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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: +400 -252 =530 (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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (155) 
    B50 B40 B83 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (73) 
    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 (66) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (65) 
    E62 E97 E73 E92 E90
 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?]
   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
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   E Torre vs R Meulders, 1987 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila (1976)
   Hastings (1980/81) (1980)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Geneva (1977)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Manila (1973)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Filipino Masters vs World Champions by mikevg
   Nikki KID by reurbz
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 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 1,206  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Renato Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
3. E Torre vs Gligoric  0-151 1968 Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
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. 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 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. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
13. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
14. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
16. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
17. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
18. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
19. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
20. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
21. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
22. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
23. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
24. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
25. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,206  PGN Download
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Nov-13-14  pinoymaster77: Very interesting. First of all, the search committee was formed I think when MVP got a 'we bulong' inputs from PBA Comm Salud to echo the sentiments of the PBA brass, which would include key stakeholders RSA/SMC, RoS and Alaska who have some of the key players, specially the BIG men.

As to the current 'TOP 3' :

1. Tim Cone - he's the winningest PBA coach. But will SMC release him? Not adviceable to bring in the triangle as the whole team can only get together for 2 months, after the PBA conferences. And he's not with the MVP group, but Chot's pal.

2. BIG J Jaworski - if he gets MVP's nod, he will be supported by MVP guys like Chot Jong Norman Tab atbp. Yup, heard his main ace is being a 'master motivator' as his players share, thats why he also admires FilAm NBA Coach Erik. He's neither SMC/RSA or MVP Group. Isa pang point from marketing point of view, Jawo would bring in more popularity and following for the Gilas program. This still jibes with MVP group's business interests which are in the services sector (utilities, telecoms,tollways, hospitals etc) catering to the general public.

3. Tab Baldwin - technically, in terms of FIBA intl experience he is actually the MOST equipped. But Im sure when MVP and Chot have spoken and Jawo gets the nod, he will support as a pro. Anyway, theres still a chance for 2019 World Cup down the road, or even the 2017 FIBA Asia kung yun ang sked, o baka 2018 na yun.

WHOAA, what a TOUGH job for the search committee, reportedly they will need to come up with the shortlist by next week.

Nov-13-14  pinoymaster77: Another good insight from Coach Tab. For the 2017 o 2018 qualifiers pala for the World Cup, FIBA Asia and Oceania will not be 'totally merged' but a total of 7 slots will be at stake, meaning Australia and New Zealand would also contend for those slots !

Dun nga pala sa isang idea shared by Lilet sa private chats eh why not the Danding/Ron Jacobs formula for NCC, eh why not a team together for 4 to 5 years? Tho yung kay Toroman somewhat ganun eh naging mestizo na din at the end when they sought PBA players as reinforcements. This can also be done thru the Junior Gilas program which would include Ravena Parks Belo Del Rosario, Von Opstal and Kobe Paras among others.

Nov-13-14  Iskubadayb: Kumusta po mga bradidik. Belated muna ako kay alamat. MIA, ngayon lang nakapuga.

We have an exciting championship e basketbol ang pinaguusapan nyo!

After the 2nd rd e akala ko ay oklak na si bumbay dahil ang sama ng pagkatalo. Biruin nyo e blunder ng h5... kahit si Gatus e hindi ititira yun! Natawa pa nga ako sa coverage nila Svid dahil di rin nya nakita. Sabi pa nya ay naiintindihan daw nya ang tiradingding na yun dahil kinukulong ang hari ng puti. Ubos tawi.

Sabi ko e ubosh na si Vish sa match na ito dahil sa nerves, unless biglang malinlang si Maging sa opening sa next game. Bigla nga pong pumasok sa home-cooked curry si Maging sa kasunod na laro.

Anybody's CH ito, sa ngayon. :)

Nov-14-14  spawn2: Master Isku,

Nice to see you drop by:)

Ke Vishy ako dito since halos kaedad ko plus me exposure sya dito sa Pinas.

Nov-14-14  Iskubadayb: Uy, bradidik... paalis na nga ako e. Nice to see you. Kay bumbay din ako. Basta maganda ang mga laro e kahit sino manalo ay oki lang. Pisakin ni bradidik yan sa short match pag team kami HIHI!

Kumusta na lang dyan. Sandals na muna. :)

Nov-14-14  pinoymaster77: Oki, game 5 daw resume mamaya, puti si Vishy...

Ano kaya ilabas from the old bag of tricks?

Nov-14-14  Nf3em:

I predict 2 consecutive draws and decisive Game 7 ...

Go go go Vishy!

Nov-14-14  pinoymaster77: May tentative list of participants na sa NCFP site sa calendar portion for the 1st ewent na Phil Intl Chess Championship.

Nasa list Georgian GMs Gagunashvili, Paichadze and Pantsulaia, Armenian GM Grigoryan and Indian IM Narayanan.

Listed sila AFGM, GMs Ino and JP, and IM Pau among the Olympians. Listed din GMs Antonio, Bitoon, Laylo and Paragua.

Nov-14-14  pinoymaster77: Truce ulit sa game 5, Magnus turn ulit to play white.
Nov-14-14  pinoymaster77: They're listing 8, but my shortlist is still Tim Jawo and Tab.

Depende na sa Coach (maybe in 2 weeks' time) yung magiging natl pool.

Nov-17-14  pinoymaster77: Sayang di tumuloy Iskuba sa pagluwas dito, yung intl events sa Celebrity Sports sa QC eh malamang kabisado nya.

2 Russians SuperGM Popov and GM Mokharov has just been added to the stellar cast of foreign GMs.

Sa local scene naman, nauuso chess team event todits after the commercially successful DLHSI 3rd edition where more than 50 teams competed. On Nov30 meron sa Pampanga, then Dec sa Bulacan and DLHSI 4th edition daw eyed in April in the summer.

Yung 'for fun' team eyed ni spawn2 eh meron pang 5 months to prepare. Saka na isipin under what banner / team name.

Kung may overseas GETS/BW naman na bibisita eh puede ding mag sponsor ng team by then.

Nov-17-14  pinoymaster77: Sorry, di naman my bad may clearance/advice from spawn2 on Jawo topic as he's also in same Living Legend league. 2 interesting articles that have come across today :

Nov-17-14  Nf3em:

<Yung 'for fun' team eyed ni spawn2 eh meron pang 5 months to prepare. Saka na isipin under what banner / team name.> pwede, meron naman tayong <pulsar>, <nanobrain>, <sherrif>, atbp.; the only problem is they are all working ... kung weekends naman e family day.

<Kung may overseas GETS/BW naman na bibisita eh puede ding mag sponsor ng team by then.> walang problema yan, di ba sir <isku>, sir <bubz>, atbp?

Nov-17-14  spawn2: Good game for GM Anand, if he manages to draw game 7 with Black. He can go all out next game to try and even the match.
Nov-17-14  epistle: I wonder if the results would have been the same had Carlsen been the old guy and Anand the young one with the genuine hair?
Nov-17-14  pinoymaster77: A marathon draw! I guess good for Vishy's confidence, game 8 na yata mamaya and he handles white again

Nov-18-14  kamagong24: sana may livestream coverage si GM Torre kasama pa isang pinoy master ng WCC 2014 para sa mga pinoy chessfans
Nov-18-14  Nf3em: walang sponsor kaya medyo malabo yan ...
Nov-18-14  kamagong24: so, wala talaga tayong maaasahan sa NCFP?

Baka si Pacquiao pwede, tutal pinasok na niya basketball at bilyar, di naman siguro malaki ang gastos kumpara sa bilyar, mas tatalas isip ni Pacquiao dito!

Nov-18-14  pinoymaster77: Draw ang game 8

Vishy Anand: I didn't get much from this one, but there are still two games with white pieces.

Nov-18-14  Nf3em: <<Nf3em>: I predict 2 consecutive draws and decisive Game 7 ... Go go go Vishy!>

I predicted Game 5 - Draw, Game 6 - Draw & Game 7 - Decisive; the actual result was Game 5 - Draw, Game 6 - Decisive, Game 7 - Draw ... na-rambol!

Nov-19-14  joeyj: SBP narrows down choices to two ...
November 19, 2014, 06:08 pm

Read more at:

Nov-19-14  pinoymaster77: Nakaidlip pala Magnus nung game 2 he he, pero draw pa din. Sumilip event site and chessbomb kagabi eh wala so rest day pala, resume na game 9 tonight the first of the last 4 games !

Nov-19-14  pinoymaster77: Nice piece by 'The Dean' Quinito, yes Jawo's role can be as Gilas brand ambassador :

Nov-20-14  spawn2: GM Anand drawing game 9 in less than 25 moves. I expect Vishy to come out tomorrow with guns blazing
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