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Eugenio Torre
E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Number of games in database: 1,214
Years covered: 1968 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2495 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560

Overall record: +409 -253 =527 (56.6%)*
   * 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 (152) 
    B50 B40 B83 B52 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (82) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E14 E16 E12
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C95 C84 C64 C77
 French Defense (28) 
    C02 C07 C09 C18 C04
 Sicilian Scheveningen (23) 
    B83 B84 B81 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (91) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C67
 Pirc (77) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (68) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E92 E80
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (53) 
    C99 C92 C96 C91 C85
 Sicilian (41) 
    B42 B43 B67 B30 B20
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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 Kamsky, 1990 1-0
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   E Torre vs N Gaprindashvili, 1994 1-0
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 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)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)

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
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1979 by suenteus po 147
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by Tabanus
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147

   E Torre vs S Atalik (Nov-12-16) 1-0
   E Torre vs T Luther (Nov-09-16) 1/2-1/2
   V Sivuk vs E Torre (Nov-07-16) 1-0
   E Torre vs Damljanovic (Nov-05-16) 1-0
   Ftacnik vs E Torre (Nov-02-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-04-1951, 65 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 49; games 1-25 of 1,214  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
2. R 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. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
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 Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
13. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
14. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
15. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
16. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
18. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
20. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
21. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
22. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
23. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
24. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,214  PGN Download
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Jan-04-17  art00: Bobby Fischer
Jan-05-17  pinoymaster77: I think with the commitments, AFGM will play this year

A chess friend noted Asian Zonal does not include China and India in which case the seasoned GMs may be the Viets (Le and Ngoc as usual, Anh Khoi might join them) and the toughened up Mongols Possible din Zhang of Spore and kung active pa Indon Mega? Many strong youth all around

Jan-20-17  pinoymaster77: PHI GMs Ino Mac and Oli kitakits, and co-Champs pa GMs Ino and Mac sa Chesapeake Open. 9 events pala pinag champion ni GM Ino last year.

Guess who's their idol?

Magkitakits din kaya sila with our locally based GMs sa Zonals 3.3 in Tagaytay?

Jan-23-17  pinoymaster77: Congratulations yet again to AFGM Eugene Torre in receiving a Lifetime Achievement award from the PSA in the upcoming PSA Awards Night, recognizing the golden bronze feat in the 2016 Baku Olympiad !

Jan-23-17  spawn2: Congrats GM Eugene! A correction in the Phil Star article, his bronze in Baku, Azerbaijan is his 4th medal in the Olympiad and not his 2nd after his silver in Nice, France.

Silver in Nice, France 1974
Bronze in La Valetta, Malta 1980
Bronze in Dubai, UAE 1986
Bronze in Baku, 2016

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  bubuli55: Congratulations! to AFGM!
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  cro777: The first rapid and blitz open tournament in the Philippines.

Torre and Frayna to play in the Punch Your Clock University of the Philippines (UP) Vanguard Rapid and Blitz Chess Open Tournament in March.

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  Nf3em: What's up pipol?
Jan-31-17  pinoymaster77: Its now Feb, 2 events to look forward to, the opening of UAAP Chess this weekend and the Asian Zonals later this month ! No word yet on PHI campaigners
Feb-01-17  pinoymaster77: Per FIDE ranking, the average rating of PHI's top 10 players seem to be stuck at 2488, here's the current Top players list as of Feb 2017. Parang wala pa din dito yung 2 intl events in Dec? Philippines (Active players)

# Name Title Fed Rating G B-Year
1 Sadorra, Julio Catalino g PHI 2596 7 1986
2 Paragua, Mark g PHI 2521 16 1984
3 Barbosa, Oliver g PHI 2509 7 1986
4 Gomez, John Paul g PHI 2481 9 1986
4 Torre, Eugenio g PHI 2481 9 1951
6 Sanchez, Joseph g PHI 2475 0 1970
7 Antonio, Rogelio Jr g PHI 2465 18 1962
8 Barcenilla, Rogelio g PHI 2455 0 1972
9 Bitoon, Richard g PHI 2454 0 1975
10 Laylo, Darwin g PHI 2445 9 1980
11 Garcia, Jan Emmanuel m PHI 2444 18 1995
12 Pascua, Haridas m PHI 2440 27 1993
13 Salvador, Roland g PHI 2427 0 1982
14 Bersamina, Paulo m PHI 2409 18 1998
14 Gonzales, Jayson g PHI 2409 0 1969
16 Dimakiling, Oliver m PHI 2405 27 1980
17 Nolte, Rolando m PHI 2394 0 1972
18 Severino, Sander f PHI 2364 0
19 De Guzman, Ricardo m PHI 2357 9 1961
19 Nisperos, Nick PHI 2357 0 1972
21 Nouri, Hamed PHI 2344 28
22 Garma, Chito m PHI 2336 9 1964
23 Frayna, Janelle Mae wm PHI 2325 18 1997
24 Segarra, Randy f PHI 2321 9
25 Nadera, Barlo A. m PHI 2320 0 1965
26 Abelgas, Roel f PHI 2318 18 1980

Feb-05-17  spawn2: GM Eugene Torre to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philippine Sports Association this coming February 13, 2017 at a gathering to be held at the Le Pavillion, Pasay City.
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  Sally Simpson: Excellent news and very well deserved.
Feb-06-17  epistle: Must schedule some chess games with my lifetime opponent next monday to celebrate Eugenio Oliveros Torre's award
Feb-14-17  pinoymaster77: Kudos to AFGM Eugene for visiting UAAP games the past weekend, and kagabi na yung PSA Awards Night for his Lifetime Achievement Award, as per FB posts of attendees. PHI Sports Heroes were honored !
Feb-15-17  Iskubadayd: hapibalintayms sa yo at kay misis. medyo late.
Feb-15-17  pinoymaster77: Congratulations! I could not access the Philstar article where AFGM had a good pic with 'Executive' awardee Philip Juico of the PATAFA, but here's also a great write-up in the Tribune earlier

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  Nf3em: Sir <Isku> hisashiburi desu ne.
Feb-18-17  kardopov: Sad note regarding Philippine rating. Only one teener in the top 20 and the next youngster is turning 22 in 11th position.
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  Nf3em: Maybe its time for a new body governing Philippine Chess. Bulok na bulok na ang sistema.
Feb-22-17  pinoymaster77: How time flies, mukhang bukas na ata opening ng Zonals 3.3? No word yet whether UAAP adjusted their sked yet, in order for the Master-players can be able to play.

Mandate daw ng NCFP/PSC na national pool athletes play in this event....

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  bubuli55: From a Bobby Ang article on Business World :

< That is a good question. Why is Wesley So not an awardee? He is, after all, ranked no. 2 in the chess world right now, something which no other Filipino has ever done. Even GM Eugene at his peak in the early 80s only reached no. 17. >

My opinion is that the last sentence is probably not necessary.

just saying.

Feb-24-17  Pulo y Gata: Ang seems ignorant also of the reasons why he can't be honoured as an awardee
Feb-24-17  spawn2: If there are no new developments since my last conversion with GM Torre, he will not play in the Zonals but will act as coach of the Philippine contingent. His next tounaments will be the HD Bank in Vietnam and Reyjavik Open in Iceland.
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  Nf3em: I agree sir <bubz>.
Feb-25-17  spawn2: Ngayon ko lang napansin, should have been "last conversation, instead of last conversion".

Anyways, field in the Zonal is not as strong, the local players have higher chances of making it to the World Cup.

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