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E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
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: +399 -251 =531 (56.3%)*
   * 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 B83 B40 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (73) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E14 E12 E16
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C95 C77 C64 C84
 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 D10 D12
 King's Indian (65) 
    E62 E97 E73 E90 E80
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (53) 
    C99 C92 C97 C85 C96
 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
   Larsen vs E Torre, 1973 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila (1976)
   Hastings (1980/81) (1980)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Geneva (1977)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Manila (1973)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   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
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1979 by suenteus po 147
   Geneva 1977 by Tabanus

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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. 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 Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
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. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
13. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky 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 Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
18. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
22. L Vizantiadis vs E Torre 0-156 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
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 K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,206  PGN Download
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Jan-28-15  pinoymaster77: spawn2,

Malamang nga ganun na nga, may time sana for prepa, at least 3 months pero may iba ding life activities mga players natin

Jan-28-15  pinoymaster77: Have been reading warnings of 'massive snowstorm' hitting USA's East Coast.

Seems CNN is pooh poohing it?

Also saw Dari's posted pics in FB of the snow. Dun din yata GM Mac's family/clan.

Si bubuli55 sa Texas area naman, and saan ba state ni Iskuba ?

Jan-29-15  pinoymaster77: Nahihirapan recently to access this forum, before I just have to search 'the chess games of...(name of player).

Anyway, in trying to find alternative links eh chanced upon this previous article back in 2013. Since then, for the 6 key people, RIP na si Sir Cesar.

And some chess-in-schools / outreach has been done...

"The Chess Center will be given the task of identifying new and fresh talents while the Foundation will be given the job of polishing them and raising the needed funds for the purpose.

“We will be assisting the NCFP in organizing tournaments in the countryside, hold clinics and seminars with FIDE (International Chess Federation) instructors as resource persons,” Torre, who learned the rudiments of the sport from his namesake grandfather at age five, said by way of spelling out the program.

“I would just like to emphasize that not all of our energy will be spent on producing world-beaters,” the many-time Philippine and Asian champion clarified. “One other area we would like our attention to focus on is to develop players who will be good on the chess boards and, likewise, in leading productive lives.

“Besides producing a Filipino world champion, my other obsession really is to produce players na ang magagaling nilang kaalaman sa paglalaro ay, mai-apply nila sa kani-kanilang buhay towards becoming productive assets to Philippine society,” said Torre, who earned his first and second GM noms in a short but successful one year campaign in 1974."

Feb-05-15  metrolirot: I will be in Manila on Feb. 26 - March 2.. Hope to touch base again with you guys, maybe play some blitz games and talk about Philippine chess up close and personal..
Feb-05-15  spawn2: good evening bro <metrolirot>.

will get in touch with the group. Looking forward to meeting you again.

Feb-17-15  spawn2: Good evening to GETS,

Metrolirot Cup 2 has been set on Feb 28, 2014 in Laguna from 2 pm onwards.

See you guys!

Feb-17-15  pinoymaster77: Sorry to miss out this time.

Dun sa PSA Awards Night nung Mon, aside from chess awardees WIM Mikee Suede and IM Paulo Bersamina, eh congratulations to Jawo and the 1973 ABC Champion team.

PBA Commish post would be vacated, and heard prominent among the 'prospects' are Jawo and Chito Loyzaga.

Feb-17-15  pinoymaster77: Talking about ratings inflation, getting to 2800 is not assurance of getting to TOP 5 na, maybe 2820 will.

Mas magandang gauge ang labanan ng mga titans for playng strength.

Feb-19-15  metrolirot: Part I of my feature of the 2012 Metrolirot Cup as posted in my Chessblog Caissa's Father.
Feb-19-15  metrolirot: Part II of my feature of the 2012 Metrolirot Cup as posted in my Chessblog Caissa's Father.
Feb-20-15  spawn2: Some interesting excepts from an interview of GM Viktor Korchnoi conducted by Mr. Evgeny Surov (Chessbase)

V. Korchnoi: Once, an American player played 6...Ne7 against me...

G. Sosonko: Which American? Wasn't his first name Bobby...?

V. Korchnoi: An American. I liked the idea, so I played it now.

E. Surov: Who among modern players has the best understanding of chess?

V. Korchnoi: Hard to say. I think everyone understands chess.

E. Surov: What about the World Champion, then? Is his understanding better compared to others as his rating superiority suggests?

V. Korchnoi: My opinion about the World Champion is not that high.

E. Surov: Well, then let's talk about Kasparov and Karpov. Who do you appreciate more as a chess player?

V. Korchnoi: Kasparov's chess is much better than Karpov's.

G. Sosonko: Better even than Fischer's?

V. Korchnoi: (smiling, with a characteristic smooth hand gesture) Fischer... Fischer is in a class by himself.

GM Eugene Torre was able to play with these 4 legends (Korchnoi, Kasparov, Karpov and Fischer). Although the Torre vs Fischer is a training game.

Feb-20-15  pinoymaster77: Did GM Korchnoi mean the current WC Magnus that he doesn't have high regard? I wonder why, did he elaborate?

Maybe not that kind of deep chess thinker like the LEGENDs mentioned ?

Feb-20-15  spawn2: Finally, the Pacquiao vs Mayweather is On!

On hindsight, Mayweather postponing the inevitable for 5 long years was a genius move. From a $100 million fight purse, it is now estimated to generate $250 million.

Feb-20-15  pinoymaster77: Let's get ready to RRUUUMMMBBLLEEEE!

Is it the RICHEST fight in history?!

If the finances are handled right, Manny should be able to wipe the slate clean on his BIR and other woes, won't need to sell the Forbes property anymore, finance his Senate run, and have some balato for more intl chess events !

Feb-22-15  pinoymaster77: Im also not privy to the details. But from earlier reports mas malaki daw kay Mayweather, so just assuming out of the 250M cash pot, eh Manny's share would be at least $100M, then say at 50% tax rate, he gets 'net' of $50M, that's at least a COOL 2 billion pesoses, is it not? Wala pa yung pay-per-view share, saka may rematch clause pa yan, malamang gawin nilang 3-fight series to fully milk it. Aba eh mahirapan na gastusin nila Manny and family yan, kahit tumigil na syang mag politician, he's set for life !

Something wrong with the math in this article, kung 120M kay Floyd and 80M kay Manny eh total of 200M lang yun, who gets the 50M, mga handlers / party members nila?

Feb-23-15  torrefan: Malamang nga mas malaki yung kay Mayweather kasi negro sya.
Feb-26-15  spawn2: Asian Zonals 3.3.

Top 25 Players

1.GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2676
2.GM Nguyen NT Son VIE 2659
3.GM Zhang Zhong SIN 2614
4.GM Sadorra J.C. PHI 2555
5.GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2524
6.GM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2516
7.GM Gundavaa Bayarsaikhan MGL 2505
8.GM Antonio Rogelio Jr PHI 2504
9.GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2501
10.GM Laylo Darwin PHI 2499
11.GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2482
12.GM Cao Sang VIE 2480
13.GM Nguyen Anh Dung VIE 2461
14.IM Tran Tuan Minh VIE 2455
15.IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2452
16.GM Torre Eugenio PHI 2449
17.IM Pascua Haridas PHI 2423
18.GM Tu Hoang Thong VIE 2414
19.FM Pham Chuong VIE 2397
20.IM Nolte Rolando PHI 2394
21.FM Le Tuan Minh VIE 2393
22.GM Gonzales Jayson PHI 2385
23.IM Wynn Zaw Htun MYA 2382
24.FM iu Xiangyi SIN 2380
25.IM Bersamina Paulo PHI 2359

Feb-27-15  pinoymaster77: Mukhang it was touch and go for awhile, pero mukhang naayos din approvals this pm. Looks like the PSC-sponsored na 8 Men and 2 Women eh go, plus IM Nolts, IM Hari and IM candidate MJ who got their sponsors yata.

Heard its GM Rich in lieu of GM Jay who has NCFP youth events to attend to, and it will be WIM Mikee instead of WIM Frayna.

Anyway, lets lookout pag nakalipad na sila and actually play sa opening round, March 6 yata

Feb-28-15  gmlet888: 2nd Metrolirot Cup
Feb. 28, 2015
Woodside Village, Binan, Laguna

1st round (Knockout format)

wordfunph vs spartan1998 0-1
spawn vs ricky 1-0
pulsar vs alland 1-0
kardopov vs metrolirot 0-1
gmlet vs jayson 0-1


playoff to determine who enters the semis:
spawn vs pulsar 0-1


pulsar vs metrolirot 0-1
spartan1998 vs jayson 1-0

Finals (Best of 3)
metrolirot vs spartan1998 0-1
spartan1998 vs metrolirot 1-0

Feb-28-15  gmlet888: [Event "2nd Metrolirot Cup"]
[Date "2015.02.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "wordfunph"]
[Black "spartan1998"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E27"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 O-O 6. Bg5 c5 7. Nf3 h6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. e3 d6 10. Be2 e5 11. O-O Nc6 12. d5 Ne7 13. e4 Qg6 14. Nd2 f5 15. Bh5 Qg5 16. exf5 Bxf5 17. Bf3 Ng6 18. g3 Bh3 19. Bg2 Bxg2 20. Kxg2 Nf4+ 21. Kh1 Nh3 22. Kg2 Qf5 23. f3 Ng5 24. Ne4 $2 Nxe4 0-1

[Event "2nd Metrolirot Cup"]
[Date "2015.02.28"]
[1st game Finals]
[White "metrolirot"]
[Black "spartan1998"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B35"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Bb3 a5 9. a4 Ng4 10. Qxg4 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Bxd4 12. Qd1 Bg7 13. O-O d6 14. Qd2 Be6 15. Bd5 Qb6 16. Rab1 Rac8 17. Kh1 Qb4 18. Bxb7 Qxb7 0-1

[Event "2nd Metrolirot Cup"]
[Date "2015.02.28"]
[2nd game Finals]
[White "spartan1998"]
[Black "metrolirot"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E83"]

1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. f3 Nf6 5. e4 O-O 6. Nge2 Nc6 7. Be3 a6 8. Qd2 Rb8 9. Rc1 Bd7 10. Nd1 e5 11. d5 Ne7 12. Nf2 Ne8 13. g3 f5 14. Bg2 Nf6 15. O-O Nh5 16. exf5 Nxf5 17. Bg5 Nf6 18. Ne4 Qe8 19. Bxf6 Bxf6 20. f4 Bg7 21. Rce1 Qe7 22. b3 Rbe8 23. Kh1 Bh6 24. Qd3 Qg7 25. fxe5 Rxe5 26. Nf4 Bxf4 27. Rxf4 Qh6 28. Ref1 Ree8 29. g4 1-0

Feb-28-15  gmlet888: Thank you very much to Atty Jong for sponsoring the event. Special thanks to the host, Sir Allan Dinglasan and his family.

Looking forward to the 3rd Metrolirot Cup!

Mar-01-15  allan.dinglasan: Welcome <gmlet888> We enjoy much your company having IM and 2100 rated player Jayson improved the category rating of Metrolirot Cup!many thanks to wordfunph, spawn,pulsar,kardopov, ricky,Metrolirot,spartan1998,jayson and Gmlet! Atty Jong and his company! Looking forward to hold our 3rd Metrolirot cup with Grandmaster players
Mar-01-15  pinoymaster77: Harinawa next edition eh can see 2 or 3 GMs in the field, sa chess friends may nag like ng pics ni gmlet, puede ring NM from Bulacan. Sana maka join din next time sila aguilito (nag like din sa Atty Jong pic na may banner), saka si Kots Vic. Mahila ko din siguro si Kots Ricky.

Sorry medyo may parent duties, nag champ din naman team ni bunso sa Labay Soccer Fiesta, sana next sked eh walang conflict.

Cheers to GETS/ETCF/BW and Atty Jong's Davao team !

Mar-03-15  metrolirot: Maraming-maraming salamat sa lahat ng sumali at nag-ambag para maisakatuparan ang 2nd Metrolirot Cup. Feeling VIP treatment talaga ako sa Laguna at ang laki pa ng tarpauline na nakalagay ang pangalan ko. It's been an honor and privilege to met with you guys! Isa lang ang request ko, sana mabigyan ako ng copy sa picture ng aming championship game ni IM Bersamina. Sa muling pagkikita..
Mar-06-15  spawn2: <metrolirot>

It is always a pleasure to spend time with chess friends. Sa uulitin!

In the Zonal 3.3, it will be a battle between two nations, Vietnam vs the Philippines.

Pwede na rin itulad sa ongoing China vs India friendly match.

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