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E Torre 
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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. E Torre vs Gligoric  0-151 1968 Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
3. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
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. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
9. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
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 Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
13. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
14. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
15. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
16. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
17. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
18. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
19. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
20. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
21. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
22. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
23. L Vizantiadis vs E Torre 0-156 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
24. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
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Nov-27-14  pinoymaster77: PYG,
So en toto Vishy's former Trainer GM Thipsay thinks AGE was a factor, while Anand shares its also a matter of NERVEs, mabigat yun kasi how does one overcome that? Need a team of pshycologist / mental experts team for the preparation?

Interesting observation naman from Fabiano that he thinks the Sicilian Paulsen did Vishy in, hmmmm... Im in no position to comment, mga analysts mas may K

For the next 'Challengers' circle' of Anand Caruana Aronian Grischuk, who would have the upperhand? Lets see sa next World Cup / Candidates Matches

Nov-27-14  Pulo y Gata: No, no. Nerves is also connected to age. Didn't a veteran GM mention this in one of your get-togethers? You feel the pressure more, and sometimes your hands tremble.

Carlsen was more forthright:<"Anand has been a very strong player, a great champion, no doubt, but he is about to turn 45.

"His nervous system is weaker than before, and that was one of the deciding factors".>

Note the use of <has been> and the conclusion of age.

Nov-27-14  pinoymaster77: Ayun ang age factor, di ko na tanda ahehe.

Si AFGM ba nagsabi? Because at present day, I tend to still separate the 2 (age and nerves) with my impression of AFGM, he has indeed aged, but seems to me steady pa rin sya, or maybe keeps a 'cool outlook'. Whats still fresh with me are the 2 BOGMs where he qualified for the last 2 Olympiads eh.

But then again AFGM is an exception, as at age 62 he can still compete and keep up with the younger ones in Open competition, not yet time for the Seniors chess competitions.

Nov-27-14  pinoymaster77: Saka 45 pa lang pala si Vishy, and > 15 yrs gap nila ni AFGM, impression ko nag abot sila ni AFGM but maybe that time AFGM was in his 30s while the emerging Anand was in his teens...

Kung tutuusin, 'bata' pa si Vishy for the sentimentalists, but maybe too much to ask for, kung sa current World Championship level ?

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  bubuli55: To AFGM Eugene at buo ng iyong pamilya, kasama ang lahat ng GETS,

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov-27-14  kardopov: It will be a miracle if Anand can get past ahead of the blood thirst youngsters. For me, he will be one of the past champions, no more, no less. It will be difficult for him to compete against young guns because of his age. He'll be two years older come next cycle and surely will improve numerically with his age but not with his skill.
Nov-27-14  Pulo y Gata: That's the very thing that was said of him before he bulldozed his way during the Candidates to win the right to challenge Carlsen. Someone has to step up if he does not want to see Carlsen-Anand III.
Nov-27-14  pinoymaster77: bubuli55, Ive been reading about the nationwide protests as offshoot of Ferguson incident, and hopefully the snow and rain is not in your part of Texas.

Happy thanksgiving!

Nov-27-14  pinoymaster77: PYG / Kardz,

Siguro observe pa din elite events na laruan Vishy with the youngsters / 2800 club. Will he also start playing in the World Cup, its not peanuts money and might be worth his time.

Nov-27-14  Nf3em: Maligayang bigayang-pasasalamat sa lahat diyan sa US ... lalo na kila sir <iskubadayb>, sir <bubuli>, sir <minicooper>, atbp.


Nov-27-14  Nf3em: sa mga nasa Pilipinas, nalalapit na ang kaarawan ng karamihan sa ika-30 ng Nobyembre ... peace!


Nov-27-14  kardopov: kardopov: I will not rule out the possibility of another stint and surely a great miracle if it happens. But he will be two years older by then, one of the weakening factor, and have to contend with the surging caruana, the strongest player touted as the worthiest challenger to maggy. Caruana wasn't around during the time anand is buldozing the opposition in the last candidate.
Nov-27-14  kardopov: After the two sound beating from Maggy, I don't think Anand has enough gas left to motivate himself for another fight. If he won't have stellar performance in his future events this coming year, then it is all over for for him.
Nov-27-14  Pulo y Gata: But this was a better performance than their first match! At least he won a game and could have even won another in game 6. God knows what would have happened if he won that pivotal game.

Surely Carlsen is a difficult opponent for him. But we will see. Maybe he could pull off a miracle. Very difficult, but it won't be a miracle otherwise.

But I wonder if this group called BW-GETS has any party before the year ends. I want to attend and meet people. :-)

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  perfidious: <Pulo y Gata> We would not be speaking of the sixth game if not for the monumental double blunder, for that would have gone down as a prosaic win; at the same time, Carlsen missed a golden chance in the very first game. Hypotheses of what might have been are always possible, if not necessarily fruitful in nature.
Nov-27-14  Nf3em: <But I wonder if this group called BW-GETS has any party before the year ends. I want to attend and meet people. :-)> me too, it's been quite some time already since the last one that I attended ... too bad I'll be there for a very short vacation just before christmas :(
Nov-27-14  Pulo y Gata: <perfidious> You are quite correct, and doubtless arguments and counter-arguments could arise for those who are willing. I was just saying that Anand had a better chance this time than on their first match, and in the scale of importance, game 6 was a definite game-changer. Kramnik, who knows a thing or two about chess match pyschology, had this to say:

<Svidler: How do you recover after such a blunder?

Kramnik: In my experience, you don't!>

IF Carlsen lost that, it surely would have been a big blow to his confidence (the effect to Anand's confidence is, perhaps, inversely proportional). But we can only imagine. :)

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  bubuli55: PM77. Salamat. Ayos lang dito. Medyo tama ang kalamigan.

Salamat din, NF3em :)

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  perfidious: <Pulo y Gata> You are likely familiar with Fischer's blunder in a simple pawn ending against Letelier, a line easier by far to see than what went in game six recently.

Have you ever played through Redolfi-Fischer played the following round, a weak effort by Black in which his opponent blundered in a won position and handed over a full point? If someone like Fischer could encounter difficulties bouncing back from such an error, might happen to anyone.

Nov-28-14  torrefan: <We would not be speaking of the sixth game if not for the monumental double blunder,>

It was not a double blunder. Carlsen made a move which could have cost him the game. That was a blunder.

Anand didn't see the winning move but he was not necessarily lost after that. So that was only a blinder, not a blunder.

Nov-28-14  SugarDom: I make a lot blinders, but not blunders. har
Nov-28-14  spawn2: One of the most loved PBA player and one of GM Eugene's fellow Pagpupugay awardee, Samboy "Skywalker" Lim was rushed to the hospital last night when he collapsed in an exhibition game.

Let's offer a prayer for his immediate recovery.

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  bubuli55: Basta gamyang bigla na lang nagkolaps at walang medical problems gaya ng diyabitis kadalasan sa puso yan
Nov-28-14  pinoymaster77: Nabasa ko nga spawn2 sa yung kay Samboy. Playing in a legends game pala, and he has history of asthma.

Our prayers for Samboy's recovery.

Nov-28-14  pinoymaster77: Dun sa yearenders will watchout for the regular Fiancheto / ETCF event, sana ok sa skeds.
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