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E Torre 
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Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,209
Years covered: 1968 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2458 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +399 -253 =532 (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 (78) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (67) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (63) 
    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?]
   L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   E Torre vs Karpov, 1984 1-0
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Tal vs E Torre, 1987 0-1
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   C Partos vs E Torre, 1985 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2

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

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

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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 1,209  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
2. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
8. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-154 1971 Athens (Wch U20)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
13. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
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. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
17. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
18. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
19. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
20. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
21. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
22. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
23. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
25. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
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  Nf3em: <<torrefan>: That would end your coffeehouse chess and will resume your beerhouse chess.>

Nah, my chess is not even at coffeehouse level ... I'll just enjoy chess whenever I have time but I don't mind about the results ...

I love playing while drinking beer though ... ;-)

May-21-15  epistle: What is it then? Under-the-footbridge chess?
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  Nf3em: It is called "NOT-IN-THE-LEVEL-OF-EPISTLE-CHESS" ... satisfied?!
May-22-15  pinoymaster77: In the NCC Semis, FM MJ Turqueza and IM Candidate Roel Abelgas Jr are the top 2 and a cinch for BOGM slot, rounding out the TOP 5 are IM Pascua, NM Docena and IM Pimentel

Probably for another 12 man field, cinch to play dyan GMs Eugene, Joey,Darwin, John Paul, Oliver plus seeded IMs Paulo and Jem, Maybe slots are allotted to GMs Sadorra, and maybe even GMs Banjo, Mark and Europe-based GMs Sanchez and Salvador?

In case overseas-based GM cannot make it, then the NCC Semis 3rd placer is next in line, so forth and so on

May-24-15  mysql: Hey, why are you guys fighting?
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  Nf3em: <<mysql>: Hey, why are you guys fighting?> d0n't 4sk m3, 4sk th3 f3ll0w w1th th3 b1g 3.
May-25-15  epistle: Under the footbridge chess was a joke. Coffeehouse, beerhouse, under the footbridge (like the Espana chessclub). Get it?
May-25-15  pinoymaster77: Nil's post in his Leaflet Mag in FB :

Tagaytay Waits For This Year's Battle of the Grandmasters . The peaceful pines are silently waiting for Philippine's best of the best in chess as talks circulates that this year's Battle of the Grandmaster will be held in the same pool-side venue where last year's Asian Junior Chess Championship was held. It conflicts with the website of National Chess Federation of the Philippines which says the venue will be in Philippine Sport Commission's dining hall. But chess tournaments, like the game itself, is unpredictable and tends to change venue in the 11th hour, as what happened in the past tournaments. Even the line up is unsure because only the top 2 winners of the semi-final rounds of the National Chess Championship are assured of a slot in the games, the rest will depend on the number of grandmasters to participate. There are possibilities that some of the previously inert grandmasters living overseas are coming home to participate in the annual chess spectacle, but all is still tentative. What's interesting is that the officials decided to seed last year's top 5 winners and are therefore assured of a slot each. For sure, 16-year old super kid IM Paulo Sales Bersamina, GM Eugene Torre, and GM John Gomez, last year's top 3 winners, will participate. Also the 4th and 5th placers IM Jem Gacia and WIM Janelle Frayna will be in the tournament which is scheduled to open at August 20. Last year, Arizona-based veteran grandmaster GM Rogelio Barcenilla Jr, former Asian Junior Chess Champion, came home along with Texas-based Supergrandmaster (Ino) Julio Sadorra, but they both haven't confirmed their participation as of the moment.

May-29-15  pinoymaster77: Interview of lead actor Tobey Maguire and Director Ed on 'Pawn Sacrifice' movie based on Bobby Fischer's life. From the trailer, it looks like the centerpoint is the EPIC world championship match vs GM Boris Spassky. They also tried to make the movie understandable even for non chess players

May-29-15  pinoymaster77: While in youtube there were also chess related videos, and in this link I also appreciated more Bobby's chess studies then when there still no laptops/tablets and chess engines, mano mano na basa ng chess books and take chess notes !

Also a feature on Bobby's game vs our very own Asia's First IM the late Rudy Tan Cardoso

Jun-01-15  pinoymaster77: From NCFP site, sana nga matuloy ang plano to send to the World Seniors :


June 3 – 7, 2015 - PSC Athletes’ Dining Hall

The National Senior Chess Championship was reset to June 3 to June 7, 2015 at the PSC Athletes' Dining Hall, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Philippine Sports Commission, P. Ocampo St., Manila.

Hostilities start at 1 pm after a short opening ceremony which will be attended by officials of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) headed by its Chairman and President Prospero "Butch" Pichay Jr., Secretary General Congressman Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino, Grassroots Development and Promotions Committee Chair Congressman Neri Colmenares, Treasurer Red Dumuk and Executive Director Grandmaster Jayson O. Gonzales.

The National Senior Chess Championship is open to Senior players aged 50 years old and above. Registration on-line was reopened and on Tuesday 9am to 5pm at the venue in order to accommodate players below the original age limit of 60 years which are now qualified to join.

The Champion of the tournament will earn the right to represent the country to the 25th FIDE World Senior Chess Championship which will be held 9-22 November 2015 at the Convention Center of Acqui Terme, Italy.

The Champion of the World Senior Championships 2015 will be awarded a Grandmaster Title.

The tournament is being organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) and supported financially by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) in cooperation with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

Jun-01-15  Pulo y Gata: Is GMT playing? He is PHI's best chance for the world sr crown! The first Filipino world chess champ if ever.
Jun-02-15  epistle: It seems I'm qualified to play...

However, my capacity to comprehend is waning. I keep on reading this and I simply couldn't get it--

<The National Senior Chess Championship is open to Senior players aged 50 years old and above. Registration on-line was reopened and on Tuesday 9am to 5pm at the venue in order to accommodate players below the original age limit of 60 years which are now qualified to join.>

Who were these--

< players below the original age limit of 60 years which are now qualified to join.>?

Were these aliens who, instead of getting old, are getting younger?

Jun-02-15  Pulo y Gata: Writerly contusion, I guess the age floor has been lowered to 50 yo, minimum. After that, the sky is the limit.
Jun-02-15  epistle: But the minimum cannot be the limit. Only the maximum. The limit is the destination. Not the starting point. That is precisely why you say "the sky is the limit". You don't say the ground is the limit.
Jun-02-15  pinoymaster77: Guess ko diyan if AFGM wishes to play eh may slot sya to the World Seniors, aside from the slot for the Natl Srs champ.

Ka text ko Kots Erwin, ask ko sya sino sino sa tingin nya maglalaro, ikako baka Padua brotherrs, NM Sasot and other chess enthusiasts? And how about ET / Tumbaga.

Pupuwede na din dyan Masters Garma Ibanez Bagy, Ray Marras, Doc Perez

Pero sana naman ituloy ng NCFP na ipadala sa Italy by Nov, di tulad ng nangyari kay Natl Amateur champ Rapanot who for reasons still not known to me eh di nakalaro sa Greece.

Jun-03-15  pinoymaster77: From the pics posted by Noel Morales in FB, mukhang andun Atty Estimo, Ray Marras, Cesar Caturla

Nasa chess-results na pala

Jun-03-15  pinoymaster77: Kasama si aguilito aka Manolito Aguilar, 50+ na pala sya
Jun-03-15  pinoymaster77: Sa recent chess team event na Tarrasch Knight Chess team event sa Guada Makati, it was a happy mix of Master,veteran NonMasters, varsity players from College and HS.

Notables eh sa Bayan Muna team composed of age grouper standouts, U9 Mark Jay Bacojo tops at bd2 with 6pts. Champ San Beda was anchored by solid play by Dave PatrICK Dulay at bd2. David Elorta was perfect w/ 7ts sa bd1 but his teammates didnt fare well, while Jasper Marce was perfeect 7pts at Bd3 for UST HS team

Jun-04-15  pinoymaster77: Interesting 'review' on that upcoming chess movie 'Pawn Sacrifice' starring Toby Maguire

Sana nga it helps make chess 'more popular'

Jun-05-15  pinoymaster77: Wala pa palang chessgames site si CM Stephen Rome Pangilinan?

Good to see that after staying over in Thailand during the World Schools due to bulutong, accompanied by Coach/IM Yves, he has bounced back STRONGLY in the on-going Asian Schools where he got a blitz gold and poised to take the standard gold as well. Follow his games/PGN at chess-results, a Coach shared he's had good games, and looks like he is finally regaining the form that meritted attention during a K&K event at a Cubao building penthouse, spotted na potential nya nuon by Sir Regge himself. Sana magtuloy tuloy na, sana mapadala sila ng medallists to the World Youth, to gauge where they are globally.

Jun-06-15  pinoymaster77: Sali na, para magkaroon ng FIDE rating!
Mas malamig pa sa Tagaytay kesa other places

Jun-06-15  pinoymaster77: Pumapalo na IM Chito sa Natl Srs

Jun-14-15  pinoymaster77: Posting here as AFGM is Phil sports legend, and state of Philippine sports also impacts chess :

I really think POC / PSC went with what they can do, sending almost 500 athletes, granting overseas trainings (per short months lang tayo while 'rich' neighbors eh many months), psychologists, dieticians for willing sports/coaches.

Nag improve na din rivals and they exceeded their season's best, kaya nadale dun wushu's Parantac for his 2nd gold (just 0.01 difference!), high jump's Obiena and long jump's Torres. Some homecooking daw cost us in wushu and boxing.

Silver lining are NEW sports heroes / youngsters in billiard's 15 yr old Centeno, cycling's Salamat, gymnastics' Capellan, athletics' sprint queen in 17 yr old Kayla Richardson, shooting's Baldovino, the new young batch of boxers and taekwondo jins.

We also had head turners in tenni's Lehnert, swimming's Alkhadi, volleyball's Daquis and triathlon's Adorna.

In the team events. its sweet for the rugby 7's, Blu Boys/Girls and Sinag basketball, and lessons learned for Perlas, both volleyball teams, football team, water polo teams and netball.

This is the last hurrah / sporting event for the POC Pres Peping and PSC Chair Garcia tandem, they are sure to harp on the Natl Training Center again after this. Sporting fortunes would depend on who wins the Presidency sweepstakes next year. If its Binay, Peping stays on (maybe thru his 80s ?!), while if its PNoys annointed or ally, we'll have to be patient with steady sports budget increases, as the economy continues its so called growth meomentum. Same way with the NCFP elections, it will depend on who becomes Phil President

Jun-21-15  pinoymaster77: With WC Magnus' poor form in Norway Chess 2015, eh perennial Challenger former WC Anand pounced on him in round 4. Leader Topa reportedly had many breaaks in the event so far. Topa now #4 in liveratings while GM Anand is tied with GM Naka at 3rd/4th.

Uncharacteristic na WC Magnus has had 3 losses so far, to GMs Topalov, Caruana and Caruana !

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