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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
   C Partos vs E Torre, 1985 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila (1976)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   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)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   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
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Baku 1980 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 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. 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. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
9. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
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. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
13. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
14. L Vizantiadis vs E Torre 0-156 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
15. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
17. E Torre vs Keene ½-½13 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
18. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
19. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
20. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
21. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
22. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
23. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
24. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
25. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,209  PGN Download
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Apr-17-15  allan.dinglasan: Nalo ako sa chessbookie, my first win, draw between torre and Ganguly
Apr-17-15  pinoymaster77: AFGM vs GM Oli naman, he's handled before, all the best
Apr-17-15  pinoymaster77: Picked up some good points from GM Daniel King's analyses - on the WCs Anand vs Carlsen game, Magnus didn't go for the Berlin but the Marshall Gambit. Some winning lines for Ex-WC Anand (Nb4 instead of the safer Ne3) but opted to play safe. Wes he seeing ghost as per GM Delchev concurring in the chessbomb commentary?

Akala ko in monitoring the middle game part sa chessbomb eh makabawi si Ex-WC Vishy, but Magnus 'escaped'

So vs Giri followed a Korchnoi-Timman game for the early moves

Apr-19-15  pinoymaster77: Ah sa Bangkok Open eh nagka tigpasan pala sa last round eh, nalo Indian GM Ganguly kay GM Wang Hao, masaklap yun for Wang Indian winning over Chinese. Tapos Polish GM Dragun won over GM Vallejo Pons, dragon talaga! Tapos Indian IM's Diptayan's GM norm hunt mukhang stymied by eventual champ GM Nigel, nagising yata sa earlier pagkatalo k GM Oli. Now eh 6.5 pts finish ni IM Diptayan eh baka nabitin pa, kung naka 7pts baka may chance...

Sila GMs Oli and JP nasa grupo ng 6.5 pointers, 8th si Oli and 13th si JP after tiebreak, sa grupo ng 6 pointers, 20th si AFGM and 22nd si IM Pau. Pati GM Jay nakahabol sa 6pts (30th)

Apr-20-15  spawn2: Still a solid performance by GM Torre with 4 wins 4 draws and a loss.

Shed 1 pt sa present elo but no big deal. Next stop will be BOGM or Asian Individuals.

IM Pau made good progress. He will finally breach 2400 come May rating list.

Apr-20-15  pinoymaster77: Checked the BOGM, sa Aug pa Finals. The Semis eh in May and IM Pau may need to play in it.

Based lang sa latest tournaments, mukhang sila GM Oli and IM Hari ang may uptick in their games (compared to previous outings) and have to see if they can maintain it

BOGM edition this year is not for Olympiad team, yung BOGM 2016 next year siguro ang for next Olympiad team

Apr-22-15  pinoymaster77: Looked up the April FIDE ratings as this reflected the 2 tournaments in Vietnam around March. A bit SHOCKING to see even LOWER ELOs from our GMs. For the May rating, maybe we'll get to see a few ELO rise for some of our GMs and for IM Hari, while IM Pau may be breaching 2400 :

1 Gomez, John Paul g PHI 2520 18 1986
2 Sanchez, Joseph g PHI 2505 9 1970
3 Paragua, Mark g PHI 2501 0 1984
4 Sadorra, Julio Catalino g PHI 2500 18 1986
5 Laylo, Darwin g PHI 2496 18 1980
6 Barbosa, Oliver g PHI 2489 18 1986
7 Antonio, Rogelio Jr g PHI 2483 9 1962
8 Torre, Eugenio g PHI 2460 18 1951
9 Barcenilla, Rogelio g PHI 2455 0 1972
10 Pascua, Haridas m PHI 2454 18 1993
10 Villamayor, Buenaventura g PHI 2454 0 1967
12 Salvador, Roland g PHI 2433 5 1982
13 Dableo, Ronald m PHI 2419 0 1979
14 Bitoon, Richard g PHI 2417 18 1975
14 Dimakiling, Oliver m PHI 2417 9 1980
16 Nolte, Rolando m PHI 2400 18 1972

Apr-22-15  pinoymaster77: From that list of the 'TOP 16' with ELO > 2400, GM Villamayor is mainly inactive and into chess coaching in Spore, I dont know whats status of GM Banjo after not showing up in the Olympiad, IM Dableo is into UST coaching and overseas stints mainly for chess team / rapid events.

GM Mark is in the US and nagpaalam na sa NCFP, and another GM reportedly migrating to US with family.

The only youngsters are IM Hari, and IMs Paulo and Jem knocking on the 2400 level.

The prospective youngsters like NM Jacutina and Rilloraza of FEU eh di pa hinog as per their Asian Jrs results in Tagaytay recently.

But meantime the NCFP continues to 'invest' in the chess youth, like the FIDE World Schools in Thailand starting May 6, and the back-to-back Asian schools and ASEAN Age Group in Spore.

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  wordfunph: <spawn2> deserves this one..

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  Nf3em: Good Monday morning AFGM and bros <Alex>, <Ed>, <PM77>, et al.


Apr-28-15  pinoymaster77: Good am Nf3em,

Lets lookout for AFGM's next event

May-02-15  spawn2: Good evening guys, GM Torre received an invite to play in a closed tournament this month. Still waiting for news if the tourney will push through.

After this comes the Asian Continental from Aug 1 to 13 which is a qualifier for the WCC. This should be in GM Torre's radar.

On August 20, he will defend his BOGM title.

May-03-15  pinoymaster77: TOP players still a barometer, for May GMs Paragua (Georgia event win) and GM Oli had some ELO rise.

IM Pau stays at > 2400 level. Many GMs in TOP 10 actually 'cannot' play for the natl team for various reasons like GMs Paragua, Sanchez,Barcenilla (if not yet made up with PSC/NCFP) and Villamayor.

This means will probably need AFGM's services in next year's Olympiad, will he be age 64 by then?

The CORE may still be the 2014 core, like GMs Gomez, Sadorra and Eugene, plus IM Pau if can secure another slot. GM Jay's health concerns may be a factor, and its up to GM Oli to prove that he's ready and willing next time for the 2016 Olympiad.

But the unseeded players have to earn their spot via the 2016 BOGM/NCC Finals (hope its earlier to allow some months of actual training together as a TEAM)

1 Gomez, John Paul g PHI 2512 9 1986
2 Paragua, Mark g PHI 2511 5 1984
3 Sanchez, Joseph g PHI 2504 8 1970
4 Barbosa, Oliver g PHI 2500 9 1986
4 Sadorra, Julio Catalino g PHI 2500 0 1986
6 Laylo, Darwin g PHI 2479 9 1980
7 Antonio, Rogelio Jr g PHI 2478 11 1962
8 Torre, Eugenio g PHI 2458 9 1951
9 Barcenilla, Rogelio g PHI 2455 0 1972
10 Villamayor, Buenaventura g PHI 2454 0 1967
11 Pascua, Haridas m PHI 2448 9 1993
12 Salvador, Roland g PHI 2436 5 1982
13 Dableo, Ronald m PHI 2419 0 1979
14 Bitoon, Richard g PHI 2417 0 1975
15 Dimakiling, Oliver m PHI 2409 9 1980
16 Bersamina, Paulo m PHI 2403 9 1998
17 Nolte, Rolando m PHI 2400 0 1972
18 Yap, Kim Steven m PHI 2399 0 1988

May-14-15  pinoymaster77: The bountiful harvest by our Phil delegation in the recently concluded FIDE World Schools Championships which per TD Jayson's post was 4 GOLDs, 5 silvers and a bronze in the standard and blitz events is indeed a breakthrough.

New FM in NM JM Jacutina and new WFM in Kylen Joy Mordido (sophomore HS). More prospects for IM / WIM. May NCFP/PSC continue to support for their next level of chess development, they represent the FUTURE.

Not as early as 2016 Olympiad year, but hopefully circa 2020, we can start to see more youngsters cracking the Olympiad teams

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  Nf3em: 40 days to go na lang, contract completion and hello Pinas! ;-)
May-20-15  torrefan: That would end your coffeehouse chess and will resume your beerhouse chess.
May-20-15  pinoymaster77: Ayos pala chessmates ni Manny, sino kaya nag champion ?

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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.

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