E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,195
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2427
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +397 -251 =523 (56.2%)*
   * 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 (154) 
    B50 B40 B83 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (71) 
    A45 A46 D00 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 (91) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C77
 Pirc (78) 
    B07 B08 B09
 King's Indian (65) 
    E62 E97 E73 E92 E90
 Slav (64) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D11
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (52) 
    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
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs E Torre, 1973 0-1
   E Torre vs Kamsky, 1990 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila (1973)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila (1976)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   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
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1979 by suenteus po 147

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(born Nov-04-1951) 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

 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,195  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
2. Renato Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. E Torre vs Gligoric  0-151 1968 Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
4. E Torre vs Saidy 1-034 1969 Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
5. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½57 1969 Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½77 1969 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
8. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
10. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-154 1971 Athens (Wch U20)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
14. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
15. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
17. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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 Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
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. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
24. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
25. L Vizantiadis vs E Torre 0-156 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,195  PGN Download
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Apr-12-14  spawn2: EXciting weekend for Philippine sports followers. GM Wes winning his 1st round game in St Louis, GM Eugene starting his campaign today in Bangkok Open and the much awaited rematch of Pacquiao vs Bradley happening tomorrow.
Apr-12-14  lakers4sho: I got Bradley winning by decision. I don't think he's dumb enough to engage in a slugfest.
Apr-12-14  joeyj: Bro <spawn2> ... refer kita sa query of a certain Leon from Calcutta, India dtd April 9, 2014 re AFGM and Random chess! Hope you could answer him.

Apr-12-14  spawn2: Hi <joeyj>

Will see what I can do: )

Apr-12-14  pinoymaster77: May livegames daw sa Bangkok Open, and per text of chess friend parehong panalo FM Paulo and AFGM! Good start !
Apr-12-14  joeyj:
Apr-12-14  spawn2: Mukhang maganda ang panimula ng ating mga chess warriors: ) Sana ay magtuloy tuloy.
Apr-13-14  spawn2: 2 for 2 sila GM Eugene, JP and Oliver sa Bangkok Open. Ituloy lang ang ratsada sa rd 3!
Apr-14-14  Iskubadayb: Hataw, bradidik. :)
Apr-14-14  joeyj:
Apr-14-14  spawn2: GM Eugene drawing against Ryan Dungca with black. Still within striking distance from the top. GM JP will have his hands full tomorrow when he battles GM Vallejo Pons.
Apr-15-14  spawn2: GM Eugene winning his 5th round assignment vs an IM from India.

Good start for GM Torre. He will play against fellow Olympian and team mate GM Oli in the 6th round.


Apr-18-14  geniokov: Happy Easter to everyone!
Apr-19-14  spawn2: After being away from competition for more than 6 months, GM Torre put up a decent result in the just concluded Bangkok Open 2014. He registered 4 wins, 4 draws and a solitary loss against compatriot and Bangkok Open Co-Champ GM Oliver Barbosa.

Another tourney as preparation for the coming BOGM in June should bring him closer to optimal condition.

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  Nf3em: Congrats AFGM!
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  wordfunph: bow to El Eugenio..

ready na for 2014 Tromso Olympiad!

Apr-19-14  torrefan: He still has a lot of juices flowing! On to more glory!
Apr-20-14  pinoymaster77: Sana matuloy yung 2 events ng Kasparov Chess Foundation / KCF GM Invitational na originally calendared for April, but 're-sked' to May. But still no firm announcements via press releases ?

Surprising, since kainitan na ng FIDE campaign

Apr-20-14  spawn2: I wonder what transpired during the visit of current FIDE top honcho last week.

Hope all agreements made will be for the good of Philippine Chess.

Apr-20-14  pinoymaster77: Sa twitter posts ni Prez Kirsan, it includes pics with VP Binay and PSC Chair Garcia, and heard he met with NCFP TD Jayson. Not sure if able to meet up with NCFP Pres Pichay
Apr-21-14  torrefan: Who cares?

Pinoy chessers like me are more interested to know if he met Dari Castro.

Apr-21-14  Pulo y Gata: Kirsan wouldn't take the Dare, fearing Castration.

I'm buying Mr. Castro's self-published memoir, "From Amateur to Strongman", which details his climb to the Absolute Evian Summit of Nature's Spring of chess.

Apr-22-14  pinoymaster77: That was a sumptous dinner and chance for another BW/GETS-ETCF get together with bubuli55, thanks a lot!

A pleasant surprise pulled off by spawn2 and wordfunph for Bro bubuli55 indeed, and wordfun was also happy with the chess goodies!

I was able to raise some of the 'hot' topics like the FIDE Elections, PHI Olympiad team, GM Wes' training/goals set by Spice, Magnus vs Anand and his current eyepopping performance in the Gashimov Memorial.

Apr-23-14  joeyj:
Apr-23-14  spawn2: Isang pagbati ng Maligayang Kaarawan sa ating kaibigan na si <wordfunph>!
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