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E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,198
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2423 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +398 -251 =525 (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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (155) 
    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
Repertoire Explorer

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
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs E Torre, 1973 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila (1976)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Geneva (1977)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   USSR vs. Rest of the World (1984)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Manila (1973)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)

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
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by suenteus po 147

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EUGENIO TORRE
(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 http://ratings.fide.com/topfed.phtm...; (1) http://www.schachchronik.de/ratings...; (2) http://philboxing.com/news/story-84...

Wikipedia article: Eugenio Torre


 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,198  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
2. Renato 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. E Torre vs Saidy 1-034 1969 Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
5. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½57 1969 Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½77 1969 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
8. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
9. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-154 1971 Athens (Wch U20)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
13. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
14. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
17. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
18. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
19. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
20. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
21. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
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. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
25. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,198  PGN Download
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Jul-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Iskubadayb: Hindi ako makapaniwala na andun ako at nakikita ko ang lahat na matitigas na manlalaro.>

yan din kwento ni Master Glenn, andon yong makita niya raw si Mikhail Tal at iba pang hebigats sa ahedres. Tama ka Master Isku, nakaka-twaylaytson nga ang pakiramdam sa olimpiyada pag perstaym mo sumabak.

Jul-14-14  bubuli55: Noong nagpapaalam na kaming lahat matapos magkwentuhan at maghapunan sa Resorts World, sabi sa akin ni AFGM...

Virgil...

alam ko may sinasabi pa si AFGM pero hindi ko naririnig at sigurado akong kinamayan ko siya pero hindi ko maalala. Dahil nang marinig ko ang pangalan ko ... twaylaytzon !

:)

Jul-14-14  spawn2: Ubosh tayo dyan bro bubz! Pag-uwi mo Karaoke Nights 2 tayo: )
Jul-14-14  pinoymaster77: Aba hirit tayo dyan ahehe, mapapaaga uwi ni Sir bubz nyan, di na every 3 to 4 years pero baka next year na agad?

Saka maghahanda tayo nun ah, naalala ko pa naka veggie sandwich tayo nun, healthy and hearty foods, saka kelangan pala magdala ng mini bag kung masobra sobra ulit.

Ang sakin lang kasi kapag 1st round eh dahil senyor moments eh ang naalaala yung sa 2012 Istanbul eh naalala ko nga pala si AFGM made the trip inspite of Mom's death kaya siguro rest muna. Si IM Dimaks na I believe eh first timer nuon ang fielded sa round 1. Eh nagpapanalo, kaya naka 3 straight games, before losing wildly in round 4. Ang hirit ng fans nya eh bakit di na sya binalik. If I recalled right, dun na yata time (rounds 5 to 8) na PHI had a series of surprising results vs higher rated teams eh...

Nung may SHOT maka TOP 10 eh stuck with the ALL GM squad, since 'walang kukurap' na labanan sa last rounds...

Jul-14-14  pinoymaster77: Eto nga pala link dun sa 2012 Istanbul Olympiad, to rekindle memories :

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr776...

Jul-14-14  pinoymaster77: Tsina nga pala sumira sa momentum natin nuon sa rd9, after PHI's swashbuckling win over England in rd8, capped by AFGM's landmark win over Nigel.

Ang tanda ko nuon, pinahinga ng Tsina yung isang Wang nila, tapos tinapat yung hitman nilang si Ding kay GM Oli, tapos GM Bu tinapat kay AFGM. Ganun pa din ang iskor 0.5-3.5, si GM Wes lang nakaka draw in previous match-ups.

For Tromso, eto nakalista nilang players, pero wondering kung final na eto? Bakit si Wang Hao ang mawawala, and wala na din GM Bu? Ang pumasok eh GMs Yu Ni and Wei Yi...(wala din si Li Chao ?)

China
Captain: GM Jun Xu
Average Rating: 2679
1. GM Ding Liren - 2714
2. GM Wang Yue - 2713
3. GM Yu Yangyi - 2675
4. GM Ni Hua - 2653
5. GM Wei Yi - 2634

Jul-14-14  pinoymaster77: Checked the TOP players of China, anyare nga kila GMs Wang Hao, Li Chao and Bu? Im not aware of any change Fed moves. Etong si W. Hao works for a top GM as second, I think ?

http://ratings.fide.com/topfed.phtm...

Jul-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: bubz, hagalpakz si aki sa wento mo malufet si Virgil haneppppp! your post made my day :)
Jul-14-14  torrefan: Spartan1998 vs. Wei Yi looming in the horizon.
Jul-14-14  pinoymaster77: Rematch yun pag nagkataon ah, Pau beat Wei Yi nung younger years, nung di pa pumapalaot
Jul-14-14  pinoymaster77: May napansin ba kayo sa TOP 100 ng Tsina, compared sa TOP 100 ng Pilipinas?

Pansin ko lang sa Tsina eh less than 30 ang > 2500, and ang Pinas eh wider ang player base, across many generations and a number nga naging inactive pa FIDE rating.

2 salient points :

- Meron silang, focussed developmental system, at dahil nga komunista buhay na ng player yung sport nya, literally binabahay ng estado. Kaya yung likes nila Yu Yangyi, Wei and I think si Ding din eh pang GM level na. Style nila di na dadaan sa FM and IM, derecho na to GM.

- Tapos pag ELITE player na eh todo suporta, pati training overseas and extensive tournament exposures. Check their TOP 8, can ba 2 world class 4 player teams!

Maybe we can apply some of the concepts to some of our player groupings

1 Wang, Hao g CHN 2730 2 1989
2 Ding, Liren g CHN 2726 10 1992
3 Wang, Yue g CHN 2715 3 1987
4 Li, Chao b g CHN 2711 0 1989
5 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2693 3 1985
6 Ni, Hua g CHN 2674 20 1983
7 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2670 11 1994
8 Wei, Yi g CHN 2636 6 1999

Jul-17-14  spawn2: It looks like GM Torre and IM Bersamina will play in the early rounds of the Olympiad since GM Barbosa needs to fix his visa to Tromso and will arrive after opening round pa.
Jul-17-14  pinoymaster77: Eto pa nagbabagang news, BIG issue between Tromso organizers (Gary's camp) and FIDE / Kirsan.

1 scenerio daw baka mag change HOST
ang Olympiad !?

http://www.chessdom.com/tromso-orga...

Jul-19-14  pinoymaster77: We will know by Monday Europe time if the Tromso organizers will abide by FIDE's invocation of its authority per Article 6. Boy o boy magiging mainit din FIDE elections duon ah. Expect accusations to be hurled by both camps :

http://www.chessdom.com/fide-with-s...

Jul-19-14  JILBATCH1: Na-bother naman ako sa comment nung isa nating ka-'ahedres' na baka lamunin ng buo si Ino sa Bd.1,dahil sa U.S daw nakuha yung 2600+ rating without notable opponents.Well,well,well..WELEY akong ma SEY !!
Jul-19-14  spawn2: Paul Lee showed the "Angas ng Gilas" in their game against China for 3rd place. GM Ino will also show sa Board 1 ang "Angas ng Team Pinas" sa Olympiad.
Jul-20-14  pinoymaster77: Madaming Pinoy na from armchair mag-comment or from afar, o critique without proposed solutions, mahirap nang patulan pa.

I just mentioned in that FB thread na suportahan yung Olympiad teams.

Meantime, dun sa Mon deadline (bukas na) eh what will FIDE do if the Tromso organizers still do not allow the 9 teams to play, thereby defying FIDE's supposed authority per the FIDE / Olympiad 'rules'?

Jul-20-14  spawn2: Bang's BOGM article:

http://bworldonline.com/content.php...

Jul-21-14  pinoymaster77: While driving eh heard yung later part na ng interview ni Judith Caringal of DZSR 918AM of TD Jayson, every Mon 12nn to 1pm pala bagong segment ni Judith na 'Billiards and Chess Hour'.

Nasabi kong 'later part' kasi malamang na-tackle na nila final Mens team composition.

Ang inabot ko Jayson was mentioning yung 'best ever' na 7th place finish eh nung buo pa ang USSR. Since then the USSR has splintered to something like about 30 countries, and pinaka prominent na duon ang Russia,Ukraine and Armenia na mainly naging Olympiad champs in the recent editions.

Post-USSR eh best finish daw ng PHI eh sa Calvia (Mallorca area?) nung 2004 na actually tied for 12th to 19th places but due to lower tiebreak eh 19th ang PHI.

Alam na alam ni Jay yun kasi pala kasama sya sa team na yun, kasama sila GMs Torre,Antonio. Not sure kung GMs na nuon sila Dar Laylo and Mark Paragua. 6th member si IM Senador.

IM pa daw Jay dun and stellar performance sa Board 4 with only 1 loss (vs Azerbaijan yata) and 3 draws, then the rest eh wins na. Not sure kung dun sya naka GM norm o sa side event around the Olympiad. GM Torre held the top board and did well at that time (mga 2 or 3 losses), but he did hold the top board vs top GMs. GM Joey also did well when playing with white pieces. Main scorers kada round nuon eh GMs Torre,Joey and Jay daw, and malimit nakaka 2.5 pts sila.

Sa last round daw eh ang opponent eh Hungary (which they won!). Wala daw Judit Polgar but naglaro sila Almasi, Berces and Jay's opponent was then newly minted European champ that time in Peter Acs.

Jul-21-14  pinoymaster77: Sa game nya vs Acs, sa tingin daw ni Jayson eh lamang sya but there was a draw offer. Pag ganun eh 'SOP' to consult the Team Captain, so privately Jay conferred with then Kap Atty Estimo. The advice was since mukhang winning si gmjoey eh Jay can accept the draw.

Eh yun pala may draw offer na pala yung game ni gmjoey, na di na puede i-withdraw. Eventually that game was drawn. As Jay recalled PHI won 2.5-1.5 with GM Torre winning and gmjoey Jay and Mark having draws.

Kung in case daw na tinuloy game ni Jay and naipanalo, with a 3-1 final round result eh sana 9th ang PHI.

So maybe that Calvia team is something to emulate, it was not an ALL GM line-up.

In ending, Judith asked Jayson for his final words and he still asked for support and unity. Nasa social media na daw like FB and yung iba yata nababasa nya na di supportive or to put it plainly eh critique ng critique. Inspite of it all, even though its mahirap eh di naman impossible na PHI regains its past Asian chess glory, for starters.

Jul-21-14  pinoymaster77: May punto si Iskuba dito earlier, BLUNDER pa on the part of NCFP to pursue GM Oli na nasa US na. Parang kumuha ng bato na pinukpok sa ulo.

Pano nga kung di lang late but 'no show' sa Tromso? Kung 4 players lang for 11 games straight eh papano magiging fresh pa for the last 2 rounds.

Yun GMs naman na di nag-qualify and may feeling of entitlement pa eh bakit madaming quick GM draws. Nung penultimate round, halos draw lahat tapos nanood ng IM Pau vs WIM Frayna game na umabot yata ng 100 moves sa endgame tapos mas maaga pa final round the ff morning. Pati sa final round, kung gusto mag contend pala eh had to settle for draw.

Buti nga AFGM kahit Senior years na in the last 2 Olympiad qualifiers eh nakipag compete and nakakuha naman ng slots. A MARVEL nga at age 62 eh naging National Champion pa.

http://www.journal.com.ph/sports/ot...

Jul-23-14  spawn2: Based on the announcement of NCFP Executive Director GM Jayson Gonzales yesterday at PSC Forum, ito na board order:

Board 1 - GM Ino Sadorra 2600
Board 2 - GM Oliver Barbosa 2561
Board 3 - GM JP Gomez 2526
Board 4 - GM Eugene Torre 2423
Board 5 - IM Paulo Bersamina 2330

Ave Elo: 2488

Jul-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: thanks <spawn2>, larga na Team Philippines!
Jul-23-14  Iskubadayb: Ano ba ang date ng Tromso?
Jul-23-14  joeyj: Important Olympiad Information

41st WORLD CHESS OLYMPIAD
1-14 August 2014, Tromso, Norway

http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/201...

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