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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: 2462 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +399 -252 =533 (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
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   Najdorf vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   C Partos vs E Torre, 1985 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   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

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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 49; games 1-25 of 1,209  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Torre vs Gligoric  0-151 1968 Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
2. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
4. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½77 1969 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. E Torre vs Saidy 1-034 1969 Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
6. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½57 1969 Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
7. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
10. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-154 1971 Athens (Wch U20)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
13. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
14. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
15. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
16. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
17. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
18. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
19. L Vizantiadis vs E Torre 0-156 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
20. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
21. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
22. E Torre vs Keene ½-½13 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
23. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
24. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
25. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,209  PGN Download
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Jul-21-15  gokusano: All the best GM Eugene!
Jul-21-15  joeyj: 7.5/8 for Torre & Laylo
1 rnd to go

Jul-22-15  spawn2: GM Torre winning the Guam International Open Chess 2015 via tibreaks against compatriot GM Laylo. Both finished the tournament with 8.5 points but GM Torre's opponents have a higher average rating combined compared to GM Laylo's opponents.

More than winning the title, what is laudable is that GM Torre continues to share his chess knowledge with the "mortals", giving the lower rated players the experience of facing a seasoned grandmaster. He did it with China in 1975 and he is still doing it 40 years after with Guam players.

Jul-22-15  pinoymaster77: And to TOP it off, the AGELESS legend AFGM Eugene is still doing it, at age 63 or 64 ba?

Siya din defending champ, having won NCC Finals / BOGM 2014.

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  wordfunph: El Eugenio bravo!
Jul-22-15  Barococo Prosopoeia: Only with his wife or with other women?

His brain is phenomenal. Must be because of his tuna diet.


Jul-22-15  spawn2: GM Torre will also conduct a 16 board simul after the tourney. Will post the result once available.
Jul-22-15  Pulo y Gata: The Grand Master of Philippine Chess, congratulations!
Jul-22-15  gokusano: Congratz GM Eugene!
Jul-22-15  kamagong24: Truly, a national treasure of Philippine sports!!! Mabuhay GM Torre!!!
Jul-23-15  Barococo Prosopoeia: Why not a page for the tournament? The Guamese players will be happy seeing their names at CG.
Jul-23-15  pinoymaster77: Ang maganda nyan eh there's closer linkage between the Federations of Guam and Phils.

Saka AFGM Eugene being the Chairman of the PCTAP can help open doors at the proper time for Pinoy Chess Trainers.

Aside from livelihood eh chance na din for a better life/opportunity for the fortunate ones.

Jul-24-15  spawn2:
Jul-24-15  spawn2:
Jul-24-15  pinoymaster77: NICE, from viewing the KCFAP artcle, some insights :

- It is a project where Kasparov camp and Pichay worked together

- The Guam players could in return plan in the intl events to be hosted here, NCFP calendar still lists 3 of them, and I think the 1st one could be the old Kasparov Foundation project?

- Meron na palang Guam Chess Learning Center and Kasparov Asia Pacific of Leong / Long are linked up na. Well maybe AFGM Eugene can just link them up to PCTAP, or opportunities for PCTAP members to be tapped. Peter Long and Malaysians already tap Pinoy trainers in chess school ventures in Malaysia.

Jul-25-15  spawn2:

- checkmate

Jul-29-15  pinoymaster77: Kelan ba showing ng Spectre and Pawn Sacrifice? Maabangan.

Just watched Antman.

Aug-01-15  pinoymaster77: Masaya sumali dyan sa mga palarong ganyan ah

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  wordfunph: Chess Piece -- Bobby Ang

<By the way, I remember writing once about how people would place their knights on the board before the game. Most people like me would position both knights facing the opposite side of the board. GM Eugene Torre would “point” their knights to the left side of the board. When I asked him about this GM Eugene was surprised and asked “but isn’t that the way they are set up in the diagrams in the chess books?”>

bosh tayo kay Alamat, harhar!

Aug-02-15  kidlat1994: Hahahaha nice one <wordfunph>.

Ang galing pa rin ni alamat Eugene Torre. Wala pa ring kupas. Eugene Torre na siya di pa ako grade 1 :)

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  wordfunph: bro <kidlat>, korekek ka..

<Wala pa ring kupas. Eugene Torre na siya di pa ako grade 1 :)>

grade 1 ako Torre na si GM Eugene, ngayon grade 6 na anak ko eh Torre pa rin siya :)

GM Eugenio "Maong Lang Kumukupas" Torre, para sa 2016 Baku Chess Olympiad!

Aug-05-15  obientag: Pres, musta na, tagal me nawala medyo di maganda ang pangyayari s buhay ko? Pero okey okey na rin nnakakarecover na kahit papaano. Totoo ba iyong kay wesley nabasa ko sa interview kay mam lenny? Ng comment ako sa forum ni wesley ban ako kaagad, musta na si danny? May bw p b? Balitaan mo naman ako. Tnx
Aug-05-15  pinoymaster77: Kumusta Obien, nice to hear from you!
Aug-28-15  kamagong24: The Legend...
Aug-28-15  epistle: Overall, the best chess player the Philippines has ever produced.
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