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Eugenio Torre
E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Number of games in database: 1,267
Years covered: 1968 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2460 (2447 rapid, 2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560

Overall record: +440 -265 =537 (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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (148) 
    B50 B83 B22 B52 B31
 Queen's Pawn Game (94) 
    D02 A45 A46 D00 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E14 E16 E12
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C92 C77 C64 C99 C95
 French Defense (29) 
    C02 C07 C09 C18 C04
 Sicilian Scheveningen (23) 
    B83 B84 B81
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (95) 
    C99 C80 C92 C65 C77
 Pirc (78) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (68) 
    D17 D14 D12 D18 D10
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E81 E92
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (53) 
    C99 C92 C91 C96 C97
 Sicilian (44) 
    B42 B30 B67 B56 B43
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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 Ljubojevic, 1976 1-0
   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
   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)
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   World Senior 65+ (2017)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   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
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Geneva 1977 by Tabanus

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Asian Continental
   E Torre vs Duc Hoa Nguyen (Jun-14-19) 1-0
   E Torre vs Wei Chao Chu (Jun-13-19) 1/2-1/2
   Kim Yew Chan vs E Torre (Jun-12-19) 1/2-1/2
   Renjie Huang vs E Torre (Jun-11-19) 1-0
   E Torre vs Hongchi Peng (Jun-10-19) 1-0

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EUGENIO TORRE
(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 http://ratings.fide.com/topfed.phtm...; (1) http://www.schachchronik.de/ratings...; (2) http://philboxing.com/news/story-84...

Wikipedia article: Eugenio Torre

Last updated: 2016-08-04 08:57:56

 page 1 of 51; games 1-25 of 1,267  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-0921968Manila MeralcoB20 Sicilian
2. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-0641968Manila MeralcoE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. E Torre vs Gligoric 0-1511968Manila MeralcoC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
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 1,267  PGN Download
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Sep-04-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: Not exactly news.
Torre conducted the infamous radio interviews with Fischer between 1999 and 2001. Where he, amongst other things, gives his very special input on Jews and the 9/11 attack.
Sep-04-19  Kapmigs: I do not think it was GM Torre who did the interviews--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyT...

Sep-04-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: <Torre was a friend of Bobby Fischer. He worked on Fischer's team in the 1992 rematch with Boris Spassky in Yugoslavia. Much later, Torre conducted interviews with Fischer on Filipino radio dzRH MBC Sports Center. Those interviews gained notoriety for Fischer and despair for his fans as he believed he would be killed in the United States after being deported from Japan. >

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugen...

Sep-08-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  bubuli55: < spawn2 > bro, good day. I’ll be in Ascott Makati the 3rd week of October. Would you be kind enough to arrange a game between GM and I ? Preferably Oct21 or 23. Thanks.d
Sep-08-19
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  bubuli55: Of course if GM permits.
Sep-08-19
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  wordfunph: GM Torre (2541) vs IM Aluyen (2422)

1/2

Sep-08-19  torrefan: You need a second to win against a GM
Sep-09-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  bubuli55: We’ll make it worthwhile.
Sep-09-19
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  wordfunph: bubz, tinext ko na si spawn.
Sep-09-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  bubuli55: Haha! Sana nga mapagbigyan tayo. Salamat wordz.
Sep-09-19  spawn2: Good morning bubz, will try to check GM Torre’s sched. Thanks
Sep-09-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: bubz, pede ba ako kunin mong second?

taga masahe na rin at waterboy.

paytpaytpayt!

Sep-10-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  bubuli55: spawn. Salamat

wordz. Siyempre team tayo. Payt!

Sep-10-19
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  Nf3em: Pwedeng manood?
Sep-10-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nf3em: I missed sir <Isku>, tagal na din nya di napapasyal dito sa CG ah.
Sep-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  bubuli55: Malakas ang laro ni Nf3em. Sana ayos ang schedule ni GM.
Sep-16-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nf3em: O bakit napunta sa akin ang usapan, makikinood lang ako kung matutuloy yan.
Sep-16-19  spawn2: Ok, bro danny. Sept 30 which is a Monday. Sa Eastwood tayo at 7:30 pm.

Sched ok with you?

Sep-16-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nf3em: Oppps, I am arriving 6pm that day. Sorry brod <Alex>, I can't.
Sep-16-19  spawn2: We will need to resched then. October 4 Friday?
Sep-16-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nf3em: Oct 04 is fine with me but how about others?
Sep-16-19  spawn2: Will check with the rest bro..
Sep-16-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: kulit ni bro Danny hihihi..
Sep-16-19
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  Nf3em: <<wordfunph>: kulit ni bro Danny hihihi..> hahaha sorry po naniniguro lang kc may request din akong nakita kay sir <bubz>.
Sep-22-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nf3em: Bro <Alex>, Oct 21 or 23 pala request ni sir <bubz>, ano sa palagay mo availability ni AFGM dun. Much better kung sabay na dun IMO.
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