangenberg vs L Bronstein  1-0261991Konex Canon OpenC28 Vienna Game
9. H Spangenberg vs R Freire  ½-½211991Wch U16C26 Vienna
10. H Spangenberg vs Kramnik 1-0461991Sao Paulo Latin American Cup OpenC11 French
11. H Spangenberg vs A Cardoso Filho  1-0601991Sao Paulo Latin American Cup OpenC26 Vienna
12. J Sunye Neto vs H Spangenberg  0-1491991Sao Paulo Latin American Cup OpenA28 English
13. H Prol Medeiros vs H Spangenberg  0-1451991Sao Paulo Latin American Cup OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. H Spangenberg vs Kharlov  0-1571991Sao Paulo Latin American Cup OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
15. H Spangenberg vs B Ribeiro  ½-½621991Sao Paulo Latin American Cup OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. H Spangenberg vs F J Sanz Alonso  0-1351991Sao Paulo Latin American Cup OpenC28 Vienna Game
17. H Spangenberg vs F Fiorito  0-1601991Sao Paulo Latin American Cup OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. O Silveira Leite II vs H Spangenberg  0-1451991Sao Paulo Latin American Cup OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
19. A de Castro vs H Spangenberg  ½-½471991Sao Paulo Latin American Cup OpenB32 Sicilian
20. Larsen vs H Spangenberg  1-0991991Buenos Aires GEBAA04 Reti Opening
21. H Spangenberg vs A Rodriguez Vila  1-0401991Buenos Aires GEBAA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. J Szmetan vs H Spangenberg  ½-½181992Buenos Aires FMDAA37 English, Symmetrical
23. H Spangenberg vs J Szmetan  1-0291992Buenos Aires opB56 Sicilian
24. J H Gomez Baillo vs H Spangenberg  0-1541992Benidorm opC10 French
25. H Spangenberg vs J Szmetan  ½-½441992San Luis opB02 Alekhine's Defense
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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?

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: . Google Translate is even worse than I thought, though: it translates "el negro" as "that n***a".
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  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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