E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,195
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2427
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +397 -251 =523 (56.2%)*
   * 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 (154) 
    B50 B40 B83 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (71) 
    A45 A46 D00 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 (91) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C77
 Pirc (78) 
    B07 B08 B09
 King's Indian (65) 
    E62 E97 E73 E92 E90
 Slav (64) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D11
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (52) 
    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
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs E Torre, 1973 0-1
   E Torre vs Kamsky, 1990 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila (1973)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila (1976)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   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
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1979 by suenteus po 147

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(born Nov-04-1951) 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 48; games 1-25 of 1,195  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Torre vs Gligoric  0-151 1968 Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
2. Renato Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
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. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
10. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-154 1971 Athens (Wch U20)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
13. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
14. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
15. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
16. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
17. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
18. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
19. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
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. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
23. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
24. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. E Torre vs Keene ½-½13 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,195  PGN Download
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Apr-04-14  Petrosianic: I confess, I didn't pick him either. But I certainly recognized him as a legitimate threat. My belief was that the most likely winners, in order were:

1. Aronian
2. Anand
3. Kramnik

I know how well Kramnik did last year, but I also know that that spurt he put on at the end was very unusual for him. I really didn't think he'd win enough games to win the tournament. (It turns out he DID, but his losses are what killed him, which is something I did not see coming).

So really, my top picks were Aronian and Anand. I knew Aronian was erratic sometimes, but he was 50 points higher than Anand, and playing well. I thought Anand would be tough, and come close, but expected Aronian would get past him, even if only by a little. Then Anand beats Aronian in Round 1. It's a good thing for me that I don't bet on these things.

Apr-05-14  pinoymaster77: The 'hype' around the Carlsen vs Anand rematch is good for chess.

There's still no 'new kid on the block' tipped to topple Carlsen. Maybe in the next 2 to 3 Championship cycles, we will still see 'veteran' Challengers.

Even for the current crop of younger GMs, I still don't see the signs that Caruana is up to it.

Apr-06-14  spawn2: Manny Pacquiao's other interests..

Apr-07-14  spawn2: Schedule of the Bangkok Open 2014

Saturday, 12 April

12.00 - Registration closed
15.00 – 15.30 Welcome & announcements
15:30 – 20:30 Round 1

Sunday, 13 April

09.00 – 14.00 Round 2
15:30 – 20:30 Round 3

Monday, 14 April

14:00–19:00 Round 4

Tuesday, 15 April

14:00–19:00 Round 5

Wednesday, 16 April

14:00–19:00 Round 6

Thursday, 17 April

14:00–19:00 Round 7

Friday 18 April

14:00–19:00 Round 8

Saturday, 19 April

09.00 – 14.00 Round 9 / Final round
16:00 - Closing Ceremony

Apr-07-14  lakers4sho: website plz
Apr-07-14  joeyj:


Apr-07-14  spawn2: Thanks joeyj. Hopefully, we will see the top boards in chessbomb.
Apr-07-14  pinoymaster77: Kelan kaya lipad ng ating mga bida?
Apr-08-14  spawn2: <Pm77>

If am not mistaken..on the 10th lipad na sila.

Apr-08-14  pinoymaster77: Pati sa Challengers, andun ulit mga 'harvesters', mukhang nag campaign na din sa section na eto before sila Gavilan, Marvin Ting,Alidani, the Calacdays and nasamahan pa Davao's V. Umayan. Entered din super batibot Alekhine 'bbking' Nouri.

Apr-08-14  pinoymaster77: On Bobby Ang Chesspiece's 'Candidates Epilogue', didn't really notice that much the ascent of the 3 'young GMs' in the 2nd round...

"India’s national hero Viswanathan Anand won the right to a rematch with Magnus Carlsen this November 2014 for the world chess title. This by itself is a big story, and one that has been covered extensively in the chess media.

Let us take up a secondary story on how well the first-timers (Karjakin, Andreikin and Mamedyarov) did in this their first Candidates. Well, in a nutshell, they exceeded expectations. The three of them occupied the bottom places after the first 7 rounds, but in the second half they all recovered (Karjakin actually “won” the second half of the tournament with three wins and four draws, no losses) and they finished in the first five places.

Karjakin and Andreikin belong to the “born in 1990 class” which includes Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Ian Nepomniachtchi. Mamedyarov is five years older and together the three of them turned the Candidates upside down.

Sergey Karjakin was not born in Russia but in Simferopol. He switched from Ukraine to Russia a few years ago because he “needs to train with good coaches.” So far he holds the record for the youngest grandmaster in history at the age of 12 years and seven months and won the 2012 World Rapid Chess Championship. Second place in a Candidates Tournament will be a great addition to his resume.

Dmitry Andreikin came into the chess world’s consciousness in 2010 when he won the World Junior Championship. Two years later came an ever bigger surprise as he won the 65th Russian Chess Championship in Moscow after a rapid playoff against five other players. In the Chess World Cup 2013 held in Tromso (Norway), he finished in second place, losing to Kramnik in the four-game final match 1.5-2.5.

Here is something interesting. In that World Cup, Dmitry Vladimiorovich did not expect himself to last that long into the tournament and exhausted all his opening preparation. He then decided just to play the different variations of the Torre-Trompowsky with d4 and Bg5 throughout the closing stages. The system is considered lacking in ambition, but with it he defeated Dreev, Karjakin and Svidler!

He did the same thing in the penultimate round."

Apr-08-14  spawn2: Lagare pala si GM Gomez, he is currently playing in Kuala Lumpur Open 2014 with GM Bitoon, IM Dimaks and Nolte.
Apr-08-14  pinoymaster77: Yup, mag-amang Nouri (per FB posts) would be in 5 tournament swing. Pagkaalam ko may 2 magkasunod sa Bangkok, then I think the plan is to proceed to KotaK for other events.
Apr-12-14  spawn2: EXciting weekend for Philippine sports followers. GM Wes winning his 1st round game in St Louis, GM Eugene starting his campaign today in Bangkok Open and the much awaited rematch of Pacquiao vs Bradley happening tomorrow.
Apr-12-14  lakers4sho: I got Bradley winning by decision. I don't think he's dumb enough to engage in a slugfest.
Apr-12-14  joeyj: Bro <spawn2> ... refer kita sa query of a certain Leon from Calcutta, India dtd April 9, 2014 re AFGM and Random chess! Hope you could answer him.

Apr-12-14  spawn2: Hi <joeyj>

Will see what I can do: )

Apr-12-14  pinoymaster77: May livegames daw sa Bangkok Open, and per text of chess friend parehong panalo FM Paulo and AFGM! Good start !
Apr-12-14  joeyj:
Apr-12-14  spawn2: Mukhang maganda ang panimula ng ating mga chess warriors: ) Sana ay magtuloy tuloy.
Apr-13-14  spawn2: 2 for 2 sila GM Eugene, JP and Oliver sa Bangkok Open. Ituloy lang ang ratsada sa rd 3!
Apr-14-14  Iskubadayb: Hataw, bradidik. :)
Apr-14-14  joeyj:
Apr-14-14  spawn2: GM Eugene drawing against Ryan Dungca with black. Still within striking distance from the top. GM JP will have his hands full tomorrow when he battles GM Vallejo Pons.
Apr-15-14  spawn2: GM Eugene winning his 5th round assignment vs an IM from India.

Good start for GM Torre. He will play against fellow Olympian and team mate GM Oli in the 6th round.


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