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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. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-0921968Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
3. E Torre vs Gligoric 0-1511968Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
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
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  Kapmigs: That is good. To love your country is good.
Jun-28-18  jaccas: Final Ranking (Rapid)
1. Vaisser 4.5/6
2. Karpov 4.0/6
3. Ljubojevic 2.5/6
4. Torre 1.0/6
Jun-28-18  spawn2: Thanks @ jaccas.

I ws reviewing the last game between Torre-Vaisser. GM Torre was ahead with a pawn plus King and Knight vs King and Knight for GM Vaisser. Biut it seems flag fell for AFGM.

Jun-29-18  spawn2: AFGM is struggling in this tournament. He has been known to consume huge amount of time even during his peak although, he played well in a 1988 Rapid tourney.

It seems improbable that he will perform better in the blitz but anything is possible. I always look at a glass as half full rather than half empty. This tournament jumpstarted AFGMs prep for the coming Olympiad and prior to that the training com selection of team Philippines. His last serious tourney was the November 2017 World Seniors 65+

Many thanks to the organizers for inviting our national treasure and hopefully, he gets invited back next year with ample prep for the faster time control.

Mabuhay ang Manlalarong Pilipino!

Jun-29-18  bubuli55: Rest day today
Jun-30-18  jaccas: Blitz after 6-rounds
1. Karpov 4.0/6
2. Vaisser 4.0/6
3. Ljubojevic 2.0/6
4. Torre 2.0/6

6-rnds to go today.

Jun-30-18  jaccas: Final Ranking (Blitz)
1. Karpov 8.5/12
2. Vaisser 7.5/12
3. Ljubojevic 5.0/12
4. Torre 3.0/12
Jun-30-18  Joshka: <spawn2> allright, guess someone was trying to be humorous;-)
Jun-30-18  Joshka: <Nonnus> Do not accuse me of INVENTING anything!! During the time period when Bobby lived in Iceland hundreds of articles appeared, I try to read everything I can on Fischer. If you don't remember or never saw these articles, fine, but please do not pretend I'd make up such things!! Anyway it's not a big deal, if the articles were wrong fine, they were out there, and I read about them on more than just one occasion!!
Jun-30-18  Nonnus: Alien spaceships are also out there and I saw them on several occasions.

I just forgot to take photos of them.

Jun-30-18  jaccas: mukhang walang nanalo, better luck next time.
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  wordfunph: <. JimNorCal: >

1. Torre
2. Lubojevic
3. Vaiser
4. Karpov

pwede :)

Jul-01-18  spawn2: Next stop hopefully for AFGM is his 24th appearance in the Batumi Olympiad.

Thanks to bro bubz for sponsoring the Superfecta Challenge.

Jul-01-18  bubuli55: Thanks to all who participated in the Superfecta. Since nobody won Im not sure what to do with Mr Franklin here. I may just add him to our Olympiad challenge.
Jul-01-18  JimNorCal: <wordfunph>: heh

There is a prize for getting the order upside down? No? :)

Jul-02-18  jaccas: Anatoly Karpov wins "Legends" tournament
by Klaus Besenthal

7/2/2018 The combined rapid and blitz tournament of the four "chess legends" Anatoly Karpov, Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Eugenio Torre and Anatoly Vaisser in the Catalan seaside resort of Platja d'Aro ended yesterday with Karpov's overall victory. While the ex-world champion had fallen behind Vaisser by half a point after the six Rapid games at the start of the event, he succeeded in reversing the story during the blitz tournament.

1. Karpov - 12 / 18
2. Vaisser's - 12 / 18.
3. Ljubojevic - 7 / 18
4. Torre - 4 / 18.

Jul-02-18  jaccas: Eugenio Torre of the Philippines became the first Asian Grandmaster (who was not a Soviet citizen) in 1974 (an astounding fact from today's perspective!). He's now 66 (like Karpov born in 1951) and going strong! By the way, Torre is also a record participant in chess Olympiads he has now participated 23 times in his home country. His performance in Platja d'Aro, however, was a bit sad solidly in last place.

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  dunkenchess: Dalawang beses nakaharap ko si AFGM dalawang beses akong nabugbug.
Jul-02-18  jaccas: As in FPJ ? Kaso wala na si FPJ si Coco (CM) na lang ang Prov or si Cocopov.
Jul-03-18  epistle: guess who has left the fans club and signed up for the LA Leakers?
Jul-05-18  spawn2: GM Eugene together with GM Gonzales, IM Miciano and WGM Frayna are playing in the Barbera del Valles 2018 Open. All four (4) won in the 1st rd.
Jul-13-18  spawn2: GM Eugene placing 17th overall while GM Gonzales dished out a good performance snaring 5th place. IM Miciano and WGM Frayna shed elo points.

Was hoping for a higher finish for AFGM but I still view his participation in the 2 tourneys as successful due to the opportunity these two tourneys gave GM Torre in terms of his prep for the Olympiad. For Miciano and Frayna, the reduction in their elo points is compensated by the gain in experience.

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  Bratek: Eugenio Torre is best known for being the first grandmaster from Asia. In his prime, he achieved marvellous feats that included beating the then World Champ Anatoly Karpov, being a world championship candidate himself and seconding Bobby Fischer in his 1992 match against Boris Spassky.
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  wordfunph: <Bratek> thumbs up!

..and El Eugenio is a true gentleman.

Jul-21-18  pinoymaster77: Chessbase/David Llada interview naman of legend Karpov, many insights

Babalik daw sya to Platja d' Aro 2019,sana pati Euge

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