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E Torre 
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Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,206
Years covered: 1968 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2448 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +400 -252 =530 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      24 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (155) 
    B50 B40 B83 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (73) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E12 E14 E16
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C64 C84 C95 C77
 French Defense (28) 
    C02 C07 C09 C18 C04
 Sicilian Scheveningen (24) 
    B83 B84 B81 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (92) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C77
 Pirc (78) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (66) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (65) 
    E62 E97 E73 E92 E90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (53) 
    C99 C92 C97 C91 C85
 Sicilian (41) 
    B42 B30 B67 B43 B40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   E Torre vs Karpov, 1984 1-0
   Tal vs E Torre, 1987 0-1
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   E Torre vs R Meulders, 1987 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila (1976)
   Hastings (1980/81) (1980)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Geneva (1977)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Manila (1973)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Filipino Masters vs World Champions by mikevg
   Nikki KID by reurbz
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by suenteus po 147

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(born Nov-04-1951, 63 years old) Philippines

[what is this?]
Eugenio Torre was born in Iloilo City, the Philippines and is the strongest Filipino chess player of his generation. He reached a peak world ranking of 20 in January 1983 and was in the world's top 100 players for most of the period from 1975 until 1992. (1) At the age of 60, he remains ranked among the top players in the Philippines.

Awarded the IM title in 1972, Torre quickly ascended the ranks, and has the distinction of being the first Asian to earn the title of International Grandmaster. He accomplished the feat at the age of 22 when he won a bronze medal on board 1 at the 21st World Chess Olympiad held in Nice, France in 1974. Torre has been a veteran of the World Chess Olympiad for four decades, playing in every Olympiad since 1970 (except for 2008), playing top board for his team in every Olympiad between 1972 and 2004 inclusive, and leading the Philippine team to 7th place at the 1988 Thessaloniki Olympiad. Altogether, he has won three individual Olympiad bronze medals. Torre also participated in most of the early Asian Team Championships, invariably playing top board and invariably winning one or two medals. He lead the team to three consecutive gold medals during the games held in 1977, 1979 and 1981, to silver in 1983, and gold again in 1986. He also won 4 consecutive individual gold medals in those years and finished with a bronze medal for both the team and himself in his last stint at the Asian Team Championships played in Kuala Lumpur in 1993.

He beat Anatoly Karpov in Manila in 1976, one of Karpov's few losses during his championship reign. Torre qualified for the Candidates round in 1984 but lost to Zoltan Ribli. He was a friend of Robert James Fischer, playing some training games with him and acting as a member of his team during Fischer's 1992 match against Boris Spassky. Later he conducted radio interviews with Fischer on <Bombo Radyo> of the Philippines. He also established the Eugene Torre Chess Foundation and the Eugene Torre Chess Center, which aim to discover and develop hidden talents from the Philippines' provinces.

Philippines top 100; (1); (2)

Wikipedia article: Eugenio Torre

 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,206  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
3. E Torre vs Gligoric  0-151 1968 Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
4. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½57 1969 Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
5. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½77 1969 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. E Torre vs Saidy 1-034 1969 Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
7. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
8. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
9. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
10. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-154 1971 Athens (Wch U20)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
14. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
16. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
17. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
18. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
19. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
20. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
21. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
22. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
23. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
24. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
25. L Vizantiadis vs E Torre 0-156 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,206  PGN Download
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Dec-11-14  LDS2011: sana po mabigyan nyo ako ng advice on how will i handle this boy kc alam ko this boy will be a good chess player.hindi ko pa lang siguro nga alam kung pano maghandle ng ganito bata.first time ko kc nagkaroon ng ganito kaaktibo na student.thanks a lot in advance.
Dec-12-14  torrefan: Paano mo naman nasabing "sobra" ang pagkaaktibo nya? Kung para sa iyo ay sobra yung laro sya ng laro sa chessmaster, maaaring sa kanya ay hindi sobra yun. Iba-iba ang karakter at istilo ng mga manlalaro. Kaya pabayaan mo na lang sya kung iyon ang gusto nyang gawin. O kung di ka makatiis ay ipasa mo na lang sya sa ibang trainer.
Dec-12-14  torrefan: I would like to take this opportunity nga pala to greet someone here. He was born 13 days ahead of Jesus Christ and is known as the Santa Claus of BW-GETS because of his.... generosity. He is joeyj's best friend. Let us all extend our warm happy birthday greeting to... Teka, ano nga pala pangalan nya... Hirap ng tumatanda a. Anyway, pare, stand up to be recognized!
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  wordfunph: oki oki, hapi bertdey to joeyj's bespren --- PM77!
Dec-12-14  kardopov: Aha! Si sir noypi pala ang celebrant. Akala ko malalim ang variation at walang nakakaalam. Happy birthday sir pinoymaster77. Buti nalang dumating si sir worditch dahil kung hindi isip at kamot ulo lang ako.
Dec-12-14  kardopov: Almost an even performance, and not bad overall. Actually, AFGM finishes one notch above his seeding. Congrats to you sir Eugene. Likewise, congratz to GM JP, the highest placed among the Filipino competitors. Is there another year ender tourney for the Filipino warriors?
Dec-12-14  kamagong24: <LDS2011> well kung kaya na niyang mag spot ng combinations, might as well na dun muna mag focus ng pagtuturo, like introduce him to basic mating combos like pins, forks, zugzwangs, how to spot somthered mate patterns etc

then kung grasp na niya yung patterns, pede na isingit yung openings, control of center, deployment, king safety para ma balance yung laro niya :)

Dec-12-14  LDS2011: @torrefan,kamagong24 thanks so much for the advice but definitely i will not give up on this're right maybe i should just let him play and then dun sa basic tactics and mating pattern.thanks a lot chess friends.
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  wordfunph: <LDS> mas maiigi ngang babad siya sa chess, i recall Wesley So once said that etong si GM Li Chao eh matinding adik-adik sa ahedres. Good indication yan na malayo ang kanyang mararating.


Dec-12-14  pinoymaster77: Good pm,

Aber aber top secret yan ng secret agent, nagumpisa yata nung mag greet ang sister ko sa FB. But then again si wordfun nga pala eh keeps a 'diary'. Alas, it was a working day, 2 principals this week, and pampa relax na lang sa gabi checking out the favorite sites.

Thanks be to God, but stopped counting na kung ilang kandila, hairline na lang basehan ajeje

Dec-12-14  pinoymaster77: Sa PICC nga eh mainly odd numbered finishes. GM JP was tops among Pinoys at 5th, Dar at 7th, Joey at 9th, AFGM at 11th followed by IM Yap, GM Rich, FM Randy, GM Ino, IM Hari for 12th to 16th.

IM Pau won Top Junior while WIM Frayna won Top Lady. May pooling of prizes pala so buti di ko pinagtapat-tapat yung final ranking sa dun sa revised NCFP prizes.

Sa Challengers champ si Joey Albert Florendo of Davao while also with 8 pts was top seed Allan Cantonjos.

Sa Penang Open 2014, 5 sila with 7 pts,but GM Bong Villamayor emerged Champ with superior tiebreak. IM Dimaks was 6th. Wala nang Pinoy na pinalaro sa Challengers at buking na.

Rest day bukas, then I think sa Sun ulit round 1 ng PSC Chairman's Cup naman. Yung mga uuwi galing Penang puede pang humabol...

Dec-13-14  LDS2011: thanks wordfunph.
Dec-13-14  Pulo y Gata: LDS, ako din gusto ko lang magchess lang nang magchess pero di pwede. Turuan mo din ng disiplina at balanse ang bata. Dahil teacher ka niya dapat may ideya ka kung anong mga una mong dapat ituro. Good luck. Sana ay maging magaling na manlalaro ang alaga mo!
Dec-13-14  kamagong24: you're welcome LDS2011, tama si Pulo y Gata, maintain balance, hindi na healthy yung ma-addict yung student mo sa chess

maganda rin siguro kung turuan mo siya ng values ng pagiging sportsman, wag gayahin ito:
You can skip at 2:15 hahaha!

Dec-14-14  LDS2011: salamat po talaga sa mga advice nyo.i will do just that.any predictions who will win the london classic?
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  Nf3em: LDS 2011, are you an active member of Balayan Chess Club?
Dec-15-14  LDS2011: yes po nf3em.bakit po?
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  Nf3em: may mga naging member kasi ako sa group called Batangas Team Philippines na taga Balayan at active member din ng chess club nyo ... that was few years ago nung active pa ako sa ... MMM27 at jhemit ang username nila dun (sorry can't reveal their real name) ... never meet them in person though ... ;-)
Dec-15-14  LDS2011: ah ok po.taga san po ba kayo?
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  Nf3em: Bauan Batangas ;-)
Dec-15-14  pinoymaster77: Sharing / update on the Skywalker

Dec-15-14  pinoymaster77: LDS2011,
Since starter yung protege, eh kasama naman sa early lessons yung chess notation / pagsulat ng moves. Yan ang isang KEY foundation, magkaroon ng record ng games / chess notebook.

Then isabak muna sa mini tourneys like among mga students mo and tune-up with nearby chess communities/clubs. Then trial later sa Palaro elims thru sa school nya and Natl Age Group qualifiers.

Yung iba kasing top Kiddies today, eh tamad mag record ng moves, dependent na lang sa 'muscle memory' and pattern recognition, laro na lang ng laro.

Dec-16-14  LDS2011: that's true pinoymaster.thanks so much for the advice.
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  bubuli55: Magandang umaga po sa may bahay, Mr. Olympiad. At pati na rin po sa lahat:)
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  bubuli55: My Christmas wish sana Olympiad muli so AFGM:)
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