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Eugenio Torre
E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Number of games in database: 1,253
Years covered: 1968 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2460 (2447 rapid, 2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560

Overall record: +435 -262 =531 (57.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 25 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (147) 
    B50 B83 B22 B52 B31
 Queen's Pawn Game (89) 
    D02 A45 A46 D00 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16 E14
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C92 C95 C99 C84 C77
 French Defense (29) 
    C02 C07 C09 C04 C18
 Sicilian Scheveningen (23) 
    B83 B84 B81
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (94) 
    C99 C80 C92 C65 C91
 Pirc (78) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (68) 
    D17 D14 D12 D10 D18
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E81 E80
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (53) 
    C99 C92 C91 C85 C97
 Sicilian (42) 
    B42 B30 B67 B56 B43
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   Tal vs E Torre, 1987 0-1
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   E Torre vs Kamsky, 1990 1-0
   E Torre vs Karpov, 1984 1-0
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   Larsen vs E Torre, 1973 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   World Senior 65+ (2017)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)

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

   🏆 World Senior 65+
   Vaisser vs E Torre (Nov-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   H Van Riemsdijk vs E Torre (Nov-17-17) 0-1
   E Torre vs J Barle (Nov-16-17) 1-0
   A Shevelev vs E Torre (Nov-15-17) 1-0
   E Torre vs B Gutkin (Nov-14-17) 1-0

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(born Nov-04-1951, 66 years old) Philippines

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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

Last updated: 2016-08-04 08:57:56

 page 1 of 51; games 1-25 of 1,253  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-0641968Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. E Torre vs Gligoric 0-1511968Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
3. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-0921968Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
4. E Torre vs Saidy 1-03419699th Costa del SolB57 Sicilian
5. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½571969Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½771969Wch U20 prel-BC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-0271970Siegen ol (Men) qual-DC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-1291970Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-1401970Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
10. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½171970OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-1541971Athens (Wch U20)B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-0341972Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-1171972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8B03 Alekhine's Defense
14. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-1421972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8C78 Ruy Lopez
15. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-1261972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
16. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-0181972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
17. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-0361972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-0371972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8E90 King's Indian
19. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-1301972Chess Olympiad Final-BB03 Alekhine's Defense
20. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-0371972Chess Olympiad Final-BE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
21. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-0581972Chess Olympiad Final-BB07 Pirc
22. E Torre vs Bukic  0-1421972NisB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½121972Chess Olympiad Final-BB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-1691972Chess Olympiad Final-BA07 King's Indian Attack
25. E Torre vs Suttles 1-0421972Chess Olympiad Final-BB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 51; games 1-25 of 1,253  PGN Download
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Oct-04-18  Viktorerro: Kayang kaya na iyang last two rounds na iyan for a decent finish, wala silang naka match up na TOP 25 team except ung Croatia. Ma gauge at ma asses kung saan ang level ng team play at individual capacity ng performance kung nakabanggaan ung Top 25, Top 20. Walang ka Duda Duda na nasa level na ang laro nila sa level ni Jan Krzystof Duda...Duda math, tataas Elo ratings nila El Cata Tirador Sadorra and company.
Oct-04-18  kardopov: Kailangan manalo even if it means facing stronger team in the final round. Go Philippines!
Oct-04-18  bubuli55: Round 10 phi vs Ecuador


Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: gudlak Ecuador..

gudlak Philippines..


Oct-04-18  gokusano: Team RP will win their match. Dashari scored the first win and Jan Emmanuel is winning in board 3. Draw lang si Catas and the pope's game is heading also for a draw. 3-1 for team RP, yes!
Oct-04-18  Pru: Go Pinas!!! Ok na ok.
Oct-04-18  bubuli55: Who would have thought?


Oct-04-18  bubuli55: Philippines 18th going into final round.

Top 10 ?!


Oct-04-18  kardopov: RP team will be facing Vietnam, their ASEAN nemesis Kahit draw lang pls
Oct-04-18  spawn2: Congratulations to Coach Eugene and Team Pilipinas. Whatever happens in the last round, the team is assured of improving its 58th spot finish in Baku 2016 Olympiad.
Oct-04-18  gokusano: It's tough in the early part, but in the middle of the tournament they've jelled amazingly! What a turn around after 2 straight setbacks! What magic did the AFGM employ? Should be heroes' welcome upon their return especially if they will win in the last round. It's not easy as everybody knows because Vietnam (huh, vietnam again!) stands against their path to greatness.
Oct-05-18  Viktorerro: Kayang kaya na iyang match up with Vietnam kahit na outrank sa seedings...pareho lang na Vietnam rice ang kino consume nang dalawang team kaya pareho ang chances.

O, go na! Ding-Duda games para exciting chess! Iwas-iwas sa So -Radja lines, paktay ipis tayo diyan.

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: it's you or me..
Philippines vs Vietnam, jumpball in two hours.
Oct-05-18  gokusano: Congrats team RP for the valiant effort!
Oct-05-18  Pru: Not bad for Pinas per chessbomb 37th place.
Oct-05-18  Pru: Congrats Team Philippines!!!
Oct-05-18  bubuli55: Congratz team Philippines!
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: 54th seed PHI finished at decent 37th place, congratulations to all olympiad players and to El Eugenio!
Oct-08-18  spawn2: Congrats Coach Eugene and Team Philippines..
Oct-09-18  Pulo y Gata: Filipinos putting down Philippine chess, Philippine players/team, while cheering on Filipino players who abandon their country are the real crabs
Oct-14-18  spawn2: GM Torre will be busy in the coming weeks. On October 20, Eugene Torre Chess Foundation in cooperation with the Chinese Filipino Business Club will have its 5th CFBCI Cup in Binondo Manila.

In the last week of October, he will be the guest of honor of Gumaca, Quezon which will celebrate its town fiesta. He will conduct a 20 board simul and will grace the opening of a chess tourney in the area. We were informed by the organizers that GM Torre has been a guest of the town way back in 1974!

November 2 is the start of the Asian Seniors Championship in Tagaytay to be followed by the World Seniors Championship in Italy on November 17.

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: bro spawn, thanks sa update.

declared special non-working yong Nov 2.

pede makasaglit sa Tagaytay :)

Oct-15-18  epistle: <In the last week of October, he will be the guest of honor of Gumaca, Quezon >

He may take a boat ride across to our town Quezon, Quezon and see the place where I've reigned as the chess champion since 1976

Oct-16-18  spawn2: There might be some changes in GM Torre’s sched in November. In December, Asian Continental Championship will be held in Manila.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <In December, Asian Continental Championship will be held in Manila.>

swabe 'to, makadayo nga.

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