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E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,205
Years covered: 1968 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2446 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +398 -251 =531 (56.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      25 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 (74) 
    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 (77) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Slav (66) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E92 E81
 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 Petursson, 1985 1-0
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   Najdorf vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Filipino Masters vs World Champions by mikevg
   Biel Interzonal 1985 by suenteus po 147
   Nikki KID by reurbz
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Geneva 1977 by Tabanus
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147

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(born Nov-04-1951, 64 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 1,205  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. E Torre vs Gligoric  0-151 1968 Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
3. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
4. E Torre vs Saidy 1-034 1969 Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
5. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½77 1969 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½57 1969 Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
7. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
8. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
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. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
13. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
14. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
15. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
16. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
18. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
19. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
20. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
21. L Vizantiadis vs E Torre 0-156 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
22. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
23. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
24. E Torre vs Keene ½-½13 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
25. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,205  PGN Download
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  Nf3em: Como esta brod <Alex>. I know you are busy with your work. Regards. ;-)
Mar-18-16  kamagong24: <ayodaman: A burden he is, karmagong24.> hello fan! :)
Mar-30-16  pinoymaster77: I've read in FB that AFGM Euge will grace the opening of the Grand Finals of the National Age Group in Laoag this Friday, there will also be a 20 board simul.

Ang Alamat, the Legend of Philippine chess continues to animate the chess scene and continues to be a role model for the youth!

Apr-02-16  spawn2: It's now April and the Olympiad is fast approaching. Hope NCFP has plans on how to susbtantially improve our Olympiad placing.

Oks lang bro Danny. Toxic sa work these past few months.

Apr-08-16  Bradidik: Lalaro ba si Manong sa Olympiad?
Apr-12-16  pinoymaster77: Subject to elimination pa din thru NCC Finals / 'BOGM'.

Lalo na ngayon na mas nabawasan pa active GMs dito, AFGM still able to lord it over the BOGM as top finisher.

Mga June pa yata NCC Finals?

Apr-22-16  pinoymaster77: Just accessed an old yahoo account which had access to FB groups that included US residents. May recent flooding pala in some areas of Houston Texas. Hope Virgil is ok tho I think he's from another city in Texas
May-16-16  spawn2:
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  wordfunph: two visitors from St. Petersburg came to our factory this morning, when i blurted "ispasiba" their eyes glowed and we connected immediately, harhar!

yodaman, GM Torre!

May-19-16  Pulo y Gata:
May-19-16  epistle: All roads lead to Pasay on Saturday--

May-22-16  spawn2: Battle of the GMs is sched on June 21 - 30. This tourney will be the basis for our team to the 42nd Olympiad.
May-22-16  spawn2: Local chess will soon come alive starting with abovementioned BOGM followed by 2 intl tourneys in July. The Philippine team will have around 1 month training before facing the best players of the other countries in the Baku Olympiad.
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  wordfunph: my wish for El Eugenio to break his own record in Baku Olympiad.

GM Eugene, go for number 23!

May-22-16  epistle: Philippine chess actually started to become alive again when the Guapos Caballeros played yesterday at the Mall of Asia Arena with thousands of live audience.
May-23-16  Pulo y Gata: I was passing by Italiannis at mall of asia last saturday and noticed a crowd converging on one of the tables overlooking the bay. Curious, I took a peek and saw five handsome gentlemen...playing chess! This is the position, if i remember it right, in one of the boards (two boards were set up), and the player handling white dropped a bomb that had the crowd swooning.

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White won in a brilliant spectacle that rivaled the usual pyrotechnics competition held in the area. The air filled with whispers of "wow!", "immortal" and such words. Considering how short the time was, and white had to find the moves in seconds, I thought I was witnessing a real talent heretofore hidden.

When black resigned in the face of a looming mate, the crowd clapped and showered the board with paper bills and gold possessions they had with them. The handsome winner politely smiled to everyone and bowed his head, while the loser shook his hands and graciously offered his congratulations.

Holding on to my jewels, I bid my time and watch the players some more, until I mastered the courage to play a game against the brilliant player, who I thought was GM Torre or a relative. He obliged and we started playing, and I lost quite fast, missing threats, possibly due to my being thunderstrucked by the earlier game I had witnessed. They offered me a glass of water for my trouble and I thank them and left to have some drinks and listen to live band playing a few meters away.

Anyone idea who the master is?

May-23-16  gokusano: Wasn't it Ding? Ding Dong Bandits?
May-23-16  epistle: I was also watching that stupendous attacking masterpiece and I am very sure that in that particular diagram above the white King was at c1 and not at b1. In fact, it was the K at c1 which led to black's fatal illusion that he could put up a good defence via an x-ray attack of the white king with his DSB at g5.

Philippine chess was never the same again after this game.

May-23-16  Pulo y Gata: I agree.
May-23-16  Virgil A: OTB, Nd4 stands out for me hoping the other guy makes Nxd5 that way a combo ensues. :)
May-23-16  epistle: Nd4 is easy to find.

Nd4 Nxd5
Bb5+ Kf8

and only one with the blood of Torre running in his veins could find the way to victory here.

May-23-16  Virgil A: i can only envy those who had played games with my boyhood idol. Someday. :)

I take comfort that we can't have everything we want ... Chess is like life.

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  Nf3em: Aha! D2 pala ang kibitzing.
May-27-16  pinoymaster77: Just browsing thru some FB Groups :

- Yung Natl Team for ASEAN Age Group in Thailand will leave on Sun. I asked Sally on IM Pau, and he's playing.

- Some weeks back may pics sa FB on GMs Euge and Jayson doing some training, that would be good.

- Seems more youth topping or having high placing sa NCC Elims / Semis. Di ko na track who are the qualifiers to the BOGM / NCC Finals from this group

- Armenia not sure to play in Baku due to still persisting concerns between their 2 nations

May-27-16  epistle: There are pics of the Caballeros Guapos doing some training also.
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