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Eugenio Torre
E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Number of games in database: 1,225
Years covered: 1968 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2458 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560

Overall record: +416 -257 =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 (83) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E14 E12 E16
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C64 C84 C95 C77
 French Defense (28) 
    C02 C07 C09 C18 C04
 Sicilian Scheveningen (23) 
    B83 B84 B81 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (93) 
    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 (54) 
    C99 C92 C91 C96 C84
 Sicilian (42) 
    B42 B67 B43 B30 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 Kamsky, 1990 1-0
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   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
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1979 by suenteus po 147

   Movsesian vs E Torre (Apr-25-17) 1-0
   A J Walton vs E Torre (Apr-23-17) 0-1
   E Torre vs R Vaishali (Apr-22-17) 0-1
   K Edvardsson vs E Torre (Apr-21-17) 0-1
   E Torre vs M Motycakova (Apr-20-17) 1-0

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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 1,225  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-0641968Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. E Torre vs Gligoric 0-1511968Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
3. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-0921968Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
4. E Torre vs Saidy 1-0341969Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
5. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½571969Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½771969Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-0271970Siegen (Germany)C98 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)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
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 8A00 Uncommon 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
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Apr-26-17  gokusano: Killer chess! Panalo o talo lang walang tabla, bawal.
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  Nf3em: Still a decent score in a 10-round Swiss System.
Apr-26-17  spawn2: If GM Torre wins his last game, there is a big possibility that he will land in the top 20.
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  Nf3em: Good luck AFGM! We look forward to a decisive game in RD 10.
Apr-27-17  spawn2: Congrats GM 10 finish hahaha
Apr-27-17  spawn2: He also churned out best performance for 60 years old and above..Good tourney for the Philippine's ageless warrior!
Apr-27-17  spawn2: Posted too soon. There were still some unfinished games when I checked the standing. GM Torre is currently at 13th place. Looks like it is safe to say that he finishes in the top 15.

Still, a good performance for Asia's 1st GM.

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  bubuli55: Congratulations AFGM Eugene Torre.
Apr-30-17  allan.dinglasan: 13th Place by our Finest GM! Congratulations GM Torre! Nice Pic in Chessbase at Fischer tomb.
Apr-30-17  spawn2: GM Torre's next tourney will be BOGM sometime August to be followed by the Seniors World Championship in November and two international tournaments in the Philippines in December.
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  wordfunph: may the force be with you, mabuhay si GM Eugene Torre!
May-01-17  Nonnus: Who will be the top seed at the world seniors?
May-01-17  gokusano: The top seed? Well, it is amoytoilet.
May-01-17  gokusano: Congratz!
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  Nf3em: Hmmm, August pa pala ulit ang tourney ni AFGM.
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  visayanbraindoctor: Not related to chess. To teachers teaching mother language in Western Visayas, this Ilonggo syllabus - grammar book might prove useful and helpful to you.

May-23-17  Nonnus: Who's that girl? She's pretty.
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  visayanbraindoctor: <Nonnus: Who's that girl? She's pretty.>

Thank you for the compliment. She's my niece. I wrote the syllabus. It's purpose is to give a speaking knowledge of Ilonggo and to explain its grammatical rules for teachers and non-Ilonggos, especially now that mother language is being used in early elementary grades in Western Visayas. We're planning to make syllabuses for more Philippine languages. (If I have the time and energy.)

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  joeyj: NZCF is delighted to announce that living legend GM Eugene Torre will be taking part in the <Asian Seniors event to be held in Auckland in October>.

Jun-17-17  spawn2: Happy Father's Day GM Torre and to all chess lover daddies out there!
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  wordfunph: Happy Father's Day, GM Torre!
Jun-23-17  spawn2: GM Torre will play in at least five (5) more tournaments before 2017 ends barring any change in the schedules:

BOGM 2017 (August)
Asian Indoors (September)
Asian Seniors Championship (October)
World Seniors Championship (November)
Philippine International Championship (December)

He will also continue to promote chess in the countryside thru simul exhibitions and as resource speaker in various local chess tourneys.

Last but not the least, GM Eugene will act as coach of some upcoming juniors who will hone their skills in international tourneys.

Busy months ahead for Asia's 1st Grandmaster.

Jun-26-17  pinoymaster77: Will lookout who would be PHI players to Asian Indoors, malamang GMs

Will look forward to the 2 Seniors events, finally?

Well observe ko lang under Mr Red eh may improvements administratively, like having more overseas events for players, and tuloy tuloy, seems ok ang liquidation n working w PSC

Players seem to behave better, except kung di makatiis some pasaways

Crackdown made sa NonMasters circuit with a ban for a player with repeated identity theft n sandbagging practices in team events

Jun-27-17  spawn2: ETCF is also planning to hold a FIDE rated Rapid Tourney. Will give update once available.
Aug-10-17  pinoymaster77: Checking the skeds eh heto ata pagkasunod sunod

Malaysian Chess Festival by late August

World Cup starts around Sept 5 in Georgia, with GM Ino playing

NCC Finals / BOGM kind of overlapped with WC if GM Ino advances deep

Asian Indoors sa Turkmenistan in late Sept

Oct eh Asian Seniors where GMs Torre and Antonio are planned to play. 2nd edition of the Negros Intl Open overlaps with this.

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