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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 B52 B22 B31
 Queen's Pawn Game (89) 
    D02 A45 A46 D00 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E14 E16 E12
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C92 C84 C99 C64 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 C67
 Pirc (78) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (68) 
    D17 D14 D12 D18 D10
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E80 E92
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (53) 
    C99 C92 C91 C96 C85
 Sicilian (42) 
    B42 B30 B67 B43 B56
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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 Karpov, 1984 1-0
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   E Torre vs Kamsky, 1990 1-0
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Larsen vs E Torre, 1973 1/2-1/2
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   World Senior 65+ (2017)
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)

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
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by Tabanus

   🏆 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, 67 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 C Balinas vs E Torre 1-0921968Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
2. E Torre vs Gligoric 0-1511968Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
3. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-0641968Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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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  wordfunph: happy birthday, El Eugenio!

ang maginoo, napakabait, napaka-humble, at nag iisang Hari ng Ahedres ng Pilipinas!

1:06am Nov 4

Nov-03-18  bubuli55: Happy Birthday! AFGM.

Good health and long life.

And plenty more of official chess games.

Nov-03-18  pinoymaster77: Happy birthday AFGM Euge!
Nov-04-18  bubuli55: November 4, 2018.

Happy Birthday! GM Euge

Nov-04-18  Pulo y Gata: Philippine chess is, and will always be, GM Euguene Torre.

Happy birthday!

Nov-04-18  spawn2: So far, GM Torre is 2/2 in the on-going Asian Seniors Championship in Tagaytay City. He will be playing against fellow Olympian IM Angelo Young in rd 3 scheduled this afternoon.
Nov-05-18  spawn2: GM Torre won against IM Young essaying one of his pet openings..the Nimzo Larsen.
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  wordfunph: 3/3 perpek!
Nov-06-18  Nf3em:

Belated HBD AFGM.

Trivia: IM Angelo Young was the BD 1 player of FEATI U way back in the 80s. One time he gave a chess puzzle to his fellow players and other by standers in their practice area, a freshman student pick-up the Knight and make his 1st move and seconds later the puzzle was solved. IM Angelo Young commented "Galing mo bata a! sali ka kaya sa try-out?"

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  wordfunph: si bro Dan yong bata, galing mo bro!
Nov-06-18  Pulo y Gata: when all is said and Dan...
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  wordfunph: Roca-Torre 1/2, Chito next.
Nov-07-18  spawn2: IM Garma defeated GM Torre in the 5th rd. IM Garmatik as he is fondly called in the local chess circles played really well to hand GM Torre is his first loss in the tourney.

IM Garma will face NM Caturla who also won his game in the last rd.

GM Torre will try to bounce back as he face FM Oleg Rinas of Kazakhstan.

Nov-08-18  Granny O Doul: Is this the same Garma who used to go by "Raul" in Washington Square back in the 90s?
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  wordfunph: Rinas (2429) vs Torre (2449) 1/2

next round: El Eugenio vs Koboy

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  wordfunph: Torre - Pacis 1-0

Manaog next..

Nov-10-18  spawn2: GM Torre won against NM Stewart Manaog in the penultimate rd of the on-going Asian Seniors Championship in Tagaytay. Looks like GM Torre is sure to keep his Asian Seniors title (65 and above) regardless of the results in the last round.

Congrats GM Torre..

Nov-12-18  spawn2: Mission Accomplished! GM Torre defends his Asian Seniors 65 and up title!

Next stop Asian Continental Chess Championship in Makati, Philippines next month.

Nov-12-18  epistle: congrats!
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  wordfunph: El Eugenio, mabuhay!
Nov-12-18  bubuli55: AFGM, Congratulations!

I wish to join these games when my schedule is more flexible. A year or two. :)

Nov-12-18  posoo: hooooboy!

now DIS fellow looks a little NUTS but he wod be MoRE ATRACTIVE if he puts on a nice SMILE for da cumara! Com on Mr. Eugenio, show ur PRETEY FACE!

Nov-14-18  bubuli55: AFGM won his last round game at Asian Seniors to place second overall behind Chito Garma.

Koboy made a good showing. Ranked 13, placed 9th.

Nov-15-18  Iskubadayb: Wow, may Asian Seniors na pala. Maybe I'll give it a try someday.

Kumusta mga bradidik! Lalo na to my especial bradidik... Euge! Congrats sa good showing, and belated birthday greetings, too.

I just noticed, but I don't remember bradidik Angel going to the Olympiad. I hope he did.

I'd show for the next one just to have a drink with Adrian! :)

Nov-15-18  Iskubadayb: < Granny O Doul: Is this the same Garma who used to go by "Raul" in Washington Square back in the 90s? >

It's his younger brother.

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